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Boren Awards for International Study
February

Boren Scholarship Basics

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a full academic year 

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2012.

Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. To learn more about this special STEM initiative, click here.

National Security 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. 

As we cannot list all countries, languages, and fields that are critical to U.S. national security, we are interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.

For more information about what makes a competitive application, click here.

Government Service

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Boren Scholarships is February 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. For more information about the application process, click here.

Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in early May.

 

http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/how_apply.html

 

For Graduate Fellowship Information visit:

http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Brown and Caldwell Scholarship: Minority Scholarship Program
March

http://www.brownandcaldwell.com/scholarships.asp

This program consists of three elements designed to increase students' interest in the environmental profession and to support them in defining career goals. It provides financial funding - $3000 in professional scholarship for the following year, internships - an optional paid summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell Office, and mentorship - a dedicated mentor to guide the intern through the company's information and communications resources. Students must be a member of a minority group and have declared a major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering, or one of the environmental sciences (geology, hyrdogeology, biology, ecology, or industrial hygiene toxicology).

Carbon 14 Environment Award
July

“Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things”

People - like you - are taking action, pursuing initiatives and implementing programs to help our environment - and Carbon 14 wants to help you achive your goals!

Instead of spending large amounts of money on marketing and advertising, we want to give that money to you. To do that, we have created the Carbon 14 Award - a voting contest to benefit you and the environment.
If you, or someone you know, are doing something extraordinary, please share with us your action (by nominating yourself or others) AND how the $50,000 award will help your action.

And let me be clear - this opportunity is for everyone!

  • If you work for a nonprofit environmental organization - you have a chance to win.
  • If you want to make your house or yard more environmentally friendly - you can still enter and win.

Most important of all, we need YOUR help in identifying worthwhile environmental causes.
We have created an interactive discussion forum for each nomination, so you have the ability to share your ideas and comment on other's nomiations.

We need to get all your nominations by July 31, 2010 - then the voting begins!

Tell your friends, neighbors, and everyone you know to vote for your idea. The Top 20 nominees who receive the most votes will be reviewed by a panel qualified judges. Check out the panel of judges below. From those Top 20 nominees, the judges will choose the Top 5 finalists - then through another round of voting YOU will decide who wins the C14 $50000 Environmental Award.

Please see the rules and deadline dates here.

environment, Grant
Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP)
February

http://www.clipnyc.com/

The CLIP is a competitive, paid, summer internship experience in New York City. CLIP matches interns with meaningful and engaging internships at a variety of for-profit, non-profit, and Jewish communal organizations throughout the city. Interns spend four days a week during the summer engaged in a professional work environment and one day a week in meaningful peer-driven seminars with some of the city's best and brightest leaders.

Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship
February

www.tfas.org/Page.aspx?pid=1507

The Eben Tisdale Fellowship offers outstanding opportunities for students to learn about high tech public policy issues with hands-on experience in Washington, D.C.

The Fellowship has two components: a full-time 8 week public policy internship with a high-tech company, firm or trade association, and weekly issues seminar lunches hosted by Tisdale sponsors. The Fellowship offers a $5,000 grant to students who are accepted.

The first of its kind, the Eben Tisdale Fellowship brings eligible students to Washington, D.C. for internships that explore current public policy issues of critical importance to the high technology sector of the economy. The Fellowship has two main elements:

1) Internships

One principal feature of the Fellowship is an eight-week internship in the government relations office of a leading high technology company or association, or with a lobbying firm.

Past internships include:

• Agilent Technologies
• Business Software Alliance
• Dell Computers
• e-Luminate Group, Inc.
• Hewlett-Packard

• Monster Worldwide
• Philips Corporation
• TechAmerica

While sponsoring companies will vary from year to year, the Fellowship makes every effort to retain high quality internship opportunities. Fellows have an opportunity to observe first hand the development and advocacy of public policy issues in Congress, the Administration and industry associations and to participate in projects of their own, focusing on current critical issues.

2) Issues Seminar

The other main element of the fellowship is a weekly issues seminar organized with the assistance of the sponsoring companies, firms and associations. Expert speakers lead discussions of current public policy issues in Washington and the methods the high technology industry uses for effective advocacy.

