Below are several more scholarship opportunities for work in the Middle East, the Arts, and/or Activism that have come across our desks at the Center for Education in Action these last few days. Feel free to get in touch with a fellowships advisor for help in putting together an application. Any questions about the scholarships themselves should be directed at the sponsoring organization.
Middle East: 1) Israel Teaching Fellows
Israel Teaching Fellows aims to close the achievement gap in Israel’s education system by placing outstanding college graduates as English teachers’ aides in schools throughout Israel. Fellows live in communities throughout Israel and work with local students in need.
To be eligible, you must: be Jewish, be a college graduate, be between the ages of 18 and 30 and not have Israeli citizenship OR if you do, you must have left Israel before the age of 14 and have lived outside of Israel for at least four consecutive years prior to receiving your grant Have not been on an organized program in Israel (including an academic program) of more than four months since September 2004. The program costs only $1,000 including flight, housing, medical insurance and a monthly stipend. For more information and to apply, visit www.israelteachingfellows.org.
2) The 2012 Mosaic Scholarship program is now accepting applications to support Americans volunteering with an AUA (Unofficial Ambassadors) Directory-listed organization in a Muslim-majority country. Scholarships up to $5,000 can be used to cover program fees and/or travel. Click here <http://unofficialambassadors.com/get-involved/aua-mosaic-scholarship/> for more information. I have also attached the application and rules/regulations.
Arts: 1)The Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship & Internship Program at the Mead Center for American Theatre in Washington DC offers personalized training opportunities with Arena Stage’s ensemble of resident artists, technicians and administrators. The goal of the program is to cultivate the next generation of theater professionals by providing the highest standard of training through immersion in the art and business of producing theater. Arena Stage provides in-depth, hands-on experience with seasoned professionals.
Fellows and Interns work in the areas of artistic and technical production, arts administration, and arts education and community outreach. Training is supplemented with discussions and workshops with directors, designers and senior staff who provide insight into the overall management of the theater.
Fellowships are only available for full-time, full-season commitments of 38-44 weeks. Internships are available during the summer and require an 8-12 week commitment. Arena Stage provides a weekly stipend. They are unable to provide housing.
2) Daring Young Artists to Dream: Imagine you had everything you needed to share your vision with the world: talent, skill, dedication, desire. Everything, that is, except money.
Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships receives hundreds of applications from young people in this very predicament – desperate to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.
Application: Download the application instructions PDF to apply: 2012/13 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship Instructions. The deadline for entry is March 30, 2012.
Activism: 1) ATTENTION STUDENT ACTIVISTS! Are you organizing for progressive social change? Leading student movements on your campus or in your community? The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund has applications available for student activists who are building progressive movements for social change and will be enrolled in school during the 2012-13 academic year. The website provides answers to questions about the Fund, the application process, and the students we support. www.davisputter.org.
The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the funding available. Applications and the supporting documents must be postmarked by April 1, 2012.