The Hispanic Scholarship Fund/ McNamara Family Creative Arts Scholarship

anticipated deadline: March

From the HSF Website: The HSF/ McNamara Family Foundation Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field:  media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, etc.  This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $15,000.

American Copy Editor’s Society Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 15, 2012

From the American Copy Editor’s Society Website:

College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing can apply for several scholarships awarded each year by the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society. Applications for the 2011-2012 scholarship have passed; forms for the 2012-2013 scholarships will be posted in spring 2012.

The top award, for $2,500, is named for Merv Aubespin, a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists, a longtime champion of copy editors and, as the chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in the mid-1990s, the “godfather” of ACES.

The other four awards are for $1,000 each.

The scholarships are open to students who will be college juniors, seniors or graduate students in the fall, and to graduating students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of five experienced copy editors.

For questions, please e-mail Alex Cruden at alex@copydesk.org.

AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University LWP Union Scholars Program 2011

From UNCF Website: We believe the future is in the hands of those with the ability and desire to change the world. People like you. That is why we are co-sponsoring the AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University LWP Union Scholars Program. Our public service union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), has joined with Harvard University and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to let those of you who qualify experience what it is like to be part of the labor movement. You can work on the front lines of a real union organizing campaign, where you will talk to workers about gaining a voice on the job, fair wages and benefits for themselves and their families …by joining a union. You will get an opportunity to do the day-to-day work of outreach to workers by phone and on home visits, campaign research and material development. But the best part is that you will have a chance to make a difference in the lives of people. Plus, you will receive scholarship funding as well as have a real world experience that may help you see what lies in your future. Valid Driver’s License required.