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Office of National Scholarships (ONS) University of Connecticut Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 414 www.ons.uconn.edu SPRING 2010 VOLUME 2, NUMBER 2 Upcoming Deadlines: The Mission of the Office of National Scholarships: January 13, 2010: The Office of National Scholarships (ONS) recruits, selects and mentors high- achieving students to compete for prestigious scholarships. The office raises Knowles Science Teaching student and faculty awareness of scholarship opportunities, encourages Fellowship students to engage in significant extracurricular activities, networks with faculty members and others to identify potential applicants, encourages January 20, 2010: students to submit applications, and mentors nominees as they prepare their Emerson Hunger Fellowship submissions. January 29, 2010: Good Luck to our 2010 NOAA Hollings Scholarship Nominees! February 3, 2010: Phi Kappa Phi Grad Fellowship The following high-achievers earned nominations in the fall from an ONS Faculty February 5, 2010 Nominating Committee to apply for a national Math for America scholarship this spring. Guess what they did over the holiday break?! February 8, 2010 Pickering Undergrad Foreign Carnegie Jr. Fellows Program Affairs Fellowship A competitive internship program for graduating seniors interested in February 15, 2010 international affairs. Huntington Public Service Charles O’Neill (’10 Resources Economics with a concentration in February 26, 2010 Environmental Economics & Policy) James “Rhio” O’Connor Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Scholarship Essay An undergraduate scholarship for student researchers in math, science, March 15, 2010 and engineering IIP Fellowship Program Matthew Begue (’11 Mathematics) March 22, 2010* Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell Pre- Kathleen Carey (’10 Animal Science) applications for nomination David Lindsay (’10 Physiology & Neurobiology and Theoretical DUE to ONS Mathematics) *Students must be nominated Joseph Podurgiel (’10 Chemical Engineering) to compete on the national level in these competitions. Harry S. Truman Scholarship Pre-applications are available at A public service scholarship for graduate school; applicants must be www.ons.uconn.edu. juniors. Valen Diaz (’11 IMJR: Sociomedical Sciences and Health Disparities) Prestigious Scholarships to the UK & Ireland Alexandra Kuehnle (’11 Political Science and IMJR: International Security Vincent Pacileo (’11 IMJR: Public Policy Analysis) Morris K. Udall Scholarship An undergraduate scholarship for students who are passionate about the environment or for Native American students interested in tribal policy or health care. Chris Berthiaume (’10 Environmental Engineering) Colin Carlson (’12 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and IMJR: Environmental Studies) Olivia Cowenhoven (’11 Environmental Science with a concentration in Geoscience) John Sherman (’11 Natural Resources & the Environment and Anthropology) New $15,000 Graduate Fun Fact: Did you know that American Fellowships from the Honor Idol Season 8 Finalist Scott Society of Phi Kappa Phi MacIntyre was a Marshall In addition to fifty-seven $5,000 fellowships, Phi Kappa Scholar? To learn more Phi is introducing three graduate fellowships worth about the Marshall $15,000 each! Phi Kappa Phi Chapters are permitted to Scholarship program visit nominate one candidate each year to compete for the their website. graduate fellowships. The competition is open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members or those who have accepted membership by June 30, 2010. To enter the Chapter competition, see http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Fellowship.html for an application and submit your completed application to Jill Deans at the Office of National Scholarships by February 3, 2010. For questions about Phi Kappa Phi & membership, contact Steve Jarvi: email@example.com. The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Now Looking for Juniors! “The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.” Check out our new FAQ page on the Until this year, the Pickering Undergraduate competition was reserved for sophomores. Now, however, students must be juniors to apply. Applicants ONS website! must also be U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Students do not need to be nominated. The deadline is February 8, 2010. (Note: There is also a Pickering Fellowship for graduate students due on February 5, 2010.) Office of National For more information, visit: http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/ Scholarships (ONS) Jill Deans, Director Marlene Coughlin, Secretary Minority Students in International Affairs CUE 414 & 419 and Global Policy Should Consider the IIPP 368 Fairfield Way Unit 2147, Fellowship University of Connecticut Storrs, CT The Institute for International Public Policy (part of the United Negro College 06269-2147 Fund Special Programs) “enhances US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and 860-486-0087 awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the firstname.lastname@example.org American citizenry.” The program includes an array of enrichment opportunities including: a sophomore summer policy institute; junior year www.ons.uconn.edu study abroad; junior summer policy institute; summer language institute; internships; graduate degree in International Affairs. Students apply in their sophomore year and must be nominated by their universities. Talk to Jill Deans (email@example.com) if this sounds like an opportunity for you! Fulbright – Plan Ahead The Student Fulbright grant program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) will open on May 1, 2010. Rising seniors and graduate students interested in applying for Fulbright Grants for graduate study, research or English teaching assistantships abroad should contact Elizabeth Mahan at the Office of International Affairs: Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org this Spring to begin applications for the Fall 2010 deadline (campus deadline is September 16, 2010). Updates: Where Are They Now? Good tidings from some recent nominees: In his last year of Teach for America, Steve Ferketic was admitted to the University of Cambridge and also to Boston University Law School (with a scholarship!). Sean Easter is a Klagsbrun Fellow at the Alliance for Justice in Washington D.C. Amanda Ploch just completed her first semester at NYU Law School. Heather Heenehan is in the Coastal Environmental Management program at Duke University. Michelle Prairie is enjoying her first year as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Nottingham, and Joe Antelmi was recently honored with the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Public Engagement (see photo below) and is heading off to Greece this spring. Reminders for Fall 2010 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Now is a great time to start thinking about applying if you will be a senior, or 1st or 2nd year graduate student in an eligible research field in Fall 2010. Deadlines for the NSF GRFP range from November 4-12, 2010 according to discipline. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE NOMINATED TO APPLY. See http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ for more information. Javits candidates need GREs! If you or a student you know is headed for a graduate program in the arts, humanities or social sciences, check out the Javits Fellowship. Seniors and first year graduate students are eligible to apply in Fall 2010. NOTE: candidates must submit GRE scores WITH their applications by the early October deadline. Candidates will also need to submit a new FAFSA in January 2011. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE NOMINATED TO APPLY. See http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html for more information.
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