Office of AHANA Student Programs
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Career Center Events – Fall 2013
Resume & Cover Letter Workshops; Interview Workshops
Offered weekly – sign up in EagleLink, https://bc-csm.symplicity.com/students/
Liberal Arts Professional Development Series
Tuesday evenings in the Cabaret Room of Vanderslice
Check Eaglelink for topics and exact times
Gain professional insight through weekly sessions featuring
BC alumni, employers and BC administrators
“How to Find a Great Internship” Workshops
Dates TBA, Check EagleLink for times & location
SAVE THE DATES – BC Internship Fair, Jan. 21 & 22, 2014
The Lagrant Foundation Scholarship for Careers in Marketing and Public Relations
For the application, click here
For more information, click here
The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines hands-on education, adventure, service learning, cultural immersion and global networking to create an unparalleled learning experience in Iceland & Costa Rica. This program becomes a launchpad for the future innovative leaders of tomorrow.
Upon completion of the GREEN program you will receive:
* Experiential Education visiting several Renewable Energy Facilities
* Service Learning through Community Service Projects in Impoverished Areas
* Adventures such as Surfing, Glacier & Jungle Hiking or Tectonic Plate Snorkeling
* Cultural Immersion with Local Indigenous Tribes, Eco-lodges and Animal Rehabilitation Reserves
* Entrepreneurial Inspiration developing your own GREEN Venture
* Access to our Alumni Network with job opportunities and industry connections
* Custom letters of recommendation based on your capstone project
* Transferable Academic Credit with a transcript awarded by Reykjavik University
Costa Rica 12-Day Winter and Summer Programs, 9-Day Spring Programs
Five forms of renewable energy, action-packed adventures, cultural immersion, memories for a lifetime all in paradise.
Iceland 10-Day Summer Programs , 8-Day Winter and Spring Programs
Noted as the greenest country in the world, Iceland is an untapped reserve of energy and adventure. We have partnered with Reykjavík University's Renewable Energy and Sustainability Master's Program (REYST) and the School of Science and Engineering to provide quality insight into the industry from the leading innovators.
Dare to be different.
Define your career path in 10 days.
Change the world.
Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2014 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus. Program dates are June 2 - August 8, 2014 and the application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2014. For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
Molecular Medicine PhD. at the Cleveland Clinic
The PhD program in Molecular Medicine, offered through a partnership between the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 enrollment. The focus of this Ph.D. program is training basic scientists who will have a strong clinical background to allow the movement of discoveries from bench to bedside. The innovative and rigorous biomedical science curriculum trains students in both basic and clinical research in a collaborative multidisciplinary clinical and research environment. Each student will have a Research Thesis Advisor and a Clinical Mentor who will help design an independent study, “Clinical Experience”, in addition to core coursework. All course work is completed in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Lerner Research Institute on the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic. Students can choose rotation and thesis mentors from a diverse academic faculty in research departments at both the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University campuses. The program is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute “Med into Grad” initiative, as well as a T32 grant from the National Institute of General Medicine. Details and the online application can be found on our website,www.lerner.ccf.org/molecmed/phd. The deadline for receiving applications is January 15, 2014. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session- Teaching Internship Opportunity
# of openings: ~30
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2013
Salary: $3,150 plus room & board for six weeks
Start/End dates: June 22-August 3, 2014
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an independent, coeducational boarding school in western Massachusetts. NMH Summer Session provides quality educational programs that attract students and faculty from all over the United States and the world. We offer a variety of credit and enrichment courses that enable young people to explore ideas and talents they might not have time for during the school year.
NMH Summer Session averages 250 students in grades 7-12 from more than 24 US states and 37 countries. One particular characteristic of our Summer Session student population is its diversity, and we are especially interested in hiring an equally diverse group of teaching interns.
Each summer, we hire experienced teachers (master teachers) and teaching interns to help us deliver the outstanding variety of courses and activities that set NMH Summer Session apart from other summer academic programs. Teaching interns assist an experienced teacher with classroom teaching of morning major courses, live in and help run dorms, and take charge of afternoon minor courses and sports.
