FULBRIGHT US STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM – Information Session Monday, April 30 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229.  Are you a member of the class of 2013 (or 2014 but plan to be away next spring), and considering conducting research, assistant-teaching in English, or studying abroad after graduation?   You could be one of more than 1,600 US students – and approximately 8-10 Middlebury graduates – who receive a Fulbright US Student Grant each year to go overseas post-graduation. The US Student Fulbright Program operates in in more than 150 countries worldwide and awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and creative and performing arts.

The British Scholarships Information Session will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 PM in Axinn 229.  This session is for juniors who are interested in applying in fall, 2012, for the highly competitive and rewarding fellowships to pursue graduate study in the UK. Sophomores who are interested but plan to be away next spring should also attend. Fellowships to be discussed include Rhodes, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Keasbey, Marshall, Mitchell, and St. Andrew’s. Come learn about the different scholarship opportunities, selection criteria and application processes

If you are away from campus OR can’t attend either of these sessions, please review the information on our website: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/support/fellowships/ and contact Amy McGlashan, agibansm@middlebury.edu or ext. 5103.

The Mitchell Scholars Program offers a nationally competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance.

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.   http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/368/en/Scholarships/Application%20is%20Open.html

Please note this scholarship requires endorsement by Middlebury.  Check the fellowships page for deadlines and requirements: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/support/fellowships/Mitchell.

 

 

A unique post-graduate opportunity for students to know about once they are clear about their graduate school plans:

The Center for Global Food Security at Purdue University (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food) is kicking off the Borlaug Fellowship program, which aims to provide financial support to US graduate students studying in US universities to carry out research in a developing country on a topic that will resolve an important constraint associated with food security.   This five-year program is funded by the US Agency for International Development.  These fellowships are meant to complement other sources of financial assistance that students have obtained to support their graduate work.  The deadline for the first round of applications has been extended until May 31st.  Subsequent rounds will be announced beginning in early fall 2012.

If students are interested in applying for a grant, application instructions and forms are located at http://www.purdue.edu/borlaugfellows.  Questions regarding this grant can be addressed to borlaugfellows@purdue.edu.

Glamour’s Top Ten College Women Scholarship Competition is back in action for 2012! The contest, now in its 56th year, annually recognizes ten of the most accomplished college juniors from across the U.S. and Canada. All ten winners receive $3,000 and a trip to New York, and are featured  in the May issue of Glamour, while one grand prize winner will take home $20,000 for her tuition and projects. You can get more information here: http://www.glamour.com/about/top-10-college-women

This competition is open to any and all female students who will be a junior in the fall of 2012l. All physical materials must be received in one package and sent in by the early deadline of July 15th. All questions may be directed to TTCW@glamour.com.

 

An April 30 deadline for Frugal Dad’s $5,000 Undergraduate Scholarship is fast approaching.  Frugaldad.com offers a $5,000 merit-based scholarship twice a year.  This opportunity is available to all types of students in all majors, and is an excellent way for students to win and secure financial aid.   Selection will be based on academic history, extracurricular involvement, and ingenuity of essay entries.  Students can access this and all future scholarship opportunities here: http://frugaldad.com/scholarships/.

Deadline: Monday, April 30 2012 at 11:59 PM EST

Contact kelly@frugaldad.com with any questions.

The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest is still taking applications and has added a second essay choice.  Over $10,000 is still available to winners of the essay contest.

Undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the United States are invited to honor James “Rhio” O’Connor’s spirit of self-determination and intellectual curiosity by writing an essay related to living with cancer and cancer treatment.

For more information and to receive a copy of the Application and Rules please visit: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp or write our Scholarship Coordinator at: aelliott@cancermonthly.com

A new post-graduate fellowship has just become available that might be of interest to students: the Math Pioneers Fellowship. It was founded by a former Posse Scholar from another institution and is run by the MATCH School in Boston.  Math Pioneers  provides funding to tutor high school algebra and geometry -  but applicants do not need to be math majors. Since the high schools are predominantly Spanish-speaking, most of the successful fellowship applicants will have strong Spanish skills. Fellows receive a $15,000 living stipend and full health benefits.

The application is available online at http://www.matchschool.org/matchcorps/pioneers.htm and if you have any questions, please contact:

Antonio J. Gutierrez, Jr./ Director of Business Development and Public Relations Coordinator | Math Pioneers/ MATCH School Business Office | 215 Forest Hills Street | Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130/ Office: (857) 203-9662 | Fax: (617) 232-2838

Middlebury alum Dena Simmons ’05 was recently featured by Makers,a dynamic digital platform showcasing hundreds of compelling stories or trailblazing women of today and tomorrow. It’s a  wonderful story about the development of Dena’s professional focus— and a great example of the power of pursuing your passions and the ways that post-graduate path begins to take shape.  Dena was a 2004 Truman Scholar and a 2007 Fulbright Scholar.  http://www.makers.com/dena-simmons

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.

http://www.arenastage.org/education/education-programs/internships-fellowships/

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.

The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering its scholarship again this year.  It is an essay contest open to all college students.  The essay subject concerns cancer and the scholarships are $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.  Students can receive more information and request an application packet at this website: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp

 

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