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ASPIRE to Lead

The PwC women's leadership series

#pwcaspire

On Thursday, April 24th from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, PwC will be hosting a forum on women and leadership. The event is part of “Aspire to Lead: The PwC Women’s Leadership Series,” which includes a number of programs and workshops hosted by PwC that are designed to provide college students like yourself with the tools to help you build your leadership skills.


Our event will feature a webcast with special guest speaker Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO and the author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates. Sheryl will provide her perspective, and answer questions about how women can embrace leadership and accelerate the transition from campus to career. The event will be broadcast live from Facebook’s campus in California.


Following the webcast, we’ll be talking about the topics covered during the broadcast, and engaging in a discussion around the key takeaways. It’s a topic that’s sure to result in lively discussion, and we look forward to having you participate in the dialogue.
I am excited to invite you to join PwC for this very special event. Because seating is limited, RSVP by Friday, April 11th. Please click on the below link to register.


Date: Thursday, April 24
Location: Conte Forum, Shea Room
Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm EST Please plan to arrive 5 -10 minutes early
Event details: Lunch will be provided.
RSVP: http://pwc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5iKssFSicLb5LjT


If you can't attend in person, I hope you’ll tune in to the webcast via the following link: http://www.pwc.com/aspire.


You can read more about PwC's commitment to developing the next generation of women leaders here.


The “Aspire to Lead” series is designed to provide you with valuable insights that will help you accelerate your development during this critical time in your personal and professional life. I hope you will take advantage of all the series offers, and I encourage you join our event or to tune in to the webcast!

2014 BLACK FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE


Thursday, April 10
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Talent Showcase
Featuring Striver’s Row Poet Zora Howard, BC dance organizations, student poets, and
student art
VANDERSLICE CABARET ROOM

Friday, April 11
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: GET READY; IT’S A NEW DAY
Featuring Dr. Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute
for African American Studies, University of Connecticut
STOKES HALL, ROOM 195S
8:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.: Fashion Show: “FLAWLESS”
Featuring BC Student Models and High End Fashion
HEIGHTS ROOM

Saturday, April 12
Noon: Students v Alumni Basketball Game
RECREATION COMPLEX OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURT
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Alumni Mixer
STOKES HALL, CHOCOLATE BAR
7:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Black Excellence Gala
Featuring Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
YAWKEY CENTER, MURRAY FUNCTION ROOM

Sunday, April 13, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Donald Brown Brunch
Mc ELROY COMMONS, FACULTY DINING ROOM
5:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.: Voices of Imani Album Release Concert
GASSON 100

Unity Dinner
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:00-9:00PM
Boston University, Metcalf Hall at George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

The AAC proudly hosts its Eighth Annual Unity Dinner celebrating “Unity Through Community” by honoring the significant contributions of leaders and organizations that have worked tirelessly to promote positive changes and improve the livelihoods of the communities they serve. 

More information can be found directly on our website:
http://www.aacommission.org/

Career

 

 

OCA Seeking Candidates for 2014 – 2015 Civil Rights Fellowship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1 April 2014                                

CONTACT                                                           

Kham Moua | Civil Rights Fellow

202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org                                                    

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is seeking qualified candidates for the 2014 – 2015 OCA Civil Rights Fellowship.

The OCA Civil Rights Fellowship is a national advocacy fellowship based at the OCA National Center in Washington DC which seeks to organize and mobilize the chapter networks across the country to support the building of individual and community capacity for greater civic engagement among Asian Pacific Americans.

The key components of this program include but are not limited to:

  • Voter Registration
  • Hate Crimes Education and Monitoring
  • Public Policy

The Fellow will work directly and collaborate with the OCA Chapters through a series of turn-key projects. The ultimate objective of this program is to create a movement of APAs that embrace the vision of robust civic engagement that fosters a strong democratic society for generations to come.

The methodologies used to promote civic engagement include:

  • Issue specific public education programming 
  • Volunteer mobilization activities
  • Community leadership summits and town hall meetings

Candidate Requisites:

  • Strong cross-sectional analysis around civil rights issues related to civic engagement activities (including naturalization process and voter mobilization), race relations, immigration, economic development, access to institutional and non-institutional resources and hate crimes within the framework of these issues impacting Asian Pacific American (APA) communities.
  • History of demonstrated experience in leading community based advocacy efforts within culturally diverse communities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently to provide hands-on project management through all phases of project development process:  Research, planning (development of time-lines, work plans, and budget), implementation, tracking, and evaluation.
  • Experience with presentation, facilitation and training to small as well as large groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to write in an accurate, concise, and audience-appropriate manner on complex public policy issues.
  • When appropriate, be prepared to interact with the public including the media—able to direct inquiries to the appropriate organizational spokespersons.
  • Supervise staff and interns as assigned by the Executive Director according to existing organizational policies and procedures as well as human resource best-practices.
  • Serve as the primary staff liaison and support to the advisory groups for each of the projects/programs assigned.

