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Please spread the word about these one and two year paid fellowships in youth development and education with the Seattle YMCA and the University of Washington College of Education for young adults of color. Information can be found below, in this online brochure or at http://ymcaleadership.com/jobs/
Please note that the priority deadline for the first round of selection is April 1st.
Multicultural Fellowship Program
Designed to cultivate diverse leadership in the education and youth development sectors these one and two year fellowships for young adults of color provide an opportunity to develop the talent and tools to make a lasting impact in your community. Each fellowship is designed to provide as much hands on youth work experience as possible while still providing the training and skills in program facilitation and management needed to succeed in the fields of education, youth development and non-profit leadership. If you are looking to be a mentor for young people, to make a difference in a young person’s life and willing to challenge yourself physically and emotionally than this is for you. No experience necessary, a commitment to serving others required.
The Dudley Edmondson Fellowship in Youth Development and Education
One Year Fellowships (15 MONTHS) The aim of this fellowship is to help a young adult of color develop the project management, teaching, facilitation, leadership, communication, curriculum planning and development, and technical skills needed to thrive in the education, non-profit and youth development sectors through hands on job training and mentorship. In this position you will put ideas into practice as a program coordinator and facilitation specialist working with middle and high school youth in after school programs and summer expeditions. You will help young people get on track for success in high school and college by learning how to challenge themselves physically and emotionally, work with others, set and achieve goals and develop a tolerance for adversity and uncertainty. You will learn to use many mediums to do this including environmental and outdoor education, arts and theater, athletics and many other activities that can help build relationships and push! students outside of their comfort zone. Your daily responsibilities will be group work and teaching, volunteer recruitment, program and project management, coordination of after school programs, individual counseling, problem solving, networking and relationship building and goofing off. During the academic year, you will be a part of an AmeriCorps team of 15 colleagues and supported by seasoned staff. By the end of this fellowship, you will have the skills and certifications necessary to not only get a job and succeed in a career in education, non-profit leadership or youth development but you’ll have fun and make an impact doing it.
Schedule and Timeline
- Start in June of 2012 in Seattle, WA
- June-August: Apprentice on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.
- September-June: Coordinator of afterschool youth development programs for YMCA GOLD, BOLD or Earth Service Corps as an AmeriCorps member.
- July-September: Instructor on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.
- Optional nine month paid extension as a youth worker with our international program partners Outward Bound South Africa, Outward Bound Kenya or YMCA of Columbia.
Upon completion of this fellowship you will receive a certificate in Youth Development and Education from the YMCA, pertinent certifications for working in the non-profit and education sectors, a $4,000 scholarship for a NOLS course (National Outdoor Leadership School—nols.edu) of your choice and a $4,500 AmeriCorps education award.
As a fellow you will receive a living allowance of $1,100/mo + $300 EBT, health insurance, YMCA gym and yoga membership, and paid time off.
“My year as a BOLD Fellow was amazing, I learned so much about myself as a leader and a teacher. Coming from New York I never thought I would be climbing mountains or camping in the woods but by the end of my AmeriCorps year I was confident and comfortable, which was a big help when I was taking recent immigrants out on their first trip ever. BOLD also helped me get the skills to land a great job, after finishing my free NOLS course I got the first job I applied for. I highly recommend BOLD to anyone looking to help young people, make a difference and challenge themself.”
-Mick Arieta, BOLD Fellow 2010-2011
University of Washington Master’s In Education: A Fellowship in Environmental Education and Non-Profit Leadership
TWO YEAR FELLOWSHIPS (27 MONTHS) This graduate degree fellowship provides a young adult of color with the unique opportunity to not only explore academic approaches to education and teaching but to put that experience into practice as an instructor for BOLD or GOLD during the summers and an environmental educator and scholar with IslandWood and the University of Washington during the school year. Specifically this adventure is for a youth worker who is seeking an education degree for traditional classroom education as well as, more experiential models such as environmental and outdoor education. An interest in environmental science is needed but a prior degree in the natural sciences is not required. Your first summer will be with BOLD or GOLD leading outdoor expeditions for low income youth. In the end of August you will move to Bainbridge Island for a nine month residency at IslandWood, a leading environmental education center that works with predominately low income elementar! y schools from Seattle. During your residency you will work to towards a Master’s in Education from the University of Washington with a focus on either Science Education or Teaching and Curriculum which you will complete the following year at the UW campus in Seattle.
This 27 month fellowship is as follows:
- Start in June of 2012 in Seattle, WA
- June-August: Apprentice on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.
