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GCA Urban Forestry Fellowship Accepting Applications–deadline January 31, 2015

Applications being accepted for the Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Garden Club of America (GCA) with the support of Casey Trees of Washington, DC, is soliciting applications for its national urban forestry fellowship. GCA has a history of interest in the health of the urban forest and would like to support young scientists in their undergraduate and graduate studies in this field. The study areas of interest are far reaching, including urban forest management andplanning as well as topics in biology, ecology, or human health that will specifically move urban forest science forward. The GCA Fellowship in Urban Forestry will be awarded in early 2015. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee at Virginia Tech composed of practicing urban forestry scientists and professionals in related fields. Final selection is made by The Garden Club of America.

The fellowship is highly competitive and applicants must present clearly in their applications how they will advance the GCA’s goal of increasing future capacity in urban forestry research.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to both graduate students and advanced undergraduates pursuing degrees in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental studies or a closely related field at any 4-year college or university degree program in the United States. Recipients must be students in the U.S. who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors or graduate students during the fellowship period (2015-64). The award is for $5,000 and recipients may apply for one additional year of funding.

Application Process: For more information, online application forms, and past recipients, visit http://urbanforestry.frec.vt.edu/scholarshipsGCA.shtml or contact Dr. Susan D. Day at gcaurbanforestry@vt.edu or 540-231-7264.

For more information about…

The Garden Club of America, visit gcamerica.org

Casey Trees, visit caseytrees.org

The Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.frec.vt.edu

The Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.hort.vt.edu

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GCA Urban Forestry Fellowship Accepting Applications–deadline January 31, 2015

Applications being accepted for the Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Garden Club of America (GCA) with the support of Casey Trees of Washington, DC, is soliciting applications for its national urban forestry fellowship. GCA has a history of interest in the health of the urban forest and would like to support young scientists in their undergraduate and graduate studies in this field. The study areas of interest are far reaching, including urban forest management and planning as well as topics in biology, ecology, or human health that will specifically move urban forest science forward. The GCA Fellowship in Urban Forestry will be awarded in early 2015. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee at Virginia Tech composed of practicing urban forestry scientists and professionals in related fields. Final selection is made by The Garden Club of America.

The fellowship is highly competitive and applicants must present clearly in their applications how they will advance the GCA’s goal of increasing future capacity in urban forestry research.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to both graduate students and advanced undergraduates pursuing degrees in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental studies or a closely related field at any 4-year college or university degree program in the United States. Recipients must be students in the U.S. who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors or graduate students during the fellowship period (2015-64). The award is for $5,000 and recipients may apply for one additional year of funding.

Application Process: For more information, online application forms, and past recipients, visit http://urbanforestry.frec.vt.edu/scholarshipsGCA.shtml or contact Dr. Susan D. Day at gcaurbanforestry@vt.edu or 540-231-7264.

For more information about…

  • The Garden Club of America, visit gcamerica.org
  • Casey Trees, visit caseytrees.org
  • The Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.frec.vt.edu
  • The Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.hort.vt.edu

The Garden Club of America strives to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement. Virginia Tech’s Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Urban Forestry.

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Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship for seniors & recent grads/energy & climate change policy research – UW application process

ESRM/BSE Students:

If you are a current senior, and or graduated last year, and want to get involved in energy & climate change policy research know about this great opportunity for a paid research assistant position at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for 2015-16.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowships

UW Application Deadline: all application materials are due by Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

UW online application: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/337

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2014-15) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2013-14). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is $37,000 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2015-16 projects are:

A. Democracy

B. Nuclear Policy

C. Energy & Climate

D. Middle East Studies: Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential. Strong background in Middle East politics and/or history is a huge plus.

E. South Asian Studies: Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. A strong background in international relations theory, political theory, or international political economy is essential. A strong mathematical background is a plus. Note: foreign language skills are not required.

F. China Studies (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.

G. Japan Studies (Asia Program): Japanese reading skills required.

H. Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program): Strong background in economics essential. Background in politics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.

I. Economics (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.

J. Russia/Eurasian Studies: Excellent Russian reading skills required.

Eligibility requirements:

· Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year

· No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration

· The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via nomination

· You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).

· Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.

· Applicants must pick one of the programs listed to apply to, and respond to the corresponding essay question within the application materials.

UW Seattle students interested in seeking nomination should contact Robin Chang (robinc) in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards. Additional program information, campus application procedures and forms are available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=carnegie.

