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Deadline
ACS Scholars Program
March

http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=1648&use_sec=false&uuid=14549dff-8418-4052-9526-859e0233de11

 
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.
If you are an African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology, you may be eligible.
Adamah Fellowship: Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
March

http://isabellafreedman.org/adamah/fellowship

A three or six month leadership training program for Jewish young adults — ages 20–29 — that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, teaching, and contemplative spiritual practice.  Fellows develop an intimate connection to the New England landscape and its agricultural rhythms. They leave the program with both practical farming skills and a deep visceral understanding of how the combination of soil, sun, water, nutrients, and hard labor conspire to form the sustenance of our lives. They also learn how current modern agricultural practices undermine our planet's long-term ability to support life. In addition to agriculture, Fellows are given the opportunity to learn many other aspects of sustainability in elective courses. Specific courses depend on faculty expertise and Fellow interest in any given ADAMAH season. Fellows receive full room, board, limited health care, and a $500 per person stipend which is paid at the conclusion of the Fellowship season. Fellowship open to Jewish young adults.

Asian Women in Business - The AWIB Scholarship Fund
October

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various task forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.

Eligability:
Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry.

Candidates must also fulfill the following criteria to be considered:

  • Have at least one or more of the following: a) demonstrated a leadership role in a community or non-profit endeavor, or b) a record of entrepreneurial achievement
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award
  • Carry a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA at the time of application
  • Provide most recent college transcript; semi-finalists will be required to provide their official college transcript
  • Provide at least one professional recommendation
  • Fully complete the AWIB Scholarship Application

For more information and to apply: http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=811

asian, women
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
January

http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/emerson/

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year 20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grass roots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.

Campus Ecology
January

http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Get-Involved/Apply-for-a-Fellowship.aspx

The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology® program promotes climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities by providing resources and technical support, creating networking opportunities and organizing education events.
Maybe your campus is just learning about recycling. Or maybe your university is leading the way in green construction. Whatever your level, the Campus Ecology program has been helping individuals and campuses address sustainability and climate change since 1989. And our members have been making a difference. We have the stories to prove it.
City Hall Fellows
December

Mission

City Hall Fellows offers America's best and brightest recent college graduates an unparalleled opportunity to experience local government from the inside out. Our mission is to:
  • introduce America's future leaders to the inner workings of local government;
  • bring their talent and energy to bear addressing the challenges local governments face; and
  • expose them to meaningful careers in public service.
 
Work Experience
Fellows will be grouped in cohorts of 10 within each host city – San Francisco and Houston – and will be placed throughout the local government with high-level local officials (e.g. mayor's office, city council, police department, housing agency, etc.). Fellows will function as full-time staff members in their assigned departments and will work on projects and tasks designated by their host city.
 
The Civic Leadership Development Program
In addition to working on critical city projects, Fellows will participate in an intensive and comprehensive Civic Leadership Development Program (.pdf) spanning the entire fellowship term. They will be introduced to the history,organization and politics of their host city, gain an in-depth understanding of city mechanics (such as the budget process and civil service), tour city facilities, explore public policy issues facing America's cities and dialogue with leading city officials and other policy makers and policy influencers about the mechanics, politics and challenges of local governance. Fellows also will complete service projects, including developing policy recommendations for review by senior city officials.
As part of this Program, Fellows will spend 2-3 days in their state capital interfacing with state government leaders and will attend a three-day national convention in Washington, D.C., where they will compare and share their experiences with Fellows from other cities and meet national policymakers and political leaders (including those who represent the Fellows' host cities).
 
Compensation
The City Hall Fellows fellowship is a full-time, 12-month position. The fellowship year begins in August and ends the following July. Fellows will receive a reasonable entry-level salary, commensurate with the local cost of living, and basic health benefits. Compensation may vary by locale.