- September-June: Residency at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, WA teaching environmental education and studying for a Master’s in Education or Science.
- July-August 2013: Instructor on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.
- September-March: Two quarters in Seattle at the UW Campus to complete your Masters in Education. One additional quarter is required for an optional Masters in Teaching.
- April: Additional quarter for a Masters in Teaching or celebration and goofing off.
- May-August 2014: Staff trainer and instructor on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.
Upon completion of this fellowship you will receive a Master’s in Education with a focus on either Science Education or Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Washington and a $4,000 scholarship for a NOLS course (National Outdoor Leadership School—nols.edu) of your choice.
As a fellow, you will receive a tuition waiver of 35-50% (up to $15,000) off of tuition and room and board, a small living stipend of $300 per month and earn $2,500-$4,500
“My experience with B.O.L.D this year has been awesome! I have been able to do so many amazing things that I would not be able to do on my own and learned a lot about myself and what it means to be a part of a team that really cares about its staff and the children they facilitate. Nothing brings me more joy and happiness then seeing a child discovers new things about themselves. This fellowship has allowed me to fulfill my goals of becoming an educator with a masters degree and to educate children in the natural history that is all around the Pacific Northwest. IslandWood is a state of the art facility with friendly staff that make you feel at home and welcomed. I would recommend this program to any graduate that loves nature, being in the outdoors, helping children and youth, meeting amazing people and who wants to experience a new side of themselves.” Mashawn Butler, current BOLD/IslandWood Fellow
How to Apply:
To apply please compile the following:
A resume detailing your professional experience including volunteer work and leadership activities while at college or life experience in lieu of college.
A cover letter no longer than one page single spaced detailing: Why you are interested in youth development and education. What your long term career goals are and why you believe this fellowship will help you get there. Your tolerance for uncertainty and adversity and trying new things (all fellowships include an outdoor adventure component— no experience is required but an ability to try new things and put yourself out there is essential).
A picture of you doing one of your favorite goofing off activities (youth appropriate). Be creative.
And e-mail it with a subject line of “Fellowship Application” to: Andrew Jay—BOLD Director, email@example.com, P: 206.223.1624
Admission is on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Priority deadline is April 1st and Final Deadline in May 1st. Click here to see BOLD Fellowship Brochure–>
The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa. The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washingtonundergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs.
Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University ofWashington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington. Multiple fellowships are expected to be awarded for amounts between $400 and $1000.
Fellowship applications are due on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Copies of the application materials can be downloaded from: www.jsis.washington.edu/africa/fundingopportunities/
Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This year’s application instructions require that applicants submit their materials electronically in addition to sending 1 hard copy application to the African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Box 353650, Seattle WA 98195-3650. Your letter of reference may be e-mailed to email@example.com directly from the person recommending you; a hard copy of the letter of reference is not required.
We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2012 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors), and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity.
David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.
Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2012. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.
To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following information sessions.
- Tuesday, November 29, 2011; 12 noon-2:00 p.m.; Gowen Hall room 201
- Thursday, December 1, 2011; 3:30-5:20 p.m.; Bagley Hall room 261
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012; 12:30-2:20 p.m.; room to be announced
The application deadline is Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12 noon. Click her for more information about the fellowship and the application
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Founded in 1947, the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level program that introduces participants to all aspects of public affairs. The Program combines direct experience, interaction with decision-makers, and development in analytical, group, and communication skills. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Coro Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Cited by Princeton Review as one of the top ten fellowships in the country, the Coro Fellows Program familiarizes participants to all facets of the public affairs arena through field placements, weekly seminars, interviews, and focus weeks.
Each Fellow works in a series of month long projects for a government agency, political campaign, business, labor union, and non-profit organization
Skill-based seminars teach negotiation, facilitation, consensus building, public speaking, and project management to hone analytical skills.
Fellows conduct hundreds of interviews with prominent leaders to inform their learning of public affairs and expand on their network.
Week long immersions explore a sector or area, such as state government, agriculture, media, and technology.
Monthly stipends and tuition scholarships are available based on documented financial need.
Applying to the Fellows Program
Coro seeks bright, self-motivated individuals. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required and post-graduate academic study or work is encouraged. Fellows come from all academic disciplines, careers, and racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Based on a review of applications, Coro will invite finalists to attend Selection Day in March. Sixty four Fellows are selected and will be placed in one of five Coro Centers in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or St. Louis.
