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Upcoming Opportunities-La Raza

Monday March 11th, 12-2pm ¡Free pizza!

What are you doing over the summer? Next year? Did you know there are special scholarships specifically to study abroad? Research opportunities, internships and volunteer opportunities help not only build your resume, but give you great experience.

NEXT MONDAY MARCH 11TH from 12-2 at 169 APPLEBY HALL, representatives will be available from CURA, UROP, Study Abroad, McNair, CAPE and other organizations and opportunities. Program begins as 12:30.

Come on by Appleby 169 for session especially organized by and for La Raza Student Cultural Center, Chicano and Latino Studies and CASA SOL.

¡Free pizza!

GRAMMY winner Lila Downs meets with local Latino youth

Who: GRAMMY winner Lila Downs
When: Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis, U of M west bank

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/04/2013) - Students from the University of Minnesota Chicano & Latino Studies and Spanish & Portuguese Studies departments, along with area Latino high school students, will meet with GRAMMY-award winning performer Lila Downs on Friday at 1:00 p.m., at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S., Minneapolis.

Downs is a 1992 U of M alumna who studied voice and anthropology.

Her father was art professor Allen Downs, whose work is the subject of the current exhibition in the Nash Gallery, "Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico."

Lila will tour the exhibit with the students and share her story of being born and raised in Mexico, attending the University and her experiences as a Mexican-American student at Minnesota.

This event is closed to the public but open to the media. Organizers are expecting around 100 students.
The event is free, but you must register first and pick up your ticket at Scott Hall 19 onThursday March 7th between 8am and 4:30. Registration is first come first served at:

Ojibwe Immersion Academy and Scholarship


Ojibwemotaadidaa is happy to announce the Niibin 2013 Ojibwe Immersion Academy. The Academy will be held from June 16 - July 6, 2013 at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN. The announcement with more information, the academy application, and a scholarship application are attached.

Applications to the 2013 Summer Ojibwe Immersion Academy are due March 4, 2013.

Please contact us if you have any further questions at

We hope you will consider applying!

Scholarship App Ojibwemotaadidaa 2013.doc.docx

Ojibwemotaadidaa Announcement Summer 2013 .doc

Biindigebii-mazina'igan Niibin 2013.doc

Hmong-Americans in Higher Education Scholarships. provides scholarships to support individual Hmong-American students in higher education. Our scholarship applications for the 2013 - 2014 academic school year are posted on our website at:

Native American Heritage Month & New Scholarship

$2000 scholarship for Natural Resources majors
Deadline: January 18th 2013

Please see attachment for full details
Natural Resources Major Scholarship.pdf



TIME: 12-3PM

PRIDE-GE Summer Institute paid trip and internship.

PRIDE-GE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology
with a focus on Cardiovascular and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders

Summer 2013

July 10-July 31, 2013 (New Cohort)

July 28-Aug 15, 2013 (Returning Cohort)

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, now offers an all-expense-paid summer institute in genetic epidemiology, sponsored by the NHLBI, for the purpose of increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Junior faculty from Under Represented Minority population groups and faculty with disabilities qualify for this opportunity.

The summer institute is designed to prepare the participants to work at the interface of genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease, and other heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

The program includes:

· Two 3-week summer sessions, beginning July 11, 2013.

· Didactic lectures in Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

· Brief mid-year meeting for all participants with their mentors

· Group meeting with all PRIDE sites and NHLBI for training and networking

· Workshops and lectures on cardiovascular epidemiology and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders

· Workshops in grants-writing

· Excellent opportunity to develop research skills necessary for genetic dissection of cardiovascular disease and risk factors

· Opportunity to develop a network of collaborators and resources to conduct research in the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and risk factors

Core Curriculum

· Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology: Heritability, Segregation, Linkage, Association Analysis

· Bioinformatics: Gene Expression, Data Mining and Pattern Recognition

· Survey lectures on special topics

· Group brainstorming sessions during most lunch hours with mentors and mentees for discussing and developing ideas for new grant applications

· Multiple mentor-mentee meetings throughout

Prospective Participants

Junior faculty from an under represented minority (URM) population group or those with a disability would qualify if:

· They have an interest in genetic epidemiology research with a focus on Cardiovascular or other Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and

· They have an interest in developing an independent research career

Program Faculty

Faculty include world renowned Genetic Epidemiologists such as:

D.C. Rao, Ph.D., Program Director, who is one of the early pioneers of the field with substantive research interests in cardiovascular genetic epidemiology, is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Genetic Epidemiology, and an early president of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.

