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

 

 

 

2016 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship (January 13, 2016)

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship at www.rangelprogram.org.

The Rangel Program is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for its 2016 graduate fellowship.   The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service.

FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDIES –In 2016 the Rangel Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $47,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.2005 Rangel Fellow Andrea Corey researched human rights issues during an internship in U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

ORIENTATION- New Rangel Fellows will participate in an orientation at Howard University in mid-May, shortly after their selection. The purposes of this orientation are to familiarize the Fellows with all aspects of the fellowship and to enhance their understanding of, and skills for, Foreign Service careers.

TWO SUMMER INTERNSHIPS (CAPITOL HILL AND OVERSEAS AT U.S. EMBASSIES) –Rangel Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues for Members of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U. S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study.

MENTORING– Each Fellow will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at the State Department.

CURRICULUM -Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration or foreign languages at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Studies in law do not satisfy this requirement.  Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S. universities simultaneously with their application to the Rangel Program.

EMPLOYMENT/CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS– Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. Fellows are required to obtain medical, security, and suitability clearances in order to remain in the program.  Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Rangel Program and the subsequent five year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation. Click here to learn more about the obligations that Rangel Fellows assume when they accept the fellowship.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2016 for a two-year program at a U.S. university.
  • They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2016, or they can be college graduates.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Graduate Fellowship Program – Application Requirements

  • Background Information (e.g., name, contact information, international travel).
  • A personal statement (in 600 words or less) that discusses the applicants’ reasons for applying, interest in foreign affairs, commitment to pursue a Foreign Service career and any relevant experience or information.
  • A statement (in 400 words or less) from the applicant that discusses his/her need for financial assistance to attend graduate school, including an explanation of:
    • The financial assistance received during undergraduate studies
    • Overall education-related debt
    • Ability/plans to pay for graduate school independently
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One from a faculty member
    • One from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant’s non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential

Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically.

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship with a copy of: (choose one)
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of U.S. citizenship
    • US Passport

(** Applicants are required to bring originals to the interview, if selected as a finalist.)

(Note: This should be uploaded in easy to ready PDF format.)

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word of PDF format.)
  • GRE or GMAT Scores (copy of report sent to student) ◦ (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format.)
  • Official Financial Aid Statement from your senior year, if you received financial aid. ◦ (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format. If you did not receive financial aid, you do not have to submit this.)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities the applicant has attended for credit. Please use university-generated transcripts. An official transcript would be best; a student copy is acceptable if it is in the format of an official transcript. If you are selected for an interview, you will have to bring an official transcript in a signed, sealed envelope, to the interview.

The application deadline is January 13, 2016. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University. The program expects to have all documents to be submitted electronically. Should applicants have insuperable problems submitting a document electronically, they can consult with program staff about alternate methods (rangelprogram@howard.edu) However, we strongly encourage you to submit documents electronically.

For all inquiries, please contact: Rangel Program Assistant (202) 806-4367 or rangelprogram@howard.edu

Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org.

To meet with a fellowship advisor for assistance with your application, please contact ofso@jjay.cuny.edu.

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.