La Unidad Latina Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

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.  It awards scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 to individuals pursuing academic excellence in higher education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA above 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA Scale.
  • 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.
  • Completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants.
  • Must reside in the United States.

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

Advertisements

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 30, 2017

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain degrees. It offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to graduate students. All graduate fields of study are considered, although the program places an emphasis on STEM fields.

Students must be enrolled full-time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a completed FAFSA on file. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).

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

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Internship Fellowship for Minority Students

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during Summer 2017.

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

Dartmouth College Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The Eastman/Marshall fellowships promote student and faculty diversity by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars and other graduate scholars who demonstrate commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.

The fellowships support graduate scholars for a 12-month residency at Dartmouth that generally runs from September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all other PhD requirements to finish their dissertations with access to the outstanding libraries, computing facilities and faculty of Dartmouth College. Fellows may be pursuing the PhD degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

Two fellowships will be awarded. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $36,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. Fellows will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the fellowship and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching, either as a primary instructor or as part of a team. While visiting Dartmouth, fellows will enroll in thesis research as a graduate special (non-degree) student and will receive a full tuition scholarship towards the tuition billed to their student account.

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

American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. For 43 years, the MFP has supported more than 500 Fellows in pursuit of a doctoral degree in sociology. Areas of interest for former Fellows include social psychology, gender and sexuality, education, medicine and health, inequalities and stratification, race and ethnicity, and more. All of these areas of research and expertise are not just important for the growth of the discipline, but also to address important issues facing society. Sociologists have much to contribute to these research agendas, and many former Fellows have published or presented their work at leading conferences in their specialty area.

The annual stipend for each award (August 1- July 31) is $18,000. In addition, arrangements for the payments of tuition are made with universities or departments. There are also limited funds available for travel to the ASA Annual Meeting each August, regional or aligned association meetings in the spring or fall, and professional development training programs and workshops.

Eligibility:

MFP applicants must be enrolled in (and have completed one full academic year) in a program that grants the Ph.D. in sociology. MFP Fellows are selected on the basis of their commitment to research, the focus of their research experience, academic achievement, scholarship, writing ability, research potential, financial need, and racial/ethnic minority background. Specifically, applicants must be members of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Blacks/African Americans, Latinos/as (e.g., Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans), American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Asians (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian), or Pacific Islanders (e.g., Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, Filipino). Fellows must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Card.

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

University of Pennsylvania Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity

Application Deadline:  January 16, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to invite applications for the 2017-18 Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity. These awards are designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled in graduate or professional programs at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertations. The Fellowships are intended to support scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community.

These residential Fellowships support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation research or writing at Penn for an academic year, normally September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan an academic career to take advantage of Penn programs and faculty expertise and afford access to libraries and the resources of the Philadelphia region. Each scholar will be selected and hosted by a department or school and assigned a faculty mentor. Recipients will be in the stage of either advanced dissertation research or writing.

The Fellowship provides a stipend of $31,000, health insurance, library privileges, and a $3,000 research and travel fund. Moving expenses are also covered. This year, three Fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility:

Candidates for the fellowship must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a PhD program in the humanities or social sciences at an accredited university graduate or professional school other than Penn. Candidates must have passed any PhD qualifying examinations and be in an advanced stage of research and writing on an approved dissertation topic. Candidates must be students of exceptional academic merit, who also belong to a group underrepresented in higher education; come from a socially, culturally, or educationally disadvantaged background or have faced other significant personal obstacles; and/or(c) pursue academic research on cultural, societal, or educational problems as they affect disadvantaged or underrepresented sectors of society.

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

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2016

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under-represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues. The program seeks applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at $47,844 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave,and up to $5,000 for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12‐months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

Eligibility
Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions or limitations. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

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

2015-2016 GSA Positions with GO-MAP

Application deadline:   May 27, 2015 (at 5:00 pm)

Appointment Period

One academic year commitment from September 16, 2015 to June 15, 2016

Eligibility

University of Washington graduate students enrolled full-time (minimum of 10 credits per quarter) as of Autumn 2015. Please note that graduate students enrolled in self-sustaining/fee-based programs are not eligible for consideration

About GO-MAP

The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is a unit of The Graduate School Dean’s Office and works with the University to provide an innovative and inclusive graduate student community and experience. GO-MAP takes a leadership role in the recruitment and success of ethnic minority and underrepresented students and in building community on and off campus while enhancing scholarship and research. By providing opportunities for students to learn and grow through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic and racial diversity, GO-MAP simultaneously enriches the environment for all students.
GO-MAP is seeking a GSA who will be a member of a highly collaborative team that will serve a primary role in the overall coordination and implementation of programs and events that support outreach and recruitment; retention and professional development; and Graduate School Advancement initiatives focused on diversity.

Responsibilities (to be shared among 2 GSAs)

  • Event Planning
    • GO-MAP hosts various events on a quarterly basis. Tasks include developing and monitoring project management lists, making room and catering reservations, coordinating guest speakers and volunteers, and other event related duties as needed.
  • Enhancing Student Experience
    • GO-MAP is committed to building a strong sense of community among our graduate students of color, faculty, staff and campus partners. Students regularly stop by our office to ask questions, inquire about resources, or simply to talk and feel a sense of community. Applicants must be comfortable meeting new people of diverse backgrounds, initiating conversation and contributing to a welcoming atmosphere both in the office and at GO-MAP events. Tasks include co-chairing GO-MAP student groups such as the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB), serving on internal and external committees, engaging with students during events, and leading student activities.
  • Communications and Marketing
    • Communication efforts to students and the campus community are vital in GO-MAP’s programming and success. Tasks include developing targeted marketing strategies for events and programming using online tools and print such as Eventbrite, MailChimp, Convio, Facebook, etc.

