American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW’s Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Grants range from $2,000 to $12,000 and provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Eligibility:

Career Development Grants are open to women who

  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree;
  • received their bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2013;
  • do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree;
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and
  • plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following:
    • Bachelor’s or associate degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree program
    • Certification program
    • Technical school
    • Professional degree (e.g., law or medicine)

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a select cohort of accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive intercultural professional program in Germany. Bosch Fellows act as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. In addition, they participate in professional seminars, where they travel to meet and exchange ideas with experts and decision makers from Germany and Europe.

Prior to their work placements and seminars, Bosch Fellows receive private tutoring prior to their departure for Germany and participate in 8 weeks of intensive language courses in Berlin. Fellows are from the fields of public policy and administration, foreign and security policy, urban and regional planning, business, journalism and communications, law, or cultural and arts management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra).

Eligibility

Candidates for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • 40 years of age or younger at the application deadline
  • Minimum five years of relevant, full-time work experience in target fellowship field (excluding internships)
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Evidence of outstanding professional performance
  • Sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  September 28, 2017

The Schwarzman Scholars program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders. The program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Scholarships will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree:  Applicants who are currently enrolled in undergraduate degree programs must be on track to successfully complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2018 before orientation begins.
  • Age Requirement:  Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018.
  • English language proficiency:  Applicants must demonstrate strong English skills, as all teaching will be conducted in English. If the applicant’s native language is not English, official English proficiency test scores must be submitted with the application. This requirement is waived for applicants who studied at an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was English for at least two years of the applicant’s academic program.  The requirement will also be waived for applicants who have studied in English for two or more years at a Master’s degree level or higher

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

The 2018 session will begin on January 16 and conclude on April 6, 2018. The Fellowship offers a stipend of $9,000. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies within the last five years may apply.  Areas of study may include social/behavioral sciences, health and medicine, physical or biological sciences, engineering, law/business/public administration, or relevant interdisciplinary fields. 

The program is open to US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens who hold one of the following visas:

– F-1 students using CPT (curricular practical training)
– F-1 students using OPT (optional practical training)
– J-2 dependents
– J-1 students using academic training
– J-1 research scholars with written approval of their Responsible Officer
– DACA recipients
– Adjustment applicants, refugees, asylees, and selected other visa classes

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Nomination Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation award is intended to assist Ph.D. candidates in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and social professions in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations. The 2017-18 Dissertation Fellowship is a one-quarter award established with support of the University President. The purpose of these awards is to relieve graduate students of their teaching duties or other employment not directly related to the dissertation in order to devote their full time to writing the dissertation.

This is a one-quarter award. The award provides a stipend equivalent that of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,572 per month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits. The award must be used during the 2017-18 academic year (summer 2017 through spring 2018). The choice of the quarter will be left to the discretion of the graduate student in consultation with his or her supervisory committee chair.

Eligibility

  • The student must have passed the General Examination and attained candidate status by the time of nomination and
  • The student must have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of Summer Quarter 2018 or sooner.
  • The student must be in a tuition-based program; students in fee-based programs are not eligible.
  • The student may not have received another dissertation award from the Graduate School (e.g., Gatzert, GO-MAP)

Interested students must be nominated by their department, and departments can nominate no more than two students. For complete information about this opportunity, including details of the nomination process and a list of eligible departments, click here.

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2017

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 20 scholarships of $3,750 to ethnically diverse minority graduate students in 2017. Students must be attending accredited institutions in the U.S. and focusing on the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Detroit where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two day-long career development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited institution within the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • Must pursue a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2017
  • If chosen, the applicant must attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association’s Graduate Scholarship Program is designed to help current and future JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge in order to prepare or advance their career at a JCC. Graduate students pursuing their first degree in a subject area that would enrich the work of the JCC Movement are encouraged to apply! Graduate courses must be taken at an accredited university in North America.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 10, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs:

  • Architecture
  • Computer/information sciences
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics/statistics

Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:

  • Master’s in business administration — applicants may apply for second year of study only
  • Law — applicants may apply for third year of study only
  • Doctorate in medicine — applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only

Applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have achieved high standards of academic excellence and show promise of distinction in their respective fields. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year, and should be pursuing a course of study in the United States over the full academic year. Priority is given to women who do not already hold a master’s or first professional degree.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Scholarships

Application deadline:   May 10, 2016

Washington State Business and Professional Women’s (WSBPW) Foundation transforms workplaces by strengthening the capacity of organizations and businesses to create work environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women.

WSBPW offers several scholarships, including scholarships for women age 30+; single women with children; women pursuing careers in journalism, communication, horticulture, or business; minority women veterans; and women who are residents of South King County. Scholarships range from $250 to $1,000.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Woman student and a U.S. citizen
  • Meet age requirements for specific scholarship or grant
  • A resident of Washington State for one or more years
  • Officially accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in Washington State or enrolled in an “online” accredited program accepted as a Washington State Education institution
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability
  • Be in need of financial assistance
  • Submit an official transcript of grades (copy accepted)

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://bpwwafoundation.org/scholarships/

Blakemore Freeman Language Fellowships

Application deadline:   December 30, 2015

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.

An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.

Blakemore Refresher Grants provide individuals in mid-career an opportunity to refresh their advanced Asian language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/