The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2014 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.
Please note that the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students have been revised for 2014. We are instituting these changes on a trial basis and will review and make changes as needed annually in response to the donor’s recommendations.
University of Washington students in the following categories are eligible:
- graduate or professional degree program students;
- Undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, who also meet one of the following criteria:
- o at least a 3.8 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2014; or
- o participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2014.
Additionally, applicants must be enrolled and in good standing during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent residence status.
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 2014. 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 sessions.
- Monday December 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m., webinar
To register go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/619856990
- Friday, January 10, 2014, 2:30 p.m., room to be announced
Question and Answer sessions
- Tuesday, January 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., room to be announced
- Weekly online question and answer sessions: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
The application deadline is Thursday, February 20, 2014 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, please review the Bonderman Fellowship FAQ and watch the Webinar recordings (to be posted after December 11, 2013). If you still have questions you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Are you a UW student interested in helping public school students succeed? Getting real world experience to deepen your learning and advance your academic and career goals? Completing classroom hours for the Education, Learning and Society Minor or for application to a Masters in Teaching program? Improving your research, writing, and collaborative learning and presentation skills? Are you looking for an opportunity (in the words of Paul Farmer) to “use what you learn to transform yourself and your community”?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Community Literacy Program may be just what you’re looking for.
Community Literacy Program (CLP) links English 298A with English 491C (Internship), combining an on-campus seminar with volunteer work in a partner public school. A program flyer is attached and you’ll find more information below and at faculty.washington.edu/esoneill/clp. There are no prerequisites for either English 298A or English 491C. Students at all levels of their UW work and from all majors are welcome, and the CLP director often continues working with CLP students in future quarters on independent studies and leadership opportunities.
*Contact the CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill with questions and for add codes at email@example.com.*
In English 298A students meet twice weekly on campus (MW 11:30-1:20) in a seminar focused on learning effective teaching and tutoring methods, exploring some central challenges and opportunities for public education, supporting K-12 students in developing their skill and confidence as writers, and using writing and presentation to inquire into, develop and communicate your thinking about these issues. English 298 is an Interdisciplinary Writing Course which may be used toward either the “C” (composition) or the “W” (additional writing) requirement. Students may take up to three IWP courses, so you can register for Community Literacy Program even if you’ve previously taken other IWP or “Composition” courses at UW.
In English 491C (Internship; C/NC), you will put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (4 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at a CLP partner public school. Community Literacy Program partners are “high needs” K-12 programs that work closely with the CLP director to create a strong learning community for everyone involved.
For add codes and with questions: contact CLP Director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are comments from a few recent Community Literacy Programs students and public school partners:
“I’m writing from my first teaching job to thank you for introducing me to many foundational concepts and ideas in education, for sparking my passion for teaching, and for providing me with many practical lesson ideas as well.” — CLP student
“The combination of classroom experience and a wide variety of reflections really pulled everything together and made it feel extremely meaningful. It made me fully aware of what and how I was learning, and the effect it was having on my work in the partner school classrooms.” — CLP student
“The Community Literacy students are full members of our school community by the second week of the quarter…. It is a pleasure to see how insightful they are, and how dedicated to the educational process they become. Elizabeth is caring and candid in working with her students and with me throughout each quarter so that we can collaborate on solving problems. Normal situational challenges become tools for learning for her students, as well as ours. The benefits to our students are enormous. Our faculty has come to depend on the Community Literacy students as true partners in teaching.” — CLP partner school Principal
“Since coming to the U.S., I have been afraid of taking English class because English is not my first language. With this service learning class, I feel a lot more confidence in learning English. By having the opportunity to work with bilingual students, I share their experience and I learn with them.” — CLP student
“The career-related writing sequence was so beneficial. We used the skills, knowledge and experience we learned from CLP and applied them to our future careers and/or further education. It was so helpful to learn how to use skills gained via this course instead of thinking it was just another course @ UW.” –- CLP student
“CLP was truly an unparallelled success in my learning here at UW. Never have I experienced a wider range of issues, attitudes, beliefs and people. My new found appreciation for and understanding of education and society stems directly from my experience with CLP and the help, guidance and motivation of Elizabeth.” — CLP student
“I wish I’d known about the CLP reader when I switched from an expensive private school. It covers much of what every new teacher to the school district should read: journal articles and information on school testing, classroom issues, diversity, economic and health issues, students of poverty and much more. It has taken me thirty years working with a wide variety of students and avidly reading about educational issues to work as effectively as I do, and Dr. Simmons-O’Neill has distilled that reading and experience into the CLP class and its reader, sending out students who are strong and effective helpers in the classroom.” – CLP Partner School Librarian
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Quick recap of the contest:
MOHAI (the Museum of History and Industry) is holding an innovation contest on Twitter.
