TYPE: Pre-law orientation for any American Indian or Alaskan Native who plans to attend law school.
PURPOSE: The PLSI is an intensive two-month program, which prepares individuals for the rigors of law school. It gives participants the opportunity to begin law school with an advantage.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must have a bachelor's degree, proof of membership in a federally-recognized tribe and/or Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), copy of LSDAS report indicating LSAT scores, and submit proof of application to an ABA-accredited law school.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Cost of tuition and books plus a small living allowance and travel costs when funds permit.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Varies.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Pre-Law Summer Institute Director; American Indian Law Center; P.O. Box 4456-Station A; Albuquerque, NM 87196. The telephone number is (505) 277-5462.
ONLINE:http://www.aigc.com/ AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS
TYPE: Travel Award.
ELIGIBILITY: For graduate students who have had their research papers accepted for presentation at the annual APA convention. The student applicant must be the first author and designated presenter of the research.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Annually awards approximately 100 students with this $300 grant.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 4.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: APA; Science Directorate; 750 First Street; NE; Washington, DC 20002-4242; (202) 336-6000.
ARTS RECOGNITION AND TALENT SEARCH
TYPE: Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) is a program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA).
ELIGIBILITY: To identify, recognize, and encourage young people who have demonstrated excellence in dance, music, theater, visual arts, and writing. All who enter will be eligible for scholarships. Award recipients will also be eligible for apprenticeships and cash awards. An important feature of ARTS is its Affirmative Action Program, which is designed to encourage widespread participation by all who are eligible, regardless of race, creed, color, geographical location, economic status, physical disability, language, or sex. The program is open to high school seniors and to those who are either 17 or 18 years of age. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents unless applying in Jazz.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: $100 - $3,000.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1 - early registration; October 1 - final registration.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts; 800 Brickell Ave. Ste. 500; Miami, Florida 33131; 1-800-970-ARTS;
Online:http://www.nfaa.org./ ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES, MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
TYPE: Annual publication which provides information on scholarships for medical school. The book is particularly useful for women and minority group members.
ELIGIBILITY: Cost of book is $15.00 plus shipping.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Varies.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Varies.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Association of American Medical Colleges; 2450 N. Street, NW; Suite 201; Washington, DC 20037-1131; (202) 828-0600;
CONFERENCE ON ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERSHIP (CAPAL)
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a continuing undergraduate student who has obtained an internship with a federal, state, or local government agency or a nonprofit organization in the Washington D.C. area. Most work at the internship during the summer for at least six-weeks, and agree to attend all of CAPAL's weekly summer seminars and otherwise participate in CAPAL's summer programming. Applicants will be evaluated with regard to leadership potential, commitment to public service and the Asian Pacific American Community, ability to tie current activities to a long term vision or set of goals, financial need, and the quality and effectiveness of one's application as a whole.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: (6) awards of $2000 to each awardees. (1) Of the awards will be given to a graduate student.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 21.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: CAPAL; c/o Summer Internship Application P.O. Box 65073; Washington D.C. 20035-5073; firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE: http://www.capal.org/programs/scholarships-and-internships/ COUNCIL ON LEGAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY (CLEO)
TYPE: Opportunity to attend an accredited law school. Approximately one-tenth of those who file are accepted. Applicants who are selected attend one of the five, six-week summer institutes held in various parts of the country. Travel costs to the institutes are paid by the program, as well as living costs and provide a small stipend for expenses. At the end of the institute, CLEO seeks to place students who have not already been accepted into law school with interested schools. The participants are able to obtain admission to an accredited law school. Some grants are provided for these students. Some individual law schools usually assist by a combination of tuition waivers, loans, and grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Minority and economically disadvantaged students who wish to attend law. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; must take the LSAT before the February sitting; must submit personal and parental financial information; must apply to at least two ABA approved law schools; must attend the summer institute program, if selected, and enter law school in the Fall to be eligible for the scholarship award.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: $7,000 for first year of law school. Approximately $5,000 for second and third year.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Council On Legal Education Opportunity; 1420 N. Street, NW, Suite T-1; Washington, DC 20005.
ONLINE: http://www.cleoscholars.com/ EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER (EOC) UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
TYPE: A program, which provides dissemination of financial aid information and admissions requirements. Services include assistance with forms, counseling, and tutoring. EOC serves the state of Wyoming through offices located in Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, Torrington, Rawlins, Ethete, Rock Springs, Powell, Sheridan and Jackson.
ELIGIBILITY: Designed to serve any individual who is low income and/or whose parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree. Participants must be 19 or older if an Educational Talent Search Project is present, otherwise all ages are eligible.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Financial aid determination by Financial Aid Office.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Project Director, Educational Opportunity Center; Student Educational Opportunity; University of Wyoming; P.O. Box 3808; Laramie, WY 82071-3808; (307) 766-6189.
GEAR UP WYOMING
TYPE: Services provided to students include workshops and activities that focus on improving academic outcomes at all levels, increasing high school graduation rates and increasing higher education awareness and enrollment.
ELIGIBILITY: Please contact Judy Trujillo at (307) 766-6733 for eligibility requirements.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Varies.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Gear Up Wyoming; SEO, University of Wyoming; Dept. 3808; 1000 E. University Ave.; Laramie, WY 82071
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
TYPE: To provide fellowships for study leading to an advanced degree in a graduate or professional program.
ELIGIBILITY: Contact institution for details.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Grants to institutions in support of students range from $16,000 to $275,000; Maximum stipend is $4,500.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Unknown.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Office of Higher and Continuing Education; U.S. Department of Education; 400 Maryland Ave, SW; Washington, DC 20202.