Internships are available in many subject areas.
Additional information, course offerings, and intern application forms are available on the website at www.nmhschool.org/summer.
Applications are invited from undergraduates who, as a minimum, will have completed their junior year by the upcoming summer, and from graduate students and recent college graduates.
An applicant must have a strong academic record and the maturity and work ethic to succeed in a rigorous and demanding position.
Download summer teaching internship application forms and instructions at www.nmhschool.org/summer.
Melissa Stevens, Administrative Assistant
Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session
One Lamplighter Way
Mount Hermon, Massachusetts 01354-9638
Tel: 413-498-3290 Fax: 413-498-3112
If you are interested in discussing internships or other State Department career opportunities in the Foreign and Civil Service you should make it a priority to attend the Career Fair.
Here is the link to the US Department of State Student Internship Program: http://www.careers.state.gov/uploads/a0/e0/a0e0033df19a5e06b107a631a34e7cc1/FINAL_student_internship_book.pdf
Should you have any questions, concerns or will like to arrange appointments, Ms. Evyenia Sidereas can be reached at SidereasEM@state.gov
Office of Student Outreach and Support
Student Outreach and Support (SOS) is here to do just what our name says: support MIT students. We teach life-long skills like citizenship, healthy behaviors, and conflict resolution. We offer solutions, resources, education, outreach and programming on prevention and intervention. We also support students and families in times of crises, working collaboratively with students, families, and others from across the Institute to ensure the health and safety of our students.
SOS is officially comprised of 4 separate areas: the Office of Student Citizenship, the Office of Conflict Resolution@MIT, the Office of Student Outreach and Support, and the Office of Community Development and Substance Abuse.
For this internship position, the graduate intern would be working most closely with the Office of Conflict Resolution@MIT and the Office of Community Development and Substance Abuse (CDSA). The approximate breakdown will be 70% with the Office of Conflict Resolution@MIT and 30% with the CDSA.
Characteristic Duties with Conflict Resolution@MIT
The work of the Graduate Intern for the Office of Conflict Resolution@MIT includes the following:
• Create marketing and promotional materials for Conflict Resolution@MIT
• Assist with events, presentations, and workshops on a range of effective communication skills
• If applicable, obtain further training in negotiation and conflict resolution in order to support and run trainings on behalf of CR@MIT
• Assist in designing and implementing approaches to assess and document the successes and challenges of particular types of conflict resolution trainings
• Research and author blog posts on behalf of Conflict Resolution@MIT on emerging issues in
• Assist in implementing the outreach strategy for Conflict Resolution@MIT, helping to identify and follow up on collaboration opportunities and create connections across campus
• Partner with other SOS office interns on mutually beneficial projects
Select an additional project for their primary ownership in conjunction with the Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution
Characteristic Duties with the CDSA
· Serve as primary facilitator PartySafe and Social Host Trainings for all residential living communities.
· Assist in providing services and collaborating with other departments on campus including facilitating presentations during first year orientation in the summer, facilitating training for student leaders and student and professional staff, assisting residential life staff with the development of educational programming, etc.
· Work closely with the Director to assemble and develop relevant printed, audio- visual materials, and technological applications; as well as assist in the dissemination of these materials within the MIT community (e.g., parent resource brochure, alcohol poisoning fact sheet, student groups, etc.)
· Conduct individualized psychoeducation with mandatory and voluntary student referrals
Regular supervision provided by the Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution and the Director of the CDSA.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Experience working within the college environment as an undergraduate is a plus. The ideal candidate would have experience with the latest technology, as well as some experience in group facilitation or group presentation.
The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:
· Ability to work in teams as well as on individual projects; self-starter
· Familiarity with the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution
· Experience creating and maintaining social media accounts – Twitter, blogging, micro-blogging.
· Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
· Proficiency with the Adobe Design suite
· Experience and comfort with group facilitation and presenting to a wide variety of audiences
Elizabeth (Libby) Mahaffy, M.A.
