College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Scholarship Opportunities 11/09/2009

November 6, 2009

NATIONALLY COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS

Please visit http://scholarships.berkeley.edu for more details and scholarships.

BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 for a maximum of two years for educational expenses to outstanding sophomores and juniors majoring in mathematics, sciences, and engineering. The purpose of the award is to encourage top students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. The Berkeley campus committee selects Berkeley's nominees before applications are forwarded to the Goldwater Foundation.
Application Deadline: Noon, December 1, 2009.

Students interested in applying should contact Alicia Hayes at
scholarships@learning.berkeley.edu. For more information, visit,
http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/prestigious.php?scholarship=goldwater

HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Students headed for careers as "change agents" in government, community, or public service are encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship, which provides $30,000 for graduate school.

Applicants must have a strong academic record (usually 3.5+ GPA), significant leadership experience, and should plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service. Students must apply during their junior year. (Exception: students who plan to enroll as fifth-year seniors may apply during their fourth year.)

Deadline: Noon, December 7, 2009. Students interested in applying should contact Alicia Hayes at scholarships@learning.berkeley.edu.

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Boren Scholarship provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages and fields of study and application procedures can be found at http://www.borenawards.org/.

Deadline: Noon January 22, 2010. Students interested in applying should contact Alicia Hayes at scholarships@learning.berkeley.edu.

DONALD A. STRAUSS SCHOLARSHIP
The Donald A. Strauss Scholarship allows full-time college juniors to pursue a public service project during their senior year by providing $10,000 for educational expenses. The project may be a new undertaking or an extension of the recipient's current activities.

Applicants must be in the upper third of their class (typically a minimum 3.3 GPA) and plan to devote a significant part of their lives to public service.

The Strauss Foundation will award at least sixteen scholarships in
2010 that can be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and at the recipient's option, for some of the costs of the public service project.

Application Deadline; Noon February 10, 2010. For more information access the following link http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/prestigious.php?scholarship=strauss or contact Alicia Hayes at scholarships@learning.berkeley.edu or 643-6929.

MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for educational expenses to sophomores and juniors who either 1) study the environment and related fields; or 2) are Native Americans or Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.

The Udall Foundation seeks outstanding students who demonstrate, through their areas of study and public service activities, a commitment to and potential for making significant contributions in their fields. U.C Berkeley can nominate up to six students.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2010. For more information access the following link http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/prestigious.php?scholarship=udall or contact
Alicia Hayes at scholarships@learning.berkeley.edu or 643-6929.


BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP
The prestigious Beinecke Scholarship Program provides $34,000 to juniors planning to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Recipients will receive $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and $15,000 per year for the first two years of graduate study.

Students must apply as juniors. Application Deadline: February 8, 2010. For more information access the following link http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/prestigious.php?scholarship=beinecke or contact Alicia Hayes at scholarships@learning.berkeley.edu or 643-6929.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. As one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education. The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 8-10 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC on a full-time basis for a period of one year.

All fellowships begin on August 10, 2010.
Junior Fellows are hired for a period of approximately one year.
Monthly salary is $2916.66 (equivalent to $35,000 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes.
Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation leave.
Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be nominated by UC Berkeley's Liaison to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Applications are accepted only from graduating college seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies. Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history, or Russian, Chinese or Middle East Studies. The selection process for the Junior Fellows Program is very competitive. Accordingly, applicants should be of high academic quality.

Application Process:
Applicants must submit a package of all the required materials by Monday, December 7, 2009, at 4:00p.m.
See website for details http://career.berkeley.edu/Internships/Carnegie.stm

