The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
The 2016–17 McNair Scholars Application deadline is December 2, 2016.
How to Apply
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 150 institutions a cross the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education.
McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.
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/
This week’s Wednesday’s Workshop for First Year Students will focus on the CHC Achievement Fund.
Every year the CHC funds student travel abroad, internships, undergraduate research, conference travel, and many other educational enhancements. It is the single most important source of financial support available to students in the CHC. But you need to how it works, who can apply, and how to apply. We will also discuss the relative value of different kinds of educational enhancements, so you can begin thinking of an experience that can help your reach your career and educational goals.
Upper class students are welcome to attend as a refresher.
IUP students are eligible to compete for two study abroad scholarships.
One is given by the College Language Association, and is named for our late colleague Dr. Caroll Mills Young, who was instrumental in establishing this scholarship. The other is given by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Applicants must submit a letter of acceptance to a study abroad program, or a statement that they have applied for acceptance into a program.
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 Spring or Summer of 2016, now is the time to act.
Deadline for Achievement Fund Applications: October 19th, 2015
Two study abroad scholarships are now available from the College Language Association. One is named for Dr. Caroll Mills Young, who was instrumental in establishing this scholarship. The other is given by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Please consider applying for either or both of these if you are planning to study abroad in summer 2015, fall 2015, winter 2016, or spring 2016. Applicants must submit a letter of acceptance to a study abroad program, or a statement that they have applied for acceptance into a program.
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: February 20, 2015