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December 26, 2017
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APPLICATION DEADLINE - Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

About 

 

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.  Since the Program’s inception in 1996, more than 300 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. For more on scholarship conditions click here: Ron Brown Scholarship Conditions. The final application deadline is January 9th each year. 

 

 

Scholarship

 Scholarships are for four years, ($10,000 per year).

● Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States

● Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.

Winners will be notified on April 1,2018

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Must be Black/African American.
  • Must excel academically
  • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
  • Must participate in community service activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
  • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. 
  • NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.

 

 

Notification

  • August – January:  Interested applicants can begin to complete and submit the RBSP scholarship application.
  • November 1: Early Applicant Deadline: Interested applicants who complete their applications by November 1st will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and will be eligible to have their contact information forwarded to a select number of additional colleges and scholarship providers.  Students who apply under this deadline must make the appropriate designation on their application.  Applicants are still responsible for submitting materials to any colleges, universities and scholarship programs for which they are interested.
  • January 9:  Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.
  • January - March:  Applications are reviewed by the Program staff.
  • Mid-February:  Semi-finalists are notified.
  • Early March:  Finalists are notified and invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the Ron Brown Scholar Program. Finalists are interviewed by members of the RBSP National Selection Committee and are expected to participate in several activities during the weekend. Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their application materials, interviews and participation in weekend activities. 
  • April 1 - Winners in the competition are notified.

 

Additional Information

CLICK FOR ATTACHED Application - https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application

LINK TO HOMEPAGE - https://www.ronbrown.org/

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October 19, 2017
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Mission

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

http://pathwaystoscience.org/giving.aspx 

 

Pathways to Science

Our mission is to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We pride ourselves in providing education and career training opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) fields for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate scholars. 

 

Website

Visit our website for all programs and resources available for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields!

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/index.aspx 

 

Scholarships

CLICK TO ACESS THE COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP LIST HERE - Pathways to Science Graduate Scholarships

 

 

Additional Resources

ACTIVE PROJECTS - http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/projects.aspx 

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/Pathways-to-Science-120825625433/ 

 

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October 19, 2017
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Mission

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

http://pathwaystoscience.org/giving.aspx 

 

Pathways to Science

Our mission is to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We pride ourselves in providing education and career training opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) fields for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate scholars. 

 

Website

Visit our website for all programs and resources available for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields!

http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/index.aspx 

 

Scholarships

CLICK TO ACCCESS THE COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP LIST HERE - Pathways to Science Undergraduate Scholarships

 

Additional Resources

ACTIVE PROJECTS - http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/projects.aspx 

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/Pathways-to-Science-120825625433/ 

 

William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)

1,000

October 12, 2017
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APPLICATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2017

 

About

In its mission to create and increase opportunities for this country’s corn producers, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) continues to play a significant role in keeping U.S. growers the most efficient and successful in the world.  A well-orchestrated focus on strategic initiatives—sound farm policy; advancement of biofuels and research efforts; improved trade relations; and promotion of conservation practices that have revolutionized farming—continues to drive the future of the organization, leading corn farmers into a new era of agriculture.  A mainstay in NCGA’s success is the Association’s ability to remain forward looking and provide a solid base for the next generation of corn producers.

 

Likewise, BASF Corporation, as the world’s largest chemical company and a leader in the U.S. crop protection product market, realizes the continued success of American agriculture relies on looking toward the future.  Through ongoing education and by providing technologically advanced and environmentally sound products and services, BASF provides current and prospective growers with vital tools to ensure success.     

 

The NCGA William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program is conducted annually, awarding five (5) $1,000 one-year scholarships to deserving, qualified second-year or later, agriculture students enrolled in an agriculture, agribusiness, or ag vocation programs at a U.S. 2-year or 4-year program of study at an accredited junior college, college or university.

 

The program is named in honor of Ohio farmer William C. Berg.  A retired postal worker and farmer for more than 40 years, Bill served in various positions for both the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association and the National Corn Growers Association. He served as a judge for the NCGA-BASF scholarship program for its first five years and recommended many important adjustments that ensured its continued success and enhanced the experience of the scholarship recipients. Program recipients can be proud to receive a scholarship honoring this staunch supporter of modern American agriculture

 

Scholarship

 Scholarships are for one year; previous recipients may not reapply.

 Scholarships may be used to offset tuition, school supplies, or student housing.

 Funds will be issued directly to student in May 2018.

