The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the launching of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award to help cultivate the next generation of great artists and writers.  This award, worth up to $50,000 per year, will recognize and reward the most promising up-and-coming artists and writers from lower-income backgrounds.

The Graduate Arts Award will enable up to 15 students with artistic and creative merit and outstanding academic achievement to pursue a graduate degree in the fine arts, performing arts, or creative writing. The award will provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books, and is renewable for up to three­­­ years.

New this year is a two-phase application process.  Deadline for Phase One of the application is November 28, 2012.  Applicants selected to continue onto Phase Two of the application must be nominated by their undergraduate institution by February 12, 2013.

You can find more information about the scholarship and application materials and instructions on their website:

For direct advising and support regarding the application, contact Amy McGlashan in EIA, x5103 or


Fulbright Canada is proud to inform you that the 2013-2014 competition for the Killam Fellowships Program for undergraduate students is now open! The Killam Fellowships Program is an opportunity for Americans to spend either one semester or a full academic year studying at a university in Canada. The award carries a value of US$5,000 per semester, and includes a health coverage allowance.  Added benefits include two three-day enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC. There is also an opportunity to apply for our Cultural Awareness Program which provides funding to travel within Canada for an additional cultural experience.  Please encourage your best and brightest undergraduate students to apply by visiting the website. Please note that the application deadline for the Open Competition is January 31st, 2013.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact:

Michelle Emond

Program Officer / Agente de programme

Fulbright Canada

2015-350 rue Albert Street  Ottawa, ON, Canada K1R1A4

t. 613.688.5513;   f. 613.237.2029;


The Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.

The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service.  For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials can be found at  The application deadline is January 18, 2013.  The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

 2013 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Number of Fellowships Offered:  20

Eligibility Requirements:  U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2013

Online Application Opens: October 15

Application Deadline:  January 18, 2013

Finalist selected by the end of February

Fellows selected by mid-March

Contact Persons:  Patricia Scroggs ( or James McDowell ( 202-806-4367.

The mission statement of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship (MCSE) states that “our students learn to be effective agents of social change by reflecting on who they are, connecting with others, analyzing systemic challenges, and engaging the world around them.” This fall, to help fulfill this mission, we are unveiling the “Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program,” which is designed to support a select group of exceptionally promising Middlebury students.

The primary goals of this program are to extend this cohort’s exposure to opportunity, encourage humility and awareness of the complexities in trying to effect social change, and to help students avoid isolated experiences as they learn from failures and successes. The secondary goals are to develop a culture of dedicated leaders that mentor other Middlebury students and to assist the college in its quest to support summer internship opportunities for all Middlebury students.

This opportunity is open to sophomore febs, sophomores, and junior febs (students having completed, one, two, or three semesters at Middlebury).  Starting in the late fall of 2012, five “MCSE Fellows” will begin to learn together as a cohort and, in time, give back to the extended Middlebury community, as undergraduates and later as alumni. A part of their award, MCSE Fellows will:

  • Enroll in a January 2013 winter-term course, “Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts.”
  • Integrate the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship into their academic work.
  • Engage in two consecutive relevant summer experiences (with total grant support of up to $10,000.)
  • Provide leadership on the Middlebury campus and beyond.

After a student is accepted as an MCSE Fellow, s/he will spend time working with staff at the MCSE and Education in Action (EIA) to plan experiential-learning opportunities designed to enhance her/his academic work and lay the groundwork for leading a life of social change. For most Fellows, the first summer of experience will be in a structured environment (e.g., a program such as ThinkImpact,) which will foster the student’s understanding of such work in a professional context and introduce the challenge of creating 21st century global challenges in a structured, mentored environment.

After this first summer of experience in the field, students will return to Middlebury or their study abroad program, actively sharing their experiences within their cohort and across the Middlebury community. Throughout the year, they will also commit to mentoring the next cohort of MCSE Fellows, participating in MCSE trainings, and beginning to design their own social enterprise. Based on the diversity of each student’s experience from her/his academic major (and possibly minor), experiential-learning opportunities, and study-abroad experience, the MCSE will support a self or group-designed project during the second summer of the fellowship.