Data Processing and Analysis

Considerable data collection is essential to GO-MAP and The Graduate School. Collection and processing of enrollment, event, and programming data to inform and assess trends, effectiveness and new initiative developments are required.

Other Duties as Needed

Support overall operations of the office including providing office coverage, answering phones, responding to general GO-MAP emails and attending weekly staff meetings.

Requirements

  • UW graduate student enrolled full-time (minimum of 10 credits per quarter) as of Autumn 2015.
  • Graduate students enrolled in self-sustaining/fee-based programs are ineligible for consideration;
  • Work approximately 20 hours a week (schedule is negotiable on a quarterly basis and as duties dictate);
  • Experience and interest working with diverse campus and community populations, particularly ethnic minority
    groups;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Highly organized, motivated individual that shows initiative;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting but also independently;
  • Availability to work minimal evenings and occasional weekends.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in creating communication materials (flyers, event programs, newsletters, etc.);
  • Knowledge of and experience in using social media;
  • Videography, graphic design abilities;
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting;
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)

Salary and Benefits

Compensation is at the GSA level for which the student is eligible. The UW’s policy regarding graduate student service appointments is set forth in detail in Executive Order 28. The basic monthly stipend and health benefits associated with student service appointments can be found here.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV describing your qualifications, experiences and skills that meet the needs of this position by Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM using this Catalyst dropbox: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/gomap/35658

For more information on GO-MAP, please visit our webpage and Facebook page. Contact gomap@uw.edu or 206.543.9016 with any questions.

Deadline extended: 2015-2016 GSA Position in the College of Education’s Office of Minority Recruitment & Retention

EXTENDED application deadline:   April 20, 2015 (5:00 pm)

College of Education, Office of Minority Recruitment and Retention
50% FTE Autumn Quarter 2015 – Spring Quarter 2016
Notification deadline: May 15, 2015

Basic Function

Under the supervision of the Student Services Specialist for Graduate Programs, this position is responsible for improving the recruitment and retention of underrepresented and marginalized populations (i.e. students of color, international students, 1st generation students, LGBTQ students and allies, etc.) by fostering a supportive learning environment and promoting a multicultural perspective throughout the College of Education.

The Office of Minority Recruitment and Retention (OMRR) is a dynamic and inclusive office that supports students in their graduate school application process and academic and personal experiences here at the College of Education. The OMRR works with prospective students from underrepresented and marginalized populations in learning more about program offerings, application options, and funding opportunities. Additionally, the OMRR supports current students by providing community building events and activities, cross-cultural learning and engagement, and opportunities for students’ intellectual and personal growth. This position works closely with other offices and entities in the College and elsewhere on campus to ensure that students may avail themselves of all existing services. The position has responsibility for cultivating contacts with on- and off-campus groups and building upon College and University relationships with these groups for the purpose of recruiting and retaining ethnically diverse, international, and other historically marginalized student populations.

This position will function as a member of a three-person Graduate Staff Assistant team that has collective responsibility for several functions, including outreach, recruitment, retention, event planning, and office coordination. Each team member will assume lead responsibility for one or more functions; however, any team member may be called up on to perform or assist with any of the following characteristic duties & responsibilities of staff in the Office of Minority Recruitment & Retention:

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain campus connections (i.e. GO-MAP, OMAD, ECC, FIUTS) to facilitate outreach activities.
  • Provide support, assistance, and referrals to resources on campus and within the community.
  • Initiate and maintain contact with prospective students who are referred from College of Education recruiters; serve as an additional resource for diverse prospective students.
  • Attend college and information fairs at the UW and in the Seattle metropolitan area; make visits to local community colleges.
  • Make deliberate contacts with diverse prospective students once offers of admission have been made by the College’s academic programs.
  • Advertise and promote available scholarships, internship programs, and other financial assistance available to students.
  • Build effective and collaborative working relationships within and across diverse populations, including students, faculty and staff.
  • Plan and implement social, community-building, and professional development opportunities for ethnically diverse, international and other marginalized student populations; promote campus and community events and resources of interest.
  • Assist in the implementation of long-range student recruitment and retention programs and strategies; suggest improvements to those strategies.
  • Assist in the development of year-long plan with strategic goals and expected outcomes.
  • Assess on a regular basis the concerns and issues of diverse student populations; design and implement programming to anticipate and/or respond to those concerns and issues.
  • Hold meetings and interface with the OMRR Advisory Board regarding the concerns of diverse student populations.
  • Maintain and update OMRR Website on the College of Education website and social media accounts.
  • Seek ways to promote understanding and awareness of cultural and academic expectations for diverse student populations.
  • Serve as a liaison between OMRR and at least one College of Education standing committee (i.e. Student Support & Advancement Committee) or student organization (i.e. ASCE, IECE, or Students of Color)
  • Contribute as a member of the Office of Student Services team, including attending staff meetings, assisting with front desk coverage, and participating in the planning and execution of College-wide events such as orientation, Prospective Student Days, Education Day in the Quad, and the College of Education Graduation.
  • Plan for following year and prepare transition for successors.

Requirements

Candidates must be registered for a minimum of 10 credit hours per quarter. A demonstrated awareness and understanding of concerns and issues experienced by underrepresented and marginalized populations (i.e. students of color, international students, 1st generation students, LGBTQ students and allies, etc.). Prior experience in advising, recruitment, and/or research with ethnically diverse, international and other marginalized student populations is strongly preferred.

Desirable Qualifications

Admitted to a College of Education graduate program. Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and aptitude to navigate sensitive situations. Ability to work with and relate to prospective students, current students, staff, and faculty.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/norahf/34943

Questions can be directed to: Norah Fisher (norahf@uw.edu) or Martin Howell (mthowell@uw.edu).

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Late applications will not be reviewed. Application deadline is April 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm.