Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scholarships and Contests of Interest

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Boren Scholarship Info Session
Featuring Boren Awards Program Manager Michael Saffle
Tuesday, Nov. 8th:
1 PM, CL 1228
Monday, Nov. 7th:
4:30 PM, University Center Class of ‘87 Room (CMU)
The Boren is open to undergraduates seeking a language immersion opportunity in ar-eas other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are onnected to a broad understanding of national security. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to a one-year Service Requirement.
Note: There will be a third session designed for graduate students at 12 Noon on Nov. 8 in 113 Barco Law Building. Undergraduates may attend, but only if they cannot make the two other sessions.

Humanity in Action Info Session
Featuring Humanity In Action Fellows Dan Gore, Karina Goulordava, and Kevin Ramser
Friday, Nov. 11:
4:00PM, CL 3500
Humanity in Action selects roughly forty fellows to travel to Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, or NYC for a five-week summer fellowship with a focus on hu-man rights and minority issues. The award is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from any discipline. Non-US Citizens may apply.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
Critical Language Scholarship institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive lan-guage instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for up to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. The institutes, sponsored by the US Department of State, focus on foreign languages of critical need, including Arabic, Korean, and many others. It is expected that applicants plan using their language skills in their career. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are US citizens are eligible.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics recognizes exceptional essays written by juniors and seniors that question and analyze the urgent ethical issues that confront students. The award has prizes ranging from $1,000 - $5,000, as well as honorable mentions of $500.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange
Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange offers a full-year work/study scholarship to stu-dents and recent graduates. The program is intended for young adults in business, voca-tional, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Previous study of the German language is helpful, though not required in all cases.

UHC Spring Brackenridge Fellowship
The University Honors College Spring Brackenridge Fellowship supports up to fifty-two undergrads conducting independent research. Fellows receive an $800 stipend and participate in up to two weekly seminars. ANY STUDENT who is sponsored by and work-ing with a full- or part- time faculty member during the upcoming spring term may apply. Please contact Mike Giazzoni for more information.

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