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*AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING, & AIR
CONDITIONING ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to full-time engineering, engineering technology and graduate students. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*GEORGE BENNETT FELLOWSHIP IN WRITING awards $12,600 and housing expenses to students who intend to become professional writers.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*FRANK H. BUCK SCHOLARSHIPS is open to unique students in colleges/universities who gave an overwhelming motivation to succeed in all endeavors. Preference is given to residents of Solano, Napa, Yolo, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Contra Costa Counties in California. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides $2,000 per month and supports bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*BIOLOGY FELLOWS PROGRAM SPRING SEMESTER RESEARCH GRANT of $1.500 provides research opportunities for undergraduates in the biological sciences during the academic year, especially for students whose financial need would make such work difficult on an unpaid basis. Application Deadline: November 9, 2009.
*CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE JUNIOR FELLOWSHIPS provide research assistance to Associates working on Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, US leadership, trade and environment, China-related issues and Russian and Eurasian affairs. Application Deadline: December 7, 2009.
*CLAREMONT NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS provides full tuition and $20,000 to graduating seniors or graduates who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in any of the eight disciplines offered by Claremont Graduate University. Applicants must show dedication or study in trans-disciplinary research. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*CSIS COMMISSION ON SMART GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST is awarding $1,000 who can produce an essay to the question, "What is the most important thing the U.S. can do to improve global health over the next 15 years?" Application Deadline: November 20, 2009.
D-M-E PLASTCIS UNIVERSITY® STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP is offering $1,000 scholarships to students for plastics-related degree programs. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*ECHOING GREEN FOUNDATION PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATING SENIORS provides a $90,000 stipend to start a new public service organization or an independent service project that identifies and create visionary solutions to community needs. Application Deadline: December 2, 2009.
*GLAMOUR MAGAZINE TOP TEN COLLEGE WOMEN COMPETITION awards $3,000 to recognize the exceptional achievement and academic excellence of female college juniors from across the country. Application Deadline December 1, 2009.
*GOLDMAN-SACHS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE is awarded to outstanding students from historically underrepresented groups and the achievements they have made during their undergraduate academic careers. Application Deadline: December 13, 2009.
*BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP provides $7,500 per for up to two years) for educational expenses to outstanding sophomores and juniors majoring in mathematics, sciences, and engineering. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES (GRO) UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS awards $46,500 to undergraduates majoring in environmental fields of study. Application Deadline: December 10, 2009.
INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S FORUM R. GAULL SILBERMAN CENTER FOR COLLEGIATE STUDIES offers its annual college essay contest for women enrolled in any four-year college or university. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING (JET) PROGRAM is seeking college graduates (BA/BS by 1 July 2010) from all majors for one-year positions in Japan. Application Deadline: November 24, 2009.
*KATE NEAL KINLEY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS of $9,000 to $20,000 are designed to defray the costs of advanced study in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theater, and urban and regional planning. Application Deadline: December 2, 2009
*DOROTHEA LANGE FELLOWSHIP provides $4,000 to a faculty member, graduate student, or senior accepted for graduate work at UCB for proposed documentary photography project. Application Deadline: November 30, 2009.
*MERAGE INSTITUTE FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM provides $20,000 for immigrants to become leaders in their communities and in the nation.
Application Deadline: November 13, 2009
*THE NATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM offers an internship to gain editorial experience interns check facts, do research, read and evaluate manuscripts and to write editorials, articles or reviews. Application Deadline: November 9, 2009.
*NEW LOOK LASER TATTOO REMOVAL SEMIANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP awards $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering. Application Deadline: November 30, 2009.
*OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB (OPC) FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS offers scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students, studying at
American colleges and universities, who aspire to become foreign correspondents. Application Deadline:December 1, 2009.
SMART Scholarship Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. Application Deadline: December 15, 2009.
*STANFORD CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS of $26,000 offer new writers the chance to work with peers and under the guidance of experienced and accomplished writers in a supportive literary environment. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.
*HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP awards $30,000 for students committed to public service. Students must apply during their junior year. (Exception: students who plan to enroll as fifth-year seniors may apply during their fourth year). Application Deadline: December 7, 2009.
*UNCF -MERCK SCIENCE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP, of $35,000, is intended to encourage the interest of African American undergraduate students in pursuing graduate education and research careers in the biomedical sciences. Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.


AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING, & AIR CONDITIONING ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, & Air Conditioning Engineers Scholarships are awarded to full-time engineering, engineering technology and graduate students. Students must be enrolled full-time in a curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or other accrediting agency recognized by ASHRAE. The student must be pursuing a course of study which traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for a career in HVAC&R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration fields, or in related areas).

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009.

Award Amount: $3,000

To be eligible, you must
* be enrolled full-time in a curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering
and Technology (ABET) or other accrediting agency recognized by ASHRAE.
* must be pursuing a course of study which traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum
for a career in HVAC&R
*have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Application is available online at http://www.ashrae.org

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Lois Benedict
Scholarship Coordinator
ASHRAE
1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-2305
404-636-8400
lbenedict@ashrae.org

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites applications for its annual short-term fellowship program, which supports bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript as historical evidence.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2008

Award Amount: $6,000

Application is available online at http://www.bibsocamer.org/fellows.htm

For further information and submission requirements, contact
BSA Executive Secretary
PO Box 1537, Lenox Hill Station
New York, NY 10021
bsa@bibsocamer.org

BIOLOGY FELLOWS PROGRAM SPRING SEMESTER RESEARCH GRANTS
The purpose of these grants is to provide research opportunities for undergraduates in the biological sciences during the academic year, especially for students whose financial need would make such work difficult on an unpaid basis. The emphasis of this program has been to increase the number of students from underrepresented ethnic groups and women doing research. However, all qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply and have an equal chance for awards based on ability and drive. Offered to UCB students only.

Application Deadline: November 9, 2009

Award Amount: $1,500

To be eligible, you must
*have a minimum 2.7 GPA
*have a research position arranged prior to submitting application

Application is available online at http://research.berkeley.edu/Biology_Fellows/BFP_index.html

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Biology Fellows Program
2075 VLSB #3200
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200
(510) 642-4228

FRANK H. BUCK SCHOLARSHIPS
This award is open to unique students in colleges/universities who gave an overwhelming motivation to succeed in all endeavors. Preference is given to residents of Solano, Napa, Yolo, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Contra Costa Counties in California. Financial need and high academic standing are important, but are not necessarily prerequisites. Race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age and national origin have no influence in the selection of scholars.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

Award Amount: tuition, books, and room/board

To be eligible, you must
*reside or attend school within Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, San Joaquin, or Contra
Costa counties
*apply in the fall prior to the school year the student intends to use the scholarship
*financial need is not necessarily a requirement. The Buck Foundation awards scholarships
to qualified applicants regardless of financial resources.

Application is available online at
http://www.buckfoundation.org/scholarships/overview.php

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Frank H. Buck Scholarships
The Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation
P.O. Box 5610
Vacaville, CA 95696-5610

THE CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE JUNIOR FELLOWSHIPS
Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, US leadership, trade and environment, China-related issues and Russian and Eurasian affairs. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books and other publications, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

Application Deadline: December 7, 2009

Award Amount: $2,916 month + benefits

To be eligible, you must
*be a senior
*be majoring in social/behavioral sciences or public service
*be endorsed by home institution previous to Carnegie deadline

Application is available online at http://career.berkeley.edu/Infolab/Carnegie.stm

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Ms. Jennifer Sugiyama
c/o Career Center, Information Lab #4350
2111 Bancroft way, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94720
sugi@berkeley.edu


CLAREMONT NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship recipients receive full tuition and a $20,000 annual stipend for any Ph.D. program at Claremont Graduate University for trans-disciplinary scholars. They will be considered based on the nomination from a faculty member at applicant's current or previous university or college, as well as research and projects undertaken during the academic career, and trans-disciplinary research goals at CGU.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

Award Amount: Full Tuition + $20,000

To be eligible, you must
* be at least at senior level

Application can be found online at http://www.cgu.edu/scholars

For more information, please contact:
Sonia Gutierrez-Mendoza
Claremont Graduate University
150 East Tenth Street
Harper Hall 100
Claremont, CA 91711
909-621-8025
scholars@cgu.edu