77 Massachusetts Avenue, W20-507
Cambridge, MA 02139
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Libby Mahaffy.
This one-credit seminar will explore the social construction of race through the lens of whiteness and pathways for engaging in racial justice advocacy. By building a cognitive understanding of racism and critically reflecting upon one’s life experiences in the context of privilege, this seminar will facilitate the development of a critical racial consciousness. Students will come prepared to discuss scheduled topics, but each session will provide opportunity for free-form discussion. In order to move from dialogue to action, each student will be asked to participate in an action of their choice and present their experiences engaging in racial justice advocacy.
PREMEDICAL PROGRAMS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
DATE: 11-20-13 ISSUE: 3
Our office has received the following job listings/opportunities/programs/information. Though we are unable to evaluate the numerous listings we receive, we pass them on for your information. We therefore do not take responsibility for any of the positions, programs, etc that are listed below. Should you find a program/job of interest, please research it carefully.
Dr. Bevin Weeks, M.D., Pediatric Cardiology, Yale University, CT
Dr. Brendan Curley, DMD, Nahoba Family Dentists, Littleton, MA
To View further details and contact information go to the Premedical Programs website at www.bc.edu/premed link: “EagleDocs Alumni Search”, enter password/username “hippo”
2a--Medical School Applicants, Enrollments Reach and All-Time High https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/newsreleases/358410/20131024.html
2b--Free Online Resources to Help Students Prepare for New MCAT (2015) Exam Now Available
2c--American Dental Association comments on Senate dental bill
2d--Attention Pre-Vets: The AVMA offers a wide range of newsletters and other email services to help you stay informed about veterinary issues and the work of the association. To learn more visit:
Visit the AHANA/Diversity Resources section of the Premedical Programs Office website http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/cas/premed/resources/ahanadiversity.html
3a--Visit AspiringDocs.org, the new AAMC Web site and campaign to increase diversity in medicine, http://www.aspiringdocs.org.
3b-- Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. There are 12 AAMC participating institutions around the country. To learn more visit http://www.smdep.org/ Applications open November 1, 2013 and closes March 1, 2014.
3c-- The Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity and Community Partnership will sponsor the Thirteenth Annual New England Science Symposium on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts. The aim of the symposium is to encourage postdoctoral fellows and students, particularly underrepresented minority individuals, involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research, to present their research projects through oral or poster presentations and to exchange ideas to further their career development. The deadline to submit abstracts is January 9, 2014. There is no registration fee for this symposium, but pre-registration is required. To submit an abstract and to register visit: http://www.NewEnglandScienceSymposium.org. For further information or with any questions, please contact Pinar Kilicci-Kret at 671-432-5580 or email@example.com.
3d-- Interested in doing research this summer? Many universities throughout the country offer Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP). Application deadlines vary typically between January and March. Listed below is one example:
UMass Medical School SURP http://www.umassmed.edu/content.aspx?id=143124
3e--UMass Medical School is sponsoring a Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
Dates: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014
The College Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a tuition-free four-week residential program for undergraduate sophomores and juniors interested in entering the health professions. The program includes enrichment classes to enhance participants’ academic and communication skills. Seminars include the professional school application process with emphasis on medical school admissions and financing professional school. Must have completed 8 credit hours of Organic Chemistry, minimum of 30 credit hours of college work and be a graduate of a Massachusetts high school. Application Submission Begins: November 15, 2013 Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2014
For further information and an application visit: http://umassmed.edu/sep/index.aspx
4a-- The American Heart Association’s Founders Affiliate Research Committee is offering an Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship for the summer of 2014. For more information and online forms, please visit: Founders Affiliate Local Research Opportunities http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Founders-Affiliate-Local-Research-Opportunities_UCM_315885_Article.jsp Contact Mary Gonzalez at 212-878-5912 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding application preparation or submission. The application submission deadline is February 18, 2014.
