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.

Courage to Grow Scholarship (09/30/2016)

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A monthly 500-dollar scholarship is only an application away! The Courage to Grow Scholarship seeks to lift financial burdens from upperclassmen in high school and college students with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Students who may have once felt discouraged from attending college can now look to the Courage to Grow Scholarship for support and opportunity. With contact information and a 250-word essay, it is notably straightforward to apply!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Junior or senior in high school
  • College student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • U.S. Citizen

Scholarship Essay Question:

Please explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship.

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

For more information and the application, please, click here.

 

The Slickdeals Student Scholarship Program (4/30/16)

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The Slickdeals Student Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students to save their money during college. The program gives two scholarships for the Fall 2016 semester. Each scholarship is given in an amount up to $5,000. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, supplies, and other fees. Slickdeals looks to give the scholarship to exceptional students who are deal-savvy. Slickdeals believes that the scholarship will help students focus more on their academics than their financial stress. 

Eligibility/Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S citizen, living in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Must be at least 18 years old in most states.
  • Must be currently registered for a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited university for a full-time undergraduate program in the U.S for the fall of 2016 or an equivalent term.
  • No purchase necessary
  • Need a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must submit an original 500 word essay on your best money-saving tips for college.

Deadline: All entries must be received on or before 11:59pm central time on April 30th, 2016.

Ten finalists will be featured on the Slickdeals site for entries to be voted on by community members. Additional consideration will be given to the top performers by the Slickdeals Scholarship Committee. Keep in mind that public votes are not the final determination of the winner. This scholarship is a great way to earn money that can be put towards your college fees. Being apart of the Slickdeals program will also be a great way to make connections, build your resume, and learn to save your money in the future. For more information and to access the application link, click here.

 

All About Education Scholarship (April 30th, 2016)

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The All About Education Scholarship was founded by a company, Unigo, that focuses on improving people’s lives through education. Unigo believes that “education is the key to success” and that because college can be so expensive, sometimes students need scholarships to keep the doors to their opportunities open. The All About Education Scholarship helps do just that by offering students the opportunity to win $3,000 towards their education!

Eligibility:

  • Must be 13 years of age or older at the time of submitting the application
  • Be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Be currently enrolled (or enrolled no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Requirements: 

  1. Create a free account with Unigo to fill out the application
  2. Submit an online, short written response (250 words or less) for the following question: “How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?”

Deadline: The application and short written response deadline is April 30th, 2016

The All About Education Scholarship is an awesome opportunity to earn money towards your education. The $3,000 award can be used for loans, help you pursue your dream degree, or be used to help pay your current tuition. Unigo designed this scholarship to showcase your aspirations and lets you decide how the $3,000 will better your academic journey! For more information and to access the application, click here

 

 

 

America Needs You Fellowship (March 1, 2016)

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https://www.americaneedsyou.org/fellow-application/

Eligibility-We invite all applicants who meet the following criteria to apply to be a Fellow:

  • Neither of my parents/guardians have a bachelor’s degree (from any country)
  • I am a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or eligible for full-time work in the U.S. by July 2016
  • I am a freshman attending 4-year or community college
    • If applying in New York you must attend a CUNY school
    • If attending community college, you must intend to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support)
    • ANY defines “freshman” as having earned no more than 30 credits by 3/1/2016 if on a semester schedule and no more than 45 credits by 3/1/2016 if on a quarterly schedule
  • I am in the process of obtaining my first associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • I am available to attend regular Saturday workshops (workshops occur bi-weekly in Year 1 starting in July 2016; monthly in Year 2)
  • I am considered low-income by HUD standards. Click herefor NY guidelines, click here for NJ guidelines and clickhere for IL guidelines  (view the “FY 2015 Low-Income (80%) Limit (LIL)” table in the bottom row)

Application

https://www.americaneedsyou.org/fellow-application/

Selection Criteria

  • Performance: Applicants must have a strong academic record, reflecting a commitment to hard work and excellence. We require Fellows to maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their time in the program. The average GPA of the 2014 Fellows Class was 3.6.
  • 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 possess a passion for reaching their potential, and must have a vision for how the Fellows Program can help them achieve their professional goals. The Fellows Program is open to students from all disciplines and interests.

Program Admissions Timeline

  • September – Application Opens
  • March 1, 2016 – Application and Recommendations Due
  • April – Finalists Notified and Interview Day
  • May – Class Selected

Application Details

Essays: Three essay questions must be completed before submitting the application. We consider the responses to the following questions important in the selection process. For each of the essay questions below, you must draft a response in 1500 characters or less (approximately 250 words).