The Contest Rundown
1. Sketch your innovation or idea on a cocktail napkin and tweet it.
2. The coolest idea wins a provisional patent and $500 on Kickstarter
How To Enter
1. Print out the napkin housed here: http://www.mohai.org/images/Bezos_Center_opening_day_images/MOHAI_8552_Sml_Napkin_5x5.jpg
2. Sketch a cool idea or innovation on it
3. Tweet a photo of the napkin using hashtag #InnovationMOHAI before December 1st
4. Winners will be selected by an expert innovation panel at MOHAI
· Washington State residents 18 and over
· 1 entry per person/Twitter handle per week
· Entrants do NOT cede intellectual property rights to MOHAI for their sketched idea.
The volunteer application for Vietnam Health Clinic 2014 is now open! Our application closes on December 23rd, 2013 at 11:59 PM, and it can be found here: Volunteer Application 2014, or at: www.vnhealthclinic.org under the “Volunteer” section.
Vietnam Health Clinic (VHC) is a non-profit, student-led organization dedicated to improving healthcare access and services to the underprivileged population of Vietnam. We aim to deliver a proactive experience for our volunteers who are interested in shadowing healthcare professions in medicine, optometry, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Volunteers will also have many opportunities to learn the process of rural medicine and the basic healthcare system.
Two informational sessions will be held on November 20th and December 4th in Savery Hall 162 at 6:30 pm.
If you have any question or concerns, please visit our website (www.vnhealthclinic.org) for more information and or email us at email@example.com.
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City Year is a great opportunity to build career experience, leadership skills and make a difference in the lives of children. We are currently offering full-time positions to college graduates interested in doing a paid, year of service.
Our Fall application deadline is November 15, 2013
For more information contact City Year Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 25 locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. Visit cityyear.org to learn more.
Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! MLK, Jr. Day of Service is on January 20th, 2014, and the University of Washington Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is partnering with the United Way of King County to coordinate a county-wide event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King. Each year, this event engages over a thousand volunteers in service projects from all over the Greater King County region.
We are currently recruiting for Project Leaders! Project leaders select a specific service site, and are responsible for recruiting volunteers to participate in their project. They will sign volunteers up with United Way, and help with facilitation at Kickoff and their service site during the Day of Service. Project Leader Registration Opens November 12th!
What does it mean to be a Project Leader? Tasks include:
• Recruit volunteers to join your MLK Day project • Communicate with your host organization • Communicate with volunteers who sign up for your project • Use the United Way online registration system to sign upand register group members • Help frame why this event & your specific service project are important for the volunteers • Coordinate t-shirt pick for your group members
If you are unable to fill your project with people you know, there will be an opportunity to open your project up to individual volunteers in early January!
You can also read our Volunteer Project Leader Resource Manual by visiting http://www.washington.edu/carlson/register-for-an-mlk-day-service-project/.
We will be holding two Project Leader Info Sessions. These sessions are not mandatory, but are a great opportunity to learn more about signing up for a project and recruiting volunteers, as well as using United Way of King County’s interface.
You may attend one of the following Project Leader Info Sessions:
Thursday, November 7, 4-5pm in MGH 173R
Tuesday, November 13, 12-1pm in MGH 171E
If you are interested in participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, but don’t want to be a Project Leader, registration for individuals will open on January 3.
For more information, please visit http://www.washington.edu/carlson/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service/ or email email@example.com.
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is committed to engaging undergraduates in understanding, building, and improving our communities.
We work to expand the scope of education, promote effective public service, and foster a rich cultural and civic life for those of us involved with the university and neighboring communities.
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