• Davidson (STEM and more) Fellows Scholarship ($10,000 to $50,000 Awards)
Deadline: February 12, 2014
 
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards:
$50,000
$25,000 and
$10,000 scholarships
to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. 
 
Application categories are:
Science,
Technology,
Engineering,
Mathematics,
Literature,
Music,
Philosophy and Outside the Box.
 
Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.
 
To be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants must:
 
Be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2014.
 
Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty.
 
There is no minimum age for eligibility.
 
The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at, or close to, the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level.
 
  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2014!
     
    The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program, sponsored by the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting applications for a10-week summer internship.  MLEF’s mission is to improve opportunities for women and minority students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The program allows students to apply their academic achievements to actual research while gaining hands-on experience.
     
    Selected MLEF Fellows will receive a bi-weekly stipend, approved travel costs to/from their host site and will attend a Technical Forum to present their project at the end of the internship.
     
    Eligibility
     
    To qualify for the program, students must:
     
    ·         Be at least 18 years of age
     
    ·         Be a U.S. Citizen
     
    ·         Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
     
    ·         Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)
     
    For more information or to complete an application, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef.  Application period closes January 15, 2014.

 

  • The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.
     
    Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information or to apply – deadline is January 12, 2014! 
     
    The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
    Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
     
    Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
    Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
    Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
    Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
    Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university.  The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
    Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail doescholars@orise.orau.gov or visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars.

 

  • Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC
 
Introduction
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,300 for full-time graduate student fellows.
 
Qualifications
 
Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry or biology and who have completed or expect to complete three years of coursework in chemistry or biology before the start of the fellowship may apply.  They must also be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.
 
Application Process
 
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at: http://orise.orau.gov/cdc
 
To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to CDCrpp@orau.org by January 17, 2014. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2014-0004 LS in all communications.
 
For further information contact
 
Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov.
 
Deadline: Rolling
Are you working to start a community action project or program with your friends? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? A $500 Do Something Seed Grant is given out every week to help young people just like YOU! These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact. http://bit.ly/PQYfTr 
  • World We Want Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling
The World We Want Foundation promotes and supports Young Global Citizens making positive social change in their communities and around the world. They work with and through Partner Organizations and Mentors youth applicants provide; help young people design and conduct meaningful Social Action Projects and acquire substantive knowledge and 21st-century skills while creating social value; provide micro-grants to support their Projects; provide an online funding platform to encourage and allow others to help fund their Projects; and provide an online Showcase to share their Stories of Social Impact with the world. http://bit.ly/11IE94t 
  • MADD Power of You(th) Video Contest  NEW!
Deadline: December 20
Enter MADD’s Power of You(th) Video Contest by answering the question, “If You Don’t Drink Alcohol Today, What Could Your Tomorrow Be?” with a 15-second Instagram video. The contest winner and the school with the most submissions will EACH win $1,500! Entrants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 13 and 18. http://bit.ly/Ag2znC 
  • Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship
Deadline: December 5
Sodexo Foundation is excepting applications for its Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program October 5 – December 5, 2013. Through scholarship awards, Sodexo Foundation recognizes and rewards students, ages 5-25, who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger across the country. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Learn more and apply at www.SodexoFoundation.org 
  • 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Awards
Deadline Extended: December 6
MetLife Foundation and Generations United are searching the nation for communities that place immense value on intergenerational connections and quality of life for all.  If your community fits that description, apply for the third annual Best Intergenerational Communities Awards program.http://bit.ly/GNZpfz 
  • Daily Point of Light Award
Deadline: Rolling
The power of the individual to spark change and improve the world – that’s what the Daily Point of Light Award celebrates. Nominate a local hero for a Daily Point of Light Award. Winners get formally recognized by Points of Light, a media advisory sent to their community, a certificate signed by President George H. W. Bush – and a bit of the world’s spotlight. http://bit.ly/15XKMSl 
  • 2014 C-SPAN StudentCam Competition   NEW!
Deadline: January 20
StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation, sponsored by C-SPAN. StudentCam’s theme for 2014 is:  “A Message to the U.S. Congress: What’s the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014?” Maximum award: $5,000, plus $750 to spend on digital video equipment for his/her school. Eligibility: students grades 6-12, individually or in teams. http://cs.pn/wo6O3b 
  • Starbucks Youth Action Grants
Deadline: December 15
The Starbucks Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that equip young people ages 15 to 24 years old – especially those not engaged in employment, education, or training – in business savvy, social conscience, and collaborative communication. They will consider grants between $10,000 and $30,000. http://bit.ly/1bKhGIz
  • GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2014
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students, each year, to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship for use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development, through leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college career.
 
