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Rotary Peace Fellowship Call for Applications Deadline May 31

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship. We believe this opportunity might be of interest to your network!

Since 2002, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 1100 social change leaders with peace and conflict resolution education at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.

Each year up to 100 fellows are selected to receive full funding to earn either a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or a master’s degree in a range of disciplines related to peace and security at one of 7 partnering universities. Each Rotary Peace Center offers a unique curriculum and field-based learning opportunities that examine peace and conflict theory through various frameworks.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website. All applications are due 31 May 2018.

Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your network. Please contact us at with questions!

Rotary Peace Centers


AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarships for Women

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

An invitation to Women of Western to apply for the AAUW Buffalo Branch Olga Lindberg Scholarship

Two scholarship awards….one for $10,000 and one fro $5,000!

Merit-based award, 3.7 cumulative gpa or above

Awarded to college seniors (fourth year or above)

Apply online at:



Dr. Marie Dellas Scholarship for Junior or Senior Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology Honors Students

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2018 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Dr. Marie Dellas,’70 PhD (GSE) and ’67 MS (CAS), in order to pay tribute to her parents, Theodore A. and Katherine C. Dellas, has created a $4,000 scholarship to be awarded to an Honors Scholar matriculated in the Department of Biological Sciences and pursing a Bachelor of Science degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree program.

Creative thinking and behavior have always interested Dr. Dellas since she was a graduate student working towards her PhD at UB.  Dr. Dellas’ intention when creating this scholarship was to reward students who practice and apply creative thinking.

The scholarship will enable the recipients to continue their education and perhaps address new concepts or ideas in the biological area that may eventually lead to outcomes beneficial to society.

Guidelines for applicants:

The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Biological Sciences or Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  The recipient must also be a US citizen and preference will be given to a student of Greek descent. Preference will also be given to a student working on an innovative and novel research project.

Candidates must submit three letters of recommendation. Applicants must also include an original essay in support of their expertise or knowledge and how they aspire to make an impact in that particular substantive area.  The essay should describe the student’s goals and how they may expect to contribute to their chosen field in a substantive way and cite relevant or specific examples of situations in which the recipient succeeded in reaching a significant goal(s) in the past.

This scholarship may be renewable for a junior awardee if the recipient meets all the above mentioned criteria.

All submissions must be in electronic format, preferably Microsoft Word documents and/or PDF files.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 13, 2018.  Applications and letters of recommendation with the scholarship name included in the subject line should be emailed to:


Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS College and University Students $50,000 top prize!

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know an undergraduate or graduate student at a New York State college or university? Do they enjoy a challenge? If so, New York State Department of Health has launched the Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS college and university students. Innovators have a chance at a $50,000 prize pool.

The Aging Innovation Challenge is seeking a breakthrough solution in independent living for older adults and their caregivers. Student innovators are invited to join the challenge and develop technological prototypes that assist New Yorkers to remain independent as they age. Prototypes must be designed to meet the needs of older adults with limitations in performing one or more activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing.

Please share this challenge with the students in your life. For more information, visit and search for the Aging Innovation Challenge or follow the link:


2018-2019 National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) Scholarship Deadline to apply is April 30

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for scholarships to support students pursuing courses of study and formal degrees in intelligence studies and related disciplines.

This year NMIF will  award at least eight scholarships for full time undergraduate or graduate study.  A scholarship valued at $6,000 will be presented in honor of LTG James A. Williams, USA (Ret), former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, a Fellow of the Foundation, and a NMIF Lifetime Achievement Awardee.  Additionally, we will award one scholarship $5,000; two scholarships each valued at $3,500; two each valued at $2,500 and as well as two honorable mentions  valued at $1,000 each.  The funds will be provided to the academic institutions to be applied to the winning applicants’ tuition, each award will be accompanied by an invitation to attend the NMIF/NMIA Awards Banquet to be held on June 3d, 2018.