 

 

Civic Leaders of Tomorrow Public Policy Fellowship
September

http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/blog/civic-leaders-of-tomorrow-public-policy-fellowship-2/

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer’s Civic Leaders of Tomorrow Public Policy Fellowship promotes future leaders in public policy and advocacy through fellowship placements at not-for-profit and community-based organizations in New York City. Fellows are placed at organizations advocating for underserved communities, with a focus on immigrant communities.

Purposes: In recognition of rapidly evolving demographics and the increasing challenges of sustaining equal access and affordability in New York City and broader society, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office (MBPO) seeks to increase opportunities for the development of future leadership in public policy and advocacy in areas of underserved need. Civic Leaders of Tomorrow has these purposes: Promote leadership and advocacy opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students: Enhance the capacity of not-for-profit organizations to advocate for underserved communities; Strengthen relationships between not-for-profit organizations and local government and provide fellows with an appreciation of local government.

Work Experience: Each fellow works with a not-for-profit organization for a minimum of eight hours per week for a full semester. Fellows will engage in work involving policy advocacy and interaction with government entities and communities served by the organization. Fellows will also facilitate a meeting or other exchange between the leadership of the organization and appropriate community board(s) to develop mechanisms of communication and collaboration.

Seminars: Fellows will convene four times during the semester at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office in seminar and workshop settings to synthesize their work experiences. Fellows will meet twice to present on their work, discuss approaches and experiences and strategize on potential collaborations. Fellows will be encouraged to conduct dialogue with one another during the program.

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.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship
April

www.chci.org/scholarships/

The mission of CHCI Scholarship Program is to provide critical financial assistance that will increase graduation rates among Latino students in post-secondary education. CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.

There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one time scholarship of: $1,000 community college or AA/AS granting institution $2,500 4-year academic institution $5,000 graduate-level institution Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment.

In an effort to ensure the progress of scholarship recipients and encourage completion of the post-secondary program, each scholarship award is divided over the number of years required for graduation. (i.e. a $2,500 scholarship for a college freshman will be distributed in four equal installments of $625 a year). Students continue to receive annual disbursements as long as they maintain good academic standing. CHCI manages the disbursement of the scholarships; an annual check is sent directly to recipients.

Eligibility Criteria:Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested Demonstrated financial need consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities Strong writing skills U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
January

http://www.coro.org/site/c.nvI2IeNZJyE/b.2108521/

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs (FPPA), a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level leadership training program, prepares young professionals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Coro Fellows learn to

  • Build consensus among multiple interests
  • Communicate with members of diverse communities and sectors
  • Analyze resources, constituencies, and goals
  • Understand the subtleties of group process and decision-making

The program runs from September through May and takes place in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis. 68 diverse Coro Fellows are chosen who have demonstrated leadership within their school, professional, or local communities and have an interest in public affairs.

Dorot Fellowship
May

http://www.dorot.org/dfi

The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Twelve Dorot Fellows are chosen each year to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.

The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential Jewish learning, and of various volunteer activities. In addition, Dorot Fellows and Staff exist in a Collaborative Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to the future of American Jewry.

jewish, Middle East
Frank Newman Leadership Award
March

http://www.compact.org/awards/newman/

The Frank Newman Leadership Award provides financial support and mentorship to assist students in achieving their civic and academic goals. Two $5,000 awards are available to undergraduate students at Campus Compact member colleges and universities.

In 2004, the Newman family and Frank's many friends and admirers established The Frank Newman Leadership Fund to enable college students with demonstrated financial need and potential for leadership to receive financial assistance and mentoring, and to have a significant experience in civic leadership during their college years.

The fund supports The Frank Newman Leadership Award, which honors the unique legacy of Frank Newman by recognizing presidential leadership for civic engagement and exceptional students who have shown potential for civic leadership through community service and scholastic achievement.

