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.

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowship

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowships are for recent grads in the STEM fields, for grad students in the STEM fields, for MBA students, and for marketing grads. This is a great program for students who want a year or two off before grad school, or who want to go into sustainable energy systems work.

CDM Smith/UNCF Scholars Program 2012-13

From the UNCF Scholarship Website:

CDM Smith in association with UNCF, have established a scholarship and summer internship program for undergraduate student (or student who are enrolled to start a Master’s program in Fall 2013) who have a 3.0 graduate point average or better and who are majoring in a variety of engineering, science, or construction disciplines. Some of these programs include environmental, chemical, civil, structural, geotechnical, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as geology, geography, geoenvironmental, geographic information systems, hydrology, hydrogeology and construction management.

Program components include an 8-10 week summer internship, mentorship, and academic scholarship for the ensuing academic year or first-year masters program. Students will be selected by CDM Smith. The internship will consist of a summer work program that must start no later than June 17th, 2013 and run through at least August 16th, 2013. Selected students will have an opportunity to work on a number of engineering projects at a CDM Smith Office in the domestic United States. The key to this concept will be CDM Smith assignment of a mentor to each student participant. After the successful completion of the summer internship, participants will receive a $6,000 academic scholarship to help cover expenses for the next academic year.

Annual per-student award includes the $6,000 academic scholarship but also a paid internship, and up to $2,500 in living and housing reimbursement for students relocated beyond 50 miles of their home or school address. Students will intern at a CDM Smith office, based on the availability of appropriate CDM Smith assignments. Internship locations include, but are not limited to: Albany, NY Cambridge, MA, Chicago, IL Dallas, TX Denver, CO Edison, NJ Falls Church, VA Irvine, CA Orlando, FL and Phoenix, AZ.

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.

United Water Corporate Scholars Program 2011

This deadline has passed.

The program is two-fold working with the United Water Foundation and United Water for profit companies. The United Water Foundation is a non-profit private foundation formed in January 2009. United Water is one of the largest environmental services companies in the United States. Headquartered in Harrington Park, New Jersey, we serve 27 million people in more than 40 states. Our parent company, Suez Environnement, is a global water and waste treatment company whose activities focus on provider water to those without access, the distribution of water from alternative resources, the management of industrial impacts and coastline protection.

The United Water employee culture is built on the strategic business drivers of business efficiency, customer service, employee development and managed growth, with a strong commitment to ethics, safety, diversity and environmental stewardship. We strive to provide an environment in which the best talent can grow, develop and be challenged to contribute every day. At United Water, we truly believe making the planet sustainable is the best job on earth!

The UNCF Scholars program will provide selected candidates a 10-week paid internship at a United Water for profit facility and UNCF will provide a $5,000.00 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year paid for by the United Water Foundation. The internships will be offered at the following locations: Harrington Park, New Jersey. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Wilmington, Delaware, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Pontiac, Michigan, and Indianapolis, Indiana. . Each candidate will need to go through the United Water for-profit hiring process and will be expected to present to key Project/Department staff a final report and/or PowerPoint presentation of their internship experience. This program is made possible by a grant from the United Water Foundation to provide the dollars to the UNCF and by United Water for-profit companies which will provide work opportunities.