The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship (6/5/17)

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship is named after Roger H. David, an activist for LGBT rights who participated in the Stonewall Uprising. To honor his generous spirit, this scholarship aims to recognize fierce advocates for LGBT justice. One selected student will be given a minimum award of $500. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have completed at least 12 credits at John Jay College
  • Be Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program 
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average

To apply, you must go to https://jjay-scholarships.fluidreview.com/awds/ and complete:

  • the John Jay College General Scholarship Application,
  • write a 500 word essay describing your role as a fierce advocate for LGBT justice, and;
  • submit two letters of recommendation. 

 

Art and Justice Fellowship (4/28/17)

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The Art and Justice Fellowship allows John Jay students to study and practice “visual arts as a vehicle for promoting justice and human rights.” Through internships at various sites including but not limited to: the MoMA, the MET, the Bronx Museum, interns will promote social justice and change through the visual arts.

Interns will also have the opportunity to take two academic course over the course of one year. For their commitment to the program, interns will receive a $2,000 stipend 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Strong interest in the visual arts
  • Completed at least one 100 level art course at John Jay
  • Cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the program
  • One reference letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume

For more information on the fellowship and details on an upcoming info session, see the attached flyer HERE

GENDER JUSTICE ADVOCATES PROGRAM (3/31/2017)

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The Gender Justice Advocates Program is designed for John Jay students who are passionate about women’s rights, LGBTQ equality,  and creating a hospitable campus culture free of barriers, prejudice and bigotry and interested in event planning, and meeting new people. Advocates learn about local and national gender justice efforts, receive training in social justice organizing, and build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for sophomores and beyond
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Participate in Tuesday weekly Gender Justice Meetings during community hour
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the Women Center Gender Justice’s (WCGJ) tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice
 Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.

 

To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE!

The Ron Moelis Social Innovation Fellowship (03/03/17)

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The Ron Moelis Social Innovation Fellowship connects students who are fierce advocates for justice, to innovative organizations in New York City (Etsy, Kickstarter, and Warby Parker to name a few). By involving students in the private sector’s deepening interest and commitment to social responsibility, students will be able to:

  • develop professional skills
  • expand their career outlook and,
  • grow through experiential learning

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.25 GPA minimum
  • John Jay undergraduate student; Junior or Senior by Fall 2017
  • online application that includes:
    • a personal statement reflecting on their understanding on justice and how they intend to apply it in the social innovation sector.

Once admitted, fellows will enroll in a 3-credit elective course and a variety of on and off campus opportunities. Fellows will also receive a $1,000 stipend.

Want to learn more? There will be a kick off event on Wednesday, 2/8 from 5:00-6:30pm.

Please see the attached document for a detailed timeline of important dates regarding this fellowship and more information on this fellowship HERE

All inquiries should go to Heath Brown, PhD hbrown@jjay.cuny.edu

Young Latinas Leadership Institute 2016 Application (12/20/2016)

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The 100 Hispanic Women National, Inc. (100HW) Young Latinas Leadership Institute (YLLI) provides financial assistance and leadership development to young Latinas in undergraduate programs who excel academically, demonstrate capacity to lead and serve, and are committed to social change. Eligible candidates are provided with an annual tuition scholarship award of $1,000 in each undergraduate year. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Latina student currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time, degree seeking, first-year student
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Official high school transcript
  • Recent completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the four-year undergraduate program
  • Official transcripts submitted two times each year (Fall and Spring Semesters)
  • Participate in two annual workshops sponsored by 100HW National, Inc. and annual YLLI Award Ceremony

To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click here

For any questions or concerns visit their website (100hispanicwomen.org) or contact 100WH at:

100 Hispanic Women National, Inc

413 East 120th Street, Suite 314 New York, NY 10035

(646) 689-2260

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2016

CUNY Becas 2017 (2/28/2017)

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The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who have little or no access to other funding sources. CUNY Becas does not discriminate based on immigration status so undocumented students can encouraged to apply. The scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6,330.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to service in the Mexican community.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent transcript, can be an unofficial student copy
  • Two short essays of one-page max each
    • a personal statement with attention to your community service within the Mexican community
    • a financial statement that explains why you would benefit from being awarded CUNY Becas. If applicable, discuss any unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • A letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Click HERE to learn more information about CUNY Becas or to access the application.

 

Housing and Community Problem Solving Undergraduate Internship

In this internship, students are academic-participants in a project exploring ways communities work to address conflicts and concerns regarding housing issues and the ways by which they attempt to resolve them.

Students selected for this internship will work in the organization, learn the role that the organization plays in community life and explore its role in dealing with issues of housing in the community. In the academic component of the internship, students enroll in ISP 392. This course focuses on how communities work to address local problems and develop means to resolve them by considering how government, not for profits, and landlords/developers negotiate community based housing issues on a local level.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Prof. S. Leftoff in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at sleftoff@jjay.cuny.edu or at 212.237.8452. For the flyer, click HERE. For the application, click here