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External Scholarships, Fellowships & Internships;

AAIC pleased to provide you with this Directory of External Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes and Other Awards for Students. This directory highlights several funded opportunities that you should consider. Some awards will support you during your career at FSC. Others will fund advanced study or research and travel after you graduate from FSC. Some of the scholarships are very prestigious and highly competitive while others represent lesser-known but equally rewarding opportunities. We invite you to study this directory carefully and then spring into action. Go for those options that seem right for you. Feel free to visit with the counselors in the AAIC as well as with your faculty for guidance in preparing your applications.

Undergraduate Scholarships by Category
Scholarships that Support Graduate Study by Category
Special Opportunities for Graduating Seniors & Recent Graduates
Internship Opportunities
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students

Undergraduate Scholarships by Category

NOTE: Click on the name of each scholarship to find a description and links to application materials.

1. Scholarship Unrestricted by Discipline

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Transfer Scholarship

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need as they transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities.

The Foundation selects up to 50 community college transfer students each year and awards each scholar up to $30,000 annually.

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 Kaplan Leadership Program

The Kaplan Leadership Program, part of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, began in 2006. The Foundation works with high-potential associate's degree students in the New York City area who have a financial need; it provides them with resources and support to help them raise their expectations, expand their personal goals, and eventually attain leadership roles in their professions and communities.

Scholars get scholarships of up to $3,000 per year toward the associate's degree and up to $20,000 per year toward the bachelor's degree and receive additional funding for living expenses, transportation, books, and home internet service.

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 New York State Assembly Internships

The Assembly Internship is a comprehensive academic program which gives qualified students the chance to work in the New York State Assembly. The Session and Graduate Internship Programs Are Open To All Majors.The program is not just for political science majors. To be eligible, applicants who meet the required internship hours must be:

  • Undergraduate students matriculated in a college degree program or
  • Graduate students or applicants who recently completed a graduate degree program.

Earn While You Learn

  • $4,140 Stipend - Undergraduate Session Interns
  • $11,500 Stipend - Graduate Scholars
  • A Full Semester's Credit for Undergraduates
  • Housing Information Available Upon Acceptance

The Farmingdale State College Coordinator for the intership program is Dr. Richard Vogel, his email is: richard.vogel@farmingdale.edu

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2. Scholarships for Minorities and Women

 Gates Millennium Scholarship Program for Undergraduate or Graduate Study

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

Individuals selected as Gates Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined by GMS based on financial need. The award will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the current academic year, as well as the availability of grants and other scholarships reported on the financial aid award letter.

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 Google Anita Borg Scholarship for women

The Google Anita Borg Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Anita Borg, founder of the Institute for Women and Technology, who devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and advocating on behalf of women and minorities in the computer and technology fields. In the spirit of furthering Dr. Borg's vision and values, Google is pleased to support the Anita Borg Scholarship through which Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become role models and leaders.

Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the 2012-2013 academic year at a university in the United States; •be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2012-2013 academic year;
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in your current program.

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 Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund seeks to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees by providing a wide range of scholarship aid. The Fund supports Hispanic undergraduate students at all levels including community college students and transfer students as well as graduate students. Students must be of Hispanic heritage, be American citizens or legal permanent residents. A 3.0 GPA is required and students must plan to enroll full time in a degree seeking program. Students must also apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA.

The amount of the awards varies by scholarship. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need as well as personal strengths and leadership. Students may apply to as many scholarships for which they are eligible but may receive only one HSF scholarship per academic year.

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 Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation supports a scholarship program for adult women students. This scholarship was created in 1981 to enable recipients to offset reliance on student loans, which can be critical as returning women students or second career students attempt to manage the costs of tuition, housing and caring for family members. Awards are made directly to colleges and universities and are limited to selected institutions that the Foundation trustees consider render exceptional service to mature women students.

The Newcombe Foundation does not participate in the selection of individual scholarship recipients. This is done in the participating institutions and individuals may not apply directly to the Foundation.