Past topics include:
• Global electronic commerce
• Protection of privacy
• Digital intellectual property protection
• Biotechnology issues
• Educational technology policy
• Health Information Technology
• Dell Thurmond Woodard lecture on diversity and ethics

The seminars give Fellows an opportunity to reflect on the appropriate role industry advocacy can have on public policy making at the Federal level. Conducted over lunch, the seminars also provide a weekly venue for fellows to meet and compare notes on their experiences. Fellows also are encouraged, through a variety of events and discussions, to reflect on how growing high technology affects society, culture and the global economy.

The goal of the Fellowship is to create a supportive and collegial environment in which a new class of public policy professionals will be mentored to help ensure that the high-tech industry continues to have highly capable and well-trained individuals in both policy advocacy and senior management positions.

Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship
January

http://www.echoinggreen.org/

To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions. Through a two-year fellowship program, they help our network of visionaries develop new solutions to society's most difficult problems. The Echoing Green fellowships provide money and technical support to social entrepreneurs starting innovative public service organizations and projects that seek to catalyze positive social change. The funding can be sought for activity in a wide range of areas including human rights, environment, the arts, education, criminal justice, and community development. Echoing Green Fellows have sparked social change in forty countries on five continents.

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program
March

www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/emgip.php

The Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP) is a fellowship program that provides U.S. and Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students an excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, and learn about German culture firsthand. EMGIP is ideal for students planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the U.S. or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue such as the environment, education and / or healthcare.

EMGIP runs three times a year—fall, spring, and early summer—for one to three months, depending on elections, holiday schedules and state offices’ preferences. While participants have some flexibility as to when they would like to do their internship, late summer and the winter holiday season are not feasible.

CDS places participants in internships customized to their field of interest. Tasks for interns are as diverse as the placements and the participants. Some state offices expect interns to work independently, while others prefer to supervise their work closely. Though it will be the participant’s responsibility to negotiate their direct, everyday work conditions, CDS will try to assist whenever possible. The participant’s Lebenslauf will be sent to several placement possibilities at various Landtage. Some may choose to contact the participant directly to conduct an interview, most likely in German, before offering that individual an internship position. Participants should always keep CDS informed of all communication! We expect participants to be open-minded and consider every offer carefully, as they are competing with hundreds of native Germans for these prestigious internship opportunities. Besides gaining professional experience and learning about the government from inside out, the participants will also experience German culture, and dramatically improve their language skills.

GEM Fellowship Program
November

http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship/apply

GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate engineering fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

MS Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive

  • $10,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • a minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive

  • $14,000 stipend in year 1 of the PhD program
  • GEM Member University support years 2-5, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University
engineering, science
German American Chamber of Commerce – Transatlantic Program
June

http://www.transatlanticprogram.org/

The GACCoM Transatlantic Program for Students will take place for the fifth time in 2009 and give up to 25 selected U.S. students the opportunity of a lifetime to experience Germany and German business environment from the inside.

A ten-day Immersion Seminar in Berlin will prepare the participants for their life in Germany with language lessons, cultural training and visits to various German companies and organizations. The Immersion Seminar is followed by an individual internship with a German company that is carefully matched to the participant's background and career objectives and lasts between 2 and 6 months.

Students can earn up to 12 credits. A minimum of 2 years of college-level German is required.

Europe
Google Policy Fellowship
January

http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/index.html

As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important. That’s why we're announcing our second summer for the Google Policy Fellowship Program—to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google's Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Program Overview
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA , Ottawa or Toronto, Canada and include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Center for Democracy and Technology, Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Technology Policy Institute. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Who should apply?
We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who posses the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
  • General “googliness” (we’re kidding!)

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.

Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing
January

http://www.greencorps.org/page/field-school-environmental-organizing

Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing trains college graduates to run environmental campaigns, starting by building a core group of activists and finishing by convincing decision-makers to pass laws, change policies and create reforms to protect our environment. But Green Corps is more than a school – it’s a real-world endeavor. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. They make a difference, starting on Day 1.

Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.
We ask all candidates where they would like to work. However, we match our organizers with the cities where we think they will make the biggest impact. We cannot guarantee placement in a certain location. Part of the excitement of Green Corps is "going where the fight is," and working in strategically important cities on pressing environmental issues.

environment
Indicorps Fellowships
March

apply.indicorps.org/

Indicorps is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization that builds leadership capacity in young people of Indian origin through intensive community development projects. Our brand of leadership is one striving for selfless service; we live and work within communities to generate compassionate, constructive and sustainable solutions to broad development challenges. Indicorps’ initiatives are designed to build principled leadership, empower visionaries, inspire collective action, and unite Indians towards a common vision for the country. Indicorps challenges young people of Indian origin to more deeply understand their relationship with the country that defines their identity through grassroots development projects.