Additional Qualifications:

  • At minimum, undergraduate degree in political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, public administration, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred (i.e. MA/MS/MPA, MBA, JD, PhD)
  • Proven history of developing and maintaining positive organizational relationships with community based organizations, government agencies, and corporations through the use of communication media.
  • Experience in event planning and programming which requires management of logistics—especially for projects such as training, town halls, press conferences, panel discussions, etc.
  • Ability to manage constituent database and website content software.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of informational technology to fulfill the work requirements including common work productivity software and hardware, i.e. MS Office suites, Adobe Acrobat, etc.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.

Additional Qualifications (Continued):

  • Proven ability to manage, motivate and coach staff, interns and volunteers with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to exercise creativity with consistency and utmost integrity.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Capacity to maintain professional demeanor while working under significant pressure.
  • Capacity to work in a fast paced and flexible environment.
  • High level of personal energy.
  • Interest and commitment to Asian Pacific American advocacy issues.
  • Willingness to work nights/weekends and to travel periodically as required

Location and Duration:

To be based in Washington, DC at the OCA National Center for 12 Months, starting in July 2014. The fellow must be able to relocate for this opportunity after acceptance—no relocation costs are included in the fellowship.

Compensation:

$35,000 to $40,000 per year depending on experience, plus health benefits (the Fellow may elect to enroll in dental benefits at her/his expense) and two weeks of vacation.

Application:

Interested individuals should apply online or by submitting the following:

  1. Copy of the official transcript from a degree issuing institution.
  2. Application
  3. Cover Letter
  4. CV or Resume
  5. Four (2) Professional References and (2) Personal References
  6. Two (2) essays (Please see the essay prompts included in this packet).
  7. Two (2) Work Product Samples:
  8. Work Plan with time-lines indicating assigned leads or person responsible for fulfilling documented activity.
  9. Budget for activities, projects, or programs managed.

Essays:

  1. How does your ethnic background inform your interest in advocating for the Asian Pacific American community?   What are some strategies for engaging with communities that you are not familiar with?
  2. What two strategies can you offer for encouraging more Asian Pacific Americans to be civically engaged?  How can we change attitudes, cultures, and sense of importance for civic engagement?

The completed packet must be:

  • Submitted electronically online or as a hard copy to:  OCA 1322 18th St. NW, Washington DC  20036.
  • The completed packet must be received at the OCA National Office by 5 PM EST April 30, 2014.
  • All application submitted by the due date will be issued an e-mail confirmation verifying receipt.

Questions:

For additional questions, comments, or concerns, please contact kmoua@ocanational.org or call 202.223.5500. ext. 115

 

BOSTON COLLEGE

William F. Connell School of Nursing

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Global Health Initiative

Peer Spanisb Tutor

Overview of position:

The Global Health Initiative is a credit granting clinical practicum for undergraduate and graduate nursing students that takes place in Nicaragua during spring break.  We are seeking 3 to 4 Spanish-speaking students willing to tutor our nursing students to help them communicate appropriately during their practicum. These tutoring sessions primarily focus on the vocabulary normally used in a clinic visit and on enhancing comfort speaking Spanish.  Tutors also help the nursing students as they prepare group health education programs for Nicaraguan lay health promoters.   Our participants find this experience valuable, particularly the opportunity to forge new relationships with students from other disciplines.

The tutoring sessions will begin in the fall and end prior to spring break.  Tutors will be paid for weekly one-on-one sessions initially with individual students and then in small group discussions during the last sessions. An orientation will be provided along with a paper or DVD copy of the Hesperian book Donde No Hay Doctor and an accompanying curriculum guide. 

Job requirements:

1.      Advanced fluency in speaking, writing and reading Spanish

2.      Comfort and competence working with senior and graduate students with varying levels of language ability

3.      Knowledge of medical Spanish and regional/colloquial terms desirable

4.      Commitment of 1 hour per week per student for 3-4 students for up to 14 sessions

Compensation:   Tutors will receive $10/hour/student or student group

Application:   

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please send the following information by email to Dr. Ronna Krozy at krozy@bc.edu.  You may also call Dr. Krozy at 617-270-3994 if you have specific questions. 