Fulbright Program for US Students
September

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

The Fulbright program is the largest US international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Sponsored by the US Department of State, the Fulbright was established by the US Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." In 2007, approximately six thousand grants were awarded, at a cost of more than $262 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
December

http://www.gatesscholar.org/

In 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation established the Gates Cambridge Trust through a donation to the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge Trust supports an international scholarship program for outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom who gain admission to the University of Cambridge to pursue graduate study or a second bachelor's degree. The Trustees are required to award scholarships on the basis of a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity, and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout the world by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

Cambridge, LLM, MASt, MBA, MLitt, MPhil, MSc, PhD
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
October

http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20Program%20|%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.

Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.

The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

Mitchell Scholars are eligible to attend higher education institutions, including the seven universities in Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study, though the proposed course of study must be available at the university elected by the applicant and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

Ireland, leadership
Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition
July

http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2011/03/glamour-top-10-college-women#ixzz1dyk9OLWD

The Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition wants to find 10 rising full-time juniors who excel in leadership, community involvement, and academics. Photo shoot + cash grants await you.

Important note for applicants:

Once you begin the electronic application, you will not be able to save your work. Please prepare the following information before beginning this process, and save your work in a Word document:

* Your GPA
* Your major and minor
* A brief explanation (about 70 words) of your future plans
* A list of your activities (on and off campus); for each activity, you will be asked to provide the dates you participated and your responsibilities and contributions
* A list of awards you’ve won; for each award, you will be asked to provide the date you were awarded, any prize money associated with the award and a brief description of the recognition
* An essay of 500 words or fewer describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and future goals
* Basic contact information for you, your parent(s) or guardian(s), your faculty adviser or faculty member and your school’s dean or director of public relations

Each entry must include:

* A completed application form.
* An official college transcript (may be mailed separately).
* A black-and-white or color photograph (for identification purposes only); please upload your picture to the form provided or include it with your mailed entry.
* Two letters of recommendation (may be mailed separately). Please ask each of your references to include contact information and sign and date their letter.
* Entries may include slides, CDs, videos or samples of your work. You may also enclose any relevant newspaper clippings or CDs and DVDs of any radio or television appearances. Label photo(s) and enclosures with your name and school.

Harry Truman Scholarship

http://www.truman.gov/

The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is

  • to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and
  • to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference. Please visit the For Scholars section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars.

Service Requirement: All Candidates should be aware that the Truman Scholarship has a service requirement. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Scholars who do not meet this service requirement, or who fail to provide timely proof to the Foundation of such employment, will be required to repay funds received along with interest. The Foundation will have an appeals process for special circumstances.

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.

John L. Carey Scholarship Program
April

http://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/accountingeducation/resources/scholarships/pages/john%20l.%20carey%20scholarship%20program.aspx

Scholarship Overview: The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts and other non-business related degree holders who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting and the CPA designation. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers.  
 
Background: The John L. Carey Scholarship was established by members of the accounting profession to honor John Carey upon his retirement from the AICPA in 1969. During his 40-year tenure at the AICPA, he served as administrative vice president, executive director, and as editor and publisher of the Journal of Accountancy. Mr. Carey spent his entire career serving the accounting profession and made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs.
 
Award Amount: $5,000 per recipient for one year. The award is renewable for an additional year of study provided satisfactory scholastic progress is maintained. The award will be sent directly to the school for credit to the account of the student.
 
Number of Recipients: Up to 10
 
Selection Process: A task force will review all qualified applications and select up to 10 scholarship recipients based on demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and future career interests in accounting. All applicants will be notified by mail of the final selection by August 1.
 
Questions: Please contact the AICPA by e-mailing educat@aicpa.org or calling (919) 402-4014.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  1. I will have obtained a liberal arts or other non-business related undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States prior to enrolling in my graduate accounting program.
  2. I did not earn more than 12 credits in accounting or business during my undergraduate program.
  3. I have been accepted into, or am in the process of applying to, a graduate program in accounting that is accredited by AACSB International or ACBSP. This program will enable me to sit for the CPA Examination. Students who are already actively participating in a graduate accounting program are not eligible for this scholarship.
  4. I intend to pursue a CPA certificate.
  5. I will be a full-time graduate (9 semester hours or equivalent) student for Fall 2011 or Spring 2012.
  6. I am a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder).
accounting, CPA
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
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Law School Scholarship Program
December

http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/law_school_scholarship_program/

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program awards scholarships every year to Latino law school students based upon three primary factors: demonstrated involvement in and commitment to serve the Latino community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need. Through its scholarship program, MALDEF seeks to increase the number of Latinos in the legal profession.