Victor Davila-Roman, M.D., Program Co-Director, is a renowned Cardiologist and an outstanding cardiovascular geneticist with established research programs in the fields of cardiac imaging and hypertension.

Treva Rice, Ph.D., Course Master, is an outstanding genetic epidemiologist with research preeminence in the effects of gene-environment interactions involving nutrition and physical activity on cardiovascular disease and risk factors.

Jinquin (Rosy) Luo, PhD, Course Master, has research interests of statistical methodology development and application involving classification methods, diagnostic test, variable selection, survival analysis and covariance estimation.

Additional Faculty

A host of other internationally renowned and outstanding faculty leaders from Washington University and other leading programs also participate in this program such as: Donna Arnett (University of Alabama), Eric Boerwinkle (University of Texas Health Science Center), George Bonney (Howard University), Ingrid Borecki, Anne Bowcock, Ross Brownson, Mario Castro, Aravinda Chakravarti (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), James Cheverud, Shweta Choudhry (University of California, San Francisco), F. Sessions Cole, Michael DeBaun, Lisa de las Fuentes, James Gavin III (Emory University), C. Charles Gu, Andrew Heath, Aldi Kraja, Ronald Krone, Pamela Madden, Douglas Mann, J. Philip Miller, Aubrey Morrison, Michael Province, Susan Racette, John Rice, Charles Rotimi (NHGRI and CRGGH), Kenneth Schechtman, and Yun Ju Sung.

Application Materials:

1. Complete Pre Application Form

2. Upon request, complete the Full Application which consists of:

· Application Form

· Curriculum Vita

· Summary of academic work or research experience in Biostatistics, SAS, and Biological Sciences and Genetics

· Statement of research interest in CVD genetic epidemiology

· Recommendation Form and Letters of support from Department Chair and Mentor or Colleague

Apply Early. Rolling Admissions until all slots are filled with a target deadline of March 1, 2013.

Contact Information:

Linda Schreier, PRIDE Program Administrator

Division of Biostatistics

Washington University School of Medicine

Campus Box 8067, 660 S. Euclid

St Louis, MO 63110

PH: 314-362-1565

FAX: 314-362-2693



Scholarship for American University's Washington Internships for Native Students in Fall 2012

Scholarship for American University's Washington Internships for Native Students

The American University's Washington Internships for Native Students
(WINS) Program is an exciting opportunity for American Indian/Alaskan
Native/Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) students to intern and study in
Washington, DC, for the semester or the summer. Students intern 35-40
hours a week in a federal agency, or private organization, which
sponsors AI/AN/NH students from across the country in a Washington,
DC, internship. WINS student interns take three courses in the fall or
spring term, earning 12 credit hours or 2 courses in the summer,
earning 6 credit hours.

Through the WINS sponsorship program interns receive:
· transportation to and from DC
· tuition & books
· stipend for incidentals
· housing at American University's Tenley Campus dormitories
· meal plan
· social and cultural activities.

You are eligible if you are currently enrolled in an academic program
(or have completed your degree within 6 months), will have a minimum
of 45 credits earned by program start date and maintain at least a 2.5
cumulative GPA. For more information and eligibility requirements or
to complete an application please visit our website at or call us 202-885-5934.

Session Deadline
Fall 2012: August 10 (Priority deadline)

*Applications after the priority deadline are encouraged. Many
internship sponsors review qualified applications February through

General priority deadlines:
Fall: First Friday in June
Spring: First Friday in October
Summer: First Friday in February

Community Health Initiative Scholarship

There is a new scholarship opportunity, the Community Health Initiative (CHI) Scholarship. The CHI Scholarships support students who are socially and economically disadvantaged and require financial assistance. Students must also demonstrate academic promise, professional commitment to community service, maturity, adaptability and respect for other cultures. Eligible undergraduate students must be enrolled in a health-related program at the University of Minnesota and must meet the following requirements:
-Full-time student
-United States citizen or permanent resident
-Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater with a minimum of 60 completed
credits if an undergraduate
-Declared major in the healthcare field or an intended major in a
professional healthcare program

If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to visit our website
and apply online.