Name                                                                     Telephone

Preferred email

Program of study                                                  Year graduating

Country of origin or heritage

Number of students you could accommodate:     3____              4____

Please describe in one or two paragraphs in Spanish how you developed your Spanish fluency and why you are interested in this position.

Thank you for your interest!

Enterprise Architecture & Technology Solutions Tracks

State Street’s Information Technology (IT) group takes a leadership role in providing innovative, scalable technology at the heart of our business operations — and is the foundation on which we deliver our products and services to our clients. It is also a key competitive differentiator for State Street. Our more than 5,000 information technology employees and contractors worldwide help ensure that State Street’s technology  connects our clients to the marketplace, provides them with valuable investment information and makes them more productive. We offer deep, product-specific expertise and flexible, innovative solutions. Backed by leading technology, strong processes and control, and a global presence, State Street is a secure partner who can grow with its clients as they expand or need new services.

Qualifications:

§  Undergraduate, graduate,  and experienced graduate (MA/MS & PhD) roles

§  Work in technology, engineering, finance, business or  equivalent

§  Minimum GPA: 3.2 or equivalent (U.S.); 2.1 (U.K.)

§  Strong technical, analytical, modeling ,organizational and project management skills

§  Ability to search and aggregate multiple data sources for comparative analysis and summary

§  Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with experience in delivering professional presentations

§  Passionate interest and competency in global financial markets

§  Deadline and detail-oriented

§  Ability to work in a fast-paced, structured environment

§  Must possess and demonstrate leadership and management skills

§  Ability to work independently while also adopting a collaborative approach to achieving results and reaching successful outcomes

§  Professionalism, dependability and trustworthiness

§  Highly motivated with an exceptional drive for success

§  Ability to identify problems and explore solutions

§  Enthusiasm for learning and commitment to career development, with an understanding of existing strengths and potential barriers to success

§  Completion of at least one professional internship, ideally within financial services (desirable)

§  Fluency in a second language (desirable)

 

About the Professional Development Program (PDP)

State Street’s Professional Development Program (PDP) is a high-potential, leadership development and rotational program designed to identify and develop future leaders within State Street.  The program has multiple tracks, sponsored by key business lines and functional teams around the globe.  Each track is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the participating business line or functional team, along with our global business. 

The program extends over two years and incorporates specific training, professional development, and rotational job assignments across a variety of departments. Rotations are designed to provide hands-on experience in different roles and business activities to help program participants develop a comprehensive understanding of each business area and the overall investment industry.

The program includes:

·     An intensive four-week, firm-wide orientation and training at our corporate headquarters in Boston, which includes a week-long financial markets boot camp course, business overview presentations and case studies delivered by many of State Street's executive leadership.  

·     Multiple cross-functional and cross-business rotational job assignments designed to accelerate the development of critical industry knowledge, skills, and experience.

·     Access to training courses on financial markets and essential business skills.

·     Access to senior executives and leading industry professionals.

·     Regular performance reviews and feedback.

·     Successful program participants will be placed into direct roles within State Street, where the collective knowledge, skills and experience they’ve gained through the program can be applied.

 

Our Company

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $25.4 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.2 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2013, State Street operates in 29 countries and more than 100 geographic markets worldwide.

With more than 29,660 employees, at State Street, our people are our greatest asset. We recognize that highly skilled, engaged and productive employees are essential to our success. Our company values reflect our commitment to employee engagement, Global Inclusion and corporate social responsibility — to help you build a fulfilling career. Around the world, we aim to be an employer of choice by offering competitive compensation and benefits, personal and professional development opportunities, and a work environment that promotes a diverse array of people, ideas and skills.

We’re a company that insists on, and rewards performance excellence. We know our success hinges on attracting the best people to join us — people like you.

Internships

REU in Data-Intensive Computing at Clemson University

Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) in Data-Intensive Computing at Clemson University

DETAILS:

Students will be matched with a faculty mentor at the beginning of the summer program, and each student will participate in a focused research project. Faculty mentors participating in the program have a broad range of interests in data-intensive computing, from "Big Data" analytics and architectures to biomedical informatics to computational ecology to reliable software engineering, and much more. The program also includes extensive training in tools and technology used in data-intensive computing research, as well as enrichment lectures, excursions, and social events.

Application review will begin in March 2014. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.cs.clemson.edu/reu/.

Send questions to: Dr. Brian Dean (bcdean@clemson.edu)

REU at University of Central Florida

There is an REU program at the University of Central Florida that is actively looking for underrepresented students and women to apply to their fully paid summer program.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://crcv.ucf.edu/REU/.

