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.

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Women in International Trade (WIIT) Scholarship

Application deadline:   March 15, 2016

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business. Winners receive a scholarship award of $1,500 and a free one-year membership to WIIT. Scholarships are awarded to one female undergraduate and one female graduate student during each scholarship period.

Applications for the Fall 2016 semester will be accepted until March 15, 2016 and applications for the Spring 2017 semester will be accepted until July 15, 2016.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see: https://wiit.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/WIIT-Scholarship-Program-Form-2016-2017-1.pdf

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships

Application deadline:   January 10, 2016

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.

The organization awards a range of fellowships and grants for graduate study each year.

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 (see list below). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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

Awards amounts range from $5,000–$18,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/spf-application/

Winter 2016 TA Position in the Evans School

Application deadline:   December 14, 2015

The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is looking for one 20 hour/week Teaching Assistant (TA) for PBAF 517, Economics for Policy Analysis and Management II. The TA will be responsible for assisting with the teaching of a section of PBAF 517.

Duties:

The specific duties of a TA will vary depending on the section, and will generally include:

  • Helping the instructor as needed to support and assess student learning (e.g., classroom support, evaluation/grading).
  • Conducting weekly quiz/review sessions on course topics.
  • Attending regular class sessions if requested by the instructor.
  • Preparing and distributing course materials, including the syllabus, lecture notes, problem sets and non-copyrighted supplemental readings.
  • Managing the course website and e-reserves.
  • Helping students meet course goals and standards by answering questions and providing assistance with students’ drafts, and writing and analytic skills as needed for each course.
  • Holding regular office hours and, for some courses, writing sessions.
  • Providing feedback as requested to the instructor on teaching effectiveness and impact.
  • Arranging for audio-visual needs for course.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Doctoral student, or Master’s-level student who has completed the course (or equivalent) with exemplary performance.
  • Must have completed UW Canvas learning management system training prior to start of appointment.
  • Effective oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Other skills needed to meet the duties listed above.

Application process:

Submit letter of application, a transcript showing grades in relevant core or equivalent courses (unofficial is ok) and a resume.
The letter of application should explain why you would like to TA, your qualifications to do so, and for which section(s) you are applying to TA.
Please consult the winter 2016 course schedule for the specific days and times of instruction and quiz sections to avoid conflicts with your own classes.

Apply on or before December 14, 2015.
Candidates will be notified of selection by 12/23.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

For complete information about this opportunity, see UW Hires Req. # 127559

Winter 2016+ RA Position in the START Center

Application deadline: December 4, 2015

The Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center in the Department of Global Health uses an innovative mentorship model to provide high-quality analysis and research support to public health organizations while developing applied research and analytic skills of graduate Research Assistants in global and domestic public health. Launched in 2011 through a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center now supports two programs. The Global Program works with the Gates Foundation and other organizations working in global health. The Domestic Program uses a similar model to work with state and local health departments, and other US-based public health organizations.

The START Center team includes graduate students and faculty mentors with diverse backgrounds in public health, clinical practice, epidemiology, and related fields. The Center partners with the Foster Global Innovation Fellows Program at the Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship to incorporate MBA students into our teams, integrating a business approach into our analyses. With combined field experience on six continents, START teams approach research questions with a nuanced understanding of the complex challenges that affect health in communities across the globe and here at home.

Position Summary:
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Research Assistant (RA) with the START Center to develop practical skills in applied research and analysis, and work closely with faculty members to receive training and mentorship. Specific projects depend on client requests, but may include landscape analysis or background research on infectious causes of morbidity and mortality, and assessments of the state of science and practice related to global public health interventions. RAs work with faculty mentors to develop the project approach, and engage in research activities ranging from identifying, compiling and synthesizing available literature to conducting key informant interviews, performing empiric data analyses, and developing and presenting reports and materials. Project scope and content vary!

Faculty Supervisor(s):
Judd Walson, MD, MPH, Stephen Hawes, PhD, Ann Duerr, MD, MPH

Dates of Appointment:
Winter Quarter 2016 (potential to extend for additional quarters)

Position Type:
Schedule I RA appointment (50% appointment, approx. 20 hours/week, 220 hours/quarter). Under 50% schedule I appointments, tuition is paid by the RA-ship. There may be opportunities for extension in future quarters, dependent upon performance, project fit, program needs and funding.

Eligibility:
This position is open to current graduate students at the University of Washington who will be enrolled in a degree program during Winter Quarter 2016.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Quantitative and analytic skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and concepts and make sound judgments based on available information.
  • Experience in planning and managing tasks and deliverables.
  • Ability to ensure on-time delivery of high quality results.
  • Ability to adapt one’s leadership and communication style to a range of situations.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please send your complete application in one PDF attachment to Emily Allen (START Center Managing Director) at emily04@uw.edu by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, December 4th, 2015. Please include “Last name, first name START RA App Winter 2016” in the email subject line, and please use the same naming convention for your attached PDF application. Failure to follow application directions outlined below will result in immediate disqualification of application.