The application deadline is August, 15, 2012.

Montessori Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarships for Masters Level Certification in Education

The Montessori Training Center of Minnesota is recruiting academically excellent students with diverse ethnic, racial, economic and educational backgrounds for our scholarship program. The scholarships are designed to develop high quality teacher candidates to work within early childhood programs. These schools are launching across the twin cities, and will serve low-income children and families.

Candidates will receive full tuition towards an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) certification at the Primary Level, valued at $10,000. This certification is recognized internationally for its quality and rigor, and qualifies trainees to teach children ages 3 -6. This is a graduate level program, offering the option to enroll in a MEd program at Loyola University of Maryland.

All candidates must have a B.A. (in any field) from an accredited university. Passion for education and children is vital. Documented experience working with young children a plus, but not required. The MTCM can offer up to 6 scholarships to qualified candidates and is seeking applicants with the following skill sets:

• Native American student with passion for community revitalization. Language skills in Dakota or Ojibwa are highly desirable, but not required.

• Hmong student with competency in Hmong and English language. Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to honoring cultural practices and customs within the Hmong community a plus.

• Latino student who is a fluent in Spanish and English. Personal knowledge of customs and parenting practices within the Latino community is a plus. Native speaker of Spanish is required.

• African American student with knowledge of cultural practices within the African American community. Personal or professional knowledge of issue of poverty a plus.

Deadlines for application submission is June 30th and chosen candidates must be prepared to enter 9 month course September 2012. Interested applications should submit a resume and letter of interest to Connie Black at The materials should address: educational and professional experience and how you meet required skills and qualifications listed in this posting.

MTCM, Montessori for All nfor packet.pdf

American Indian College Fund-Scholarship

Greetings, from the American Indian College Fund (the Fund)!

I am writing to let you know about exciting educational opportunities offered by the Fund. Currently, we are seeking amazing American Indian college students to apply for our 2012-2013 scholarship programs.

I am thrilled to specifically notify you of the Travelers Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program for American Indian students. We believe Native students enrolled in your program/institution would be excellent candidates for this amazing opportunity. The criteria for the Travelers Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program are as follows:

* Enrolled in an American Indian tribe or able to provide proof as a descendant
* Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
* Enrolled as sophomores (2nd year), juniors (3rd year) or seniors (4th year) in
college during the 2012-2013 academic year. Preference will be given to juniors or seniors if possible.

· From or attending school in or near St. Paul, MN

· Majoring in Business, Math, Finance, IT or Actuarial Science

Apply for this and other opportunities at, by May 31, 2012. If you or your students have any questions about the Fund, this program, and/or the application process, please feel free to contact Patrick McTee, director of scholarships, at or via phone at 303-426-8900. We are so excited for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. We hope to support many exceptional students with scholarships, expanding access to higher education. Thank you very much!

P.S. Please feel free to share our scholarship application link via your social media pages or list serves. You can also follow the Fund on Twitter,!/collegefund, and Facebook ! Printed materials available upon request. Thank you!

About the American Indian College Fund

With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students, providing an average of 6,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education.



Please inform your students about CSO's 2012 Opportunity Scholarship!

Center for Student Opportunity's Opportunity Scholarship is a $2,000, four-year renewable scholarship awarded to first-generation college students graduating in the high school class of 2012 (entering the college class of 2016) enrolling at a CSO College Partner.

Scholarship winners may serve as monthly guest bloggers on the Opportunity Scholars web blog to share insight and perspective about their transition to college and successes thereafter.

•Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States.
•Neither parent has earned a four-year college degree.
•Must be attending a CSO partner college or university. A complete list of CSO College Partners can be viewed here:
•Seek financial aid and scholarship support for college.
•Involved in extracurricular and leadership programs in school or in the community.

Deadline: May 25, 2012

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a great day!