Opportunities

 

 

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The University of Rhode Island invites you to join us at the 11th Annual New England Latino Student Leadership Conference on April 10-11, 2014. Sueña en Grande is a two-day conference designed to promote leadership development of Latino college students. The conference's theme is centered around our emerging Latino leaders seeing the possibilities for the future and acquiring the skills necessary to turn those dreams into reality. 

A evening performance, keynote speakers Victor Capellan and Sixcia Devine, 10 leadership development workshops for college students, 2 professional workshops for faculty and staff, and a series of "un-sessions"  focused on conference attendees needs are just a few of the conferences' offerings. The website contains registration, lodging, and schedule and is located at http://nelslc.com

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It's that time of the year...

to Volunteer...for the 2014 Asian American Women in Leadership Conference Team!

Do you believe in connecting and inspiring Asian American women and girls to become leaders within their communities? Are you interested in hands-on experience planning a major event and working in an amazing team of women? ASPIRE is seeking motivated and enthusiastic volunteers for our 10th annual Asian American Women in Leadership (AAWIL) Conference! The AAWIL conference is a day-long event in Boston in November, and we're looking for at least 10 volunteers with a variety of skill sets and passions. Hours and scheduling are flexible. For more information regarding the conference, please visit our website HERE!

If you're interested in learning more about the various roles, contact Conference Director, Jenney Szeto, at jenney@girlsaspire.org, by April 1st. We're excited for another fantastic conference and hope to hear from you to join our team!

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College Advising Corps – Boston Benefits:

Living Stipend: advisers receive a living stipend of $24,200* per year (the max allowable for AmeriCorps). Advisers are paid monthly.

Health Insurance Stipend: advisers also receive an additional $2,000* benefits stipend to subsidize health insurance costs.

Education Award: advisers receive an education award upon completing their service year, totaling $5,550*. The education award can be used toward paying off loans or paying for future educational expenses.

Loan Forbearance: College Advising Corps staff will work with each adviser to support them to advocate for any existing college loans to be put into forbearance during the term of service.

*Note: For the service term of March-June 2014, advisers receive a pro-rated living stipend, health insurance stipend, and education award. For the 2014-2015 full service year (July 2014-June 2015), they receive the full amounts listed above.

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Scholarships

World Unity, Inc. is sponsoring a Songwriting Contest!   $500 Prize 

World Unity, Inc. was founded in 1993.  Our mission is to make a continuing and enduring contribution towards the elimination of all forms of prejudice, bias and discrimination. We believe we can achieve this through the permanent construction of a landmark showcasing the Sun poem:          

            

                                                       Are you greater than the sun

                                                       that shines on everyone: Black,

                                                       Brown, Yellow, Red and White

                                                       The sun does not discriminate © 1985

                                                                                                         Sara Ting

 

 Turn the Sun poem into a song!  The song must include these words.  The winner will receive $500. And the song will be presented at World Unity, Inc.’s 18th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Gala and posted on World Unity, Inc.’s website.

This contest is not only a great opportunity to win $500 it also elevates the power of music.  It’s bringing alive the words of the Sun poem to help create a consciousness of equality in America and the world.   

  $10 entry fee per submission 

  To enter the contest visit : www.worldunityinc.org.

  All entries must be in CD format and include an entry form

  Song must include the Sun poem and be no long than 2 minutes

  Send entries to the following address:

  World Unity, Inc., 2 Eliot Place, Jamaica Plain, 02130 c/o of S.Ting

  Copyright rules are on the entry form

  Deadline for submission:  April 18, 2014. Winner will be announced on the website



BC provides scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students every year

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship 

Oscar Romero Scholarship

Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship

Benigno and Corazon Aquino Scholarship

Many more great opportunities!! Comprehensive list available through the Boston College University Fellowships Committee!

 

External Scholarship Information

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

Website: http://aynrandnovels.com/essay-contests.html

Details: There are several essay opportunities that provide a cash prize, visit the website for a detailed explanation on what each essay entails

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Website:https://www.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=388

When to Apply:

The application is currently closed. Initial Applications are accepted Aug - Oct 31 of the senior year in high school.

Program Overview

1. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.

2. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists and notified by mail and email around December 1. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due by mid-January. Our Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February.

3. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.

Eligibilty Requirements

CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools); U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees; anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Applicants May Not:

be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

 

 Gates Millennium Scholarship

Website: http://www.gmsp.org/

 

 Holocaust Remembrance Projects Essay Contest

1. DEADLINE INFO: Essays will be accepted until Midnight of April 19, 2012, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Entries received after 12:00 a.m. (EST) will not be accepted.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to all students age 19 and under who meet the following criteria: 1) are currently enrolled as a high school student in grades 9-12 (including home schooled students), or who are high school seniors who may graduate high school any time in 2011, or who are enrolled in a high school equivalency program; and (2) are residents of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or are U.S. citizens living abroad.

