FOR PUBLIC SERVICE/PUBLIC POLICY
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
This prize is for juniors and seniors. The prize is given based on an essay competition through which students are challenged to examine and analyze urgent ethical issues confronting today's society. The essay topic and application will be available in September. Five prizes are awarded ranging in value from $500 to $5000.
Deadline: Early January
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The program provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian-Pacific American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice. Individuals selected as Gates Millennium Scholars at the undergraduate level will receive funds for the cost of tuition, fees, books and living costs not covered by grants and scholarships already committed as part of a student's financial aid package. Scholars who pursue advanced degrees in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, education or library science will receive up to four years of full financial support for post-graduate study, up to and including the doctorate.
Deadline: Check website for date of availability of nomination packets
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Provides a $26,000 scholarship for undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government. The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Eligible candidates must attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty Representative [candidates MAY NOT apply directly], be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation, be in their junior year, except for residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marianas who must be in their senior class.
Deadline: must be nominated through undergraduate institution -- if interested, contact Denise Gagnon, Fellowships Coordinator, in September of the application year.
Advocacy Institute Fellowship Program
The Angie Martin Public Interest Fellowship is open to undergrad, grad, or recent graduates that display an interest in advocacy, social justice and social change. Work on programs such as the Capacity Builing Program and the Tobacco Control Project. Projects include writing and editing articles, developing advocacy case studies, training for global social change leaders, and interviewing and research. The position is paid, full-time for 6 months at the Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C. (note: a summer internship position is also available). E-mail email@example.com
J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Students Working in Public Service Internships
$2,000 will be awarded to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given to applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds. Please see the application details information.
Deadline: May 1
Seventeen/Cover Girl Volunteerism Awards
These awards are for young women ages 12 to 21 who have done something extraordinary in the field of volunteerism, and whose accomplishments have benefited others in a major way. You may enter yourself or you can nominate someone you feel is deserving of an award. First-place recipients will win $10,000 plus an additional cash donation will go to a charitable organization they've worked to support. Second-place winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a cash donation for the organization they support. Up to 24 more winners received honorable mentions and a $1,000 Savings Bond. Look for more information in fall issues of Seventeen Magazine. 212-407-9700.
Deadline: See fall issues of magazine or call their office
Humanity in Action Fellowship Summer Program
The core programs provide the fundamental foundation and experience for participation in HIA. During the five-week period, the international groups of HIA Fellows explore the minority issues basic to the HIA mission and enter the extensive HIA network. It is during this period they that research and write their reports and prepare to engage in outreach after the core programs are over. The associations with other Fellows and the immersion in the minority issues provides common experiences for all the Fellows—experiences that aid the development of careers based upon concern for human rights and the protection of minorities.