Microsoft Scholarship Program
February

http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx

Microsoft College scholarships are designed to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Students will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their passion for software, academic excellence, and ability to make a difference in the software industry.

At Microsoft, we want to encourage students from groups currently under-represented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees. While all candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility described below may apply, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, under-represented minority students or students with disabilities. Minority applicants must be a member of one of the following groups under-represented in the software field: African American, Hispanic or Native American. Microsoft will review all applications and select final candidates on the basis of eligibility, quality of application, displayed interest in the software industry, commitment to leadership and financial need.

What are the provisions of the award?
As a recipient of one of our scholarships, you’ll enjoy the benefits for one academic year. You may receive either a full or partial scholarship for the academic year. Full tuition scholarships will cover tuition for the academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university. Microsoft will make payments to the designated school, and they are not transferable to other academic institutions. You may use the funds for tuition only—not for other costs listed on your bursar bill, such as room and board.

You’ll also need to apply for a summer internship and if offered an internship, you must complete the salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. (Microsoft reserves the right not to offer an internship position to the scholarship winner if an appropriate match cannot be found.)
computer science
New York Needs You (NYNY) 2-Year Fellowship
February

http://www.newyorkneedsyou.org/apply

Are you an ambitious first generation college student?

 New York Needs You (NYNY) wants you to apply for their 2-year College and Career Fellowship.

 Benefits:

  • Earn a $2500 professional development grant
  • Access 2 summer internships at prestigious companies and organizations
  • Work one on one with a mentor for a total of 800 hours over 2 years

We are searching for high potential, goal-oriented college students who are the first in their families to attend college and who possess a strong track record of performance and leadership. In selecting our NYNY Fellow class, we will consider the following:

Performance
Applicants must have a strong academic record, reflecting a commitment to hard work and excellence. We recommend that applicants have a college GPA of 3.25 or greater.

Leadership
Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to communities in need through work experience, campus organizations, athletics or other extracurricular activities.

Ambition
Applicants must clearly articulate their professional goals and possess a passion for achieving their professional goals. The fellowship is open to students from all disciplines and interests.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Preference is given to:

  • Students who are the first in their families to attend college and those who are from low–income backgrounds
  • Rising sophomores (current freshmen)
  • New York residents attending New York-based colleges and universities.
first generation
New York Needs You Fellowship Program
February

http://www.newyorkneedsyou.org/aboutUs.php?subNav=aboutUs

We are searching for high potential, goal-oriented college students who are the first in their families to attend college and who possess a strong track record of performance and leadership. In selecting our 2012-2013 NYNY Fellow class, we will consider the following:
Performance - Applicants must have a strong academic record, reflecting a commitment to hard work and excellence. We recommend that applicants have a college GPA of 3.25 or greater.

Leadership - Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to communities in need through work experience, campus organizations, athletics or other extracurricular activities.

Ambition - Applicants must clearly articulate their professional goals and possess a passion for achieving their professional goals. The fellowship is open to students from all disciplines and interests.

Preference is given to students who are the first in their families to attend college and those who are from low income backgrounds.

Preference is given to rising sophomores (current freshmen, graduating Class of Spring/Fall 2015).

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; preference is given to New York residents attending New York-based colleges and universities.

first generation
OCA- Verizon College Scholarship
January

http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=185&Itemid=

Recognizing the lack of access to quality education and resources for underserved communities, including the Asian Pacific American (APA) community, OCA is known as a leading organization in administering scholarships for APA students.

