Whitaker International Undergraduate Program

The Whitaker International Undergraduate Program for Spring 2014 is now open. Check out the press release:

The online application for the Whitaker International Undergraduate Program, Spring 2014 cycle is now available at http://undergradapplication.whitaker.org/ with a October 15, 2013 deadline.

The online application for the Whitaker International Summer Program for Summer 2014 is also available at http://summerapplication.whitaker.org/ with a February 4, 2014 deadline.

With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides biomedical/bioengineering students (and those in a related field) funding  to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME).

Summer Program Grants are designed for currently enrolled Master’s or PhD students, or recent Master’s recipients.  Summer awards are for 8 weeks typically between June 1 and August 31.  Up to 20 awards will be available for Summer 2014.  Award amount includes a fixed fellowship award, monthly maintenance allowance, international airfare, settling-in allowance, and insurance.

Undergraduate Grants are designed for currently enrolled Undergraduate Students with a study abroad program approved by their home university related to Biomedical Engineering.  Up to 15 awards will be available for the Spring 2014 term. Award amounts range from $7,500 for a semester program to $10,000 for an academic year program.

To be eligible for the award, an applicant must:

  • have U.S. citizenship or be permanent residents of the U.S., and
  • For the Summer Program:  be enrolled as a Master’s or PhD student, or recent Master’s recipient.
  • For Undergraduates:  be enrolled as a Sophomore (2nd year), Junior (3rd year), or Senior (4th or 5th year), with at least one semester remaining, in an undergraduate BME (or related major) degree program with good academic standing

For the Whitaker Undergraduate Program, a student may apply to attend any overseas academic institution that is endorsed by the student’s study abroad advisor. The advisor must certify that the program is approved and the student will receive academic credit at the home institution. The advisor must also certify the student’s financial aid need. Students who already have the cost of the program fully covered may not apply for the scholarship and receive duplicative funding.  However, if the program is only partially funded by another source, the applicant may apply.

We look forward to receiving approved applications from your students by the application deadlines.


To learn more about the Whitaker International Program please visit www.whitaker.org, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is now accepting applications for the 2014 competition. Please read the announcement below:

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Science Foundation

NSF 13-584

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

Application Deadline(s) (received by 8 p.m. EST):  November 04, 2013 for Engineering;    Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research

 

November 05, 2013 for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

 

November 07, 2013 for Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning

 

November 08, 2013 for Life Sciences; Geosciences

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Applications, contact: GRF Operations Center, telephone: (866) 673-4737, email: info@nsfgrfp.org

Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Estimated Number of Awards: 2,700 new Fellowships will be offered pending availability of funds.

For each Fellow, the institution receives up to a $44,000 award per Fellow tenure year (12-month increments) to cover the costs described below.

The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $32,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,666. The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $12,000 per tenure year. During tenure, the institution is required to exempt Fellows from paying tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing, unless such charges are optional or are refundable (i.e., the institution is responsible for tuition and required fees in excess of the cost of education allowance).

All Fellowships will be for a maximum of three years of financial support (in 12-month allocations, starting in summer or fall) usable over a five-year period. The anticipated announcement date for the Fellowships is early April 2014.

Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.

Individuals are typically eligible to apply:

·        During the senior year of college

·        After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school

·        During the first year of graduate school

·        Prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

From the UNCF website:

In order to be eligible for your renewal award you must meet the following requirements:

  1.   Remain enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an HBCU
  2.   Meet your institution’s requirement for satisfactory academic progress
  3.   Continue pursuit of one of the approved majors/fields of study which are listed below:

Accounting Automotive Technology Business Administration Biochemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Controls Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Computer Science Engineering Technology Energy Engineering Environmental Engineering Information Technology Ergonomics Petroleum Engineering Finance Renewable Energy Robotics Engineering Software Engineering Economics International Business Engineering Management Industrial Technology Graphic Design Industrial Desigh Industrial Engineering Industrial Hygiene Labor and Industrial Relations Logistics Management Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Management Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Occupational Health and Safety Operations Management Plastic/Polymers Engineering Product Design Production Management Statistics Supply Chain Management

NAACP – HUBERTUS W. V. WILLEMS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MALE STUDENTS – 2012

Deadline: April 22, 2012

Applicants must be male students majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering , Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences. In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens and be applying to or accepted at an accredited college (excluding proprietary schools) in the United States.

Graduate Students must posses a 3.0 average and are eligible for an award of $3000.

NAACP membership and participation is desirable. A copy of evidence of NAACP membership must be mailed to UNCF.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need based on the following family income scale:

Size of Family Unit

48 Contiguous States,      D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions

Alaska

Hawaii

1

     $16,755

     $20,955

     $19,290

2

     $22,695

     $28,380

     $26,115

3

     $28,635

     $35,805

     $32,940

4

     $34,575

     $43,230

     $39,765

5

     $40,515

     $50,655

     $46,590

6

     $46,455

     $58,080

     $53,415

7

     $52,395

     $65,505

     $60,240

8

     $58,335

     $72,930

     $67,065

To learn more about size of family unit and income scale, please visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html

For scholarship award consideration, applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1. Two letters of recommendations,

2. One page essay,

3. Recent official transcript,

4. Evidence of full time enrollment,

5. A copy of evidence of NAACP membership.

To learn more, please go to the instruction section.

For Financial Verification,Student Aid Report (SAR) must be mailed to UNCF by the deadline of the application:

Undergraduate applicant must be a full-time student. If a student drops below the required full-time status, the Scholarship Selection Committee will adjust the grant received to 50% of the award allocated for that semester. Graduate applicant may be a full or part-time student.

**Please also open and read the attached document above for other important instructions and information about the NAACP scholarship application.

Members of the National NAACP Board of Directors, SCF Trustees, National Youth Work Committee, the NAACP Scholarship Selection Committee, employees and their spouses or families to the first degree of consanguinity are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship

Summer Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation offers summer undergraduate research opportunities in many locations across the US. These opportunities are fully funded, meaning that the selected students receive a stipend. Many programs also provide room and board, though a few require students to pay for room and board with their stipend. Many programs also assist students with the transportation costs of traveling to the location. The research opportunities are a great for students to gain both research and work experience and also to develop relationships with mentors and other undergraduates in their fields.

 

The NSF offers these opportunities in a wide variety of fields. All of the STEM fields are represented, as well as social/behavioral science ( psychology, sociology, economics, political science). Agricultural, animal science, and environmental science majors). If you don’t already have summer plans, this would be a great way to make some money, live in a different part of the US, do some cool research, and meet undergrads in your field.

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Deadline: Feb. 1

You can apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program if you:

Are a student currently in your sophomore or junior year at a U.S. college or university

Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)

• Are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

Receive 5,000 stipend for 10 weeks