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Hiliary Echo Douglas was a dedicated study abroad advocate, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and colleague who passed away in 2008. In 1999 Hiliary traveled to Vietnam with a Fulbright Fellowship to investigate modern theatre in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. After two more years working for various international cultural collaborations in Vietnam, Hiliary joined CET Academic Programs as the Vietnam Immersion Resident Director. Sadly, Hiliary’s young life was cut short in July 2008 by a car accident, hence her family’s desire to establish a legacy in her honor.

Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the Hiliary Echo Douglas Scholarship will award up to $5000 to a student for use during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Eligibility: The Hiliary Echo Douglas scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love for life.

Deadline: The application deadline for the first award is November 14, 2011.

Details about the scholarship application can be found a: http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/scholarships/

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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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he East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) goals are to introduce U.S. graduate students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. Selected students participate in research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately 8 weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately 10 weeks from June to August.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US and currently enrolled in a US graduate program, studying science or engineering.
  • Deadline: 5pm Wednesday November 9, 2011
  • Website: http://www.nsfsi.org/
  • Contact: (866) 501-2922 or eapsi@asee.org

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The Mitchell Scholars Program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

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Established by the British Government in appreciation for US assistance under the Marshall Plan, the Marshall Scholarship supports outstanding students for two years of study at any institution in the United Kingdom. The program looks for “tomorrow’s leaders: for high intelligence and academic attainment, social responsibility and leadership potential.” Seniors and recent graduates compete for forty scholarships nationally each year. The Scholarship can be used to pursue graduate study in any field.

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The Henry Luce Foundation has worked to foster innovation, leadership, and international understanding in academic, policy, religious, and art communities since 1936. Although the foundation offers various different grants, only the Luce Scholars Program is offered directly to individuals. It is intended to encourage an awareness of Asia among potential American leaders who might not otherwise have any contact with Asian culture. Each year, eighteen applicants are given stipends and internships to live and work in Asia.

Luce Scholars “should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment.” They may come from virtually any field of study except Asian studies.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be nominated by one of 67 universities. They must be American citizens who have at least a bachelor’s degree, in good health, and no older than 29 on September 1 of the year that they enter the program. Candidates must have no significant experience in Asia or Asian studies.
  • Deadline: Applicants must be nominated by an eligible institution in early December. Application Forms.
  • Faculty Representative: Andrew Cortell, Department of International Affairs
  • Website: http://www.hluce.org
  • Email: hlf1@hluce.org

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Applications for the 2012-2013 scholarship year will be available to download in February.

Amy Lowell, an American poet who died in 1925, established in her will an annual scholarship which supports overseas travel for American-born poets. Outstanding poets are selected to receive funding for one year of travel outside of North America in whatever location that will best improve their poetry. During this period, recipients are not allowed to return to North America without committee approval.

  • Eligibility: Any American-born poet may apply. There is no age, education, or publication requirement.
  • Deadline: October 15
  • Website: http://www.amylowell.org/
  • Contact: amylowell@choate.com or call Cathleen S. Croft, Trust Administrator at (617)248-4855

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