3. WRITING PROMPT and WORD COUNT: Students responding to this year's writing contest should study the Holocaust and then, in an essay of no more than 1,200 words: (a) analyze why it is vital that the remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust be passed on to a new generation; and (b) suggest what young people can do to combat and prevent prejudice, discrimination and violence in our world today. Your essay may have a theme that addresses one or two aspects of the Holocaust, or may be a broad overview. It is important that your essay exhibit your research skills as well as your creativity.

4. SUBMISSION: All essays must be uploaded to this contest web site by clicking HERE. Essays sent by mail, faxed, or e-mailed will be disqualified. The body of your essay may be NO MORE THAN 1,200 WORDS. The essays must be written in English. Every student must also submit an entry form which you will be prompted to complete before you download your essay. Be sure to log into this website through Internet Explorer or Firefox in order to successfully submit your uploaded essay and entry form.

5. REFERENCES: While this is a creative writing contest, research must be an integral component of the writing process. Every essay must include a Works Cited, Reference Page, or Bibliography citing all materials used in the research and writing of the essay. When conducting your word count, do not include words contained on your Works Cited, Reference Page, or Bibliography.

6. YOUR NAME: We will identify your essay electronically through the entry form you complete when you enter the contest. Do not include your name anywhere on any page of your essay. When conducting your word count, do not include words contained on your Works Cited, Reference Page, or Bibliography.

7. AUTHORSHIP and FORMAT: Each essay submitted must be the work of one student and may not be the collective work of more than one student. The essay must be in prose format and may be a commentary or interpretation of primary and secondary source material such as historical and reference material; oral histories; interviews, eyewitness accounts; official documents, maps, diaries, correspondence, testimonies, autobiographies and works of poetry, video or audiotapes, films, art, CD-ROM and Internet sources. The essay must be primarily directed toward this year's writing prompt. The essay must not be a fictitious story, poem, or lyrics to a song.

8. JUDGING: Entries will be judged anonymously and will not be returned to students. Submissions that adhere to the guidelines will be judged with special attention to: (1) evidence of relevant reading and thoughtful use of resource materials; (2) treatment of the writing prompt; (3) clear and effective language, mechanics and grammar; and, (4) a coherent plan of organization, and (5) creative use of literary devices.

9. ORIGINAL WORKS: By submitting an essay, applicants certify that their essays are original, authored solely by them and that in writing their essay the writer did not plagiarize or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third parties.

10. CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION: Certificates of Participation will be issued by e-mail to all students who enter an essay to the Holocaust Remembrance Project and provide a working e-mail address in their entry form. Certificates will be printed out by recipients.

11. WINNERS: Winners will be notified of contest results by a telephone call, and all winning essays will be posted to our Web site by June 10, 2012. The ten First-Place Winners and teachers chosen to accompany the group will join Holocaust survivors during an all-expense-paid trip to Boston in late June of 2012.

12. SCHOLARSHIPS: The ten First-Place Winners will be awarded college scholarships from $5,000 to $2,500. Announcement of awards will take place at a special event during the Boston trip. Scholarships are directly paid to winners' post-secondary educational institutions after students have graduated from high school and upon Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's receipt of copies of their registration paperwork from said post-secondary educational institutions.

13. CASH PRIZES: Ten Second-Place Winners are awarded $500 cash prizes. Ten Third-Place Winners are awarded $250 cash prizes. These prizes are presented in the form of checks that are mailed to the address provided in the Second and Third Place Winners' entry forms.

14. MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUCTIONS: All essays submitted may be used or published in whole or in part by the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation or by other parties with its written permission. The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation reserves the right not to publish any essay it deems inappropriate for any reason. First-Place Winners MUST agree to participate in the entire Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship experience in Boston in order to receive a scholarship. In the event that a First-Place Winner is unable or unwilling to participate in the scholar week in Boston, in its entirety, no substitution prize will be awarded. The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation reserves the right not to award a prize or any prizes when submissions do not meet contest standards or criteria. Former Holocaust Remembrance Project First-Place Winners are not eligible to enter in this essay contest. For more information on past essays, visit our Web site at www.holocaust.hklaw.com or e-mail all questions (not essays) to holocaust@hklaw.com. Before you contact us by e-mail, please check the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

 

National Association for Black Journalist

NABJ awards more than $60,000 in scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.