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 UNCF - Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards

The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company Foundation jointly sponsor this program designed to increase the number of African Americans in the areas of biomedical science education and research. Each award consists of a scholarship of up to $25,000.00 and two summer internships mentored by Merck scientists with stipends totaling at least $10,000.00.

Candidates must be African Americans enrolled full-time in a four year college or university in the United States. They must also be juniors pursuing a bachelor's degree with a major in the life or physical sciences and must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required.

A UNCF – Merck selection panel consisting of educators and Merck scientists will evaluate the applicants. Award recipients will be selected based on their GPA, their demonstrated interest in their own scientific education and a career in scientific research and their ability to perform in a laboratory setting.

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3. Fellowships and Programs for Public Service and International Affairs

 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The fellowship program is funded by the United States Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Applicants must be in the sophomore year of study, be U.S. citizens and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants, who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. The number of fellowships varies from year to year, depending on available funding.

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 UDALL Scholarship for Sophomores & Juniors Interested in Environmental Policy

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1992, the Udall Foundation honors Congressman Morris King Udall's thirty-year legacy of public service. The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation offers a scholarship program to students interested in careers in environmental public policy, health care, or tribal public policy. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to sophomores or juniors who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in environmental public policy and to Native Americans or Alaska Natives who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in health care or tribal public policy.

In 2011, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

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4. Scholarships for The Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences

 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500.00 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors. The purpose of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Junior award winners receive two years of aid, seniors receive one year. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be competitive. Most award winners have substantive, supervised undergraduate research experience. Candidates must be nominated by their college. Contact the Goldwater representative on your campus to begin the application process.

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 Google Anita Borg Scholarship

The Google Anita Borg Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Anita Borg, founder of the Institute for Women and Technology, who devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and advocating on behalf of women and minorities in the computer and technology fields. In the spirit of furthering Dr. Borg's vision and values, Google is pleased to support the Anita Borg Scholarship through which Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become role models and leaders.

Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the 2012-2013 academic year at a university in the United States; •be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2012-2013 academic year;
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in your current program.

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 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)

EXROP provides talented undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds with summer research experiences in the labs of HHMI investigators and HHMI professors. The students are selected to apply by HHMI professors and invited directors of HHMI-funded undergraduate programs at colleges and universities.

EXROP students also attend meetings at HHMI headquarters where they present their research in a poster session, network with their peers and HHMI scientists, and hear from scientific researchers from various backgrounds and stages in their careers.

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 Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by an Act of Congress in 1992 to honor Morris Udall's thirty years of service in the House of Representatives. Its purpose is to support "Scholarship and Excellence in national environmental policy." Typically, the Foundation awards 80 scholarships on the basis of merit to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers related to the natural environment; to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers related to Native American health care.

Applicants should have a GPA average of at least a "B" or the equivalent and should be pursuing a full-time course of study. Candidates must be U.S citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents.

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 National Institute of Health's Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  1. Scholarship support
  2. Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  3. Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

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 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is designed to provide selected undergraduates with a scholarship award of up to $8,000.00 for two academic years of full time study and a ten week internship during the summer at a NOAA facility. The internship takes place between the first and second years of the award. The scholarship program seeks to increase training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education and to foster multidisciplinary training opportunities consistent with the NOAA mission which focuses on ecosystems, climate, weather and water and environmentally sound commerce and transportation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled as a full-time second year student in a four year institution or a full-time third year student in a five year program at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S territories. Students must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have declared a major in a discipline including but not limited to, oceanic, environmental biological and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences, including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that supports NOAA's programs and missions. Typically there are about 100 Hollings Undergraduate Scholars in any given year.

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 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Undergraduate student participants in either Sites or Supplements must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

Students may not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm.

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5. Scholarships for History, Professional Communications, and Social & Behavioral Sciences

 James Madison Fellowships for Future High School History & Social Studies Teachers

The James Madison Fellowship Program supports future secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies for master's-level study of the roots, framing, principles, and development of the U.S. Constitution. Information on this page pertains to the Junior Fellowships for outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience. The Fellowship awards up to $24,000 for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses, prorated over the course of graduate study.