In 2011, 15 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 were awarded to students who demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, leadership and commitment to community service.OCA-Verizon Scholarships are available to college students who identify as Asian Pacific American and are enrolling in their junior or senior of a college or university.
Pew Leadership Year
April

https://university-pct.icims.com/jobs/intro

The Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on experience in solving today’s most challenging problems. By applying a rigorous, analytical approach to public policy advocacy, research, government relations and communications, Pew Leadership Year participants gain invaluable perspective on developing fact-based solutions to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Called “fellows,” Pew Leadership Year participants have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree and serve in full-time, paid positions. Individuals selected for the program start in September and continue working through August of the following year. Fellows are asked to commit to the entire duration of the program. All positions are based in the Washington, D.C. office.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program
November

http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/

The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. There is an array of opportunities under the Fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree. Applicants must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.

PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.

So what is PPIA?

  • A fellowship program that provides student training and financial support for graduate school and facilitates ongoing professional development.
  • A consortium of the top public and international affairs graduate programs in the nation.
  • An outreach program that seeks to educate and inspire young people of all ages and from all backgrounds about public service.
  • An alumni association of approximately 3,000 PPIA Fellows from all across the nation.
Rhodes Scholarship
October

http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

(University nomination required)

The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest international fellowship, was initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and now brings outstanding students from countries around the world to the University of Oxford. Thirty-two scholars are chosen each year from among those nominated by selection committees in each of the fifty states. Rhodes Scholars are appointed for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

There are no restrictions as to academic field of study but the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field.

After the District Committees have named the Rhodes Scholar, the Warren of Rhodes House in Oxford seeks places for them in the faculties and departments of the University and in its colleges. Winners of the Rhodes scholarship do not need to apply directly to Oxford.

The scholarship provides a maintenance allowance of no less than 735 British Pounds, traveling expenses to and from Oxford, and all educational costs (including matriculation, tuition, laboratory, and certain fess). Additional funds for research needs or research-related travel are available upon application and approval of the Rhodes Trust.

Applicants must be unmarried U.S. citizens between 18-24 years old by October 1 of the year of application (senior year).

leadership
Scoville Peace Fellowship
October

http://www.scoville.org/

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a small group of outstanding individuals to spend six months in Washington. Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice.

Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action. In addition, each Fellow selects a board member to serve as a mentor and mentor, smoothing the transition to Washington, DC.

Scoville Fellows are selected from an international pool of distinguished applicants. Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship are also helpful. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.

The goals of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program are to:

  • provide a unique educational experience to outstanding individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to work on peace and security issues in Washington, DC;
  • develop leadership skills that can serve the Fellow throughout a career in the peace and security field or related areas of public service;
  • contribute to the critically important work of the participating nonprofit, public-interest organizations.

Deadlines:
Spring 2010 Fellowship: October 5, 2011
Fall 2010 Fellowship: January 15, 2012

Steamboat Foundation Summer Scholars Program

http://www.steamboatfoundation.org/SSP-Overview/

The Steamboat Foundation cultivates leadership in its Steamboat Scholars through a unique ten-week experience. Steamboat Scholars receive a generous financial award that gives them the opportunity to spend the summer in New York and Boston exploring issues of leadership, living and learning with their Steamboat peers, and participating in prestigious internships hosted by Steamboat's Grant Partners.

The Summer Scholar Program underscores Steamboat Foundation's aim: to build a lasting culture of leadership that emphasizes integrity, demands a rigorous work ethic, and encourages the kind of risk-taking that leaders must learn to assume. It is designed to be a rigorous and comprehensive experience, timed to impact young leaders at a formative moment in their professional and personal lives, preparing them to take on leadership roles at work and in their communities.

Each year, one Steamboat Scholar is selected from the junior class at Columbia University to be mentored by Columbia alumnus and renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Altchek, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. The Scholar shadows Dr. Altchek in clinical consultations and surgical procedures in the operating room, a level of access previously only extended to post-residency Surgical Fellows. The Scholar also participates in clinical research projects by collaborating with other physicians and medical students.