General Requirements

  • All applicants must be a student member of NABJ
  • All applicants must be a journalism major or pursuing a career in journalism.
  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and have at least one year of school remaining. Awards will be granted for the 2010-2011 school year.
  • Previous NABJ scholarship winners are not eligible to reapply.
  • Some awards include additional requirements. See individual award descriptions.

Scholarship Descriptions

Allison EFisher Scholarship - $2,500

Carole Simpson Scholarship - $ 2,500

Visual Task Force Scholarship up to $1,250

Larry Whiteside Scholarship - $2,500

NABJ Scholarship - $2,500

Application Requirements

A one-page resume (Microsoft Word)

A 500-800 word essay describing your accomplishments as a journalist, your career goals, and your financial need for the scholarship. (Microsoft Word.)

Official college transcript (Scanned JPG or PDF)

Contact information of three references from professional journalists, professors, advisors who are familiar with your journalistic work. Letters are not required.

Five samples of your best work in any of the formats below. Make sure your work samples highlight your reporting, editing, and/or producing skills. Work sample submissions should be based on the individual scholarship (i.e. print, broadcast, online, etc.) Please see individual scholarship descriptions above. Required information and accepted formats include:

Print stories: Please upload your clips to Google Docs or any other third party sites and submit links to your work via the application form.

TV packages:Please upload videos to YouTube or Google Video and provide links to your work via the application form.

Radio packages:Please upload packages to mypodcast.com and submit links via the application form.

Photos Please upload JPEG photo selects to Flickr.com and create a "SET” titled "NABJ Scholarships” and provide a link to the SET via the application form. Or submit link to your online portfolio via the application form.(NOTE: Minimum of 20 images)

Slideshows:Please submit links to your work via the application form.

Web Sites:Please submit links to your work via the application form.

Flash animation:Please submit links to your work via the application form.

Tips

To ensure your application is ready to be submitted, have an instructor or counselor review your package to confirm that:

Your resume is clear and highlights each of your accomplishments

Your essay is readable and tells us why you want to be a journalist

You have explained your financial need

 

Please make sure to review the "Application Requirements” section prior to beginning the online application.

 

United States Department of Agriculture Scholarships

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mrpbs/hr/job_opportunities/scholarship_info.shtml

 

Thurgood Marshall Fund

http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/scholarship/about-scholarships-program

Research studies show a leading obstacle to obtaining a college degree is a student's inability to afford college. In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics, reported that students enrolling or completing Bachelor’s programs has largely become stagnant.

Since its inception in 1987, Thurgood Marshall College Fund  (TMCF) has provided scholarships to qualified students attending its member-schools.  TMCF scholarships have provided support to help fund an education at one of our nation's public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

TMCF provides merit-based scholarships to students seeking financial assistance to complete their education. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria. Awards are made each semester and are based on a verification process designed to ensure that academic expectations are being met and that there is an unmet financial need.

All classifications of students are invited to apply for a TMCF scholarship.

TMCF Scholarships:

Are merit based and applicants must have a financial need to qualify.

Are restricted for payment of tuition, on campus room and board, books and fees.

Are paid directly to the college or university on behalf of the award recipient to be credited to his or her school account.

The average award is $2,200.00 per student per semester.

All scholarship award recipients must re-apply annually for renewal.

TMCF Scholarship Criteria:

Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Attend one of the 47 TMCF Member Schools

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

Demonstrate leadership qualities and service experience

Be recommended by a Faculty or Staff member of your current school

 

Microsoft Scholarships

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

A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal—making a real difference in the software industry.

Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Basics

If you’re interested in applying for the 2012-2013 academic year scholarships, please check back soon for application deadlines. Microsoft selects final candidates based on the following criteria:

Eligibility

Quality of application

Displayed interest in the software industry

Commitment to leadership

Financial need

 

Diversity at Microsoft

We encourage student populations currently underrepresented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees. All candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility described below may certainly apply, while we do award a large majority of our student scholarships to women, minorities, and the disabled. Minority applicants must belong to one of the following groups underrepresented in the software field: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American.

Provisions

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’re 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.)

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application. Plus, we’ll need to see that you’re making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics—and that you demonstrate an interest in computer science. Because the scholarship is merit based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. For more detailed information regarding eligibility, please read our FAQ.

Burger King Scholars

http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html

BURGER KING® General Track (Note: Employees and children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for both tracks will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award)

Applicants must:

Be residents of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico

Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada

Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent

Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2012-13 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship

Recipients will be chosen from the BURGER KING® Scholars pool including both BURGER KING® General Track and BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track applicants based upon the following criteria. Recipients must be:

Citizens of the United States or Canada

Students who have graduated from high school within the last three years or full-time students who are seniors at a public, private, parochial or alternative high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico

Students who are applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Students who have a cumulative un-weighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3

Students who have taken and received a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700

Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and Students who demonstrate substantial work experience

AWARDS

The only mode of application will be a web-based e-application. All applicants will be required to complete the application in English or Spanish. The following awards are available:

$1,000 awards

Three (3) $50,000 James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship Awards

One (1) $25,000 "King" award

Up to four (4) $5,000 Regional awards

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF):   

Run completely at the local, grassroots level, the LNSF is coordinated nationally by LNESC.  We bring together local fund raising efforts with corporate partners to provide over $750,000.00 in scholarships to all levels of degree-seeking students each year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

•  Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident

• Must have applied to or be enrolled in a   college, university, or graduate school, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate’s degree

•  A student will not be eligible for a scholarship if he/she is related to a scholarship committee member, the Council President, or an individual contributor to the local funds of the Council

AWARD CRITERIA: Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards:

1.National Scholastic Achievement Awards

• The student has a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and, if the student is an entering freshman

• The student scores 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test.

2. Honors Awards

• The student has a GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and, if the student is an entering freshman

• The student scores 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test.

3. General Awards

Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, emphasis may be placed on the individual’s motivation, sincerity, and integrity, which can best be revealed through a personal interview and in the personal essay. Need, community involvement, and leadership activities will also be considered.

 

For consideration of an Honors or NSA award, entering college freshman must also submit:

• Unofficial high school or college transcript with GPA                             

• Copy of ACT or SAT score report (official College Board copy not required).

 

GE Foundation/LULAC Scholarship Program

The General Electric Foundation/League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding minority students in completing their college education. The program is directed specifically to disadvantaged minority students with career interests in business or engineering. The GE/LULAC Scholarship Program is sponsored by the General Electric Foundation and is administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC), the educational branch of LULAC. All awards are contingent upon the support of the General Electric Foundation.

 

TERMS: The GE/LULAC Scholarship Program will award $5,000 scholarships to qualified minority students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors leading to a bachelor’s degree at accredited colleges or universities in the United States who will be classified as college sophomores in the fall. The $5,000 awards will be divided into two equal disbursements made on September 15 and January 31. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university and deposited in the recipient’s name. The funds will be allocated toward the payment of tuition and academic fees, and the purchase of required educational materials and books. The school is custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

• Must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

• Must be CLASSIFIED AS A COLLEGE SOPHOMORE in the fall semester.

• Must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. • Must be a business or engineering major.

• Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

 

Roothbert Fund

http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php

The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.

The Fund is a small, nearly all-volunteer scholarship fund based in New York City, which awards yearly grants and works to foster fellowship among grant recipients. Once a year, the Fund accepts applications for grants, which include essays, transcripts and recommendations. From these written applications, the Fund identifies a group of finalists to be invited for a brief personal interview. On the basis of this interview, the Fund typically selects about 20 new scholarship recipients each year.

Eligibility: Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. For more information, applicants should read with care the Founders Prologue in the History and Mission of the Fund.

Location of Applicants: As a rule, The Roothbert Fund does not make Scholarship Grants EXCEPT to applicants whose current or permanent address is located in one of the following States of the United States and applicants planning to move to one of such States prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina. It is probably counter-productive to submit an application if you live outside this area.

Size of grants: Grants are small (averaging $2,000-$3,000) and are meant to be supplementary. Aid is given for the ensuing school year.

VERY IMPORTANT--BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING: Please note that applicant interviews are scheduled on extremely short notice in March and are held in New York, New Haven, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The Fund will not pay any transportation charges or other costs of applicants who are invited to be interviewed. Persons who live at a significant distance from these cities should reconsider submitting an application, if the expense and time required to travel to any of those cities would be unduly burdensome. No grant is awarded by the Fund without a personal interview. However, submitting an application does not guarantee being invited for an interview, and being invited for an interview does not guarantee a scholarship.

In making a decision to apply, applicants should also keep in mind that if they are awarded a grant, they will be obligated to attend at least one weekend fellowship conference sponsored by the Fund during the first year on grant.

Obtaining an application: Because of its staff limitations, the Fund designates a three-month period from November 1 to January 31 each year in which printed applications forms are made available. Because forms are revised each year, applicants are discouraged from copying forms that may be on file with financial aid offices, or have been saved from prior years.

Requests by individuals for application forms should be directed to the Fund after November 1 for the ensuing academic year. The form includes requests for autobiographical essays, supporting transcripts and letters of recommendation.                                                          

To obtain a copy of the current application form, submit a written request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to The Roothbert Fund, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1830, New York, NY 10115, or you may download a current copy of the form here between November 1 and January 31.

