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.

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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards, Individual Predoc. Fellowships to Promote Diversity (NIH-F31)

The NIH offers funding for graduate students in the beginning stages of their work towards a doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical research areas relating to health fields. This grant is for research and NOT for medical or nursing degrees.

American Physical Society Internship

The American Physical Society offers internships to sophomore and junior women with a majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology, if it has an emphasis on one of the other areas listed

Monsanto UNCF 1890s Scholarship Program

The Monsanto Fund/UNCF 1890’s Scholars Program will provide scholarships to ten African American college juniors and/or seniors majoring in Agronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Entomology, Engineering (mechanical, electrical, seeds process and chemical) Computer Science (application development, global ERP development, infrastructure services, research oriented information technology), Plant Breeding, Automation Technology, or Ag-related field to attend any of the eighteen 1890 institutions. Preference will be given to students who are residents of farm communities which is defined as: Farming community is any area other than (1) a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants, and (2) the urbanized areas contiguous and adjacent to such a city or town. Additionally, at least 30% of the economic development comes from farming. 1890 Institutions: Alabama A&M, Alcorn State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Langston University, Lincoln University of Missouri, North Carolina A&T, Prairie View A&M, South Carolina State, Southern University A&M, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, West Virginia State University, Virginia State University.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Maximum Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Friday, May 31 2013

Amway Scholars Program for College Students 2012

From the UNCF Website:

Amway operates in over 80 countries and territories with nearly 13,000 employees worldwide and has sales of over $8 Billion. Amway, through its global facilities provides world class product development, manufacturing, and logistics services. Amway manages the Nutrilite vitamin supplement brand and the Artistry cosmetic brand.

Great People Happen At Amway. We value our employees, have a long-standing environmental commitment, provide an exercise and wellness program to our employees and foster a culture of innovation. During our time of transition from Alticor to Amway, explore our website and family of companies at: www.Alticor.com.

This year, Amway has partnered with UNCF to establish the Amway Scholars Program. The program is open to rising sophomores and juniors. Recipients will receive funding for the 2012/13 academic year as well as an opportunity to apply for an internship opportunity at Amway in 2013.

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