Archive for January, 2012

The MATCH Corps is a one-year Urban Education fellowship program. It is possibly the most competitive such program in the nation, more competitive than admission to the Harvard Graduate School of Education or Teach for America.

Elite recent college graduates from excellent universities across the country commit one year to public service in Boston. They are assigned 6-7 MATCH students at the beginning of the year, with whom they work in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course each day, doing close academic support and building relationships. They receive housing and a modest living stipend. After that, some go into teaching; some to med school and law school; and others get involved in public policy.

Participating in the Program: Training lasts 12 months (August through July). Most graduates will go on to become English or math teachers in “No Excuses”-style urban Charter Public Schools (though we hope some go, in teams, to reform-minded principals in traditional high-poverty public schools). Upon graduation, residents commit to two years of full-time teaching in an urban public school.

The program aims to provide would-be teachers with the skills they need to address a variety of possibilities. Trainees are exposed to the proven methods and experiences of past graduates in order to meet the high level of MATCH.

Visit http://www.matchschool.org/matchcorps/teacher.htm for more information on how to participate.




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Similar to Teach for America, the Urban Teacher Residency United aims to improve education within the United States by preparing a new kind of dedicated teacher in order to transform schools and education nationwide.

In 2004, the nation’s existing Urban Teacher Residency programs – located in Boston, Chicago and Metro Denver – created an informal partnership to exchange best practices, share programmatic innovations and promote the concept of residency-based teacher preparation at state and federal government levels. From this initial partnership, Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU) emerged as a collective effort to launch and support high-functioning Residency programs in high-needs urban districts. The success of our network can be attributed to a shared set of core values — through the open exchange of feedback, results and innovations, UTRU and its partner programs are setting the standard for urban teacher preparation nationwide.

If you’re serious about improving the odds for every student – changing lives and communities in the city you care about – there’s no better way to begin your career in teaching. Graduates of Residency programs enter the classroom with the practical learning, hands-on experience and support network they need to make an immediate impact. It’s a difference every one of their students can feel.

Website: http://www.utrunited.org/

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In an effort to encourage outstanding international students (excluding students from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan so as to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding and friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world, the Ministry of Education (MOE) establishes the following guidelines for the Taiwan Scholarship Program.

The MOE awards outstanding international students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Taiwan by awarding each recipient of the Taiwan scholarship tuition and payment of academic fees, including a credit fee. Upon validation of tuition and above fees, the MOE awards each recipient per semester up to NTD40,000. If the total amount of these fees should exceed NTD40,000, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by either the recipient, or the recipient’s college, whereas over NTD40,000 are the sole responsibility of the recipient. The award also covers a subsistence allowance, which offers each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD15,000 and those undertaking postgraduate studies a monthly stipend of NTD20,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a foreign national with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), with an excellent academic record, and be of good moral character.

To Apply: Applicants should send the following documents with their application to the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office in their country:

The Taiwan Scholarship Application Form (available at the nearest Taiwan Embassy or Representative Office), a copy of the applicant’s passport or other nationality certificates, a copy of the highest degree and academic transcripts, a copy of admission application materials to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g., copies of application fee remittance, application form, receipt of application from universities/colleges, e-mails, ), a copy of a language proficiency certificate, two letters of reference, signed and sealed in envelopes (i.e. from the principals, professors, or supervisors), as well as additional documents as specified by the individual representative offices.

Further specificity may be found on the Ministry of Education 2012 Taiwan Scholarship website.

Website: http://english.moe.gov.tw/

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Created by NursingHomeAbuse.net, this scholarship is awarded exclusively to an applicant who is pursuing a career that will help combat nursing home abuse. NursingHomeAbuse.net was founded by the National Association to Stop Nursing Home Abuse (NASNHA), an NGO. NursingHomeAbuse.net exists to raise awareness of the nursing home abuse epidemic, educate the public about its causes, help residents and families prevent abuse, and help victims cope with the consequences of nursing home abuse.

A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. This scholarship will help pay for non-tuition related expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year. Such expenses can include but are not limited to: rent, childcare, travel/gas, books/supplies, utilities, and groceries.

To apply, download and complete the application offered on the NursingHomeAbuse.net website. Once you have completed your application you simply send it in to NHAScholarship@educationaid.org.

Deadline: January 15, 2012 – February 15, 2012

Applicant Notification: May 31, 2012

Scholarships awarded: September 1, 2012

Website: http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/

Contact:  Shannon S.
Outreach Coordinator

Direct Tel: 832-499-0470

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The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues.  The program has awarded 136 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall.  It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.  The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings.  Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media.  Former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress, and academia, and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

Date: Fall 2012

Deadline: January 13, 2012

Website: http://scoville.org/

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