Candidates must be seniors or recent graduates who are U.S. citizens or nationals with demonstrated records of commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities. They must intend to become secondary American history or social studies teachers. Receipt of the Fellowship confers the obligation to teach American history, government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study funded by the Fellowship.

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 The Mount Sinai Humanities and Medicine Early Acceptance Program

The Mount Sinai's School of Medicine Humanities and Medicine Program is designed to attract highly motivated undergraduates majoring in the Humanities and the Social Sciences to a career in medicine. Successful completion of program requirements qualifies students for admission to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine upon graduation from their undergraduate institution.

Students apply to the program in the first semester of their sophomore year and are notified of their admission to the program before the beginning of the next (spring) term. MCATs are not required but students must submit SAT scores, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation and written application materials. A personal interview at Mt. Sinai is required. Students are also expected to have one year of biology and one year of chemistry. The program provides an 8 week Summer Program at Mt. Sinai between the junior and senior year which includes clinical service rotations, an organic chemistry/physics course, free housing and weekly ethics discussions.

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 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Undergraduate student participants in either Sites or Supplements must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

Students may not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm.

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 Peace Action Education Fund Freeman Fellowship

The Ruth S. and Harrop A. Freeman Fellowship is offered to undergraduate students and/or recent graduates interested in promoting campus activism for peace, disarmament and economic justice. This fellowship is offered in hopes of developing the next generation of peace and justice organizers. This one-year Fellowship in Washington, D.C. (July -July) offers a monthly stipend of $1,000 and provides hands¬on experience in creating resources and campaigns, decision-making ability, and contacts useful to pursuing a career in the peace and social change movement. To apply for this fellowship, candidates are required to send a resume, cover letter, and brief essay (400-500 words) explaining their interest in peace and justice work, organizing experience and why they would benefit from this Fellowship.

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6. Scholarships Supporting Medical Education

 The Mount Sinai Humanities and Medicine Early Acceptance Program

The Mount Sinai's School of Medicine Humanities and Medicine Program is designed to attract highly motivated undergraduates majoring in the Humanities and the Social Sciences to a career in medicine. Successful completion of program requirements qualifies students for admission to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine upon graduation from their undergraduate institution.

Students apply to the program in the first semester of their sophomore year and are notified of their admission to the program before the beginning of the next (spring) term. MCATs are not required but students must submit SAT scores, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation and written application materials. A personal interview at Mt. Sinai is required. Students are also expected to have one year of biology and one year of chemistry. The program provides an 8 week Summer Program at Mt. Sinai between the junior and senior year which includes clinical service rotations, an organic chemistry/physics course, free housing and weekly ethics discussions.

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7. Study Abroad Scholarships and Other International Experiences

 American Scandinavian Foundation: Study in Scandinavia, Awards for Graduating Seniors

The American Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships and grants to graduating seniors (US citizens or permanent residents) to pursue research or study, in all fields in one or more Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) for up to one year. "It is desirable that all candidates have some ability in the language of the host country", Applicants should "arrange their academic or professional affiliations in Scandinavia ... and secure these placements or affiliations on their own." Awards range from $3,000 to $15,000. Deadline: Completed application must be submitted to donor by 1 November.

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 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. It is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study abroad. It accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program is scheduled to begin.

Awards of up to $5,000 are made for up to one academic year of undergraduate study abroad. Award amounts will vary based on student need and length of program with the average award being $4,000. Gilman Scholarship funds may only be used to cover eligible study abroad program costs and related expenses. These include: program tuition and fees, room and board, books, local transportation, health insurance and international airfare. Students who apply for and receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad are then eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement from the Gilman Scholarship Program for a total possible award of up to $8,000. During the 2009-2010 academic year, 50 Critical Need Language Supplements were offered to Gilman Scholarship recipients.

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 Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.

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 Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project Clearinghouse, at the University of Colorado, is offering a new program to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Each participant will receive a round-trip ticket to Japan and a monthly stipend of 40,000 yen. The maximum scholarship aid per student is $4,000. The normal deadline date for applicants beginning their study in the fall is March 31st and study beginning in spring is September 30.

