Google Lime Scholarship Program

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Google is dedicated to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and network retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to each student based on their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. The reward includes $10,000 for students studying in the U.S. and $5,000 for those studying in Canada- based on tuition costs!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in Canada or the U.S.
  • The scholarship is open to international students studying in the U.S. or Canada and undocumented students are eligible to apply as well
  • You must be a full time student in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • You must be pursuing a degree in a technical field (ex: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software engineering)
  • You must be a student with a visible or invisible disability
  • You must demonstrate leadership and commitment to and passion for technology

Application Requirements:

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unofficial transcripts
  • Three essays – this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2016

For more information on the Google Lime Scholarship Program and how to apply click HERE

The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Fellowship (11/1/16)

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The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) have continuously supported students pursue graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI), a seven week summer program that prepares students for these graduate programs, and other leadership roles.

Students selected for the 2017 JSI Fellowship cohort will study at one of five participating universities: Carnegie Mellon UniversityPrinceton UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Minnesota.

Students also receive a stipend of up to $1,500, housing at their JSI university, books and materials related to their summer course, and other benefits that can be found on the PPI website, here.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident
    • UC Berkeley and Princeton University can accept international students who are studying at US institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2017 and August 2018.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

For more information on the application process follow this link.

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program: Summer 2016 (January 15, 2016)

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

The President, First Lady, and staff are committed to providing young leaders from all across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector through the White House Internship Program. This program was developed to provide hands-on experience and cultivate such skills.

In addition to the White House Internship Program being available to young leaders who are at least 18 years old, the D.C. Scholars Program is a part-time internship opportunity for young leaders in public and charter high schools within the District of Columbia.

The Program

This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.

While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussion and off-site field trips. Most importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen
  • 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
  • Meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
    • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
    • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

A completed packet includes:

  • Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length
  • Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

How do I submit my application correctly?

  • All application materials must be submitted online.
  • All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

For application deadlines and program dates, please see Internship Timeline and FAQs.

Summer 2016 application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship (February 25, 2016)

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Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

Overview- the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is a three year program that provides summer internships, mentoring, community and growth to promising undergraduate students from 12 New York City partner institutions.

Program Features- At the heart of the program are three summer internships with leading non-profit, for-profit and government organizations, culminating in a third internship in another culture. Fellows experience the expectations and challenges of professional-level work while expanding their personal, cultural and professional horizons. The stipend is $5,000 for the first summer, $6,000 for each of the second and third summers. Internships are reinforced with activities that personalize the experience, build skills, and create community.

  1. Journals- Paired with a thoughtful, experienced reader, fellows engage in an ongoing dialog during the summer to help them process the internship experience and their career direction.
  2. Cultural Events- An integral backdrop to the Watson summer, the staff curates a series of cultural events across the boroughs, broadening fellows’ knowledge of New York City and inspiring them to explore it further.
  3. Summer Seminars- Staff and leaders from NYC and across the United States tailor seminars that help fellows understand the world of work, interplay of sectors and fields, and imagine themselves in a larger landscape. Past seminars have included leading social entrepreneurs, journalists, and government officials.
  4. New Ventures- Working in teams, second year fellows identify a need, then conceive and test concepts to solve it. Solutions may be new services, products or program initiatives. The New Ventures project teaches a repeatable process for approaching needs and opportunities of any size.

Am I Eligible?

  • You must be a second semester freshman or sophomore
  • You must be nominated by an advisor from one of the 12 New York City partner institutions (John Jay is on the list. Please click here to contact the school advisor listed. )
  • intend to or be majoring in a liberal arts discipline*
  • have at least four semesters of full-time academic work remaining
  • be an American citizen or green card holder (not on an international visa)
  • be no older than 21 years old

*Some exceptions apply. Please contact your Watson campus advisor for complete program details.

Application Process

  • Ensure eligibility
  • Meet with your campus advisor
  • Complete the application including:
    • Two Short Essays
    • Two Long Essays
    • Two Recommendations
    • Resume
    • Transcript
  • Complete the campus selection process

Selection Criteria- qualities sought in the selection of fellows include:

  • Leadership
  • Academic record
  • Curiosity
  • Communication skills
  • Integrity and self-discipline
  • Initiative and follow through
  • Ambition
  • Openness to new professional fields
  • Ability to work in groups
  • Interest in social change

Fellow Expectations

  • Attend the award reception (April)
  • Attend the three day orientation (late May)
  • Engage in three summers of diverse internships, each 8-10 weeks, completing weekly journals
  • Engage in weekly summer seminars and events
  • Participate in several term-time events
  • Attend an annual campus visit (fall)
  • Attend the Finale following the third summer

Each partner institution may nominate up to four candidates to be considered in the citywide selection process. Please ask your campus advisor about internal campus deadlines. Citywide selection and award announcements take place in late March. Fellows are referred to their first internships in early April.

The deadline for this fellowship is February 25, 2016.