Archive for December, 2010

Scholarship and Grants for Undergraduates

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010



Humanity in Action – Summer Internships in Europe or US!

Humanity in Action is interested in recruiting Hunter College students and recent graduates for this program which offers an exceptional experience for students interested in the study and exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination.  Among the activities that comprise the Humanity in Action program is the paid summer program which involves seminars and study and travel in the United States or Europe. Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, interest in minority issues in Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and the United States and concern for human rights.  International students are eligible to apply. Further information and the application are available at: – Deadline:  January 10, 2011


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program

The Charles B. Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State.  The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and recent graduates who will begin two-year masters programs in the fall of 2011.

The program will select twenty Rangel Fellows who will receive up to $90,000 in benefits over two years to fund tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses for completion of two-year masters degrees, as well as summer internships to promote professional development.  Fellows may use the fellowship to fund graduate studies of international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, business administration or public policy at U.S. universities.

Applicants must be US citizens who plan to enter graduate school in fall 2011. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Deadline: January 21, 2011.

Additional information about the Charles Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available at


The Jeannette K. Watson Summer Fellowship:  An exceptional opportunity for first year and sophomore students!

The Program gives promising and accomplished undergraduates the possibility of on-the-job learning that will provide opportunities for leadership and personal growth.  The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship offers students the opportunity for paid internships of $5,000- $6,000 for three consecutive summers.  Interns will explore work in nonprofit organizations, government service, private enterprise and a summer abroad. The internship will be developed in consultation with the Fellow in terms of the Fellow’s growing interests. To be eligible, by the time of application, you must be a second semester freshman or sophomore.  Candidates must be no older than 25 years old as of March l, 2011 and must be a US citizen or “green card” holder. Interested students will submit the application to Hunter’s campus representative, Myrna Fader, Office of Student Services.  The campus deadline is February 1, 2011.

Further information and the application are available at:
Campus Representative:  Myrna Fader, e-mail:


Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship – For Sophomores and Juniors!

Interested in Working for the Betterment of the Environment?
The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers scholarships to students who are sophomores and juniors and who have the commitment and potential to make significant contributions to the environment and related fields.  This national scholarship program provides a scholarship of up to $5,000 and offers the opportunity to participate in a special scholar orientation weekend to meet and work with a national network of environmental leaders.

Further information and the application are available at the Udall Scholarship website:

Interested students must contact Myrna Fader of their intent to apply and must submit applications byFebruary 3, 2011. She can be reached at:


Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program: Are You Considering Applying to Graduate School?

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is currently seeking Hunter students with a 3.0 or higher grade point average and at least 45 credits.

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares academically promising undergraduate students, who have an interest in attending graduate school by providing support in many areas. Accepted students attend six-week summer research opportunity programs and participate in an array of activities throughout the year.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation workshops are also offered at various points.  The program offers assistance with graduate application preparation, faculty mentoring, and research presentation opportunities at various conferences. Program participants visit graduate schools and meet admissions officials at numerous college campuses.  Additionally, McNair Scholars receive a stipend up to $2,800 for meeting specific milestones and program goals.

Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the office before submission of the application.

Further information and the application are available at:

Interested students should contact Rex Nobles at:

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – HACU

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – HACU.   November 30, 2010 Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

RFP announced for Walmart AIHEC HACU NAFEO Student Success Collaborative

The “Walmart AIHEC HACU NAFEO Student Success Collaborative” is seeking three colleges and universities with demonstrable success in retaining and graduating Hispanic students to participate in a two-year project to identify factors that promote Hispanic academic success and mentor a similar institution in order to replicate success. (A second round will seek three mentee institutions committed to improving their graduation and retention rates by learning from the mentor institutions.) Opportunities to interact with corresponding mentor/mentee institutions in the HBCU/PBI and Tribal College communities will be an important dimension of this Walmart Foundation grant-funded project.

This pilot project will benefit HSIs and the student community they serve. Applicants must be a HACU-member Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), i.e., must be an accredited and degree-granting public or private nonprofit institution of higher education with at least 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student enrollment.

Download PDF: Request for ProposalLink Icon. Application deadline is Jan. 7, 2011. HACU contact: René A. González, Executive Director of Student Services at (210) 576-3223 orragonzalez@hacu.netLink Icon.

Related news: Walmart Foundation Awards $3 Million to Alliance for Equity; Supports Next Generation of College Students

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