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 Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) for Intensive Summer Institutes

The Critical Language Scholarship Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment activities overseas each summer for US undergraduate and graduate students. CLS Program langauge include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, punjabi, Russian, Turish, and Urdu. The CLS Program is a program of the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair (ECA).

Eligibility:
All applicants must be US citizens. Applicants must be enrolled in a US degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. All candidates must have completed at least their first year of university-level study by the beginning of the summer institute. Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, sciences, social sciences and humanitites are encouraged to apply.

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All CLS Program costs are covered for participants including: travel to and from the student's US home city and program location, mandatory pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC, applicable visa fees, room, board, seven to ten weeks of group-based intensive language instruction, program-sponsored travel within country, and all entrance fees for CLS Program cultural enrichment activities.

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 DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance. The deadline: All applications for the academic year 2012/13 must be postmarked by January 31, 2012.

The Farmingdale State College Coordinator for the DAAD program is Dr. Jeff Gaab, Chairperson of Technology Studies Program, Memorial Hall 230, phone: 631-420-2220, email: jeff.gaab@farmingdale.edu

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 English Language Teaching Assistant in Spain

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an academic continuing education grant provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of the Spanish Government. Through this program, American participants have the opportunity to serve as English language teaching assistants in the Spanish public school system for a period of eight months.

Eligibility – A successful candidate must:

  • Be a US citizen and hold a U.S.A. passport
  • Be a native or bilingual English speaker
  • (1) Hold a BA or BS by the end of the academic year preceding the start of the program, or (2) be currently enrolled as a junior or a senior in a baccalaureate degree program, or (3) be a recent university graduate.
  • Be in good physical and psychological health
  • Provide a background check that proves the lack of criminal records
  • Have intermediate level (or higher) competency in Spanish language

Candidates from all academic majors are welcome to apply as long as they have excellent command of the English language. They normally range in age from 20 to 31. The Ministry of Education of Spain encourages individuals with a genuine interest in diverse peoples and cultures to apply.

Assistants will receive a minimum monthly stipend of approximately $900. General health insurance is provided to all assistants by the region assigned. The program generally lasts 8 months, approximately from October 1st through May 31st. The application deadline each year is April 10th. Applicants can apply as early as January 10th. Early applicants are more likely to be assigned to their region of choice.

For more information please contact Dr. Ligia Rodriguez, Chair of the Modern Languages department (email: ligia.rodriguez@farmingdale.edu; tel: 631-420-2675.)

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 Freeman-Asia Fellowships for Study in East Asia or Southeast Asia

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. From 2001 to 2009, Freeman-ASIA supported over 4,000 U.S. undergraduates from more than 600 institutions with their study abroad plans in East and Southeast Asia.Interested students should apply to Freeman-ASIA in the academic term before their study abroad program begins. Applications must also be endorsed by both the study abroad adviser and the financial aid adviser by the specified deadline.

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 Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright grants support research, internships and graduate study over 100 foreign countries. Applications are due in October of each year. Farmingdale students can apply during their senior year of the college or at any time after they have completed the bachelors' degree.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.3. College and university students must apply through their campus Fulbright Program advisor. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.

The FSC Fulbright coordinator is Dr. Beverly Kahn, Beverly.Kahn@farmingdale.edu, 631-420-2396.

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 Mitchell Scholarship for Graduate Study in Ireland or Northern Ireland

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship enables American post-graduates to pursue one-year of study in any field at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Scholars showing academic distinction and a potential for leadership have the qualifications necessary to apply for this scholarship. Scholars will be selected in the fall of their senior year and will begin their studies in the fall of the next year. Finalists will be lnvited to Washington, D.C. for an interview before the selection committee in November. The education system in Ireland has an academic year that nms from October to June and is divided into three tenns. Northern Ireland runs a two-semester academic year from September to June. Living accomodations are provided. The normal deadline for applications is early-October. FSC students are eligible to apply during their senior year or any year after they have earned the bachelors' degree.