 Scholarships awarded for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Application Requirements

● Applicant must be entering at least their second undergraduate year at an accredited junior college, college, or university.

● Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness, or an ag vocation field.

● Applicant must be an NCGA member or son/daughter of an NCGA member.

● Employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries are not eligible for the scholarship.

● Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2017.

 

Application Checklist

By Friday, December 1, 2017, please postmark and submit the following materials:

 

● Completed application.

● Current transcript from junior college, college or university.

● Proof you are seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness, or an ag vocation field (transcript may suffice, consult your registrat or department office for more information).

● Three (3) letters of recommendation (at least two must be from non-family members, and one should be from a faculty member).

● Current resume (include list of activities, awards and honors).

● 500-word essay on "Why I am pursuing an agriculture-related career."

● A few paragraphs on "What are the three most important issues facing agriculture today?"

 

Please ensure all materials are complete and your application package is postmarked by Friday, December 1, 2017.

 

Notification

 Recipients will be notified by phone and email in mid-January 2018.

 Official announcement will be held at NCGA’s annual tradeshow and convention, Commodity Classic ’18 – Anaheim, CA. Recipients need not be present.  Travel and one night’s lodging will be provided by BASF to recipients and parent/guardian.

 Checks will be mailed to recipients in May 2018.

 

Additional Information

CLICK FOR ATTACHED Application - NCGA Scholarship App 2018

LINK TO COMMODITY CLASSIC HOMEPAGE - http://commodityclassic.com/home 

1890 National High School Scholars Program

United States Department of Agriculture

Full Tuition + Fees, Books, Room & Board

October 09, 2017
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APPLICATION DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2018

 

About

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other related disciplines. The program is open to high school seniors, rising college sophomores, and juniors who exhibit exemplary leadership traits and demonstrated community service. The Scholarship is highly competitive and provides for full tuition payment, among other benefits, for up to 4-years to selected students enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an 1890 Land-Grant University.

 

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students accepted to or attending one of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academiv discipline(s). 

 

Purpose 

The purposes of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program are:

 

 To strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

● To increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, and natural resources sciences, or other related discipline(s). 

 

Award

Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as fees, books, and room and board, reneweable each year for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree. 

 

Eligibility

 

 Be a U.S. citizen.

● Have been accepted for admission to an 1890 Land-Grant University.

 Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

 Have a combined verbal/math/written score of 1,080 or more on the SAT (note: 1,000 or more combined for those universities that only accept verbal/math score) or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT.

 Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines.

 Demonstrate leadership and community service.

 Submit the most recent official transcript with the school seal and/or the signature of an authorized school official.

 Submit a 500-800 word essay describing (I) my interest in USDA, (2) how I envision the scholarship will impact me personally and my future as a public servant, and (3) my experiences and perceptions about agriculture, food, and natural resource sciences.

  Submit a signed and dated application (original signature only).

 

Apply

Only complete application packages submitted by Wednesday, January 31, 2018, will be considered. All application materials must be submitted in one application package. Complete application packages must include the following:

 

 Completed Privacy Act Advisory Statement and Release Form.

 Completed Biographical Questionnaire.

 Current resume.

 500-800 word essay on the designated topics.

 High School Counselor'sAssessmentReport (see page 18) in a sealed envelope.

 High School Teacher's Assessment Report (see pages 20-24) in a sealed envelope.

 Signed and dated application (including signature of parent of guardian, if the applicant is

under the age of 18.

 

Applicants are responsible for obtaining the Assessment Reports of the High School Counselor (pages 18-19) and the High School Teacher (pages 20-24). These Assessment Reports should be in a sealed envelope and included with the application package.

 

All application materials must have original signatures and seals/stamps.  Application materials containing photocopied signatures and transcripts will not be considered for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PDF - USDA 1890 Scholars High School Application

1890 National College Scholars Program

United States Department of Agriculture

Full Tuition + Fees, Books, Room & Board

October 09, 2017
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APPLICATION DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2018

 

About

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other related disciplines. The program is open to high school seniors, rising college sophomores, and juniors who exhibit exemplary leadership traits and demonstrated community service. The Scholarship is highly competitive and provides for full tuition payment, among other benefits, for up to 4-years to selected students enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an 1890 Land-Grant University.

 

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students accepted to or attending one of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academiv discipline(s). 

 

Purpose 

The purposes of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program are:

 

 To strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

● To increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, and natural resources sciences, or other related discipline(s). 