Attached is the announcement and an application form (in both PDF and Word) for this years competition.  Please note that the deadline for applications by e-mail to the address below is April 30, 2018.  Questions are welcome via e-mail to the same address.  2018_19 NMIF Scholarship Application_


UB LSAMP Summer Research Program Applications Due February 28

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

LSAMP Summer Program Highlights include:

  • Summer Research Internship with a UB Faculty Member
  • A $4000 stipend
  • Presenting a research poster at the UB Undergraduate Research Conference in Niagara Falls

See the details below and apply online at:

Applications are due February 28th!!!

For more details, visit:


MFSA Scholarship

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Scholarship Opportunities

The Minority Faculty & Staff Association (MFSA) is pleased to announce the call for students to apply for the Academic Achievement and/or the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please find information about both scholarships at the link below.

The deadline date to submit applications is Friday, February 9, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.


Summer Language Scholarships at Indiana University

Posted by Tim on January 24, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Courses

Title VIII Fellowships (Domestic)

Title VIII fellowships fund graduate students, area studies specialists and others with a Bachelor’s degree for study of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian (at the 3rd year or higher), and Ukrainian in the Summer Language Workshop.

Title VIII Fellowships (Portable)

Title VIII Portable fellowships fund graduate students, area studies specialists and others with a Bachelor’s degree for study abroad of Azerbaijani, BCS, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur, and Uzbek at levels higher than those offered in the Summer Language Workshop’s 2018 domestic program.

IU Project GO (ROTC) Scholarships

IU Project GO Scholarships fully funds Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Option ROTC students for domestic study of ArabicChinesePersianRussian, and Turkish in the Summer Language Workshop. The deadline for application is February 20, 2018. Find out more and apply at the Project GO website.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The Department of Education Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowshipsFLAS fellowships provide a $2,500 summer stipend plus tuition award (up to $5,000 FLAS tuition limit) for the cost of Summer Language Workshop courses.

  • African Studies Program
    Arabic (African-concentration)
  • Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
    Estonian, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian and Turkish
  • Russian and East European Institute
    Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian

AABS Scholarships for Baltic Languages

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies provides scholarships of up to $2,500 for the study of Baltic languages in the IU Summer Language Workshop. All Workshop participants are eligible to apply. See the AABS Scholarship page for details.

Apply for AABS funding by February 2, 2018 for priority consideration.

Russian and East European Institute Summer Russian Scholarship

The Russian and East European Institute Summer Russian Scholarship funds first-generation undergraduate students for the study of Russian at the second year and above. The scholarship will provide at least $2500 to be used for tuition, fees, or living expenses. For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the REEI website.

Deadline for applications: March 2018

Questions may be addressed to Mark Trotter, Assistant Director REEI (812-856-5247).

Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship

The Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University Summer Russian Study Fellowshipprovides $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop during the Summer 2018 session. Funding for the RSW is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered through the IU Russian and Eastern European Institute.

Friends of the Workshop Scholarship

Funded through generous donations of alumni and supporters of the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop, the “Friends” scholarship funds participants in any Workshop course. The scholarships are open to any participant who is not eligible for another Workshop scholarship or fellowship. Review eligibility requirements and apply via the online application.


US-UK Fulbright Commission for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates Now OPEN

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities

The US-UK Fulbright Commission applications for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates are open.   The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.

Eligible students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply.  For Summer 2018, there are nine Institutes with varied themes and subject areas.  Two new Institutes are on offer at Aberystwyth University in Wales and University of Birmingham as well as seven returning host universities with varying themes and subjects of study.
These  include:

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have at least two years of university study upon their return ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
  • have little or no study/travel experience outside the US
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded

In partnership with UK universities, the Institute will cover costs, including return US/UK flights, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Deadline for 2018 is:  7 February 2018 for ALL Institutes. Each Programme also vary between three and four weeks.  Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for more details.


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to be fully funded for graduate school?  Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but they really have a Teaching Assistantship (TA position) where they are paid to teach 20 hours a week.  A fellowship like the NSF GRFP is truly a fully funded award.

The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.  This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years.  This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be US citizens, have US national status or be permanent residents, intend to pursue a research-based master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November:

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of NSF GRPF workshops this spring. You will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships along with a writing consultant from the Center for Excellence in Writing.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 15, March 1, March 15 and March 29.  The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days.  Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at