Killam Undergraduate Fellowship for Americans

The Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Americans

“The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees). Applicants interested in the direct exchange program must be registered at one of the participating  American universities and be planning to visit one of the participating  Canadian universities .

The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), and includes a three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day spring seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 Cdn. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 Cdn. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture in Canada. Killam alumni are also eligible to apply for various enrichment opportunities such as the Fulbright Canada Alumni Internship Program, the Killam Community Action Initiative, and the Local Ambassador Program.

The 2013-2014 competition is now closed, the 2014-15 competition opens September 1st, 2013.

The deadline for the  open competition for the 2014-15 Killam Fellowships competition will be January 31, 2015!  If you are a student at one of our  partner institutions and you are planning to apply to the  direct exchange program , contact a study abroad advisor at your institution to identify the date in which your institution’s internal competition ends.”

(A&T is not a partner institution, so A&T students will apply in the open competition)

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CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Description
The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is our general scholarship and is also our largest. This scholarship does not have a specific major requirement, and is open to students of all academic fields.

Amount
Varies

Eligibility
To be eligible for the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship, applicants must:

· Be preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time or be a current full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university
· Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
· Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities

* Preference will be given to CBC member constituents (individuals who live in or attend school in a CBC member district/state). Being a CBC member constituent is NOT a requirement to be eligible for this scholarship.

Deadline
June 6, 2013

Application Materials
The completed online application must be submitted by close of business (5 p.m. EST) on June 6, 2013.  The additional required materials must be received by our office by the close of business (5.pm.m EST) on the deadline date. The following items will be requested through the online application:

1. A completed application form
2. A personal statement essay from the student (500-1,000 words) that addresses all four (4) of the topics listed on the application in one cohesive essay
3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. One recommendation should come from a community or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader, volunteer organization). Email addresses will be requested of each recommender for electronic submission of the letter. Hard copy letters will not be accepted.
4. Copy of detailed Federal Student Aid Report (SAR); this report comes from the US Department of Education, not your institution
5. One (1) page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service and special skills
6. A recent photograph suitable for publication; i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph

*PLEASE NOTE: Our online application has two segments. The first is the general application which collects materials relevant for all of our programs. Once you have completed and submitted this portion, you will be brought to a section showing all opportunities for which you may be eligible. This second segment is where you can see and answer opportunity-specific questions for each scholarship/internship/etc., such as personal statements, additional references, artwork samples, essay questions, etc.

Additional Required Materials
All the above documents should be submitted through the online application. The following two documents are to be mailed to the organization. We must receive these documents before the deadline date:

1. Graduating high school seniors must provide proof of enrollment (such as an acceptance letter) into institution of study for 2013.
2. Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended. Freshmen level students must also submit high school transcripts.

These two documents should be mailed to the following address:

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Questions
Call (202) 263-2800 or email scholarships@cbcfinc.org for additional information. You can also visit our FAQ page.

DAAD Fellowships

Deadline: Graduate – November 1, 2012

Undergraduate – January 31, 2012

(These are the main programs – there are a few other deadlines for smaller programs)

The DAAD fellowships offer the opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to study abroad in Germany. Students studying in the STEM areas generally do not need to speak German to apply.

DAAD also offers internships for undergraduates and graduates in STEM areas through their RISE program.