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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards 2011.10.04

October 3, 2011

- Learn more about CCRC Asia scholarships
- Apply for a Cal-in-Sacramento Fellowship
- Share your big idea and win up to $300,000 in prizes
- Take advantage of the SMART Scholarship
- Join with the Global Student Embassy
- Apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship or a journalism and public policy internship
- Become a Fall Fellow with the David Chiu Mayoral Campaign

Learn more about CCRC Asia scholarships!
CRCC Asia, the leading provider of professional internships in China for international students and graduates.

If you are looking to boost your resume and stand out in the crowd, CRCC Asia offers Internship Programs and Language Programs to allow you to both invest in your future and experience China. China's economy has grown at a meteoric rate and its business community is part of the most exciting and promising markets in the world. Now, companies and individuals across the globe are lining up to do business in China: it is without question the most exhilarating, challenging and fast-growing nation in which to work. As the leading provider of internships in China, we offer students and graduates the opportunity to further their personal and professional development in a dynamic international setting.

CRCC Asia is proud to be providing ten need-based scholarships this fall. Visit - applications will be accepted from September 15 to October 31, 2011.

Internships are also available. Visit for more information.

Apply for a Cal-in-Sacramento Fellowship!

Applications for the summer 2012 program are due at *Monday, November 7, at 5pm*, in 111 Moses Hall or by email to
Orientation meeting *Tuesday, October 25, at 5pm* in the IGS Library.

*About the Program*
The Cal-in-Sacramento Program is the University of California's largest---and one of the nation's most prestigious---campus-based public service fellowship programs. For over three decades, more than 500 Cal students have gone to Sacramento to experience politics, government, and
public service under the program's auspices.
Past CIS fellows have worked in Assembly and Senate offices, the governor's office, public interest groups, various state agencies, and various newspapers. Fellows gain hands-on experience researching and writing legislation, working with lobbying groups, writing speeches,
organizing and staffing community events, and covering important California news.
All majors and undergraduates are encouraged to apply. While this is a highly competitive fellowship, there are no specific requirements. Graduating seniors are also encourage to apply, since many who finish the fellowship continue on their political and public service career with a
job offer. Past successful fellows had strong writing and research skills, could communicate complex messages succinctly, and were able to build strong networks during their fellowship.

For more information visit

Share your big idea and win up to $300,000 in prizes!
Big Ideas @ Berkeley: Inspiring Student Innovation - Up to $300,000 in prizes available for 2012!

Since its founding in 2006, UC Berkeley's annual Big Ideas Contest has inspired innovative and high-impact student projects aimed at solving the world's most pressing problem. By seeking out and supporting smart and promising new ideas, Big Ideas has produced remarkable results. This year's competition promises up to $300,000 in awards.
Contest categories include:
Global Poverty Alleviation
Improving Student Life
Information Technology for Society
Energy Efficiency
Creative Expression for Social Justice
Scaling Up Big Ideas (for previous Big Ideas & Bears Breaking Boundaries
contest winners)
Pre-Proposal Submissions are due by November 21, 2011. Interested students are encouraged to learn more about building effective interdisciplinary student teams and writing proposals at the following sessions:
Big Ideas Info Panel & Mixer
5-6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 12, B100 Blum Hall
Big Ideas Pre-Proposal Workshop
Noon - 1 pm
Thursday, October 20, 254 Sutardja Dai Hall
To learn more about the contest and content of the workshops please visit the Big Ideas website:
For real-time news updates and further information regarding upcoming deadlines and events, please follow us on our Big Ideas@Berkeley Facebook page:

Take advantage of the SMART Scholarship!
The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics.

The application web page is at The application deadline is December 1, 2011 for the 2012 school year.

SMART provides:
· Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
· A very generous stipend while in school
- $25,000 for undergraduates
- $33,000 for masters candidates
- $36,300 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates
· Book allowance – $1,000
· Health Insurance
· Paid Summer internships
· All required student fees
· Travel for internships

Summer internships at Labs are required. In return for fully funding their education, students are required work as a civilian employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA, DARPA, etc.) laboratory, or other research and development activity for a period equal to the time the program paid for their school. Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work as a civilian in the DoD upon graduation.

There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. A list of SMART awards from previous years is listed by University at:

Join with the Global Student Embassy!
The Global Student Embassy (GSE) strives to stimulate cultural tolerance and collaborative community service amongst the world's youth. Today, GSE partners with communities and schools locally in Northern California and internationally in Argentina, Peru, Tanzania, and Ecuador to lead trips in which students engage in action oriented service-learning projects, youth leadership training, and cultural exchanges. GSE is is leading a Winter Break Trip to Bahia de Caraquez, a small city on the coast of Ecuador that experienced environmental destruction from El Niño flooding in 1997 and an earthquake in 1998. In response to these natural disasters, NGO's, the private sector government, and the local government sought to rebuild the city in a better, more sustainable way; in 1999 government authorities officially declared Bahia de Caraquez an "Ecocity."

The GSE Winter Break Trip brings together college students from California and New York to travel to Ecuador from December 27 to January 12 to collaborate on reforestation, habitat restoration, and organic farming projects. Planting trees will help prevent further erosion, restore crucial animal habitats, and decrease greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. This season we aim to plant at least 3,000 native endemic tropical dry forest trees in La Punta Gorda Preserve, located south of Bahia de Caraquez. The rainy season in coastal Manabí Ecuador is between January and April, making the New Year an optimal time for planting.

GSE seeks motivated, inspired, and confident participants who feel that an international cultural experience and environmental restoration work will contribute to their personal growth and discovery. For more information, contact Jasper at or go to

Apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship or a journalism and public policy internship!
The following programs are offered by the Institute for Humane Studies, an organization founded in 1961 that supports students who value individual liberty.

IHS Journalism Internship Program:Paid journalism internships for talented writers who support free markets, individual rights, and peace. Opportunities at nonprofit newsrooms, major media networks, newspapers, and new media sites.
Applicants may also apply for funding for internships secured on their own. Program includes a stipend plus housing and travel assistance, and a seminar on freedom of the press. Apply by November 15 for spring and by January 31 for summer. Visit for more information.

Public Policy Internships: Paid summer internships at more than 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the US. A comprehensive program that includes two career workshops in Washington, DC, and weekly lectures by academics and policy professionals. Professional guidance on writing policy pieces and interviewing. Stipend plus housing and travel assistance. Apply by January 31. Visit for more information.

Humane Studies Fellowships: Awards of up to $15,000 for graduate students and outstanding undergraduates pursuing academic careers whose work advances a free society. Recent award winners are studying topics such as the relationship between utopianism and liberalism and the concept of civility in 17th Century Anglo-American political thought. Apply by December 31. Visit for more information.

Become a Fall Fellow with the David Chiu Mayoral Campaign!
The David Chiu Mayoral Campaign is looking for students to intern during Fall Semester. Students interested in learning more about the political landscape of San Francisco should apply. The Fall Fellows program will provide students with great hands-on political experience in a fast-paced political race. Fellows will receive a letter of recommendation upon successful completion of work and may receive academic credit, if applicable. Each fellow is part of a 10 hour/week training program that is carefully designed to teach students the variety of skills needed to be successful in campaign organizing. Our program is well rounded and includes weekly training seminars on field organizing, finance, policy, political messaging, and of course new media and communications. Fellowship applications are here at