The Indicorps Fellowship provides the opportunity for passionate, sincere individuals of Indian origin to become strong team players and leaders to build sustainable new initiatives.

In the past, projects have spanned from Kanput to Pondicherry and Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh. This year we have projects slated for Rajasthan, Orissa and Maharashtra, among others. Fellows will become involved in real issues in many different fields such as education, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, public health, urban infrastructure, and much more. They will live simply and dig deep to learn more about India and themselves.

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
January

http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=491

The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Applications will be considered from those who will be full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors in the 2011-12 academic year and have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Previous award winners have come from fields as diverse as economics, philosophy, and literature, and have conducted research on a variety of issues such as:

  • impediments to economic growth in developing countries,
  • market-based approaches to environmental policy,
  • the role of patient autonomy in bioethics,
  • the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England, and
  • the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance.
Luce Scholar Program
October

http://www.hluce.org/home.aspx

Internal Deadline: Oct. 17, 2013
Final Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

The Luce Scholar Program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts. The program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Nominees 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.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field - other than Asian studies - including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries in East and Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Internships are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her specific interest, background, qualifications, and experience. These work assignments run for approximately ten months-from September until July of the following year and are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars.

Asia, exchange, internship
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Scholarships
May

http://www.masdar.ac.ae/Admissions/financialAid.aspx?mi=adm

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi is pleased to announced full scholarships to highly qualified graduate students from around the world. (6-10 scholarships are available to U.S. students). The Masdar Institute is the centerpiece of the Masdar Initiative, a landmark program by the government of Abu Dhabi to establish an entirely new economic sector dedicated to alternative and sustainable energy. The Masdar Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT provides assistance in recruitment of faculty members and senior administrative staff and the provision of course curriculum, amongst other matters. The Institute is located inside Masdar City, the world's first carbon-neutral, zero-waste city, which will be powered solely by alternative energy, mainly solar energy.

The Institute offers Masters and PhD programs in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. It welcomes and encourages applications from qualified students and provides scholarships to talented students who meet its high admission standards.

The Masdar Institute will offer the following five 24-month Master of Science programs (coursework and thesis).

  • MSc in Engineering Systems and Management
  • MSc in Information Technology
  • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Water and Environment

Full scholarship is available to qualified talented students who meet its high admission standards which include appropriate TOEFL score, GRE and an excellent CGPA from a recognized university. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or 2:1 in the British system, minimum TOEFL score of 577, and a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700 are the basic requirements without which an applicant will most likely not be considered.

Students accepted into the Masdar Institute will be offered a full scholarship which includes the following:

  • 100% tuition fee scholarship
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop
  • Medical Insurance
  • Housing in a single unit apartment (at the Masdar campus)
  • International students will receive reimbursement of travel expenses (economy class air-ticket) into Abu Dhabi and back home after completion of studies. Travel expenses (return economy class air-ticket) back to the student's home country at the end of the 1st year of studies will also be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement of TOEFL and GRE exam fees (upon registration at Masdar Institute and submission of original receipts)
  • A competitive stipend per month (cost of living allowance).
  • No bond or conditions to the scholarship upon graduation.

The scholarship and benefits are subject to the student maintaining a minimum CGPA as determined by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and satisfactory progress on their research.

Math for America
February

http://www.mathforamerica.org/web/guest/mfa-fellows

The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. The Fellowship includes one year earning a master’s degree in education and four years teaching math and participating in MƒA corps activities and professional development. MƒA Fellows are mathematically sophisticated individuals who are new to teaching and use their talents to make a difference in students’ lives. Successful applicants demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Know and love math
  • Enjoy interacting with young people
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Able to work with students and have ideas on how to create constructive learning environments
  • Take personal responsibility for themselves and their actions

The MƒA Fellowship is available in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Utah and Washington, DC.

math, mathmatics, teaching
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
December

http://fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships/

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy is dedicated to supporting minority students who are studying in academic disciplines that are related to the Fossil Energy mission. Through its Headquarters and field offices, the Fossil Energy Office offers summer internship opportunities to students to enhance their knowledge and gain hands-on experience and encourages them to consider future employment with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy.

