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.

DataONE Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a virtual organization dedicated to providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to biodiversity and environmental data, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. DataONE is pleased to announce the availability of summer research internships for undergraduates, graduate students and recent postgraduates. Interns undertake a 9 week program of work centered around one of the designated projects. Each intern will be paired with one primary mentor and, in some cases, secondary and tertiary mentors. Interns need not necessarily be at the same location or institution as their mentor(s).

The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postgraduates who have received their degree within the past five years. Given the broad range of projects, there are no restrictions on academic backgrounds or field of study. Interns must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, must be currently enrolled or employed at a U.S. university or other research institution and must currently reside in, and be eligible to work in, the United States. Interns are expected to be available approximately 40 hours/week during the internship period (noted above) with significant availability during the normal business hours. Interns from previous years are eligible to participate.

Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 for participation, paid in two installments (one at the midterm and one at the conclusion of the program). In addition, required travel expenses will be borne by DataONE.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply and descriptions of the 2017 projects, click here.

Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Phillips Exeter Academy seeks to support the academic and career development of doctoral students, and promote diversity and lively intellectual exchange on its campus by offering a Dissertation Year Fellowship that will support PhD candidates in the completion stage of their dissertation.

This one year assignment will provide a $14,310 stipend (current year’s amount), research and travel funds of up to $1,000, room & board, benefits, access to our facilities and resources, as well as professional development opportunities. Dissertation fellows are welcome to participate in most aspects of school life, and to share their work/research with the community during their residency. Fellows do not have prescribed duties during the residency, and shall not have any other full- or part-time job.

The fellowship is open to all disciplines. Candidates who are interested in potentially teaching in an independent school setting, and who are underrepresented in higher education, are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Armenian Students’ Association Scholarships

Application Deadline:

The Armenian Students’ Association offers a variety of scholarships for college and graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

In order to be eligible, applicants:

  • Must be of Armenian descent.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student and have completed one full year of academics at a four-year accredited U.S. college by June 2017 OR must be enrolled in a two-year college and are transferring to a four-year college or university as a full-time student in the Fall 2017.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen OR must possess appropriate Visa status in order to study in the U.S.

For a list of scholarships offered, click here.  For complete information about application procedures, click here.

UCLA Labor Center Dream Summer Program

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2017

Dream Summer is a national fellowship program established by the UCLA Dream Resource Center. The program has provided over 560 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies throughout the nation. Dream Summer participants have engaged in social justice work and movement building by addressing the intersections of immigrant rights issues with queer and transgender communities, the Asian Pacific Islander community, mass incarceration and deportations perpetuated by the criminalization of people of color, and health care access for all.

Participants are placed in social justice organizations for 10 weeks for additional training. Dream Summer fellows work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues within the organization’s social justice work. Dream Summer participants receive a $5,000 fellowship for their participation in the program, as well as travel expenses related to attending the program orientation in Los Angeles.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and the program will consider applicants beyond 28 years of age only in exceptional circumstances. Enrollment in an educational degree program is not required. The program does not discriminate based on immigration status and is open to undocumented individuals.

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

 

 

Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The aim of the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) Fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. We achieve this by supporting a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study abroad.

Candidates with a passion for their project country and who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of the opportunity we offer, have the best chance of being awarded an ICWA Fellowship. Extensive professional experience in the proposed area is not always necessary; Fellowships are aimed at developing advanced knowledge and professional skills, not awarding research or reporting opportunities to those who already possess them. We are naturally drawn to areas of the world and topics that are less well understood and that are relevant to the United States. These could include thematic Fellowships, for example examining questions related to economic development or the environment that could be effectively pursued using the method of our Fellowships. Candidates are encouraged to browse ICWA’s archives to see the kind of projects that the Institute has supported.

Candidates must have the necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed project. Candidates must be under 36 years of age. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but candidates must show strong and credible ties to U.S. society. The Fellowships do not support degree programs at universities, the writing of books, or research projects aimed at answering specific questions in a particular academic discipline.

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

American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. It is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.

The fellowships are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Applicants may be holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent, Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations and are researching their dissertation, or degreed independent scholars (without current academic affiliation).

Fellowships may be taken beginning any day not earlier than 1 June 2017 and must be completed by 31 May 2018. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Library for four to twelve consecutive weeks, depending upon the length of the award. A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months, paid after arriving in the Library to work on their fellowship. The duration of award is requested by the candidate, but the final decision is made by the Fellowship Committee.

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

UW Stroum Center Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Stroum Center Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

Graduate students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply; candidates do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors. Preference is given to students who intend to study a language related to the Jewish experience (e.g., Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino) and/or have pursued coursework in Jewish Studies during their graduate or undergraduate careers at the University of Washington. Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2017-2018 academic year is eligible to apply.

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

Seattle Foundation Meyer-White Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The Seattle Foundation’s Walter H. Meyer-Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship supports returning adult students who are either attending or prepared to attend a 2- or 4-year public or private university, at the graduate or undergraduate level. If attending at the undergraduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 24. If attending at the graduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 30. 12 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 each.

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