4b-- A B.C. Biological Chemistry elective is being offered next June in Dublin, Ireland. This intensive 4-week program, equivalent to Bi435, will be taught by Prof. Arlene Wyman. Weekday lectures will be complemented with cultural excursions in Dublin and the surrounding countryside. Contact OIP for more information or email email@example.com
4c-- Pre-dents considering a Pre-dent Post-Bac program? Below are two examples:
The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Oral Health Sciences Track
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
M.S in Biomedical Sciences Dental Scholars Program
4d-- John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD is offering a summer course for undergraduates in Human Anatomy, June 2-June 27, 2014. For further information and an application form visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/FAE/anatomyinstitute. For further information, please contact Ms. Arlene Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4e--Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals is pleased to announce its new entry level Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Program. The application deadline is December 1, 2013. For more information visit www.mghihp.edu/ot
4f--The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical
students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD. For further information visit: http://go.osu.edu/success In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2015 or 2016, enrolled in a U.S. 4‐year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident. The application is available online through January 31, 2014.
4g--Interested in Public Health? BC Connell School of Nursing is offering NU210 Public Health this Spring 2014.
4h--Thinking about attending a Post-Baccalaureate Program? Visit www.bc.edu/premed click on “Preparation” link and then Post-Baccalaureate Information.
5a--Attention Pre-dents! The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine invites all pre-dental students to attend our 5th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference on Friday, November 22nd from 4:30 to 8:00 PM. Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 You must RSVP at: http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/cy4q28ewkskz5x4dy
5b-- Drexel University School of Public Health is offering class visit opportunities during the fall academic term. Date: Monday, November 25th. Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on the 2nd year Health Management and Policy course, Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice, as well as have lunch with our current students. Guests can RSVP at the following link: http://publichealth.drexel.edu/Prospective-Students/Visit/Class-Visit-Days/5420/.
5c--A representative from the Boston College Career Services is available for Science Students, Wednesdays @ 1:30pm – 2:30pm., Higgins Main Entrance or Thursdays @ 4:30pm-5:30pm in Merkert. Topics include: Career Exploration, Resume Critique and Writing Cover Letters, Interview Prep, Internship Search. For more information contact: Graduate Assistant, Alison Reilly, email@example.com.
5d--Boston College Event: Genetics, Narrative and Identity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Friday, November 22, 2013, McGuinn Hall 334, 5:00pm. Key Address: The Story of Illness: Where It Is Written? When? By Whom? Keynote speaker Rita Charon, M.D., PH.D., Columbia University. For more information visit www.bc.edu/genetics.
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Though we are unable to evaluate the numerous listings we receive, we pass them on for your information. We therefore do not take responsibility for any of the positions, programs, etc that are listed below. Should you find a program/job of interest, please research it carefully.
Additional resources can be found at www.bc.edu/premed under Preparation then Health Care Experience, Research. Volunteer / Internships resources can be found under Web Resources from www.bc.edu/premed
6a--Want to become a Dorchester House volunteer? Dorchester House is a community health center with medical services as well as a number of social wellness programs. They are seeking volunteers to help launch a new, centralized registration and beyond! To learn more contact Alex Douglas Phone: (617) 740-2526, firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122.
6b-- The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dental Medicine College Summer Fellowship Program is designed to offer undergraduates who are completing their sophomore, or preferably their junior year of college, and plan to pursue a career as a M.D., D.M.D., M.D. /Ph.D., or D.M.D. /Ph.D., an opportunity to participate in the research activities of a laboratory at the School of Medicine or Dental Medicine under the direction of a faculty member. For more information and an application visit: http://medicine.uchc.edu/prospective/collegefellow/index.html Application deadline is March 15th.