Your complete application includes four components, in the following order:
1) Current CV/resume
2) Cover letter
3) Two-page writing sample –a sample written solely by the applicant
4) Contact information for two professional references –name, title, phone, and email

La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Application deadline:   October 15, 2015

The La Unidad Latina Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to funding educational achievement and civic empowerment in the Latino community.

The objectives of the LUL Foundation are to:

  • Award scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to scholars pursuing academic excellence in higher education
  • Fund community programs and student organizations dedicated to the civic empowerment in the Latino community

Educational scholarships are awarded to scholars ranging from $500 to $1000.

Eligibility

Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduate four-year college, and graduate students who meet the following criteria and abide by the following requirements:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale. Cumulative GPAs below 2.80 do not qualify for a scholarship
  2. Currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible Degrees: all Bachelor degrees and Juris Doctor, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy.
  3. Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.
  4. Must reside in the United States.

Required Documentation

  1. Official university-issued academic transcript(s) required and included in application. Graduate students are required to submit graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
  2. Letter of recommendation from university administrator/faculty or community leader demonstrating student leadership and commitment to civic service. (200-350 words)

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://www.lulf.org/apply/

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Application deadline:   October 1, 2015

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give 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 will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

Schwarzman Scholars will be selected on the basis of not only their academic aptitude and intellectual ability, but also their leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to anticipate paradigm changes, exemplary character, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions.

All qualified candidates will have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees prior to enrollment and must be proficient in English.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://schwarzmanscholars.org/

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   September 9, 2015

About the Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 18th year, is a full-time hands-on training and educational program that provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 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.

Alumni of the program hold positions in Congressional committees such as the House Science and Technology Committee and at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Agency for International Development, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. They also work in foreign governments, in international institutions such as the European Union and World Bank, in universities, and in the private sector.

  • This is NOT a scholarship. This program is NOT employment, does NOT fund research, research-related activities, award scholarships, or provide financial aid assistance of any kind.  A stipend is provided to offset living expenses during the fellowship period.
  • Eligibility. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) 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. Learn more about eligibility.
  • Reference Requirements.  TWO online references must be received prior to application submission.  You will NOT be able to submit your application until BOTH references have been received. References must be relevant to your academic, professional, volunteer or other related experience.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm

Fulbright Clinton Fellowship

Campus deadline:   September 9, 2015

Information Session:  August 13, 2015, 2:30 pm (room information will be sent to registrants)
To register:   https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/megray/277316

The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component. To be eligible, one must have a master’s degree by Sept. 1, 2016 or be a currently enrolled doctoral student (as of Sept. 1, 2016).

Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in all public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, the environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications.

Successful applicants must be young professionals who have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, outstanding organizational skills, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role. Fellows may be responsible for activities such as policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation; drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence; record keeping and note taking; and general project management. Fellows will have the opportunity to use their subject area expertise, language fluency, and other skills, such as IT proficiency, during the program to support the achievement of host institution goals. Responsibilities will be finalized after the placement is made. Participants will also be expected to carry out an academic component, such as an independent research project or related coursework. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships are available to:  African Union, Burma (Myanmar), Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Ukraine.

The University of Washington application deadline is September 9, 2015; UW alumni are encouraged to apply through the University.

For more information about the program, see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbright-clinton-fellowships

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Sessions

A representative from the Global Scholarship Programs, Institute of International Education (IIE), will be visiting the UW-Seattle Campus to provide information about the new Schwarzman Scholars Program on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders and to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century and beyond. The Schwarzman Scholars Program will support 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities and an indispensable base for the country’s scientific and technological research.

Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world.  Selected candidates will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

For those ready to make their mark on the world, the Schwarzman Scholarship Program represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications open in April 2015.  The inaugural class will begin July 2016 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

For more information about the program, see www.schwarzmanscholars.org

Schwarzman Scholars Program Presentation, UW-Seattle Campus
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Presentation Location Time
Faculty and Staff Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/506
171E Mary Gates Hall, UW-Seattle 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Undergraduate and Graduate Presentation – PLEASE RSVP
https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507
107 Fisheries Building, UW-Seattle 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Webinar for institutions and students – PLEASE RSVP
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1656093573849315073
Webinar 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

For additional information about this scholarship and others, please contact:
UW Bothel
Erin Hitzemann, ehitzemann@uwb.edu, Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Natalia Dyba, ndyba@uwb.edu, Global Initiatives
UW-Seattle
Mona Pitre-Collins, mpitre@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, OFC of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, UAA
Emily Smith, emilys42@uw.edu, Global Opportunities, UAA
Helene Obradovich, helene@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, OFC of Fellowships and Awards, Graduate School
UW Tacoma
Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65@uw.edu , Student Fellowships & Awards