CSIS COMMISSION ON SMART GLOBAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
The CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health is publishing a report in January 2010 that charts the future for U.S. global health policy. The organization is seeking fresh, new ideas that can produce big gains in global health. Students just need to explain, passionately and convincingly, what you think is the smartest way to improve global health.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2009

Award Amount; $1,000

For further information and submission requirements, access the following link
http://www.smartglobalhealth.org/pages/essay-signup

D-M-E PLASTCIS UNIVERSITY® STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
D-M-E is offering scholarships to students for plastics-related degree programs, an extension of the popular D-M-E Plastics University® created to aid new plastics industry students and professionals.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

Award Amount: $1,000

To be eligible, you must
*be in a plastics related program

Application is available online at http://www.dme.net/education/

For further information and submission requirements, contact

D-M-E Plastics University, D-M-E Co.
29111 Stephenson Highway
Madison HeightsMI 48071
scholarship@dme.net
http://www.dme.net/education/


ECHOING GREEN FOUNDATION PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
Echoing Green Fellowships provide a $60,000 stipend to start a new public service organization or an independent service project that identifies and create visionary solutions to community needs. The Fellowship also provides health care benefits, on-line connectivity, access to a network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance. The proposed project can be domestic or international, in all service areas. It must be the applicant's original, independent idea, and applicants should have experience with the proposed service and constituency. Research projects and lobbying activities are not eligible.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2009

Award Amount $90,000

To be eligible, you must
*be a graduating senior.
*at least 18 years old and able to make a full-time commitment to the proposed project.

Application is available online at
http://www.echoinggreen.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=41

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Echoing Green
494 Eighth Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-689-1165

EAST-WEST CENTER GRADUATE DEGREE FELLOWSHIP
The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship provides Master's and
Doctoral funding for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in educational and research programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawaii. Through East-West Center affiliation, awardees become part of a growing network of students and alumni forging the shape and substance of the world's most vibrant region.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2009

To be eligible, you must:
*senior or graduate level student

Application is available on-line at
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/studentprograms

For further information and submission requirements, contact
East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships Awards Services
Office- East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
808-944-7735
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/studentprograms

FORD FOUNDATION DIVERSITY PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
The Ford Foundation offers doctoral fellowships to minority groups whose under representation has been severe and long-standing. The fellowship program identifies individuals of demonstrated ability and who show the greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. The scholarship is renewable.

Application Deadline: November 2, 2009

Award Amount: $20,000/year

to be eligible, you must:
*be senior or graduate level student
*be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national

Application is available online at:
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fordfellowships/fordpredoc.html

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-334-2872
http://national-academies.org/fellowships
infofell@nas.edu

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE TOP TEN COLLEGE WOMEN COMPETITION
This competition recognizes the exceptional achievement and academic excellence of female college juniors from across the country. Applicants should demonstrate leadership experience, campus and community involvement, academic excellence, and unique, inspiring goals. Winners receive $1,000, coverage in Glamour Magazine's October issue, and a trip to New York to meet top professionals in their field.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

Award Amount: $3,000

To be eligible, you must
*be a female undergraduate student of junior standing

Application is available online at
http://www.glamour.com/about/top-ten-college-women

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Glamour's Top Ten College Women Competition
4 Times Square, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10036-6593
800-244-GLAM (4526)
TTCW@glamour.com

GOLDMAN-SACHS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE
The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence is awarded to outstanding students from historically underrepresented groups and the achievements they have made during their undergraduate academic careers. Applicants should show interest in the financial service industry, display service to the campus and community, and demonstrate leadership capabilities. Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship plus the opportunity to work for Goldman Sachs as a summer analyst, gaining insight into the financial services industry, the firm and our unique culture.

Application Deadline: December 13, 2009

Award Amount: $5,000-$7,500 plus a paid summer internship

To be eligible, you must
*be of Black, Hispanic, or Native American Heritage or decent
*show interest in the financial service industry
*display service to the campus and community
*demonstrate leadership capabilities
*have a minimum GPA of 3.4

Application is available at 01 Campbell Hall

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Annie Yearwood
Goldman Sachs Diversity Recruiting
Goldman Sachs & Co.
30 Husdon Street, 34th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Ann-Marie.Yearwood@gs.com

GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES (GRO) UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS
The Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Student Fellowships
supports quality environmental education for undergraduate students, encouraging students to pursue careers in environmentally related fields and to continue their education in the post-graduate level.