 

Award

Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as fees, books, and room and board, reneweable each year for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree. 

 

Eligibility

 

 Be a U.S. citizen.

● Have been admitted to or be currently attending one of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities.

 Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

 Intend to study agriculture, food science, natural resource sciences, or other relateddisciplines

 Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines.

 Demonstrate leadership and community service.

 Submit a current official transcript with the school seal and/or the signature of anauthorized school official (preferably through the most recent semester).

 Submit a 500-800 word essay describing (I) your interest in USDA, (2) how you envision the scholarship will impact you personally and your future as a public servant, and (3) your experiences and perceptions about agriculture, food, and natural resource sciences.

 

 

Apply

Only complete application packages submitted by Wednesday, January 31, 2018, will be considered. All application materials must be submitted in one application package. Complete application packages must include the following:

 

 Signed Privacy Act Advisory Statement and Release Form.

 Completed Biographical Questionnaire.

 Current resume.

 500-800 word essay on the designated topics.

 Two letters of recommendation (one from either the Department Head, Dean, orVice President of your College or University, and one from a College or UniversityProfessor who has instructed the applicant).

 Official transcript with raised seal and/or the signature of an authorized college/university official.

● Original signed and dated application. 

 

All documents must be submitted in one application package.

 

The application package must be postmarked by the application deadline, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the college/university prepares a current official transcript and that the transcript is submitted by the application deadline. All application materials must be originals, with original signatures, seals and/or stamps. Application materials containing photocopied signatures and transcripts will not be considered for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Scholarship.

 

Applicants are responsible for obtaining the Assessment Reports of the High School Counselor (pages 18-19) and the High School Teacher (pages 20-24). These Assessment Reports should be in a sealed envelope and included with the application package.

 

All application materials must have original signatures and seals/stamps.  Application materials containing photocopied signatures and transcripts will not be considered for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PDF - USDA 1890 Scholars College Application

Pre-Vet Med Scholars Program

Tuskegee University

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October 06, 2017
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Applications for the Pre-Vet Med Scholars program are no longer being accepted. Students pursuing Animal and Veterinary Sciences as a major or minor are eligible to apply.

 

Requirements: 

You must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA (and a minimum of 15 credits completed at TU) or 3.5/4.0 GPA as a transfer student.

 

Current Pre-Vet Med Scholars must submit a PVM Update Form each semester!

 

Please indicate on your update form if you interned (for pay or as a volunteer) this past summer, include the type and location.

The deadline for the PVM Application and Update Form for the Fall semester has been extended to September 10.

 

Both applications are attached below. 

 

 

DAES-TUSVM PVM Scholar Application and Questionnaire

 

There will be a PVM Scholars meeting at 12:15PM on Friday, September 22 (location TBA). We will discuss the volunteer program, PVM Forums scheduled for 2017-2018, the new PVM Scholars Website and ID cards (new members only), and more.

 

Please note that your PVM Scholars application or update form must be current for Fall 2017 (deadline extended to September 20) in order to volunteer at the vet school beginning September 25, 2017.

Apple HBCU Scholars Program

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

Up to $25,0000

October 06, 2017
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DEADLINE PASSED

 

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to announce the application for the 2018-19 class for the Apple HBCU Scholars Program is now open to outstanding students with a minimum 3.3 GPA who will be graduating between December 2018 and May 2019.


Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study.


These scholars will have the opportunity to:
• Participate in an Apple HBCU Immersion experience in Cupertino, California in early 2018
• Participate in a 12-week internship with Apple in Cupertino, California during the summer of 2018
• Be awarded a need-based scholarship to help defray the costs (e.g., tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and supplies) of their senior year of study
• Participate in various development activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers
• Receive on-going coaching and guidance from an experienced Apple employee
• Serve as Ambassadors on their HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution) campuses to build awareness for the Apple and TMCF HBCU Initiative


PROGRAM CRITERIA:
• Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU or PBI (Predominately Black Institution)
• Currently in the second-to-last year of study, graduating in Fall 2018 or Spring of 2019. (e.g., juniors or seniors pursuing a fifth year of study.)
• Prior internship experience is preferred


HOW TO APPLY:
Please see the attached flyer that includes the overview of the program.


For more information, you can contact Bernée E. Long, Director, Distinguished Scholars Programs, at bernee.long@tmcf.org.


The application deadline for the program is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

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