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

Carnegie Bulletin 2015-16 2.pdf

Carnegie_2015-16_FAQ.pdf

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Boren Scholarships & Fellowships for language study abroad – UW information session today

Boren Awards for International Study

UW Seattle Information Sessions:

· TODAY! Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, 3:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)

· Tues, Dec. 2, 2014, 4:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)

· RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/239, though drop-ins are always welcome

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW Seattle’s deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 8, 2015 for study abroad programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Interested students are welcomed to contact me: Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

The Boren program also offers Graduate Fellowships for graduate students, details are at http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship. There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 27, 2015. Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program.

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Upcoming FLAS Fellowship Information Session Wed Nov 12, 3:30-4:30 in Smith 309

UPCOMING FLAS INFORMATION SESSIONS:
-Smith Hall Rm 309: Wed Nov 12, 3:30-4:30
-UW Tacoma International Week, CP 331 (Cherry Parkes), Nov 19, 12:30 PM -Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Nov 20, 2:30-3:30
-Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Dec 4, 3:30-4:30

Applications now open! Due January 30, 2015. Questions: email rldavis@uw.edu

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students

FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows: Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 livi! ng stipend Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian
-Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

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Dolores Zohrah Liebmann Fellowship–accepting applications

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship. Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.” The Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.

AWARD: The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.

FIELDS: Social sciences, humanities, natural sciences (as well as law, medicine, engineering, architecture). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.

ELIGIBILITY:

Must be in an doctoral or professional degree program at the UW

Must be U.S. citizen

Must have outstanding undergraduate record

Must show financial need

Must have received baccalaureate degree

Must conduct studies and research in the United States

Please note that financial need requirement will be determined based on the FAFSA, which must be on file with the UW. We will only consider students showing in the UW Financial Aid system with need (any level). If you have not filed a FAFSA, please do so immediately if you wish to apply for this fellowship. Information is here: http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa/ (yes, you can file one now, even if you aren’t seeking aid for this year). If the UW determines you don’t have need based on an initial review of the FAFSA, you can either 1) determine whether you can refigure your need requirement, which is definitely possibly through the Office of Student Financial Aid’s process, or 2) decide not to apply for the Liebmann fellowship.

DEADLINE: Monday, January 5, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

For more information about the fellowship and application process, please go to: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/liebmann/index.shtml or contact Marilyn Gray at megray@uw.edu or 206.685.

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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2015-2016 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

The deadline for NEW applications is February 2, 2015, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 16, 2015.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 15 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ – click on “Solicitations” then click on “Open Solicitations” then select the “NESSF 15″ announcement. Also refer to “Proposal Submission Instructions” and “Frequently Asked Questions” listed under “Other Documents” on the NESSF 15 solicitation index page.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 15 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES athttp://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

For further information contact Claire Macaulay, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0151, E-mail: claire.i.macaulay@nasa.gov or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.

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2015 Bonderman Fellowship–application available

Bonderman Travel Fellowship 2015
Deadline: January 12, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

Dear Graduate and Professional Students,

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

Eligibility:

All applicants must be enrolled (“on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

* at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2015; OR
* participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2015. Undergraduates in one of these Honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 12, 2015.

Information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at: bonderman.uw.edu

Regards,

Office of Fellowships and Awards, The Graduate School
The Honors Program, Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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UW Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair – Oct. 30, 2014

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30 for the 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair, 10am-2pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons.

This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating programs is available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair.

Information sessions (all held in MGH 171):
National Institutes of Health – 10:30am
Marshall Scholarship Program – 11:30am
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – 12:30pm
Rhodes Scholarships – 1:00pm
USAID Donald M. Payne Fellowship & Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships – 2:30pm Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship – 3:30pm

Please see http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair/forstudents for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.

Plan to stop by the Fair on Oct. 30! And please contact us if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle WA 98195-2803
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact scholarq@u.washington.edu

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Corrected Dates For FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students . FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

FLAS Information Sessions, covering FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS award! s abroad, will be held at the following dates and times:
-Undergraduate Fellowships Fair, Oct 30, 10-2, Mary Gates Hall, FLAS Session 3:30-4:30 MGH 171 -Thomson Hall Rm 317: Tu Nov 04, 3:30-4:30
-Smith Hall Rm 309: Wed Nov 12, 3:30-4:30
-UW Tacoma International Week, CP 331 (Cherry Parkes), Nov 19, 12:30 PM -Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Nov 20, 2:30-3:30
-Thomson Hall Rm 317: Th Dec 4, 3:30-4:30

Applications due January 30, 2015. Questions: email rldavis@uw.edu

For more information, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

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Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship: Applications Due October 31st

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:

· Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities

· Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner

· Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship

· Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?