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) is a ten-week summer internship program dedicated to recruiting women and under-represented minorities who are matriculating in math, science, and engineering from an accredited college or university.

Financially, students will be given:

  • A stipend of $500/week for undergraduate students and $650/week for graduate students;
  • Travel costs to and from the host site; and
  • Travel costs to the site of the Technical Forum for presentations and awards.
energy, environment
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
March

There is an internal deadline of February 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

Scholars benefit from

  • Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
  • Four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, environmental and tribal leaders. All 2009 Scholars are required to attend this event in August 2011. Travel from the Scholar's home or school, lodging, and meals will be provided by the Foundation.
  • Access to a network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
January

http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/index.asp

The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors—one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University.

The students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. All students participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities and enjoy special educational opportunities that develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies.

The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.

Distinguishing characteristics of the program include dual-mentoring by NIH and U.K. investigators on a collaborative project. This enables students to conceive and manage a research project on an international scale while completing the Ph.D. in about four years, half the time most American biomedical doctoral students invest in obtaining their degrees.

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program
March

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Awards cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.

NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
January

http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with ‘‘hands-on''/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories.
  • Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
  • Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.
Piedmont Environmental Council Fellowship Program
March

http://www.pecva.org/anx/index.cfm/1,220,0,0,html/Fellowship-Program

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation organization, community planning resource and regional land trust founded in 1972 to promote and protect the Virginia Piedmont's rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty. The seven-week PEC Fellowship program is designed to provide college students and recent graduates with comprehensive exposure to PEC's work in the Piedmont region and Virginia.

The Fellowship Program is an experiential educational opportunity for college and graduate students, sharing PEC's uniquely successful model for land conservation and smart growth planning. The Fellowship Program embodies PEC's mission to build better communities by introducing future leaders to an important framework for positive community action and environmental protection.

Fellows will experience a hands-on approach to learning about PEC through field-trips, classroom discussions, and individual practicum projects. Wherever possible, classroom lessons are followed with practical applications and field trips. During the 2008 program, morning lectures on land conservation and farmland preservation were followed by field trips to three farms to hear directly from land owners and work side-by-side with farmers.

Over the course of the seven weeks, Fellows are exposed to PEC's broad based strategy which includes lessons and activities in land conservation, agriculture, smart growth, communications, grassroots advocacy, internet technology, GIS mapping, and community outreach. Fellows learn directly from PEC staff members and partners, both in the classroom and field; and complete an individual practicum related to personal interests with a staff mentor.

PEC's Fellowship Program welcomes applicants from a variety of academic fields. Previous fellowship applicants have represented a variety of courses of study, including environmental science, government, economics, human & environmental relations, historic preservation, anthropology, geography, and more.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program and the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available in the more than 1250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI.

To be eligible to apply for this program, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor's degree, and must begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. In addition, during their tenure in the program Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. (The program is also open to individuals who have been accepted into graduate or medical degree programs and who have written permission from the school to defer matriculation for up to one year.) The duration of the program is normally one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.

Stipend and benefits
The stipends for Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are adjusted yearly. For details, see the Trainee Stipends page. (CRTA stipends are comparable.) Supplements are provided for prior experience. Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family. In cooperation with a committee consisting of Postbaccalaureate and Technical IRTA Fellows, the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsors a wide variety of career development and social activities.

Application Procedures
Prospective applicants should apply electronically via the Internet. The electronic application requires submission of a curriculum vitae, a list of the applicant's publications, a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for three references. Prospective candidates must apply online. Individuals who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit a local library.

Selection
Applications are reviewed and selections are made by scientists in the Institutes and Centers of the NIH on an on-going basis. Candidates will be informed of their selection by the hiring Institute.

Successful candidates will be required to submit the following

documentation to their Institute or Center prior to beginning their training:

Official college or university transcripts. Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. U.S. citizens may submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Permanent residents will need to provide a copy of their alien registration card

Leave
Postbaccalaureate IRTAs are allowed to observe Federal holidays. In addition, preceptors may, at their discretion, excuse Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellows from their training assignment for reasonable cause such as ill-health, personal emergencies, maternity care, etc. Preceptors may also grant excused absence for a reasonable period (up to 3 weeks annually except under unusual circumstances) to allow for vacation and personal relaxation as well as time off for graduate or medical school interviews. Postbaccalaureate IRTA trainees are not employees and do not, therefore, accrue vacation or sick leave.