Dr. Altchek is the Medical Director for the New York Mets and the New Jersey Nets. He served as the Team Physician for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team from 1999 to 2003 and was the North American Medical Director for the Association of Tennis Professionals, which sponsors the men's professional tennis tour. Dr. Altchek is the Co-Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is the author of over 100 articles, publications in referred medical journals, and book chapters on problems of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

leadership, medicine
The Barbara Jordon Health Policy Scholarship

bjordanscholars.kff.org/

The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., where they are placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, with a focus on issues affecting racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities.

Through the ten-week program , Scholars gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. In addition to gaining experience in a congressional office, Scholars participate in seminars and site visits to augment their knowledge of health care issues, and write and present a health policy research memo that addresses a problem of concern to disadvantaged populations.

The Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships
January

http://www.pointfoundation.org/

The Point Foundation is the nation's  largest scholarship granting
organization for LGBTQ students of merit.
Point provides support through multi-year scholarships, leadership
training, mentoring and hope to LGBTQ students who are marginalized
because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender
expression.

If you have any questions, please contact the Point Foundation at
shannon@pointfoundation.org.

diversity, LGBTQ
Tillman Military Scholars
February

http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/

Our nation was built on the sacrifices made by the young men and women in the military who demonstrate the very kind of leadership we seek to inspire in all young people. Yet, even with the GI Bill®, many service members and their dependents (children and spouses) still lack the financial means to pursue their greater educational goals. In 2009 the Pat Tillman Foundation established Tillman Military Scholarships to close this gap and help more service members and their dependents access educational opportunities and encourage their life long commitment to service.

The Tillman Military Scholarships are intended to cover direct study-related expenses such as tuition, fees, and books, as well as other needs such as room and board and child care. The Pat Tillman Foundation allocates scholarships to individual applicants through the Foundation and through select university partners with existing service member support programs and enrollment.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Tylenol Scholarship Program
May

http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc

The Tylenol Scholarship program helps students who are pursuing careers in the health care, life sciences, or related fields manage the rising costs of education. This year, we'll be awarding $250,000 in scholarships based on leadership qualities and academic performance, including ten $10,000 and thirty $5,000 grants.

UNCF/IIPP Fellowship Program
February

http://www.uncfsp.org/IIPP

Mission
IIPP serves to enhance US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. We prepare a cadre of well-trained, language proficient minority young people to compete in the global marketplace. IIPP helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States (foreign as well as domestic) reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of the global village.

IIPP Fellowships
With 14 years of demonstrated excellence as the leading provider of international affairs and public policy education for underserved minority college students, IIPP has educated and trained almost 300 International Affairs Fellows. Our focus is on providing quality education and practice opportunities to minority students beginning in their sophomore year of college. We offer these opportunities through our required five-year sequenced six-component, including

  • Sophomore Summer Policy Institute (SSPI)
  • Junior Year Study Abroad (JYSA)
  • Junior Summer Policy Institute (JSPI)
  • Summer Language Institute (SLI)
  • Internships
  • and a Master's Degree Program in International Affairs

Their unique combination of short 7-week summer global policy institutes: a unique study abroad program focusing on global public policy, service and research; and a proactive and culturally sensitive approach to minority education that fosters international service and non-profit sector leadership provides IIPP with the means to meet the needs of its diverse students – and help them succeed.

IIPP also provides outreach, recruitment and technical assistance services, as well as offering HBCUs and other minority institutions valuable resources to strengthen their international studies and globalization infrastructures.

 

Visit us on the web at WWW.UNCFSP.ORG/IIPP, watch our video, join our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and encourage five (or more) of your students to apply online today!
 

USA Today All-USA College Academic Team
January

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/marketing/academic_teams/index.html

The 20th annual program honors full-time undergraduates at four-year colleges, who not only excel academically but extend their reach beyond the classroom to benefit society. The top 20 students are designated members of USA Today's All-USA College Academic First Team; they will be featured in USA Today in March and will receive trophies and cash awards of $2,500.