· Connection between proposed project, academic studies, and professional/educational goals and objectives

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and Gene Munro, a lifelong advocate for public service and the wife of S. Sterling Munro Jr.

The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, October 31st. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at http://www.washington.edu/carlson/jackson-munro-public-service-fellowship/

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage@uw.edu.

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NSF EAPSI Program for U.S. Graduate Students in Science and Engineering: *November 13, 2014* proposal submission deadline

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program provides U.S. graduate students in science and engineering with an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. The program is a collaboration between NSF and counterpart agencies in each host location.

EAPSI is open to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in a research-oriented Masters or Ph.D. program in science or engineering. Applicants must propose a research project in a field of science, engineering or STEM education supported by NSF, including Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Materials Science); Biological Sciences; Geosciences; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Education (STEM); and Multidisciplinary Research in these fields. Applicants identify and contact host researchers on their own, prior to submitting their EAPSI proposal; lists of prospective host institutions are available at the end of each Handbook.

NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5,000 stipend and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. Our foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location). Please see http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi for additional information for the Program Solicitation (NSF 13-593); host location-specific Handbooks; How to Apply Guide; and Helpful Tips Applicants.

In 2015, approximately 215 EAPSI Fellows travel to seven locations in the East Asia and Pacific:

Australia – 30

China – 40

Japan – 65

Korea – 25

New Zealand – 15

Singapore – 15

Taiwan – 25

The application submission deadline for the Summer 2015 is November 13, 2014. EAPSI Informational Webinarwill be conducted on Fri, October 17, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET. Log-in instructions are available at http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi. Please note that you need to log in online AND call using a phone.

http://www.nsf.gov/od/iia/ise/

http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi

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Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30 for the 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair, 10am-2pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons.

This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating programs is available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair.

Information sessions (all held in MGH 171):
National Institutes of Health - 10:30am
Marshall Scholarship Program - 11:30am
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - 12:30pm
Rhodes Scholarships - 1:00pm
USAID Donald M. Payne Fellowship & Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships - 2:30pm
Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship - 3:30pm

Please see http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair/forstudents for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.

Plan to stop by the Fair on Oct. 30! And please contact us if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
University of Washington
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle  WA  98195-2803
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
scholarq@u.washington.edu

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Application Deadline – Oct 20th: Paid Service Fellowships with UW’s Carlson Center

2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will hire three Fellows to work at three local non-profits.

The host sites for 2015 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

- Entre Hermanos/ LGBT Latino Public Policy and Community Mobilization Fellow

- International Rescue Committee / Citizenship-Preparation Program Fellow

- Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (“SCIDpda” / IDEA Space: Public Safety Program Fellow

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit 10 hours per week from January-June 2015 and will receive a $2,500 stipend for their work. In addition to their work with their host site, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:

  • Participate in a 3-credit (credit/no-credit) Community-Based Leadership (CBL) course offered through the Carlson Center during Winter Quarter.
  • Create a Personal Development Plan articulating goals for their time enrolled in the fellowship, and participate in regular advising sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to assess their progress and development.
  • Identify personal strengths and leadership styles through structured activities and reflection exercises; integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.

Brief descriptions of the three fellowship opportunities are below. For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship components and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website: http://www.washington.edu/carlson/carlson-civic-fellowship-students/.

Applications must be received by Monday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Questions? Contact Talya Gillman, 206.616.2885 or engage.

2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Flyer.docx
2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Flyer.pdf

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Exciting post-graduate fellowship opportunity at American Rivers

American Rivers has begun accepting applications for the 2015-2017 Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship. The Lapham Fellowship was established in 2008 in honor of the memory of Anthony Lapham, lifelong champion for rivers and former chairman of the American Rivers’ Board of Directors.

The Fellowship gives talented post-graduates the opportunity to engage in applied research and work in the field of river conservation. For example, our current Lapham Fellow is helping to define American Rivers’ approach to address water quantity issues and other watershed health concerns to help encourage farmers and landowners to adopt conservation tools across the West. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with AR staff to develop their own scope of work.