During their final semesters at Middlebury, the MCSE Fellows will continue to lead as well as plan the next steps in their careers, under the guidance and mentorship of their faculty advisors, their peers, and staff from EIA and the MCSE.

Applications due: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Fellows announced: Sunday, November 4, 2012.

For the more information and application, go/mcsefellows or  

Please email with questions.


Genetic Engineering and Society IGERT PhD Graduate Program at NC State Universityare is recruiting 5-6 students to participate in a PhD graduate program.This NSF funded IGERT in Genetic Engineering and Society: The Case of Transgenic Pests is located at North Carolina State University.  They are looking for broadly interested students in the social and natural sciences

This will be IGERT’s second year. Students of the 2012 Cohort have been examining questions linked to the genetic modification of mosquitoes and the scientific, cultural and ethical ramifications this topic presents. They are excited about expanding our discussion to include questions associated with the genetic engineering of rodent species. Possible applications of these technologies include offsetting losses to crop harvests and alleviating negative impacts of invasive rodent species on the biodiversity of island ecosystems. As in the past, the students of the 2013 Cohort will explore the social, ethical, and ecological consequences of current pest control techniques, as well as those associated with a genetically engineered approach.

They are looking for excellent students who are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to their graduate training.  Students may have majored in humanities, mathematics, or a social/natural science, and should be seeking broad and rigorous graduate training across these areas. We welcome students who have a Master’s degree specializing in one of these areas and want strong interdisciplinary training at the doctoral level.

Students who participate in the program will receive a PhD in a home doctoral program and a graduate minor in Genetic Engineering and Society. The minor will include four courses, one of which will be taught in Latin America. In addition to full fellowships ($30,000 per year), funds are available forinternational internships.

Please visit their website for more details on the program, including a list of participating faculty:  In addition to contacting potential faculty mentors, prospective students are encouraged to email questions to:

The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows 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. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013

Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.


Option 1: On-Campus @ UVMSunday, October 21st (GRE, MCAT (on computer), LSAT)

Option 2: Anywhere! Live Online Classroom Environment. Find the perfect date and time.

Kaplan is holding a FREE Practice Test for the [GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT].  This semester we’re making the event more convenient than ever with two great options.  Our on-site, campus events at UVM are taking place on Sunday, October 21st, beginning at 11am.

Would you rather take the test from home, the library, a coffee shop, or even an open computer lab on campus? Then take your practice test live and online in our Classroom Anywhere <>  environment, available from anywhere you have internet access.

To register for these free events, fill out the following web form:  Once registered, you will receive confirmation and further information.

Middlebury students are invited to take part in the student competition Challenge your Perspectives. It is an opportunity to compete for a full tuition waiver for a Master’s program at a prestigious Swedish university, worth 98,000US.

The competition Challenge Your Perspectives is your chance to show your skills within a number of areas that distinguish Sweden.

Apply today to compete for a full tuition waiver for an English-taught Master’s program at a prestigious Swedish university – starting fall 2013

Deadline: Complete and submit all documents by midnight Nov. 4, 2012

Prizes:Three full tuition waivers for an English-taught Master’s degree at one of the following three top ranked Swedish universities:

The International Master’s Program in Political Science at Stockholm University

The Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy at Lund University

The Master’s Program in Economics at Uppsala University

If you have any questions please take a look at the FAQ page. If you have additional questions send an email at



The Truman Scholarship awards scholarships for students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be in the top quarter of their class, and be committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector. Students are selected on the basis of their academic and leadership accomplishments and their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. This scholarship requires Middlebury nomination and is open to students in their junior year.

This Information Session will provide an overview of the Truman Scholarship, its eligibility and application criteria, and the nomination process. The preliminary application deadline for Middlebury juniors wishing to be nominated is Monday, October 31. See the Middlebury Fellowships website for more details: For more information contact Amy McGlashan, Fellowships Advisor, or x5103.

For seniors intending to apply for the 2013-14 grant year, and any other interested students.  The Information session will provide an overview of the opportunities available through the Fulbright US Student Grant program, application criteria and timeline, and grant application advice and guidance.  For more information contact Amy McGlashan, Fulbright Advisor, x5103 or

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