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The Pew Leadership Year offers hands-on experience in public policy advocacy, research and communications to individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors and have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree.  The first Pew Leadership Year will begin in September 2010 and conclude in August 2011.

These year-long, paid positions – all based in our Washington, DC, office – will provide 22 exceptionally talented graduates the chance to work alongside Pew professionals, gaining valuable skills while making important contributions to our work.  Pew Leadership Fellows will learn and hone essential skills that will help them thrive not only during their tenure at Pew, but in any chosen career.

Participants will work with a diverse group of Pew staff in specific departments.  Through observation and involvement, each fellow will have the opportunity to work on critical issues, which may include: global conservation; U.S. land conservation; marine environmental advocacy; global warming and energy policy; federal banking regulations; financial reform; state fiscal issues; election initiatives; public safety; the healthy development of young children; and early childhood education.

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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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Offered by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program chooses 10 students each year to participate in ecological research at an established research institute. The program lasts for 12 weeks from the end of May until the end of August, for which time recipients will receive a $5,100 stipend, housing, and a $600 food allowance.

Students will design their own research projects in consultation with scientists, speak at the Cary Institute’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, and write a paper for online publication.

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The American Nuclear Society (ANS) plays an important role in helping students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology (NS&T).  Among the programs available is the long list of ANS Scholarships for those looking for funding opportunities.

Since it was established in 1954, ANS’s core purpose is to promote the awareness and understanding of NS&T.  What better way than to support the development and education of those who will research and implement the future applications of nuclear science and technology.

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Since 1952, the National Science Foundations (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program has recognized and supported future leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Each year, NSF awards up to 2,000 fellowships to outstanding students in these fields. Benefits of the fellowship include: three years of financial support over a five-year period. This includes a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost-of-education allowance, international research and professional development opportunities.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens, and at or near the beginning of graduate studies in an NSF-supported field. Graduating Seniors. Outstanding academic record and proven commitment to a research career. Special competitions for women and minorities.
  • Deadline: November 14-18, depending on field of study.
  • Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=DGE&from=home
  • Contact: Duncan E. McBride, Section Head
    Directorate for Education & Human Resources
    Division of Undergraduate Education, 835 N
    Tel: (703) 292-4630
    Fax: (703) 292-9015
    dmcbride@nsf.gov

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation offers about fifty different types of special grants relating to the conservation of wildlife and their habitats. Each grant has its own timeline and deadlines for project proposals. A library of prior grants awarded is available. Not all of these grants are available to private individuals.

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Three years tuition plus $19,000 stipend grant for advanced study in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean and engineering sciences. Scholarship association supports 8,000 graduate students in positions and fields that are important to national defense.

  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors and graduate students. Excellent academic record, recommendations, and graduate record examination (GRE) scores.
  • Deadline: December 16, 2011
  • Website: http://www.asee.org/ndseg/
  • Contact: ndseg@asee.org
  • Application Process

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