The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is a $15,000 stipend for graduating college seniors who demonstrate a commitment to public service anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. You get to identify a problem anywhere in the world; design a program to address it; and spend a year implementing your design. While it can be your own proposal or work with established public service organizations, students are encouraged to develop their own proposals that encompass any activity that furthers the public good. Your service commitment is for one year. Project summaries of prior award winners and FAQs are posted here.
The application deadline is January 18, 2018 and must be submitted to:
The Samuel Huntington Fund
Attn: Amy Stacy
40 Sylvan Road
Waltham, MA 02451
Since 1989, the Fund has awarded 71 grants for graduating seniors to perform public service projects of their own design and imagination in 15 states and 29 countries around the world.
Open Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies/ Development Practice and Policy Program
Tuesday September 26: 5:15-6:45: Axinn 220
Are you considering your postgraduate career and interested in pursuing an MA at some point in the future? Trying to figure out how to apply your language skills, interest in international affairs, economic development, environmental policy, security studies, or education in a meaningful way for a rewarding career? Are you interested in maximizing opportunities you have for learning and professional development during your time as an undergraduate at Middlebury?
We invite you to join us at an open information session about the curricular offerings and career opportunities available at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This is your chance to engage with senior faculty, gain a deeper understanding of what MIIS provides as an institution, and learn about the development practice and policy program directly from the director.
Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Development Practice and Policy Program, and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program, will join me for an open Q & A session. You can find her complete bio here: http://www.miis.edu/academics/short/graduate-certificate-international-development/instructors
This is also a chance for you to find out about recently revamped accelerated degree offerings, where Middlebury alums can take advantage of guaranteed $10,000 legacy scholarships and accelerated entry that allows you to complete an MA in as little as 18 months.
Are you a Junior Feb, Sophomore, or Sophomore Feb interested in social change here at Middlebury? Do you want funding to reflect and think deeply about issues of social justice here and around the world? Do you want access to a like-minded cohort, experienced mentors, and a powerful changemaking network? If you answered yes to those questions, the Middlebury SE Fellowship and ChangeMaker program is for you! Whether or not you have a specific project in mind, we welcome students from all identities and academic backgrounds to apply. The social entrepreneurship program equips students to become effective agents of change. Fill out the application form at go/sefellowship2017 by 11:59pm on Friday, September 29th, 2017. Details are available in the form, and questions can be directed to Jiya Pandya at email@example.com.
VFA is a two-year fellowship program for recent undergrads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in American cities. Fellows learn important startup skills at their five-week Training Camp, apply for jobs within their vetted company network, and work for two years as full-time, salaried employees in one of 18 cities. When Fellows are ready to start a company—be it two years after college or ten—VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.
The next deadline to apply to VFA’s Class of 2018 is coming up on Monday, October 2nd at 11:59pm EST. Please go to Handshake to apply here
STUDENTS – Note deadline extended! You now have until Friday September 29 to apply for a PLEN scholarship (Preparing. Learn more about how to apply and submit your application at plen.org/scholarships.
We’ve just extended the deadlines for our Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar!
Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership – November 2-4, 2017
Scholarship deadline – September 29, 2017
Registration deadline – October 6, 2017
Experience the policy making process from women who lead business and nonprofits in Washington, DC at the Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar November 2-4, 2017. Learn about the most pressing policy issues facing businesses and nonprofits, develop valuable skills like salary negotiation and advocacy, and meet with top lobbyists, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders in Washington, DC, all while connecting with peers from across the country. Apply for a scholarship by Friday September 29, and register for the seminar by Friday October 6. Learn more at plen.org/wcnl.
PLEN seminars give students the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.
PLEN Background for the curious:
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. PLEN is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C.
PLEN’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process.
There are also other seminars too:
Get ideas for winter and summer internships from your fellow Midd students. Check out today’s #TipoftheWeek and access this resource on Handshake!
Pictured here: Sir Finnegan Higgins
Finn is one of a couple of dogs who are regulars here at the CCI. Stop by ADK to visit him and our other feline friends anytime!
Geography alumni will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives with students to help them think broadly about their Geography major. What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!
- RSVP for the Alumni Panel + Dinner here
- Sign up for an informal one-on-one chat with the alum of your choice here.
- Click Jobs –> On-Campus Interviews –> Find “Middlebury College – Geography Alumni Chats”
For alumni bios and more info, check out go/geofieldguide!
As also promoted on the Midd Fellowships Office page:
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:
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.
Join us for an information session on graduate studies in international affairs. Admissions representatives from these schools will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements, academic programs, and career opportunities for students interested in graduate studies in international affairs.
Tuesday, September 26
Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House
- The Fletcher School at Tufts
- Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Columbia SIPA
- Georgetown MSFS
- Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School
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