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Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Endowed Fund

Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Endowed Fund

The Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Endowed Fund grants academically promising, and hardworking students of diverse areas of study and backgrounds with financial support so they can pursue internships, conferences, research, domestic or study abroad, and/or social entrepreneurship opportunities. Applicants must be undergraduate rising juniors or rising seniors, in good academic standing, and be majors in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Requests can be made for, but are not limited to, research support, internship stipends, conference attendance, domestic or study abroad opportunities, and/or social entrepreneurial incubator support. Funds are awarded at the discretion of a Dean’s Office committee. Awards will not exceed $5,000. All Baldacci Student Experiential funds for the 2018-19 cycle should be spent by June 15, 2020.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a community college transfer student?
  2. Upload a statement of no more than 500 words describing your experiential learning opportunity. In your description, include what type of activities you will participate in, your anticipated start date and length of participation, host organization/business, location and how the experience will support your educational and/or career goals. Provide a brochure or website if applicable.
  3. Provide the name and email of a VCU College of Humanities and Science faculty member who can provide a reference in support of your application. They may be contacted during review of your application. 
  4. Provide the name and email of the sponsor/mentor/supervisor of your experiential learning opportunity. They will be contacted to confirm your participation.
  5. Outline a budget for your internship experience (select all anticipated expenses that apply). As a reminder, awards will not exceed $5,000. All Baldacci Student Experiential funds for the 2018-19 cycle should be spent by June 15, 2020.
  6. Provide a narrative description of your budget including your need for funding and your ability to participate without funding. Include total amounts for each of the expenses you selected in the previous question and a total amount of all expenses.

VAWP 2018 Student Research Scholarship Call for Applications (Deadline Sept. 21)

The Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals (VAWP) is soliciting scholarship applications from undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Virginia institutions. 

At the association’s establishment in 1993, the VAWP defined a mission is to:

  • Bring together wetland scientists, regulators, managers, design professionals, attorneys and other wetland professionals in an independent forum that promotes discussion and exchange of ideas on wetland issues important in Virginia;
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of wetland management through the development and operation of certification programs, training and education in wetland delineation, functional assessment, best management practices, mitigation and other areas;
  • Encourage improved public and private partnerships, planning and protection of wetlands based on best available science, technology and engineering practices;
  • Encourage the conservation and responsible use of wetland resources; and,
  • Encourage and promote continued research and public education in the area of wetland functions and values.

While the VAWP historically focused on wetland science, this scholarship is open to any applicant conducting research in the wetland science / natural resource / environmental science fields, as associated with VAWP’s mission.  

The winner of the scholarship will receive an award in the amount of $250.00.   If you or your company is interested in donating to the scholarship, please contact Wes Hudson or Carolyn Keeler as noted below. 

The deadline for all applications is September 21, 2018.   If you have any questions, please contact Wes Hudson (VAWP Education Committee Chair) at herman.hudson.85@gmail.com or Mark Headly (VAWP President) at MHeadly@wetlands.com.

VAWP 2018 Student Research Scholarship Application [DOC]

Announcing the Lafayette Frederick Underrepresented Minorities Scholarship

The Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) Committee on Human Diversity is pleased to announce the inaugural offering of this prestigious scholarship named for long-time member, Past President, and John Herr Lifetime Achievement Awardee Dr. Lafayette Frederick.

At this time, the award is intended to support one outstanding undergraduate student to attend the annual ASB meeting, receiving mentoring onsite from a faculty member in a discipline related to the interests of the student, and attending many networking opportunities such as the Plenary Social, the Diversity Luncheon, the Thursday Night Social, and the Friday Night Banquet. This scholarship ($1200) is intended to cover society membership and meeting registration (including the ticketed events mentioned above), as well as travel and lodging.

Download the full announcement here, and contact Dr. Loretta Ovueraye or Dr. Alfredo Leon, Committee Co-Chairs, regarding submissions. Deadline for receipt of applications is 16 February 2018.

If you would like to donate funds in support of this award so that we may be able to expand the number of students supported in future years, please contact me directly.

General Information Sessions about National Scholarship Opportunities

Two upcoming general information sessions are being offered by the National Scholarship Office (NSO). These info sessions will introduce students to a range of (inter)nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. We will also share with students how the NSO can support them during the application process. A third component of these info sessions focuses on steps that students can take to make themselves more competitive candidates for these awards.
These sessions are geared specifically to first- and second-year undergraduates, transfer students, and new graduate students.
Both information sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room (1303) here at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) at the following times:
Friday, October 27, at noon-12:50p, and
Tuesday, October 31, 2-2:50p.

Information Sessions – VCU National Scholarship Office

As many of you already know, the National Scholarship Office works with VCU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, to assist them with their applications for nationally competitive scholarships. Annually, we oversee the application processes for 20 different scholarship and fellowship opportunities, which are geared towards applicants in numerous different fields and with many different interests – from independent research, to studying or even teaching English abroad.

You will find below a calendar listing of our upcoming sessions followed by brief descriptions of each award.

Wednesday, Sept 7:
– Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), 1-2pm at VCU Globe (830 W. Grace Street), Room 1030C
Thursday, Sept 8:
– Goldwater Scholarship, 2-3pm in the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street), Room 1303
Thursday, Sept 15:
– CLS, 12:30-1:30 in the Student Commons, Alumni Board Room
– Truman Scholarship, 2-3pm, location TBD
Friday, Sept 16:
– Boren Awards, 2-3pm at VCU Globe, Room 1030C
Thursday, Oct 6:
– Boren Awards, 2-3pm in the Student Commons, Alumni Board Room
Wednesday, Oct 19:
– RISE/SMART, 12-1pm in the School of Engineering, East Hall, Room 2219
Tuesday, Oct 25:
– RISE/SMART, 2-3pm in School of Engineering, West Hall, Room 104
Scholarship Descriptions:
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are funded through the National Security Education Program (NSEP). They provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Boren awards are targeted at geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad 
The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (for U.S. citizens—both undergrads and grad students).
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these STEM fields. For this scholarship, eligible sophomores and juniors are expected to write a research proposal in the discipline of their choice. Four nominees from each participating university are then chosen to compete nationally for a chance to become a Goldwater Scholar. This scholarship pays full tuition, as well as fees, up to $7,500.
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering):
RISE is a summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. Students are offered the opportunity to work with research groups at top research institutions and universities across Germany (the working language is English). The scholarship covers living expenses abroad, such as housing, food and health insurance.
SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation):

This scholarship aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers engaged in research with the Department of Defense. Those who apply should be earning a degree (undergraduate or graduate) in a STEM discipline. Students will be required to work on a research project with the DoD each summer. Recipients also agree to work for the DoD after graduation for one year per each year of funding received.  In addition to full tuition and fees, an annual stipend of $25,000-$38,000 will be provided.

The Truman Scholarship awards up to $30,000 to college juniors who plan to pursue graduate study in fields of public service, such as government, education, nonprofits, and public interest. Recipients must commit to work in public service for three of the first seven years after completing their graduate degree. Beyond the financial award, the Truman foundation also provides services to recipients to assist with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.