Best ,

Chelsea M. Jones
Outreach and Student Support Associate
Center for Student Opportunity
4641 Montgomery Ave., Suite 513│Bethesda, MD 20814
phone: (301) 363-4224 | fax: (301) 951-7104 |

BSU weekly opportunities (#9)

This week has multiple job opportunities and scholarships!! Be sure to read through the whole attachment because I KNOW something will spark interest!


BSU events, activities and more!

Hi BSU Supporters,
Make sure you check the corresponding attachments of opportunities that sparked your interest. Have a lovely rest of the week.

CoA Volunteer Flyer.pdf
Boule Archousa Scholarship.pdf
Digital Marketing Internship.docx
skee week list servs.pdf

Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

USDA Accepting Applications for Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

Applications are being accepted for the traditional Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program and the RCDI Rural Jobs Accelerator (RJA).
More information can be found in the Federal Register. Applications are due May 9, 2012. In Minnesota, applications must be submitted to Terry Louwagie in our state office (375 Jackson St., Suite 410, St. Paul, MN, 55101).
USDA Rural Development plans to award up to $8.6 million through the RCDI program. Applications are sought for projects that:
Provide technical assistance to improve the capacity of local organizations to complete successful housing, economic development and community facilities projects;
Help recipients complete pre-development requirements - such as architectural and engineering plans;
Help development organizations improve their board operations, management and knowledge of financial and information technology systems;
Provide homeownership education or training for entrepreneurs.
Part of the RCDI funds to be awarded may be used for projects associated with the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, which was announced on March 8, 2012.
Applications for Jobs Accelerator projects must be submitted to both USDA and the EDA. More information can be found at

Scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)!

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Traveler's Insurance Group have partnered-up to provide scholarships for outstanding undergraduate Latino/Hispanic students pursuing a business administration, finance, information technology (IT/MIS) and/or Mathematics/stats major

The scholarship is open to Latino/Hispanic students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2012. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

For more information about this scholarship please click on the following link

Should you have any other questions please feel free to contact:

Amía Soto-Carrión
Scholarship Outreach and Promotion Program Coordinator
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Office: 415.808.2355
Fax: 415.808.2304

JASSO Short-Term Student Exchange Program/Scholarship - Hiroshima University of Japan

Because of ongoing partnership activities since 1989, Hiroshima University of Japan has dedicated one JASSO scholarship to a student from University of Minnesota. The conditions of the scholarship are as follows: Monthly stipend: ¥80,000 per month (approximately US $984).

The scholarship will begin on October 1st. 2012. The minimum stay required is 3 months, and the maximum stay is 12 months. So one could stay in Hiroshima for eight months or for four months. However, one cannot extend the planned period, once he or she submits the plan to JASSO in March. One can obtain the scholarship according to the plan that he or she submitted in March.

Another condition is concerning the grade records of the applicant. The average score for the grade record that the applicant obtained for classes at University of Minnesota last year should be more than 2.30. You will find the procedure of obtaining the average score on the website.

The followings are the necessary documents:
1) Certificate of Enrollment of the Applicant for JASSO Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship
2) Application for Enrollment as a Research Student
3) Personal History
4) Certificate of Graduation and Transcript Record of the last university that the applicant finished (undergraduate records)
5) Transcript Record from the University of Minnesota
6) Recommendation letter
7) Certificate of Health

1)Certificate of Enrollment of the Applicant for JASSO Short-Term Student Exchange Promotion Program Scholarship.xls
2)Application for Enrollment as a Research Student.pdf
3)Personal History.pdf
7)Certificate of Health.pdf

Engineer and Technology Scholarship Program

Fund supports women, Latino and African-American students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Scholarships of up to $10,000 per student will be awarded to graduating high school seniors, community-college students, or students already enrolled in a STEM-related course of study.

Click here for eligibility and online applications

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HECUA's new Scholarship for Racial Justice

A central component of HECUA's mission is to equip students with skills and knowledge for building just communities and democratic societies. In the context of U.S. society, building just communities requires recognition of historic racial discrimination and the ways in which concepts of race continue to shape power and privilege. It also requires a concrete commitment to undoing institutionalized racism. The Scholarship for Racial Justice is one of our concrete commitments to undoing institutionalized racism in higher education.


