Boren Awards: Scholarships to Study Abroad

The Boren Awards fund students to study in regions that are ‘underrepresented’ in study abroad programs, such as in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Awards recipients are required to work for the federal government for at least one year after graduation, preferably in a national security agency.

Craig Fredrickson, a Program Officer for the Boren Awards, will be at IUP on Oct. 5, 2016, at 5:30pm in HSS 220 to talk about the Boren Awards and how to write competitive applications.

For more information check out the Boren Awards website at http://www.borenawards.org/

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Major Fellowships Meeting !

Great Hall of Whitmyre

Tuesday, February 9th

From 7pm to 8pm.


Prior to the creation of the Cook Honors College, IUP students had won only two Fulbright Grants for study and research abroad – one back in the 1960s. IUP’s record was similar to that of the other PASSHE schools until CHC students began to raise aspirations among themselves and for other IUP students.

Fifteen CHC graduating classes present, among other awards: nine Fulbrights, two Fulbright alternates, five Goldwaters, three NSF awards and an NSF Teaching award, two Marshall and two Truman finalists, a Freeman Asia, a Pickering, a Udall honorable mention, and a Rhodes finalist.

This is a truly remarkable record for such a relatively small pool of graduates, which would be all the more remarkable if IUP were able to add to this all of the Fulbright and NSF awards our alumni win in graduate school. Happily, IUP students outside the CHC began to apply for and win these awards as well including at least two additional Goldwaters and two Fulbrights.

All this is to say that you all, as Honors College students, are great candidates for these prestigious awards. So Dr. Susan Boser (IUP’s appointed adviser for these types of awards) and I are organizing an informational workshop for all CHC Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to talk about the differences between these scholarships and other technicalities of the awards which you all should know about.

Note: if you have any aspiration of applying for any of these awards for post-graduate study and travel in 2017/18 (attention current CHC Juniors!!!), it is imperative that you attend this informational session.

Major Fellowships Meeting (Great Hall)

CHC students,

Prior to the creation of the Cook Honors College, IUP students had won only two Fulbright Grants for study and research abroad – one back in the 1960s. IUP’s record was similar to that of the other PASSHE schools until CHC students began to raise aspirations among themselves and for other IUP students.

Fourteen CHC graduating classes present, among other awards: nine Fulbrights, two Fulbright alternates, five Goldwaters, three NSF awards and an NSF Teaching award, two Marshall and two Truman finalists, a Freeman Asia, a Pickering, a Udall honorable mention, and a Rhodes finalist. This is a truly remarkable record for such a relatively small pool of graduates, which would be all the more remarkable if IUP were able to add to this all of the Fulbright and NSF awards our alumni win in graduate school. Happily, IUP students outside the CHC began to apply for and win these awards as well including at least two additional Goldwaters and two Fulbrights.

All this is to say that you all, as Honors College students, are great candidates for these prestigious awards. So Dr. Susan Boser (IUP’s appointed adviser for these types of awards) and I are organizing an informational workshop for all CHC freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to talk about the differences between these scholarships and other technicalities of the awards which you all should know about.

This event will happen in the Great Hall of Whitmyre on Wednesday, April 1st, from 7pm to 8pm.

No need to RSVP, but it’s imperative that you attend if you have any interest whatsoever about applying for any of these scholarships. As always, come talk to me if you have any questions. Best, cf

Dr. Caleb Finegan
Director, Cook Honors College at IUP

Cook Achievement Fund Deadline – October 19th, 2015

If you are interested in applying for financial support for study or service abroad, an internship, or any other academic enrichment that you can justify for the Summer of 2015, Fall of 2015 or Spring of 2016, now is the time to act.

Deadline for Achievement Fund Applications:  October 19th, 2015

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Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) Internships

The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) is currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall International Internship sessions at our Latin America, East Africa, and India sites.
 

Our priority deadline is March 1, and we encourage students to apply quickly in order to secure a spot. Placements are competitive as we attract students from 16 formal University Partners.
FSD has provided international development internships since 1995, and
is described as the “gold standard of global engagement programs.”

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Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship application available on 1 Nov

The Yale Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowship (SURF) becomes available on Thursday, 1 November.  If
you’ve been meaning to reach out to a promising student about this opportunity,
please do so now.  Visit t
he
Leadership
Alliance
on 1 Nov for the application and all the guidelines.

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Josephine De Karman Fellowships

Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any
discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a
university or college located within the United States. A minimum of ten (10)
fellowships, $22,000 for doctoral students and $14,000 for undergraduate
students, will be awarded for the regular academic year. Only doctoral students
and undergraduate students about to enter their final year of study/dissertation
are eligible. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or
postponed. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Application deadline:   1 January 2013

Please check the fellowship’s website to confirm deadlines.

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USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is
designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in
international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne
Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two
years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol
Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional
development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete
the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the
fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution
to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including
international development, international relations, public policy,
business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture,
environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or
professional school approved by the Payne Program.   At the end of the
two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants
must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school
in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be
U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any
undergraduate majorand encourages
applications from members of minority groups historically
underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial
need
.  Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org.  The application deadline is January 23, 2013.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.

 
The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Dr. Harold A. Scott, Interim Director
Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
Howard University
(202) 806-4367; 877-633-0002

2013-2014 KILLAM FELLOWSHIP

Fulbright Canada is proud to inform you that the 2013-2014 competition for the Killam Fellowships Program for
undergraduate students is now open! The Killam Fellowships Program is
an opportunity for Americans to spend either one semester or a full
academic year studying at a university in Canada. The award carries a
value of US$5,000 per semester, and includes a health coverage
allowance.  Added
benefits include two three-day enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON
and Washington, DC. There is also an opportunity to apply for our
Cultural Awareness Program which provides funding to travel within
Canada for an additional cultural experience.  Please encourage your best and brightest undergraduate students to apply by visiting the website. Please note that the application deadline for the Open Competition is January 31st, 2013.