OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

5:30-7:30pm, The Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

The New York University Global Academic Fellowship is a unique, prestigious Fellowship that provides the opportunity for high-performing recent college graduates or Master’s candidates to spend 10 months providing academic support at one of our two portal campuses, NYU Abu Dhabi or NYU Shanghai. In addition to supporting students and faculty, Fellows contribute to Campus Life initiatives, Admissions events and individual scholarship. A $25,000 stipend, room and board, round-trip transportation and benefits included.

We seek talented Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics majors with an interest in teaching, working collaboratively with faculty and peers, and helping grow a new, unprecedented global university in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai.

Fellows are commonly taking a year between undergrad and grad school or med school to take part in this opportunity, although we also have Fellows who have already completed their Master’s degree.

Fellows in the sciences typically support “Foundations of Science”, a first and second year inter-disciplinary course designed to prepare our international student body for further study in the sciences and engineering. Fellows in math typically support first and second year math courses.

TO RSVP

Log-in to your HuskyJobs account at:

www.huskyjobs.washington.edu/students

Under the Shortcuts section on the main page, click on “Events – Employer Info Sessions”

1.            Find the employer who’s event you want to attend

2.            Click on the underlined Information Session date

3.            Read the event information

4.            Scroll down the page and click on the RSVP button to let them know that you plan to attend

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact crecruit@uw.edu

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 ONE YEAR: The Dudley Edmondson Fellowship in Youth Development and Education—15 months—$17,250 stipend plus benefits.

TWO YEARS: University of Washington Master’s In Education With an IslandWood Certificate in Education for Environment and Community 27 month—up to $10,000 in tuition waiver plus & 2,500-$4,500 DOE each summer in pay

$15,000 in tuition waivers plus $2,500-$4,500 DOE each summer in pay.

For more information please see this online brochure or read below

MULTICULTURAL FELLOWSHIPS IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION

 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.

Each fellowship  is coordinated by YMCA BOLD & GOLD Mountain School in partnership with IslandWood— an environmental learning center— and AmeriCorps — a national service program.  At BOLD & GOLD we use outdoor experience and challenge to create emotionally and physically safe spaces where young people from different backgrounds can communicate and develop to their fullest leadership potential.  50% of our students participate on scholarship and the 40% identify as people of color.  For more information see ymcaleadership.org.

Please note that these fellowships have an outdoor component but previous camping experience is not required. Fellowships take place in Seattle, WA.

“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, Dudley Edmondson Fellow 2010-2011

 ONE YEAR FELLOWSHIPS (15 MONTHS)

The Dudley Edmondson Fellowship in Youth

Development and Education

 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 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 in a career serving others but have fun and make an impact doing it.

 Schedule and Timeline

June-August (3 mo): Your fellowship will start in Seattle in early June. The first three weeks will be intensive trainings in youth work, facilitation and lesson planning, experiential education curriculum and outdoors skills trainings. In July and August you will be leading overnight summer trips with teens from YMCA BOLD and GOLD (75% of time) and providing program support (25%).

September-June (10 mo): Coordinator of afterschool youth development programs for YMCA GOLD or BOLD or other afterschool programas an AmeriCorps member.

July-August (2 mo): Instructor on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.

After: Optional nine month paid extension as a youth worker with our international program partner Outward Bound South Africa.

Upon completion of this fellowship you will receive a certificate in Youth Development and Education from the YMCA, Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications, $4,000 for a NOLS course (National Outdoor Leadership School—nols.edu) of your choice and a $4,500 AmeriCorps education award.

Total living stipend of $17,250.  Health insurance, up to $200 EBT, gym and yoga membership and other benefits after 90 days of start date.

TWO YEAR FELLOWSHIPS (27 MONTHS)

University of Washington Master’s In Education With an IslandWood Certificate in Education for Environment and Community

 This fellowship is for a young adult of color seeking both a graduate degree in education and knowledge of the best practices of environmental, experiential and multicultural education.  Resulting from a unique partnership between IslandWood and YMCA BOLD & GOLD this fellowship combines three summers as a paid outdoor educator with two academic years of study. The result is a comprehensive experience that provides you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a career in education, youth development or non-profit leadership. 