* Applicants must be students of color.
* Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of HECUA's member colleges/universities.
* Applicants must have a completed program application on file for a semester-long domestic or international HECUA program (HECUA's short-term programs are not eligible).
* Applicants must be nominated and submit a nomination form ( from an advisor or faculty member)

Required materials:

1.) Scholarship for Racial Justice Cover Form

The form requests applicants to share the following information: name, college/university, expected graduation, current GPA, major/minor, ethnicity, and how s/he heard about this scholarship, along with the HECUA program the applicant is applying to.

2.) A reflective essay responding to the following questions:

* What personal, social, or political influences in your lifetime have motivated you to work on or be interested in racial justice issues?
* Why/how does your passion around these issues lead you to being interested in HECUA's mission and/or the specific program that you are applying for?

3.) A complete program application to one of HECUA's semester-long programs. All application materials and the scholarship essay are required to apply for a scholarship.

***Required forms can be found at


The Udall Foundation will award 80 scholarships in 2012 to current sophomore and junior college students pursuing careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Join us to learn more about this amazing opportunity!


  • Up to $5,000 for education expenses

  • A chance to meet other student leaders from around the country at the Udall Scholar Orientation

  • Access to an active and growing network of alumni ready and willing to help with the post-undergrad transition

DEADLINE: Novemeber 28th, 2011

UDALL Info Meeting:
Wednesday October 26th 3:00-4:00PM Appleby 322

For more info contact Sally Liberman at or visit


If you are interested in a research-oriented career in math, science or engineering and

  • are an outstanding college sophomore or junior
  • plan to attend graduate school
  • are a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident...

APPLY for a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship!

DEADLINE: November 7th, 2011

For more information contact, Sally Lieberman or visit

Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event

Join the Office for Equity and Diversity and University Career Services for the Diversity Networking and Scholarship Event on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 3 - 5 p.m. at the University Minneapolis Hotel (formerly the Radisson University Hotel). This event is an opportunity for diverse undergraduate students at the U to:

  • Meet and network with representatives from Twin Cities employers who are interested in increasing their organizational diversity.
  • Talk to scholarship experts on-site to help answer your questions.
  • Learn about internship opportunities with local corporations and government agencies.

Student registration for the event is free of charge. To register for the event, visit GoldPASS, the online job posting system for U of M students:

  1. Go to
  2. Select "Students and Alumni Login".
  3. If it is your first time visiting GoldPASS update your account information.
  4. Once in the system select the "Career Events" tab.
  5. Search for "diversity" to register.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the event by viewing some online workshops offered by Career Services. These workshops will help you learn what to bring to a networking event, how to introduce yourself to employers, what types of questions to ask of company representatives, what to wear to look professional, and how to figure out which employers you want to target. View the online workshops at:

MCAE- Scholarship & Internship Fair

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
Scholarship & Internship Fair

Monday, October 18, 2010
Coffman Memorial Union-Mississippi Room

Come join us! We will have:

• Scholarship experts & organizations on site to help
answer your questions

• Local corporations and government agencies to
recruit students for internship and job opportunities
within their organizations

• Campus career services to provide resume
critiques, GoldPASS assistance, and mock
interview demos.

For more information contact: Ah Vang-Lo,

Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

University of New Mexico Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

The University of New Mexico under the auspices of the Office for Equity and Inclusion invites applicants for postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships will be awarded to African American, Hispanic or American Indian doctoral degree recipients whose teaching, research and service contribute to diversity in any academic discipline. Doctoral students at the latter stages of their dissertation completion or recent PhD graduates may apply. Doctoral candidates must have completed their doctorates before the award date.

Three (3) awards will be made each year. Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for one (1) year with a possible renewable appointment for a second year, contingent upon excellence of research produced and funding availability. The fellowships are designed to enable recent underrepresented minority PhDs to advance their research agenda and their academic portfolio while contributing to diversity initiatives at the University of New Mexico. Appointees will have a .75 FTE appointment in an academic department and a .25 FTE appointment in the Office for Equity and Inclusion for a 9-month period. The postdoctoral fellowships are intended as a recruitment strategy of underrepresented faculty. Department Chairs and Deans are encouraged to nominate individuals whom they feel might potentially become faculty in their departments. A letter of nomination from the nominating Dean and Department Chair must be submitted. Fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000 per year plus benefits and research and travel support. Relocation expenses up to $1,000 will also be provided.