The GMS Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999, to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in any discipline area of interest.
 
The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is the American Indian/Alaska Native partner for the GMS scholarship.
 
For more information and to complete an on-line application, click here. The deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
 
  • AIGC Scholarship Applications Now Available Online!  
  
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) applications are now available online for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. 
 
Attention High School Seniors!
The All Native American High School Academic Team nomination and application deadline is April 4, 2014.
Attention College Juniors and Seniors!
The Wells Fargo American Indian scholarship application deadline is April 25, 2014.
Attention Graduate Students!
The Wells Fargo American Indian scholarship application deadline is April 25, 2014.
The AIGC Fellowship application deadline is June 1, 2014.
The Loan for Service application deadline is June 1, 2014.
All application materials must be submitted through the AIGC Online Application System (OAS) – visit the AIGC website at aigcs.org. To enter the Online Application System, click the APPLY NOW button, found in various places on the AIGC website. Full online application instructions may be viewed here.
 
Email all inquiries to: fellowships@aigcs.org.  
  • Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
The Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation’s research priority areas:
  • Education
  • Public Health (social dimensions)
  • Urban & Community Development

The next deadline for Doctoral, Faculty, and Seed Grant submissions is March 1, 2014. Eligibility criteria and grant inclusions vary based on the specific program. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation has a limited number of internships annually available for students in undergraduate and master’s programs.

Please share these opportunities with interested faculty and students in your program or colleagues in your professional field. Additional details can be found on the attached flyer or by visiting the Al Qasimi Foundation’s website. Specific inquiries can also be sent to info@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae.

 

 

  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014

Boren Scholarship: February 5, 2014*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

 

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships
Application deadline: January 6, 2014
 
Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
 
10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more… 
 
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management,social sciences, and more.  
  
U.S. citizenship required
 
Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
 
Please share this information with students and colleagues at your academic institution/organization.
 
DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email us atdhsed@orau.org.
  • Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship Program
The Udall Foundation is currently recruiting Native American and Alaska Native students to apply to our Internship program.
Please feel free to forward the message to students and faculty and any relevant listservs.
 
This ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country.
 
The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides:
*         Round-trip airfare;
*         Housing;
*         Per-diem for food and incidentals;
*         An educational stipend at the close of the program.
 
Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider’s view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.
 
The 2014 application is available at www.udall.gov<http://www.udall.gov/>. The complete application package must be postmarked by January 31, 2014, at the Udall Foundation.
 
Additional Resources:
 
If you have any questions additional questions, please contact me directly at 520-901-8561 or at bravo@udall.gov<mailto:bravo@udall.gov>.
Best,
 
Teresa Bravo I Program Manager
Native American Congressional Internship Program The Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation
  • SMART
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
 
  • DOE
The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Summer Term internship/fellowship opportunities at Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories. These competitive, paid internships, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe), and include support for travel and housing.
 
The three programs accepting applications are:
 
·         Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI),
 
·         Community College Internships (CCI); and
 
·         Visiting Faculty Program (VFP).
 
Applications for these three programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 10, 2014 (including all required application materials and recommendations).
 
·         The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.  Paid internships, including a weekly stipend and support for travel and housing, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe).  More information about SULI and access to the online application can be found athttp://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/
·         The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs.  Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities related to ongoing R&D programs. Paid internships, including a weekly stipend and support for travel and housing, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe). More information about CCI and access to the online application can be found athttp://science.energy.gov/wdts/cci/.
 
·         The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas.  In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member. Paid internships, including a weekly stipend and support for travel and housing, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe). More information about the VFP and access to the online application can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/.
 
The SULI, CCI and VFP programs are sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
 
Please forward this information to potential participants, as well as faculty or principal investigators who can share this information with potential students or faculty participants. 
 
Thanks very much for your help.

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