If you know any exceptional post-graduates interested in contributing to American Rivers’ work on river protection and restoration, please direct them to http://www.americanrivers.org/about/lapham-fellowship. The position is two years (full time), and a stipend is provided.

Any further questions can be directed to Jenny Hughes (jhughes@americanrivers.org).

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Announcing the 2015 USAID Donald Payne Fellowship Program

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at http://www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 20, 2015. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Number of Fellowships Offered: 5

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2015

Online Application Opens: October 14, 2014 http://www.paynefellows.org

Application Deadline: January 20, 2015 – Finalists selected by the end of February – Fellows selected by mid-March

Contact: paynefellows@howard.edu; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002; or Tessa Henry, Program Officer, (Tessa.henry@howard.edu) 202-806-5952.

2015 Payne Flyer.pdf
USAID-HUbrochure2015.pdf

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Funding Opportunities for Students

My name is Alex Batka, and I work for the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program at World Wildlife Fund. Our program provides funding for individuals from Asia, Africa, and Latin America to pursue advanced degrees in conservation-related fields.

I’ve included a general handout about our program (EFN Handout) that describes the three funding opportunities we provide. I have also included information below for our 2015 fellowship opportunities. If possible, it would be great if you could pass this along to students.

Deadline for application is February 28, 2015.

Building Capacity for Ocean Management
Eligible countries: Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tanzania

Valuing Standing Forests
Eligible countries: Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, Peru, Vietnam

Conservation in Mozambique
Mozambique only

Current & Aspiring University Faculty for Conservation
Select countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. For a full list of eligible countries please review application guidelines.

Application information can be found here: http://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/russell-e-trainfellowships​

EFN Handout.pdf

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Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship: Applications Due October 31st

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:

· Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities

· Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner

· Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship

· Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?

· Connection between proposed project, academic studies, and professional/educational goals and objectives

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and Gene Munro, a lifelong advocate for public service and the wife of S. Sterling Munro Jr.

The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, October 31st. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at http://www.washington.edu/carlson/jackson-munro-public-service-fellowship/

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage@uw.edu.

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Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship Nominations, Due October 10, 2014

Deadline for the WW-RBF Fellowship is Friday, October 10 at 11:45 pm.

The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.

Campus Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014 — https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/194031

National Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

National Application Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014 – http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-rbf-fellowships/

Eligible students must be Self-Identified person of color;

· U.S. Citizen; Expected to have a Bachelor’s degree by June 30, 2015;

· Have substantial Background in the arts and sciences and high academic performance with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; and

· Not currently in a Teacher Prep Program.

The Fellowship includes:

· a $30,000 stipend to apply toward the cost of a master’s degree at a participating graduate program,

· preparation in a high-need public school,

· support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment,

· guidance toward teaching certification, and

· lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders

The UW had three UW Nominees selected as fellows – 2010-Emily Lee-English Major, 2011-Dustin Dacuan-English major and 2012-Melanya Materne-Mathematic major. There was an interruption in 2013 and this will be the last application process for this program.

The UW can only nominate two UW students. As a result, there is a campus nomination process to identify the students we will forward on for this fellowship. Students nominated will have about two week to get material ready to meet the national deadline we will try to expedite the nomination application process to give strong applicants a chance to get information to us quickly.

Mona

Mona Pitre-Collins | Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | 171 Mary Gates Hall | Box 352803
University of Washington | Seattle | WA 98195 | 206-221-6059 | Fax 206-685-7264
http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/omsfa

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WWRBF Flyer 2014.pdf

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Opportunities in Science Policy -AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are a public service and professional development opportunity for doctoral level scientists and engineers to apply their knowledge and skills to federal policy issues, while gaining transformative career development skills.

Fellows serve in yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in the Washington region.

Read how one fellow’s fellowship on Capitol Hill continues to inform his work today: http://www.aaas.org/news/octopi-hold-lessons-national-security

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship class.

APPLY: http://www.aaas.org/program/science-technology-policy-fellowships

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, health/medical or engineering discipline Master’s in engineering with 3 years of engineering related professional experience.

-US citizenship.

STIPEND & BENEFITS:

- $75,000 -$100,000.

- Health insurance, travel/training and relocation allowances.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS DUE: November 1, 2014

FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016

HAVE QUESTIONS!

Email fellowships@aaas.org or call 202-326-6700

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