Application deadline is May 17, 2010 and the award notification date will be June 18, 2010. A cover letter, vita and recommendation letter should accompany the application. Application forms can be downloaded from the Office for Equity and Inclusion website at or may be accessed and submitted online. Send completed packet to:

Dr. Jozi De León, VP for Equity and Inclusion
Office for Equity and Inclusion
The University of New Mexico
Scholes Hall 240
MSC05 3400
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Application Deadline: June 1, 2010

Notification Date: July 1, 2010

Medtronic Technical Communication Scholarship

Medtronic and The Department of Writing Studies are happy to present the:
Medtronic Technical Communication Scholarship 2010-2011

Set aside a few minutes to stop by the Martin Luther King office and learn about the $2,000 Medtronic Technical Communication Scholarship. Information will be available about the scholarship and the B.S. in Scientific & Technical Communication. If you're looking for a career in a growing and expanding field, this could be a good fit for you.* In this program, students have the opportunity to examine social, legal, ethical, and political implications of communication as they relate to science, environment, gender, technology, diverse cultures, and workplace practices. Career possibilities in this field include Technical Writer and Editor, Medical Writer, Training Coordinator, Information Developer, Marketing Representative, and many other options.

When? Tuesday, March 9, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where? The Martin Luther King Office, 19 Johnston Hall

Medtronic is the world's leading medical technology company, providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. Medtronic's mission is to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. To better serve our diverse clinician customers and their patients worldwide, Medtronic strives for a diverse workforce. Medtronic also has a commitment to contribute to the advancement of education. Helping students to fully realize their potential supports Medtronic in developing a diverse workforce and, ultimately, in fulfilling the corporate mission.

Award: To provide a $2,000 scholarship award to an undergraduate student who is majoring in the field of Scientific and Technical Communication (S&TC). The award may be given to a freshman and may be continued for four years if the student makes satisfactory progress toward a Bachelors degree. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least two semesters of full-time coursework remaining may apply.

The recipient shall be studying toward a major in Scientific and Technical Communication with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Members of underrepresented ethnic or racial minorities are especially encouraged to apply; applications from all S&TC majors will be welcomed. Medtronic will select the final recipient from candidates approved by the department. An interview may be required.

Application instructions are available at:

The Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship

The Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship, which includes one $5,000 grant for one student each year, is part of the Tisdale Fellowship program, a summer internship available to undergraduate and graduate students. Any student, undergraduate or graduate, who is interested in diversity and ethics issues, and in learning about high-tech public policy issues, can apply for this Fellowship.

The Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship was created in memory of the late Thurmond Woodard, Dell's former Vice President of Global Diversity and Chief Ethics, Privacy and Compliance Officer. Those interested should use the Eben Tisdale Fellowship Application, found at, and follow the instructions for submitting an additional essay on ethics and diversity. The Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship grant recipient will participate in the same program as those in the Tisdale

The Fellowship has two main elements:

1) Internship: Fellows participate an eight-week internship in the government relations office of a leading high technology company or association. In the recent past, fellows have interned at such companies as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics and Monster Worldwide, as well as associations such as the Business Software Alliance or TechAmerica.

2) Issues Seminar: The issues seminar is a weekly lunch hosted by the different sponsoring companies and associations. Expert speakers lead discussions of current public policy issues in Washington, and the methods the high technology industry uses for effective advocacy.

The Summer 2010 Fellowship runs from June 14th - August 6th, 2010. The goal of the Fellowship is to create a supportive and collegial environment in which a new class of public policy professionals will be mentored to help ensure that the high-tech industry continues to have highly capable and well-trained individuals in both policy advocacy and senior management positions. The Final deadline for all applications is February 15, 2010.

Students may find more information and apply at Questions? Contact Jonathan Tilley at or 202/986-0384.

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