Interviews: After the application forms are received, some candidates will be invited to an interview with the Scholarships Committee. The Fund does not make grants to applicants who are not invited to be interviewed. Interviews are held during March of each year at Fund headquarters in New York City and currently also in Washington, DC, New Haven, and Philadelphia. Before entering the competition, each applicant should consider carefully whether he or she can arrange to be present for such an interview and must affirm on the application form his or her intention to be present for an interview, if invited. The Fund does NOT reimburse applicants' travel or other expenses incurred in the interview process.

Announcement date: Awards are announced in late April. Grants are mailed to the grantees' institutions in August.

Terms of acceptance: Acceptance of an award obligates the recipient to:

• maintain a high standard of work and conduct,

• have transcripts sent to the Fund by his or her school after each semester,

• attend at least one weekend fellowship meeting,

• keep a close relationship with the Fund through correspondence and visits, and

• advise the Fund promptly of any change in his or her academic or financial situation.

Every award is subject to revocation if, in the opinion of the Fund, the holder fails to live up to these requirements.

 

Sidley PreLaw Scholars Initiative

Students can receive financial support to cover tuition in LSAT prep course and application fees for law schools. Also offers coaching on completing a successful law school application, additional $2500 in scholarship assistance for the senior year of college, a seminar instruction on the structure of the American legal system and other useful topics. Please refer to the website here.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Provides Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. Several types of scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students are available. (Application deadline varies with scholarship)

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

Dedicated to ensuring the participation and success of Asian Pacific Americans in government at the national, state, and local levels. Offers fellowships and summer internships that place college students in Congress, federal agencies, or the APICS office itself. (Application deadline TBA)

John Hancock Summer Diversity Internship Program

Offers on-the-job training, programming, and mentorship within the company in this 12-week summer internship program. (Application deadline TBA) 

College Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Offers a tuition-free 4-week residential program for undergraduate sophomore and juniors interested in entering the medical field.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Minority Student Summer Research Opportunity Program

A program designed for undergraduate students who have been underrepresented in the field of medicine who have a strong interest in a research career in biomedical or biological sciences. (Application deadline March 1st, 2008)

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholarship Program

A program that aims to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. This scholarship assists qualified Hispanics to pursue MBAs. (Application deadline TBA)

The Daniel Kovach Scholarship Foundation

Offers a list of multiple scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for variety of areas, from blogging to web design.

Match Corps

Offers a one-year Urban Education fellowship program. Similar to programs like Teach for America and the New York City Teaching Fellows Program.

Here are some helpful websites that list other scholarship opportunities for students:

(The list below is established through various sources and is for information only. Neither Boston College nor the Office of AHANA Student Programs is responsible for the contents found in these websites. They are not afiiliated with BC or OASP).

Black Excel

Black Student Fund

Diversity Network

Fast Web

FinAid: The Smart Guide to Financial Aid

FinancialAidTips.Org

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Ron Brown Scholarship Program

The Indian American Scholarship Fund

ScholarshipHelp.org (general information about scholarships)

Sallie Mae (search for scholarships)

 

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is Accepting Applications for its Tuck Business Bridge Program 

 

Washington D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is committed to advancing the Hispanic Community's Diversity of Thought, and we recognize the importance of a strong educational foundation in order to do so. That is why CHLI has partnered with Dartmouth College, to offer students the opportunity to participate in the Tuck Business Bridge Program.  

 

The Tuck Business Bridge Program is a four-week, total-immersion program for rising juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Taking place at the Tuck School of Business on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire; the Tuck Business Bridge Program offers students a rigorous curriculum that challenges them to work effectively within a team, develop leadership skills and familiarize themselves with today's business practices.

 

Students can expect to gain valuable knowledge in accounting, marketing, finance, and global economics. They will receive personalized attention by professors who are leaders in their respective fields, maximizing their learning experience and allowing face-to-face interaction. 

 

The Tuck Business Bridge Program takes place during the summer from July 15 to August 9, 2013.The application deadline for the Program is March 15, 2013.

 

CHLI will provide two students with a scholarship to participate in the program. Scholarship includes round-trip airfare, $4,900 to aid with room and board, and provides funds for research materials. In addition, students selected to participate will spend a weekend in Washington D.C. meeting CHLI staff, and sponsors of the program.

 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of Hispanic descent, and either be enrolled in a four-year university, or be a recent college graduate focused in an area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

 

Selected students will receive round-trip airfare, books, room and board. For additional program details and please contact Leo Velasquez at lvelasquez@chli.org, call (202) 347- 8280 or visit www.chli.org.