Your will begin your study 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 elementary schools from Seattle. During your residency you will study 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. See islandwood.org/graduate_program for information about this degree.

An interest in environmental science and outdoor adventure is needed but a prior degree in the natural sciences is not required.  Due to the sizable work load found in any graduate program a high tolerance for uncertainty and adversity,  the ability to laugh at yourself and a sense of purpose is essential.

This 27 month fellowship is as follows:

June-August: Your fellowship will start in Seattle in early June. The first three weeks will be intensive trainings in youth work, facilitation and lesson planning, experiential education curriculum and outdoors skills trainings. In July and August you will be leading overnight summer trips with teens from YMCA BOLD and GOLD (75% of time) and providing program support (25%).

September-June: Residency at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, WA teaching environmental education and studying for a Master’s in Education.

July-August 2014: Instructor on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.

September-March: Two quarters in Seattle at the University of Washington Campus to complete your Masters in Education.

May-August 2015: Instructor on GOLD or BOLD Mountain School summer trips.

After: Optional nine month paid extension as a youth worker with our international program partners Outward Bound South Africa.

Upon completion of this fellowship you will receive a Master’s in Education 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 $10,000 scholarship towards tuition, room and board from IslandWood’s graduate program in Education for Environment and Community and earn $2,500-$4,500 (DOE) each summer as an instructor for BOLD or GOLD.  Possible weekend work during the school year with BOLD and GOLD may provide additional income.  Due to tuition increases in the last few years (due to state budget cuts) this is only a partial scholarship.”

“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&GOLD/IslandWood Fellow

TO APPLY please complete the following:

1) A resume detailing your professional experience.

2) 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).

3) A picture of one of your favorite goofing off/being silly activities .

And e-mail it with a subject line of “Fellowship Application” to:

Andrew Jay—BOLD & GOLD National Director  ajay@seattleymca.org

Admissions is on a rolling basis with three rounds of review:

 

Early Admission Deadline—February 4th

Priority Deadline—March 18th

Final Deadline—April 29th.

Questions?

For all program or admissions questions please contact:

Josh Epstein—BOLD & GOLD National Director

206.223.1624

For questions about transitioning and living in Seattle contact:

Jasmine Whiting—2012-13 Dudley Edmondson Fellow

B.A. Howard University 2012

The Urban Prep Fellows Program: A Unique Year of Service Opportunity in Urban Education

In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for three years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nation’s first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities.

Do you have the skills, passion, and energy to help us continue to make this vision a reality? Consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates.  Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families, and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance, and a monthly living stipend.

Learn more about Urban Prep by viewing this short video, visiting the Urban Prep Fellows website at http://www.UrbanPrep.org/fellows  finding us on facebook and twitter, or contacting the Fellows Program Director, Jacob Wertz, at jwertz@urbanprep.org or 312-276-0259 x1109.

The 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying.

Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students in the University Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing), and undergraduate students in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing) 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 2013. 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.

  • Webinar on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:30-5:00 p.m. To register go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/596185358
  • Friday, November 30, 2012, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Paccar Hall room 290
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall room 206

The application deadline is Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12 noon (PST).

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at http://depts.washington.edu/bondermn/.

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, and undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly (bbkelly@uw.edu) in The University Honors Program.

Please review the FAQ prior to contacting either representative.

The State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) invites Washington’s future leaders to apply to their Fellowship program in the CAPAA office.

CAPAA is an Executive Branch agency which serves to advise the Governor, the Legislature, and state and local agencies on issues of concern to the Asian Pacific American community. ACLF is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership of Asian Pacific Islanders with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service.

This program allows students to make a significant contribution to our state while earning academic credit, exploring career options, and gaining valuable professional experience.

Fellowship projects may include researching and analyzing public policy, tracking legislation, attending committee hearings, authoring bill summaries and reports, organizing community events, and assisting in constituent services and communications.