6c--Interested in summer research Programs? Many medical and dental schools throughout the country offer Summer Undergraduate Research Programs. Application deadlines vary between January and March. Visit Research which is located under Web Resources on the Premed homepage then on the AAMC: Summer Undergraduate Research Programs link
6d-- The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical
students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation? Includes: housing, travel, and a $4,000 stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2014. For further information and for an application visit http://go.osu.edu/success
6e--Attention Pre-Dents in NY area Dentsimlab is offering a Thanksgiving Break Course cost $45 Date: 11-27/12-1-13. Pre-Dent and Dental students: Spend 2 hrs at the lab working on preps while getting work evaluated in real time. RSVP: 646.741.2103 x702
for information contact Info@dentsimlab.com.
7a--Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia is hosting a Pre-Health Professionals Day Open House, Saturday, November 23, 2013 Temple University Programs Represented: College of Health Professions and Social Work,
School of Podiatric Medicine
School of Medicine
School of Dentistry
School of Pharmacy
Registration: 9:00 a.m. Program: 10:00 am–1:30 pm
Lunch will immediately follow the program/Parking is provided, but limited. Please call (215)625-5451 to RSVP. For more details http://temple.edu/podiatry
8a--Seniors and Alumni: Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), Boston University School of Medicine, VA Healthcare System is looking to hire a full-time Histology Assistant. Looking for a recent college graduate interested in learning first hand the science of Histopathology at CSTE. Studying the long term effects of repetitive brain trauma on athletes. To apply send cover letter and resume to Lauren Murphy email@example.com. For more information visit: www.bu/cste http://www.bu.edu/cste/our-research/brain-bank/
The information contained in this email is intended for all students interested in the sciences, health field, and various outreach/social programs.
Institute on Business and Government Affairs - Tisdale Fellowship
Washington, DC: June 8 – August 9, 2014
*Application Deadline: February 10, 2014
*Full Scholarship & Stipend Provided
*Internships in High Tech Public Policy Field
The Eben Tisdale Fellowship provides undergraduates from around the country with the opportunity to learn about technology and public policy issues through hands-on experience in Washington, DC. The Fellowship provides students with a full scholarship to attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) and a $1,000 stipend.
The goal of the Fellowship is to create a supportive and collegial environment in which a new class of public policy professionals will be mentored to help ensure that the high-tech industry continues to have highly capable and well-trained individuals in both policy advocacy and senior management positions.
Internships: Fellows participate in a nine-week internship in the government relations office of a leading high technology company or association. In the recent past, fellows have interned at such companies as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Philips Electronics, as well as trade associations such as the Business Software Alliance or TechAmerica.
Issues Seminars: The issues seminar is a weekly lunch hosted by the different sponsoring companies and associations. Expert speakers lead discussions of current public policy issues in Washington, and the methods the high technology industry uses for effective advocacy.
Academic Credit: Fellows will earn six academic credits in government and leadership ethics from George Mason University.
Housing: Fellows will live in furnished apartments on George Washington University’s downtown campus.
Interested applicants should visit www.TisdaleFellowship.org to learn more about the program and begin the application process. Admissions requirements include an online application, official transcript and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be received by the February 10, 2014 deadline for consideration.
Applicants may also choose to apply for the Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship, which is part of the Tisdale Fellowship program and includes the same scholarship and stipend. The selected student will intern with Dell Computers for the summer. Any undergraduate student with an interest in diversity and ethics issues, and in learning about high-tech public policy issues, may apply for this fellowship. Application instructions are provided on the website.
Questions may be directed to Program Manager Colin Parks at Tisdale@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.
Quotes from Past Fellows
“I had a blast during the summer. I loved the nature of my job, I loved the place where I worked and the people with whom I worked, and I loved DC. I cannot think of a better way to spend the summer learning about the private-industry sector in Washington DC than to be a Tisdale Fellow. You will be matched with high-quality tech organizations that take seriously the mission of the Fellowship. I highly recommend this program.”
Joel Mehler, Stanford University
Intern, Business Software Alliance
"The thing that adds value the most is the fact that we are listening directly to people who have been working in the field, and they can tell us how to make policy in real life, how to interact with other peers, with the government, how to face situations and conflicts."
