The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. For additional information and access to the student profile and pre-application (required for the nomination process) visit: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

To be considered for nomination, a student must:

  • A current sophomore or junior
  • Have an average of at least B or the equivalent (and competitive applicants typically have GPAs of 3.7 and higher).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Demonstrated research experience is also important for a competitive application. Students planning an MD/PhD program must be focused on research.

To apply for nomination, Middlebury sophomores and juniors MUST complete the Goldwater pre-application by Nov 10 at noon. Middlebury nominees will be selected in November. For full nomination instructions, see go.middlebury.edu/goldwater 

Questions? Contact Dean Lisa Gates at fellowships@middlebury.edu .

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.

The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

For more information, eligibility and application instructions, see www.twc.edu/FAIT2018. The deadline is at midnight on December 31st, 2017.

Program highlights include:

·         Undergraduate candidates (sophomores): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field. 

·         Graduate candidates (seniors/young alumni): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.

·         Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.

·         Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 PPIA Fellowship!

PPIA prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI). JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses:  The Ford School – University of Michigan; The Goldman School – UC Berkeley;  Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University; Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University; Humphrey School – University of Minnesota

Eligible candidates are current undergrads who will be completing their B.A. between December 2018 and August 2019. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2017. See http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/  for more info, eligibility, and application instructions.

PPIA’s mission is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs. Applicants must be:

  • committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career associated with public services such as government, nonprofits, humanitarian and international organizations and other related programs.
  • interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.
  • Economic need is considered during the review of applications.
  • All academic majors are welcome to apply!

Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Asia, Princeton in Latin America fellowships provide year-long fellowships working in non-profit and community settings in multiple countries. Young alumni and graduating seniors from any college or university accredited in the United States are eligible to apply (all citizenships). Prior experience in country is not a prerequisite. For more information, application process and deadlines, see specific program websites:

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Latin America

 

The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program–a fully-funded summer study abroad program–is now open!

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages (see below). The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org

Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.

Here are links to informational videos:

CLS Program Overview: https://youtu.be/YwN8qQTYmJI

Tips for Writing a Successful Application: https://youtu.be/Mvb6luXq2BE

The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bangla
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Urdu

Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at http://www.clscholarship.org/about.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.

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