  • Fellows will work closely with CAPAA and ACLF staff on these meaningful projects.
  • The experience gained through the fellowship program can enhance a resume, offering an important career advantage.
  • Fellows will also have the opportunity to shadow an Asian Pacific American Legislator.
  • Fellows will serve in Olympia in a volunteer full or part-time capacity.

Applications from college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with strong academic backgrounds who are willing to make a serious commitment to public service. Students focusing on Law, Public Policy, and Public Administration are strongly encouraged to apply. Excellent writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively and to maintain confidentiality are a must.

To apply, please submit:
1. The Internship Application Form.
2. A written statement describing why you want to be an intern; why public service is important to you; the areas of work that most appeal to you; the skills you wish to develop; and your long-term career goals.
3. An unofficial transcript sent from your college.
4. A copy of your resume and three references.

Application review begins December 1; priority is given to applications received by December 15; after December 15th, applications are considered on a space-available basis.

Please contact CAPAA at 360.725.5667 or ACLF at 206.625.3850, if you have questions.

Applications should be submitted via mail or email.

Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Attn: CAPAA ACLF Fellowship Program
210 11th Ave SW · RM 301 · PO Box 40925
Olympia, Washington 98504-0925
Email: capaa@capaa.wa.gov

Scan|Design @ the University of Washington is pleased to announce the opening of their 2013-14 Fellowship application cycle. Scholarships in the amounts of $2500 – $9000 are available to support undergraduate and graduate student participation in one of the UW’s Danish exchange study-abroad programs or summer travel study.

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013.

To apply and learn more about this opportunity, please refer to their website http://www.be.washington.edu/scandesign/, contact them via email at scandesign@uw.edu or attend an informational session hosted at the UW Study Abroad Office (IPE) located on the corner of NE Campus Parkway and 15th Ave NE in 459 Schmitz Hall on the University of Washington campus.

The informational sessions will be held at noon on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 2, 2012 (noon)
  • Friday, November 16, 2012 (noon)
  • Friday, January 15, 2013 (noon)

Scan Design hopes to offer fellowships to students from a wide range of UW department and programs so please consider applying.

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a few more fall sessions on searching for scholarships, writing personal statements, writing CVs/resumes, and getting great recommendations. These sessions are for students in all fields who might be interested in learning more about searching and applying for scholarships of all kinds and/or working on graduate admission applications.

Freshman Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.
Oct. 31, 2012, 2:30-3:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 15, 2012, 3:30pm to 4:20pm, MGH 171

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE, though drop-ins are also welcome!

Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
Nov. 7, 2012, 2:30-3:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 29, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE, though drop-ins are also welcome.

CV Writing Workshops:

Nov. 16, 2012, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement.

Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV!

Please RSVP to attend HERE.

Personal Statement Writing Workshops:

Nov. 13, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 29, 2012, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging.

Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE.

Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops:

Nov. 5, 2012, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.

Please RSVP to attend HERE.

The Pickering Fellowship provides funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter to the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The goal of the Fellowship is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.

Come to the Student Information Session:

Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships Program
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012

This information session offers students an opportunity to meet with Ambassador James Gadsden to explore careers in the U.S. Foreign Service and to investigate fellowship opportunities provided by the Thomas Pickering Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships. Ambassador Gadsden is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Officer and currently the Senior Counselor for International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Pickering Fellowship seeks applicants who are U.S. citizens; who have financial need; who are outstanding students representing the ethnic, social, and geographic diversity of our population; who have majors in international relations, economics, business, management, and political science; and who are interested in becoming career U.S. Foreign Service officers. The State Department is especially interested in students majoring in critical languages and area studies (Chinese; Arabic; Hindi-Urdu; East, North, South, and Southeast Asian Studies; and Middle East Studies) that mesh with the Department’s current and anticipated skills needs.

For more information about the info session contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards


The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards helps University of Washington undergraduates develop the skills and personal insights necessary to pursue scholarships appropriate to their goals. They have a very full schedule of scholarship-related information sessions and workshops for undergraduates students during fall quarter.

Please follow the link below for a listing of selected scholarship information sessions and workshops details.

http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/workshops

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, ajay@seattleymca.org, 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–>

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