Natalia Maya, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Philips Electronics Intern
“The Tisdale Fellows program opened my eyes to the role that tech companies play in shaping public policy in DC. I had no idea that there were so many issues that affect the development of technology - from cybersecurity to tax policy. The Tisdale Fellows program offered me an invaluable experience and education in my public policy studies.”
Eric Nakano, Duke University
Technology CEO Council Intern
Explore A way to learn about PwC
Are you looking for a unique and rewarding career experience? Are you interested in getting your foot in the door with one of the most prestigious professional services organizations in the world? Are you a diverse freshman or sophomore?
Explore is an opportunity you can’t miss
We are seeking high performing students interested in considering a business or accounting related major, if not yet declared, or those looking for further information on careers in accounting and other business related fields.
What to expect
If selected, you will be invited to a unique and interactive one day program comprised of experiential learning and training sessions aimed at developing teamwork, strategic thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Not only will participation help cultivate these important characteristics, but it also provides a great networking forum with other students and PwC partners, principals, and staff. Explore is an outstanding opportunity for talented, diverse freshman and sophomore students to learn more about the accounting profession and to discover their own career goals and aspirations. All done while having a lot of fun.
PwC has a strategic business focus on diversity
PwC provides industry focused assurance, tax, and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 169,000 people in 158 countries across our network share their thinking, experience, and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. To achieve our business goals, we have a number of initiatives and programs that support our strategy to hire, retain and advance the best talent. At PwC, we believe that diversifying our people, at all levels, is critical to the continued success of the US firm. We view diversity and inclusion as business imperatives that will help us sustain our leading position in the market and exceed our clients’ expectations.
How can I apply?
If you are interested in participating in the PwC eXplore Program, please visit your campus careers services job posting for the eXplore program application or copy this link to your browser, www.pwc.com/explore. The deadline to apply is December 13, 2013!
PwC’s eXplore Program
January 25, 2014
125 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Applications for the 2014-2015 Global Health Corps fellowship are now open! Global Health Corps is creating a new breed of leaders that develop innovative solutions to the world's most challenging health problems. Please help us find our next class of emerging leaders.
Part two of the application will be posted on December 6, 2013. Applications close January 26, 2014.
Global Health Corps places talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US in a 1-year, paid fellowship. Through intensive training, professional development, mentorship, and thoughtful community building, we ensure that fellows are equipped to be global health changemakers during their fellowship and beyond.
Spring Break Service Opportunity: ServeUP New Orleans
Who: Everyone and anyone interested in helping restore and rebuild New Orleans, where Hurricane Katrina hit about eight years ago.
What: Interested in spending your free time over spring break rebuilding Katrina-struck New Orleans? Curious to see how the topics of social justice and faith concretely intersect? THEN READ ON!
The truth is, even after all these years, the city of New Orleans still needs much restoration. We will be working hand in hand with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and other college campuses in the Northeast region by the morning and exploring themes of social justice and faith by night. Look out in the upcoming weeks for further details, but CLICK ME FOR MORE INFORMATION
When: Spring Break 2014, February 28, 2013- March 9, 2013
Where: NOLA (New Orleans, LA)
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The APA Y-Advocate program was initiated to engage high school students in introducing them to advocacy, social construct, and identity while developing their leadership skills. Participants will be encouraged to challenge themselves in understanding the importance of advocacy. The program is an opportunity to make new friends and allies in the local community and to engage fellow Asian Pacific American (APA) high school students in becoming the next generation of leaders.
2013 APA Y-Advocate Fall Schedule:
OCA-Greater Washington, DC
We thank State Farm® for the generous support that made this program possible and to our local OCA-Chapters who will be hosting the APA Y-Advocate program. To attend any of the listed sites above please register here or go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org and click "APA Y-Advocate” under "Programs.”
APIA U: LEADERSHIP TRAINING
APIA U: Leadership Training has helped shape thousands of college students across the nation. Through an interactive leadership program, the training exposes students raising awareness and skill building within a social justice framework. The one-day training provides a solid foundation to engage with other regional students on campus and in their personal communities through hands-on exercises, workshops, and discussions focused on APA identity, history, leadership and social justice. Led by experienced APA facilitators, each training session consists of 40-60 students.