Completed applications are due by FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2012. In order to apply for the program you must first fill out a pre-application.
Applications will be submitted online, you can access the application here. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.986.0521 ext.103
Coro Information Sessions
You are invited to get an in depth look at the program and have your questions answered by Coro Fellows alumni themselves. Please visit this link to register for a Coro Fellows Webinar Info session. In addition, there will be a Coro Fellows Open House at the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in San Francisco, on Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-8:00pm. Please contact email@example.com for details.
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The UW-HHMI Biology Fellows Program provides freshmen and sophomores with opportunities to develop skills for success in the rigorous bioscience curriculum and biology-related career paths. Hallmarks of our program include its support for a diverse cohort of students and its strong emphasis on community. The program introduces Biology Fellows to exciting opportunities in science to help them make the most of their undergraduate experiences at the UW.
Are you a freshman or sophomore interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:
- Succeeding in the introductory biology series (BIOL 180, 200, 220)
and other bioscience courses?
- Learning to think like a scientist and exploring science culture?
- Learning about research, scholarship, and training opportunities?
- Receiving helpful input for planning your academic and professional
- Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
- Receiving a free copy of Biological Science, the textbook used for
the introductory biology series?
Students must be enrolled at the UW, must be planning to take but not have already enrolled in BIOL 180 (the first introductory biology course), and must have a strong enthusiasm for science. We especially encourage applications from freshmen and sophomores interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields. We give priority to students who demonstrate a commitment to working with others toward a common goal.
Students selected to be Biology Fellows will participate in BIOL 106 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:50 pm) during Autumn Quarter. This course helps Biology Fellows define and develop skills for success as science students and introduces issues relevant for pursuing bioscience degrees and career paths.
The application process consists of completing an online application and mailing or delivering college transcripts to the UW-HHMI office.
Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are
More information about the UW-HHMI Biology Fellows Program can be found by clicking here.
The online application is available by clicking here.
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Extended Application Deadline Date: Friday, May 27, 2011 The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States. Funded through a $5 million grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Fellowship offers support for Fellows to complete master’s degree programs in education and become excellent educators who ensure student success in high-need schools.
Click here to access the application and additional information –>
The Fellowship includes:
- A $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program preparation in a high-need public school;
- Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment guidance toward teaching certification;
- Lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders.
Qualified Applicants should:
- Be a self-identified person of color in his/her senior year of undergraduate preparation;
- Have U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency;
- Expect to attain a BA degree by June 30, 2012;
- Have a substantial background in the arts and sciences and high academi performance with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or better; and
- Are not currently in a teacher preparation program which leads to initial teacher certification
Questions can be emailed or phone to the following contacts:
Mona Pitre-Collins, Office of Merit Scholarships
firstname.lastname@example.org – 206-221-6059
Marty Howell, College of Education
email@example.com – 206-543-7834
Juniors, seniors, recent alums, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program . The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year. This is great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!
Information sessions covering the program basics, application and nomination process will be held:
- Monday, May 23, 2011, 2:30pm, Sieg 224
- Tuesday, July 26, 3:30pm, MGH 258
Please click here to RSVP to attend –>
During the current application cycle for the 2012-13 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2012, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Additional details are provided in the Program Summary below. Campus application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.
The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come
to know Asia.
Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and
journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theater in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration center in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.
Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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TogetherGreen Youth, a national leadership program designed to offer college students hands-on, real-world opportunities to learn about environmental issues, develop leadership skills, and become mentors, applying their environmental knowledge to engage the next generation in understanding and caring for the environment. At the Seward Park Audubon Center in SE Seattle the Fellow will be a summer camp counselor for outdoor day camps for local youth ages 8-14 or a summer outreach educator as well as a project coordinator during fall semester.
After attending a Together Green Youth Fellowship 3-day training workshop in early June (travel, room, board is paid) the fellows will work for 350 hours at $12/hour as a camp counselor or educator/naturalist from June 2011 through August 2011. During the month of September the Fellow will re-enter their next academic year. With help from the staff Seward Park Audubon, they will also finalize their work plan for a nature-based service learning project, or they will implement a citizen science program for elementary or middle-school kids. From this point forward, they will receive college credit or internship credit for their work instead of a salary. In October, they will launch their project for15 hours a week for 12 weeks (a total of 180 hours), under the direct supervision of a staff educator. The project will support the environmental education and conservation themes specific to the Seward Park Audubon Center. Ideally, they will begin to implement, teach, and/or lead their programs in October with elementary, middle, and high school students.