Application Deadline: December 11, 2008

Award Amount: $41,500

To be eligible, you must:
*pursuing a bachelor's degree in environmental fields of study
*must have at least a "B" average overall

Applications is online at http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/2008_gro_undergrad.html

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Georgette Boddie
202-343-9741
boddie.georgette@epa.gov
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2008/2008_gro_undergrad.html

INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S FORUM R. GAULL SILBERMAN CENTER FOR COLLEGIATE STUDIES
The Independent Women's Forum's R. Gaull Silberman Center for Collegiate Studies is proud to announce its annual college essay contest. College women enrolled in any four-year college or university during the 2009-2010 school year are invited to enter this competition.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

Award Amount: $250-$5,000

To be eligible, you must
*be female

Application is available online at http://www.iwf.org

For further information and submission requirements, contact
The Independent Women's Forum's R. Gaull Silberman Center for Collegiate Studies
4400 Jenifer Street, NW, Ste. 240
Washington D.C. 20015
essaycontest@iwf.org
http://www.iwf.org

NEW LOOK LASER TATTOO REMOVAL SEMIANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Semiannual Scholarship is a merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2009

Award amount: $1,000

To be eligible, you must:
*must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university in Fall 2009 or
Spring of 2010.
*have a 3.0 GPA or higher

Application is available online at
http://www.newlookhouston.com/New_Look_Scholarship.html

For more information, please contact:
Nicole Carter
Scholarship Coordinator
New Look Laser Tattoo Removal
1770 St. James lace, Suite 105
Houston, TX 77056
scholarship@newlookhouston.com


SMART Scholarship Program
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program is part of a concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into DoD facilities and agencies and to enhance the technical skills of the workforce already in place. SMART offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields. Students are also provided opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2009

Award Amount: Full tuition and benefits

To be eligible, you must
*be a U.S. citizen
*be an undergraduate majoring in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering
*Have a minimum 3.0 gpa

Application is available by http://www.asee.org/smart

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Eric Hurwitt, Directing Manager
ASEE SMART Scholarship Team
1818 N. Street, NW Ste 600
Washington D.C. 20036
(202) 331-3524
smart@asee.org
http://www.asee.org/smart

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STANFORD CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS
The Stanford Creative Writing Program offers new writers the company of their peers and the guidance of experienced and accomplished writers in a supportive literary environment. Unique among writing programs, Stanford offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. Fellows in each genre meet twice a week in workshop with faculty. There are no curricular requirements other than workshop attendance, and the program offers no degree. In awarding fellowships the quality of the candidate's creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from the writing workshops are considered.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

Award Amount: $26,000 per year (2yrs)

Application is available online at
http://www.stanford.edu/group/creativewriting/stegner.html

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Ryan Jacobs, Administrative Associate
Creative Writing Program
Department of English
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2087
(650) 723-0011
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/english/cw/fellowship.html

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UNCF -MERCK SCIENCE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, sponsored jointly by the United Negro College Fund and Merck & Co., Inc., an international pharmaceutical company, is intended to encourage the interest of African American undergraduate students in pursuing graduate education and research careers in the biomedical sciences. It provides funds for the senior year plus two paid summer internships.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

Award Amount: $25,000 - funds the senior year plus two paid summer internships

To be eligible, you must
*be expected to graduate in the year following your application
*have at least a 3.3 GPA
*be an African American undergraduate student pursuing graduate education and research
careers in the biomedical sciences.

For further information and submission requirements, contact
Alicia Hayes, Scholarship Coordinator
Scholarship Connection
301B Campbell Hall #2922
Berkeley, CA 94720-2922
(510) 643-6929
scholarships@learning.berkeley.edu