Knowing that cultural influences impact how one leads, sessions will equip student leaders with a unique training opportunity that will serve as a life-long catalyst for social change. Early registration is encouraged based on the deadlines provided.
2013 APIA U: Leadership Training Fall Schedule:
Dates of Training
Arizona State University
University of Wisconsin, Madison
For over a decade, this program has been made possible through a generous support provided by State Farm®. To register for the listed trainings please click here or go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org and click "APIA U” under "Programs.”
If you are a student leader who would like your union or association to host an APIA U: Leadership training for the region, we are now accepting applications for the 2014 calendar year. This is an opportunity for your group to build a stronger network of community, while strengthening APIA awareness on campus. To apply to bring the training to your campus click here or go to OCA’s website at www.ocanational.org and click "APIA U” under "Programs.”
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates thanks Southwest Airlines for being the Official Airline of APA Y-Advocate and APIA U: Leadership Training.
Click here to download the registration packet
for The Boston Scholar Athletes program at English High School
The Boston Scholar Athletes program (BSA) is a registered 501c(3) whose mission is to improve academic achievement through athletics in the Boston Public High Schools. This focus is based on the proven link between athletic participation and positive academic performance. On the field, we strive to improve the scholar-athlete experience through equipment and uniform upgrades, and skills training, and conditioning. We provide regular instruction to the coaching staff to ensure they are properly trained both in their sport and more importantly in the philosophy that a coach is a mentor. In the classroom, we strive to improve academic performance and personal growth through mentoring, tutoring, summer job placement assistance, and our College Readiness Initiative. These collaborative efforts build skills, confidence, shape character, and enhance opportunities for success.
The center of the academic program is the Zone, a school-based learning center for scholar-athletes to receive academic support. In 2009, BSA staffed, operated, and funded a pilot Zone in Dorchester High School. It was painted in the school colors and decorated with school trophies and photos of the scholar-athletes in action – all highlighting their accomplishments. The impact on the students was immediate: a sense of pride was restored, grades increased, and confidence grew.
Since the establishment of the Zones, the BSA has demonstrated noted improvement in our scholar-athlete's academic performance and eligibility rates. We measure our success on a daily basis by tracking eligibility, grade point averages, progress reports, and evaluating student satisfaction surveys. Due to our relationship with the Boston Public Schools, we are able to monitor the grades of the 3,000+ scholar-athletes currently enrolled in our Zones. This enables Zone Facilitators to asses scholar-athletes’ grades, test scores and teacher’s comments. This is vital to our success because it allows for day-to-day monitoring of academic performance so that scholar-athletes, tutors, teachers and Facilitators can work to prevent ineligibility, and increase participation in athletics.
For anyone interested in tutoring please contact Megan Morin at email@example.com or 617-517-4598.
ALPA Boston Opportunities
Upcoming ALPFA Boston Events
11/20/13 - ALPFA Boston's 11th Annual Executive Leadership Summit, Marriott Copley Hotel
Upcoming Partner & Community Events
The application is available here: https://orgsync.com/47756/forms/87391
The McNair Exploratory Program, more commonly known as MEP, is a branch of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program where the central purpose of MEP is to involve first-year students in a conversation about professional career, graduate education, and research. For the application, please click here.
BC provides scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students every year
Many more great opportunities!! Comprehensive list available through the Boston College University Fellowships Committee!
External Scholarship Information
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
Details: There are several essay opportunities that provide a cash prize, visit the website for a detailed explanation on what each essay entails
When to Apply:
The application is currently closed. Initial Applications are accepted Aug - Oct 31 of the senior year in high school.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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.
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.
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
Thurgood Marshall Fund
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.
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
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
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.
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:
Quality of application
Displayed interest in the software industry
Commitment to leadership
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.
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.)
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
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)
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
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:
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.
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.
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).
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 email@example.com, call (202) 347- 8280 or visit www.chli.org.