Taxes, Social Security, and retirement
Since IRTA trainees are not employees, they are not eligible to participate in the Federal retirement system. No deductions are withheld from their stipends for either Social Security or Medicare. (It is the opinion of the NIH legal advisor that IRTA trainees are not considered self-employed for the purposes of the Social Security Act and therefore need not make Social Security or Medicare payments on their own behalf.)

IRTA Fellowships are subject to federal, state, and local income taxes. However, no deductions are taken from the stipend for this purpose, and in January the trainee receives a Form 1099 (rather than a W2) reporting earnings for the prior calendar year. Trainees should be certain to set aside funds to cover their income taxes and may be required to submit quarterly estimated tax returns. IRTA trainees should consult their local IRS office if they have tax questions. The Office of Intramural Training and Education works with trainee groups to sponsor an annual tax workshop.

The Garden Club of America Scholarships

http://www2.gcamerica.org/outreach-scholarships.cfm

The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.

Deadlines vary.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
October

http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/bosch.php

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow's professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and closely related fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application.

The program is fully funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, with the goal of creating a new generation of American leaders who have firsthand experience in the political, economic and cultural environment of Germany and the E.U.

Europe, Germany
UN Watch Richard and Rhoda Goldman Graduate Fellowship
April

http://www.unwatch.org/

The one-year Richard and Rhoda Goldman Graduate Fellowship at UN Watch is designed to train recent graduates as they begin their future career.

Requirements

  • Native English speaker;
  • University degree;
  • Preferably one or more years of work or research experience;
  • Strong understanding of international relations and the history of ideas;
  • Commitment to the UN Watch mission, and demonstrable interest in promoting human rights, and combating anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias;
  • Superb writing ability, preferably demonstrated by publications;
  • Qualities of initiative, intellectual curiosity and ability to work in a small, team-oriented environment operating under strict deadlines.

Responsibilities of a UN Watch Fellow include drafting speeches, op-eds, correspondence and press releases; monitoring meetings at the UN; attending and reporting on meetings with diplomats and UN officials; researching and fact-checking; website maintenance; organization of events; and assisting with a range of administrative functions in the office.

The Fellowship is located in Geneva, Switzerland, and offers generous terms including annual stipend and accommodation in a studio apartment, with gross value of approximately $42,000; health insurance;and travel to and from Geneva.

USGA Fellowship in Leadership and Service
January

http://www.usga.org/about_usga/philanthropy/fellowship/Fellowship/

The USGA Fellowship in Leadership and Service is committed to providing opportunities for personal development through golf and its values. This two-year program with an opportunity to create a third-year project, connects college graduates at the outset of their careers with resources that enable them to grow personally and professionally.

Fellows work in all facets of the USGA Grants Initiative in a challenging environment with a high level of responsibility. The Fellowship also provides an educational component to aid recent college graduates in their professional and personal development. This component focuses on non-profit management, finance, public speaking, writing skills, negotiations, and personal leadership styles. The overall program allows Fellows to learn through experience while examining their professional aspirations and strategies.

Fellows are given a variety of responsibilities that enhance their professional development and assist the USGA. The Fellows' work experience is centered on supporting grant recipients in all phases of their operations. In addition to grant work, Fellows are involved in the operation of many diverse projects and participate in a Professional Development Curriculum that focuses on subjects ranging from finance to non-profit management.

USGA Fellowship candidates are generally recent graduates of four-year colleges or universities and must demonstrate each of the following:

  • Strong leadership potential
  • Interest in public service
  • Appreciation for the impact participation in sport and other activities can have on the lives of underserved children and individuals with disabilities
  • Commitment to teamwork and a collaborative working environment
finance, golf, nonprofit, sports
Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship
March

http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com/

Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships receives hundreds of applications from young people desperate to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.

Among the Scholarships' primary aims are

  • to increase diversity in the creative professions; and
  • to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

Basic scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000-$3,000. Grand Prize awards are also given each year in amounts up to $6,000 at the jury's discretion. These awards are paid directly to your school to be applied toward your tuition. In addition, Honorable Mention prizes in the amount of $200 cash are awarded.

Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the fine or commercial arts, design or architecture—one of the design/arts disciplines listed under "areas of study"—and plan to enter a caeer in the creative professions.