The awards are open to full-time undergraduates of at least junior standing at four-year institutions in the USA or its territories. Students must be nominated by their schools and be willing to be featured in USA Today. Schools may nominate as many students as they consider appropriate candidates for this award.

Criteria include grades, academic rigor, leadership, activities and most important, the student's essay describing his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor as a college undergraduate.

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
Vanguard Scholarship Program
November

http://www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/vanguard/

The Vanguard Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to minority students pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or the liberal arts. To be considered, you must:

  • Be entering your junior or senior year of college in fall 2014.
  • Be a member of a racial minority.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Be pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology, or the liberal arts.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.

The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. Recipients will be required to report other awards granted and supply their school's financial aid award letters. Scholarship checks are sent directly to your home address, made payable to the school on your behalf. Your scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

diversity, minority
White House Fellows
January

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows/

Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is America's most prestigious program for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

White House Fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

The selection process is very competitive. There can be as many as 1,000 applicants for the eleven to nineteen fellowships. The White House Fellows Program office processes the applications and former Fellows screen the applications to identify the most promising candidates. Approximately 100 of the most qualified applicants are selected to be interviewed by eight to ten regional panels, which are composed of prominent local citizens. Based on the results of their interviews, the regional panels select approximately thirty candidates to proceed as national finalists.

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
February

http://aif.org/

The AIF Clinton Fellowship gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for ten months. Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Some projects also occur in other innovative areas. The AIF Clinton Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India through an exchange of technical skills & intellectual resources that create meaningful transformative partnerships. Since 2001, 265 Americans have worked with 115 Indian NGOs through the AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service. Alumni of the program have become leaders in politics and public policy, social entrepreneurs, & business leaders, and have become a community of socially-conscious, internationally experienced and sensitive citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Deadlines:
Summer 2013: March 22, 2013
Fall 2013: July 19, 2013
Spring 2014: November 22, 2013

The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program (NSPP) of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with NSPP. Through this fellowship, NSPP seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Activities
In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI's leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

Requirements
The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community of color. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  2. Excellent research and writing skills;
  3. Demonstrated financial need;
  4. American citizenship.

The student must be able to intern for 12-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

Fellowship Stipend
A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

diversity, minority
Women's Ways of Leading: Ecuador

http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/sda/leadership/women

Over the course of 10-12 days, a group of Columbia University women travel to Picalqui, Ecuador to volunteer with women and children, to assist in eco-agriculture and reforestation efforts, and to explore issues related to responsible and sustainable agricultural development and policy. We work directly with our partner, La Fundacion Brethren Y Unida, a local non-profit with over 57 years of experience, to provide qualitative programming, which includes countless opportunities for cultural exploration and exchange. Participants also engage in weekly pre-trip programs during the fall semester to prepare for what peers have described as the experience of a lifetime.

Yenching Academy

http://yenchingacademy.org

The Yenching Academy seeks 120-150 high-achieving students from around the world to prepare for international leadership by earning a one-year Master of China Studies degree at historic Peking University in Beijing. Yenching Scholars share a residential college, take their courses in English, learn Chinese, and benefit from internships and career advising.

Young People For (YP4) Fellowship
February

http://www.youngpeoplefor.org/programs/fellowship

The Young People For fellowship is a leadership development program focusing on identifying, engaging and empowering young progressive leaders. The one-year fellowship equips college students with the skills and resources necessary to create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities.

The fellowship is your chance to join a vibrant network of young progressive leaders! Young People For will select 200 students from across the country to take part in our 2009 fellowship program. Fellows will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from February 12-16, 2009, to attend YP4's National Summit for Young Progressive Leaders.

At the Summit, you'll meet other young progressive leaders from all over the country and learn powerful strategies and tactics for creating sustainable social change.

Throughout the fellowship, you'll be offered financial support, technical support, and media assistance while implementing a self-designed Blueprint for Social Justice. In addition to support for your Blueprint, you will also receive help with internship placements, job opportunities, travel opportunities, and networking opportunities to add to your ability to make an impact as a young leader.