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The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) awards two $2,000 scholarships to outstanding Asian Pacific American students committed to public service and community action. The $2,000 award serves as a stipend towards an internship in Washington, DC for that upcoming summer. CAPAL is committed to promoting Asian Pacific American interests and success in public service careers, providing information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and serving the APA community at large.

Applicants are asked to specify their interests preferences on the application, and those selected will be placed on basis of interest and skill. Internships are suitable for any major.

For more information, go here.

The deadline is a rolling one after February 1, so as early of a submission (that is possible) is strongly encouraged.

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The El Pomar Internship is a unique summer program that provides continuing undergraduate students an introduction to the nonprofit sector and an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills.  Interns work with and are mentored by leaders in philanthropy.  They serve an important role by providing administrative support for the Foundation’s offices.  Interns receive assignments based upon the Foundation’s needs and, to the extent possible, the interns’ interests.  A weekly professional development series provides insight into and practice in a professional atmosphere.  Past classes have received training in investments, grant-making, public speaking, and career planning.  Each intern fulfills an individual role, but also receives meaningful interaction with the intern class.  While each intern has a distinct learning experience, all have the opportunity to learn concepts through hands-on practice and receive the support and guidance to develop professionally.

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The Wellstone Fellowship is a year-long, full-time, salaried position. The fellow will be engaged in health care advocacy work in Families USA’s office in Washington, D.C., where he or she will learn about Medicare, Medicaid, efforts to achieve universal coverage, and other important health policy issues. Specifically, the fellow will be engaged in Families USA’s outreach to and mobilization of communities of color. Through this work, the fellow will also learn about conducting health care campaigns, and part of his or her time will be spent working with state-based health care advocacy organizations.” Awards vary from $250 – $5,000. There are 7 awards available.

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The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation awards 80 merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 to: College sophomores and juniors who  have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to preserving, protecting or restoring environmental resources; Native American and Alaska Native college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or health care. The Foundation will also award up to 50 Honorable Mentions of $350 in 2005.

  • Deadline: All necessary materials due to your faculty representative by the campus deadline.  The Foundation must recieve the complete application by March 5, 2012.  Your campus will probably have an earlier deadline.
  • Faculty Representative: Steve Beckham, Department of History
  • Website: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx
  • Contact: The Morris K. Udall Foundation
    130 South Scott Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701-1922
    (520) 670-5529
    Fax: (520) 670-5530
    info@udall.gov

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Through the Congressional Memorial to President Harry S. Truman, these scholarships are awarded to college juniors who plan to pursue a career in public service. The scholarship funds a grant of up to $30,000, $27,000 of which is for graduate study in the US or abroad in a wide variety of fields. Applicants must be nominated by the College’s faculty representative. Our most recent Truman scholars are alumni Jeremy Brown (’99), Alexis Gensberg (’99), Jules Kopel-Bailey (’01), Julian Dautremont-Smith (’03), Tristan A. Nunez (’05), Adam Kowalski (’08), and Ben Brysacz (’09).

  • Eligibility: Juniors who are American citizens in a major program that will permit admission to a graduate program, which will lead to a career in public service.
  • Selection Process: The College nominates candidates. The application requires a number of short essay questions about leadership and community service activities as well as a personal essay and policy statement on an issue of the applicant’s choice. Following review of written materials, finalists are interviewed by one of eighteen regional selection committees.
  • Deadline: February 7, 2012 (for nominations)
  • Faculty Representative: Cliff Bekar, Department of Economics.
  • Website: http://www.truman.gov/for-candidates/2012-competition/2012-bulletin-of-information

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The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals who are developing innovative solutions to pressing open society challenges. The fellowship program seeks applicants eager to communicate original and provocative ideas to a broad audience, as well as to shape policy and inspire critical debate among activists, intellectuals, decision makers, and the public. The program also aims to sharpen the Open Society Foundations’  thinking, question its assumptions, and broaden its understanding of pivotal problems.

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and expect to contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking in return. Go here for more program information.

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The Urban Fellows Program is a prestigious nine-month program which introduces college graduates to local government and public service. The Program curriculum includes a full-time employment opportunity with the City government and weekly seminar series exploring the process of the local government. These seminars are often led by commissioners, elected officials, and people at all levels of the government. Fellows will work in the most challenging of areas, including but not limited to, budget process, agency operations, low income housing, affordable health care, education and economic development. A $25,000 stipend for nine months and health insurance is awarded.

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