  • What are your professional goals and how can the Fellows Program help you achieve those goals? Also, describe why you believe you are a good candidate for the Fellows Program.
  • Describe a significant obstacle that you have faced and how you overcame it or describe an experience that has significantly impacted your life.
  • Describe a problem associated with your community (or another community that interests you) and the steps that you have taken (or would like to take) to address that problem.
  • OPTIONAL ESSAY: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Fellows Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., inconsistent or questionable academic performance, weakness in your application).

Resume: Applicants must submit a one-page resume. A resume should generally contain the following:

  • Contact Information – Full name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Education – college and high school (optional), start and end dates
  • Work experience – companies at which you have worked or volunteered, start and end dates, and a description of your responsibilities
  • Activities – description of any extracurricular activities you are involved in
  • Awards and honors – list of any awards or honors you have earned or received

Transcript: Applicants must upload transcripts for their high school and for each college or university they have attended. Only unofficial transcripts are required for their application to be reviewed and should be uploaded. If you are selected for the Fellows Program, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

Letter(s) of Recommendation: Applicants must submit the name and email of one person to submit a letter of recommendation via the online application. The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted online. Applicants should give their recommender ample time to complete the form and submit the recommendation. Submitting recommendations from friends or relatives is discouraged.

Permanent Resident or Work Authorization Status (if applicable): If applicable, applicants also upload a copy of their green card or employment authorization card, which authorizes them to live and work in the United States.

If you have any questions about the online application or admissions process, please contact:

Illinois: ILapps@americaneedsyou.org or (872)-202-0504

New Jersey: NJapps@americaneedsyou.org or (201) 332-2155

New York: NYapps@americaneedsyou.org or (646) 651-1863

NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. 2016 Fellowship Application For Graduate Study (February 28, 2016)

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NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. 2016 Fellowship Application

For Graduate Study Fellowships

Since its incorporation in 1989 through 2015, the NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund Inc (GLEF), has awarded over $150,000 in fellowships to 144 NYS women. Of these, ninety three were working toward a Master’s and fifty one toward a doctorate. They were enrolled in forty-eight diverse fields of graduate study.

Fellowships are awarded annually for graduate study to qualified women. The number and amount of the fellowships vary from year to year. In 2015, two Fellowships of $3000 each were awarded to supplement education costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The awards were presented at a luncheon at the GLEF Annual Board Meeting in Albany, NY in May 2015. The two awardees were:

  • Raquel Soto Lara: Master’s in Social Work, Fordham Universirty
  • Maura Tyrrell: Doctorate in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Graduate Program, University of Buffalo

Three Fellowships will be awarded in the spring of 2016. Each Fellowship will be in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2000).

Eligibility 

Individuals who wish to be considered for a GLEF Fellowship must:

  1. Be a woman who is a United States citizen and a resident of New York State.
  2. Have a Bachelor’s degree
  3. Be currently enrolled in graduate studies in an advanced graduate degree program at an accredited New York State college or university and have already completed at least one semester in that program.
  4. Show evidence of scholastic ability and a need for financial assistance.

Application process

The 2016 Fellowship Application is available for download here in PDF and MSWord DOC formats.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have the application completed, signed where requested, and postmarked by February 28,2016 and to ensure that all required supplementary materials are postmarked to the Fellowship Chair by the same date as well.  Among the supplemental materials currently required are the following:

  1. Most recent official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. These must be sent from the college or university directly to the Fellowship Chair.
  2. Two (2) current letters of recommendation from persons acquainted with your academic performance and/or professional work. These are to be sent directly to the Fellowship Chair by the persons you have selected.
  3. A one-page statement indicating why you believe you should be awarded a fellowship. Indicate your accomplishments, goals, long-range plans, financial need, and plans for use of your graduate education.

Acknowledgement of the receipt of your application and/or subsequent material will be made by e-mail.

Address for application submission

Ramona Gallagher, Chair
NY Grace LeGendre Fellowship Committee
1217 Delaware Ave., Apt.807
Buffalo, NY 14209-1432
Email: fellowships@gracelegendre.org

Application timeline – 2016 Fellowships

  • September 2015 – applications will be made available.
  • February 28, 2016 – deadline for applications and all supplemental material to be postmarked and sent to the Fellowship Chair.
  • March 2016 – applications will be evaluated.
  • April 2016 – the decision regarding successful applicants will be made in early April. Recipients of Fellowships will be notified by e-mail followed by an official letter of award.

Application: http://www.gracelegendre.org/Portals/0/docs/GLEF2016FellowshipApplicationSept2015.pdf