Essential Camp Counselor Functions:
- Lead presentation of camp activities for participants aged 8-14 at Seward Park and at other sites;
- Work with summer camp volunteers who assist with crafts, hikes, and other activities;
- Assist the Camp Coordinator in the development of nature summer camp programs;
- Prepare and maintain accurate written records including attendance sheets, accident reports, medicine dispensing records, time sheets, etc. as requested by supervisor; and
- Maintain the classroom area, including set-up and clean-up of materials for daily activities.
Essential Summer Outreach Educator Functions:
- Serve as an instructor for hands-on, multi-disciplinary, informal and formal, science-based education programs for Center and Seward Park Visitors Wednesday-Saturday days.
- Work with other staff members to develop and implement creative public programming.
- Coordinate community and family programs.
- Administration of day-to-day operations of the Center’s education programs.
- Assist in overall Center responsibilities.
- Internal: All Audubon staff
- External: Government agencies, other environmental organization’s staff, volunteers, students, local schools and community
- Enrolled in sophomore or Junior year (or year 1 of a 2 year community college);
- Interested in learning more about environmental education, conservation, leadership, mentoring (past experience in one or more of these areas is preferred.)
- Evidence interest in applying skills and knowledge learned in their studies and future careers; whether teaching in formal or informal institutions of learning or in the fields of science, communications, or politic;
- Have a strong interest in community service and working with–and empowering–underserved youth;
- Can show a track record of sustained commitment, discipline, achievement and passion for extra-curricular projects and/or activities;
- Can commit the available time and energy to meet program requirements, which includes but is not limited to: A 3-day training workshop in early June (travel, room, board is paid); 35+ hour work week for 6-8 weeks between June and August ($12/hour); 15 hours per week for 12 weeks between September and December;
- Commute time to/from their work site, by public or personal transport;
- Provide at least two professional references from professors or other university/college staff related to the goals of this project;
- Preference will be given to bilingual candidates especially those who speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or an East African language.
- Ability to work outside in any weather for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to stand or walk for at least 4 hours at a time.
- Should be able to lift, push, carry, and otherwise move up to 40lbs.
- Center is located in a three-story building with no elevator, so ability to climb stairs is essential.
Applications will be processed as they are received. Deadline is May 13. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Annie Morton – Education Director – email@example.com
Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate student or a recent bachelor’s or master’s graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2012-13 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.
The application cycle for the 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2011. The campus deadline for applications is September 14, 2011.
What is a U.S. Student Fullbright Grant?
- It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
- It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
- It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
- It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.
Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply:
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:30-4:00pm, Miller 301
- Thursday, May 5, 2011, 4:00-5:00pm, Bothell Campus, UW1-103
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 3:30-5:00pm, Miller 301
- Friday, June 24, 2011, 12 noon-1:30pm, Paccar 291
RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for the Fulbright at: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305
To be eligible, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen – International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/
- A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,
- Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
- In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)
- Awards grants in all fields of study. Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
- Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
- Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.
Fullbright Program Advisors at UW:
For graduate students or recent master’s graduates:
Helene Obradovich, firstname.lastname@example.org, G-1 Communications
Marilyn Gray, email@example.com, G-1 Communications
For undergraduate students or bachelor’s graduates:
Robin Chang, firstname.lastname@example.org, 120 Mary Gates Hall
In addition to any of the above, Bothell students are also welcome to contact Holly Winters, UW Bothell Career Center/Merit Scholarships and Fellowships, Room UW1, 161, (425) 352-3706, email@example.com.
UW undergraduate students who meet the eligibility criterion below are encouraged to submit their application to the McNair Scholars Program. The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities including a minimum $2,800 research stipend.
For more information, please visit the McNair Scholars Website
You will find the online application in printable PDF: 2011 Ronald E. McNair Application
We will accept applications anytime until the final deadline on Friday, April 1, 2011 by 5pm.
In order to apply for the McNair Program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria, set by the U.S. Department of Education. Because this is a federally funded program, these are strict requirements.
To be eligible, you:
- must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- must be a low income student who is also a first generation college student or must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).
- must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the UW. Post-baccalaureate students and students who already have one bachelors degree are not eligible for the program.
- must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program.
- must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program).
- must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
- must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D. Students whose career goals include a medical (MD) or other professional degree (JD, MBA, PharmD, etc.) are not eligible for the program.
We will accept applications anytime until the final deadline on Friday, April 1, 2011 by 5pm.
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