Opportunities Newsletter

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Fine Art Awards
Undergraduate students pursuing bachelor’s degrees of any major may submit images of up to five pieces of two-dimensional or three-dimensionalartistic work completed while attending IU Bloomington from Nov. 1, 2012, to Nov. 15, 2013.  Full competition rules and submission form are available on the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education website.  The School of Fine Arts Fellowship Committee will adjudicate the awards and select first-, second- and third-place recipients.  A piece from each winning artist’s submission will be added to the campus art collection and displayed at IU Bloomington.  Scholarships in the amount of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded to the first, second and third winners respectively. Deadline: November 15, 2013
Jane Bosart College Emergency Scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in the College who encounter a significant financial hardship as they approach graduation that may affect their ability to complete their degree.  Applications are reviewed and awards made on a rolling basisApplications for Fall 2013 will be accepted until Friday, November 15. Applications for Spring 2014 are currently being accepted.
 
Eligibility criteria:
  • Indiana resident with a documented financial hardship
  • Current full-time status at IUB or in an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored overseas study program
  • Minimum College GPA of 2.750 at the time of application and be in good academic standing
  • Have completed CASE English Composition, Mathematical Modeling, and Foreign Language requirements
  • Be eligible to graduate within three semesters of receiving an award
  • Have consulted with Student Central on Union regarding other financial options
Information and application forms are available at: http://college.indiana.edu/undergrad/scholarships/cri_bosart.shtml. Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Owen Hall 102/104, 855-1647.
2014 Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden
This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a U.S. resident whose work would be enhanced by study and/or research in Sweden for up to one year.  The scholarship is granted for studies pertaining to the applicant’s primary area of interest, with attention to Swedish America and/or the relationship between Sweden and the United States.  The project schedule must fall between the dates of June 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015.  Project duration depends on the individual proposal (see application). Scholarships are usually granted for a full academic year term (nine months), but can also be awarded shorter periods.  Before applying, the applicant must establish contact with a Swedish university or other educational or research institution(s) or organization(s).  A letter of invitation or affiliation from the Swedish institution/organization must accompany the application. The award is contingent upon acceptance to the program on which the applicant has based their application.
 
September 1: Applications accepted
November 15: Application Forms deadline
 
Questions? American Swedish Institute: T 612-871-4907 | ASImn.org
Spokeo Connections Scholarship
Submit an original essay to apply for a one-time scholarship of $1,000 from this organization.  Eligibility: full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or above; and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  For more details and how to apply visit http://www.spokeo.com/spokeo-connections-scholarship
 
Spring 2014 Submissions Due:  November 20th, 2013 11:59 p.m.                         
Fall 2014 Submissions Due:  July 1st, 2014 11:59 p.m.
Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships/Internships
Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities or Americans studying at foreign universities, who aspire to become foreign correspondents, are invited to apply for one of fourteen scholarships/internships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation.  From among the scholarship winners, the Foundation selects up to nine scholars and pays travel and living expenses for them to intern at foreign bureaus at such leading news organization as the Associated Press, Reuters, GlobalPost and Forbes.  Students win either a $2,000 grant or funding for their overseas experience.  Applicants do not have to be US citizens.  Deadline  Sunday, December 1, 2013.  Application Materials:  Submit the following via email to:  foundation@opcofamerica.org
 
§  Resume
§  500-Word Essay – Applicant’s name and school should appear at the top of each page.  Essay should concentrate on an area of the world/international issue that is in keeping with the applicant’s interest.  It can be in the form of a news story, analysis, or essay.  Recent winners have written on such diverse topics as playing black jack on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, political activism in Morocco, and social upheaval in China.  Applicants are also encouraged to submit essays showing a strong understanding of, or interest in, global economic issues such as trade, finance, emerging markets, immigration or environmental impacts.  While the writing sample need not be new work, it should be submitted in a form that meets the application requirements. The judges respond well to applications showing strong reporting skills, color, and understanding or passion. 
§   Cover Letter – Autobiographical in nature addressing such questions as how the applicant developed an interest in this particular part of the world, or how he or she would use the scholarship to further journalistic ambitions.
 
Winners will be contacted in December so that arrangements can be made for them to attend the Foundation Scholarship Luncheon in February 2014 in New York City at the Foundation’s expense.  Recipients are expected to attend.  The results will be posted on the Web site in mid-December. Applications may be sent by mail, fax or email.   Please choose one.  Email is preferred (Word or PDF).  Questions? Contact: Jane Reilly, Executive Director, OPC Foundation; (201)493-9087  http://www.overseaspressclubfoundation.org/
The Beinecke Scholarship
Beinecke Scholars receive $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.  There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.  Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.  To be eligible to receive a Beinecke Scholarship, a student must be a college junior, a citizen of the United States and have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years.
 
Key Eligibility Requirements:
  • Demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the2013-2014 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2014 and August 2015.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.
  • Be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years.
IU Deadline: January 17, 2014   (Note: applicants must be nominated by IU; applications must be submitted to Elaine Hehner, Hutton Honors College, Indiana University, 811 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 by January 17, 2014).

General information:
http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/
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