GRE LOCATER SERVICES
TYPE: The Minority Graduate Student Locater Service has been completely redesigned, and a new Graduate Student Locater Service is being introduced to serve all prospective graduate students. Together, the Locater Services provide institutions with lists of both minority and non-minority individuals interested in graduate study, and enhance graduate opportunities for all students worldwide. Five lists will be generated annually.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: GRE Locater Services; P.O. Box 6010; Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6010
McNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
TYPE: McNSP prepares 30 junior and senior low-income, first generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study. Program provides an intense academic support program (tutoring, academic counseling, study strategies seminars), graduate school admissions and financial aid activities, graduate student and faculty mentoring, and a summer and academic year research program in preparation for admission to graduate education.
ELIGIBILITY: Students must have completed their college sophomore year, be a college junior or senior; low income, first generation students or students from groups underrepresented in graduate education (e.g., ethnic minority, women in underrepresented fields).
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Summer research stipend and room and board for selected participants.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Deadlines vary each semester. Inquiries are encouraged year round.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Director, or Coordinator; McNair Scholars Program; University of Wyoming; Dept. 3808; Laramie, WY 82071-3808; 766-6189;
NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLAR
ELIGIBILITY: Identification for participation in the program is based upon performance on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) administered in October of the applicant's junior year of high school. Combined math and verbal scores are considered in allowing the student to enter the competition. Selection takes place during the senior year of high school and is based on a student's grade point average, and recommendations. On the PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet, students must indicate whether they want to be considered for the National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program, and indicate that they are Hispanic.
AMOUNT OF AWARD: A roster of all students honored in the program is sent to colleges and universities in order to encourage them to recruit the students and offer them financial support. The NHSRP does not provide monetary awards, but being designated as a NHSRP scholar may give the student the opportunity to hear from colleges that are particularly interested in prospective students of Hispanic heritage.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants must take the PSAT in October of their junior year in high school.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program; The College Board; 1233 20th St.; Suite 600; Washington, DC 20036; (202) 332-7134.
PHARMACY SUMMER PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA HEALTH
CAREERS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
TYPE: Summer Program.
ELIGIBILITY: For Minority students.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Unknown.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: School of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Psychology Bldg.; University of Montana; UM Health Careers Opportunity Program; Missoula, MT 59812; (406) 243-2498.
STUDENT SUCCESS SERVICES (SSS)
TYPE: Assists eligible students at the University of Wyoming to achieve academic success by providing assistance in a number of areas including academic, personal, and financial.
ELIGIBILITY: You are a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident pursuing a first bachelor’s degree. You are a first generation college student meaning that neither parent has completed a four year degree OR you meet income eligibility guideline OR you have a physical or learning disability.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Varies.
ADDRESS INQUIRES TO: Student Success Services; Dept. 3808; 1000 E University Ave.; Laramie, WY 82071; Phone: (307) 466-6189; TTY: (307) 766-3073; Fax: (307) 766-4010
SUMMER RESEARCH APPRENTICE PROGRAM (SRAP) UW
TYPE: Summer Research Program (7 weeks).
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible students must have completed their sophomore year in high school, or be a high school junior or senior, or be a high school graduate at the end of the current academic year. Minority students are U.S. citizens who identify themselves as being Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander. Applicants should demonstrate motivation, ability, and scholastic aptitude and accomplishments. It is desirable that applicants rank in the upper 1/3 of their class. Socioeconomic factors are of secondary consideration.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Each student apprentice will be paid up to $1,716 (less Social Security) for a minimum of an eight-week summer apprenticeship (regular UW summer session). Students will be assigned to a research scientist for an 8-hour workday, five days per week. Each student will be expected to provide for his/her personal living expenses while in Laramie. The grant funds only provide for salary; as well as double room and board (food). Students are expected to pay for their personal and recreational living expenses. Awards are dependent upon receipt of grant funding by March 15.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: SRAP Project Coordinator, Malinda Nichols Daniel or (307)766-6059
TYPE: A project (either in the form of academic year support or through the UB summer program) designed to prepare low-income, first generation high school students for post-secondary academics through academic advising, career exploration, academic year instruction, tutoring, and summer school. Counties served in Wyoming are Albany, Fremont, Laramie, and Natrona.
ELIGIBILITY: The student must be: (1) a high school student; (2) have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; (3) low income/first generation; (4) must have an interview to determine need and eligibility; (5) a U.S. citizen.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: Quarterly stipend based on academic performance, use of and involvement in project services.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: Project Director; Upward Bound; Dept. 3808; 1000 E. University Ave.; Laramie, WY 82071-3808; (307) 766-6189;
VINCENT E. BENDIX AWARD OF
TYPE: Proposal competition.
ELIGIBILITY: This award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to automotive electronics engineering presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections, or it may recognize an individual for distinguished accomplishment in automotive electronics engineering. Material or development forming the subject matter of the paper must be based on personal work. In the event of recognition of individual achievement, the individual will be requested to present a Vincent Bendix Memorial Lecture at a designated meeting of the Society.
ONLINE: http://www.sae.org/news/awards/list/bendix/ TYPE: Summer research program.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents between their sophomore and senior years who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and strong interest in a career in biological research. Applications from students who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian, Native Alaskan or Native Pacific Islander, OR who are of any ethnic background and attend a small liberal arts institution without broad research facilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
AMOUNT OF AWARDS: The program provides a stipend of $3,050, full support for travel, housing, health insurance (if needed), and a partial food allowance. Students have access to all campus libraries and facilities. There are no fees or tuition costs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb 1.
ADDRESS INQUIRIES TO: UW Biology SRP; 1233B Genetics/Biotech; 425 Henry Mall; Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-1182; email@example.com