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 The National Italian-American Foundation Scholarship Program

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is open to Italian-American students of all majors who are currently enrolled or entering college. NlAF offers a variety of scholarship assistance awards to both undergraduate and graduate students. Some are regional (i.e. for students from certain geographic areas) while others are for students with specific majors or who studied abroad at certain cities in Italy. Criteria include academic merit, financial need and community service.

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 The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

In 2011, financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees, and one round trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow's residence and the academic institution pending availability of funding. Participating schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

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 Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is partnering with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, & Technology in their efforts to promote international exchange and to bring more American students to Korea. IIE will be assisting the Korean government in publicizing and recruiting for the "Teach and Learn in Korea" (TaLK) Program which is a study abroad opportunity that is open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates.

The TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.

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 Whitaker International Program

The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides undergraduate biomedical/bioengineers (and those in a related field) funding for a semester or one academic year to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME). Award amounts range from $7,500 for a semester program to $10,000 for an academic year program.

To be eligible for the award, an applicant must:

  • have U.S. citizenship orbe permanent residents of the U.S., and
  • be enrolled as a Sophomore (2nd year), Junior (3rd year), or Senior (4th or 5th year), with at least one semester remaining, in an undergraduate BME (or related major) degree program with good academic standing.

Students who already have the cost of the program fully covered may not apply for the scholarship and receive duplicative funding. However, if the program is only partially funded by another source, the applicant may apply.

A student may apply to attend any overseas academic institution that is endorsed by the student’s study abroad advisor. The advisor must certify that the program is approved and the student will receive academic credit at the home institution. The advisor must also certify the student’s financial aid need.

We look forward to receiving approved applications from your students by the application deadline of March 15, 2013.

Whitaker International Program Staff

Sabeen Altaf
Senior Program Officer, Science and Technology Programs
US Student Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)

809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Phone +1.212.984.5442 | Fax +1.212.984.5325

The application deadlines are as follows:
•Fellows and Scholars Program deadline: January 21, 2013
•Summer Program deadline: February 4, 2013
•Undergraduate Spring 2013 Term deadline: October 8, 2012

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8. Transfer Scholarships for Community College Students

 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Programm

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities.

Each year the Foundation awards approximately 50 scholarships to students attending community colleges or two year institutions in the US who plan to transfer to four-year institutions. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, fees and books for the final two or three years of undergraduate study. Award amounts vary depending on the cost of attendance, the length of the program and the amount of aid received from other sources. The maximum award is $30,000.00 per year. Students must have sophomore status by December of the year in which they apply and must be nominated by the campus Jack Kent Cooke Foundation representative. Students may not apply directly to the Foundation.

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 Kaplan Leadership Program

Established in 2006, The Kaplan Leadership Program offers financial and academic support, including individualized academic advising, transfer counseling, college tours, mentoring opportunities, leadership training and development etc. to high potential associate degree students with unmet financial need who are also members of underrepresented populations in higher education.

Scholars can get scholarships of up to $3,000 per year toward the associate's degree and up to $20,000 per year toward the bachelor's degree, and receive additional funding for living expenses, transportation, books, and home internet service. Three letters of reference are required, one of which must be from a college professor or high school teacher who has taught the student in the last two years. There is also an optional nomination form that must be completed by a member of the faculty, staff or administration at the student's current college.

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Scholarships that Support Graduate Study by Category

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1. Scholarship Unrestricted by Discipline

 Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholars Program was established in 2000, by a substantial gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge and cover the full cost of studying at Cambridge.

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 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Graduate Scholarship

The Graduate Scholarships are offered to students who receive undergraduate scholarships from the Foundation. Beginning in August 2009, the Foundation will award new graduate scholarships only to students who have received an undergraduate scholarship from the Foundation.

All of the Foundation's undergraduate scholarship recipients are, therefore, eligible to apply for a one-time award of up to $50,000 to support their graduate or professional studies.

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 New York State Assembly Interships

The Assembly Internship is a comprehensive academic program which gives qualified students the chance to work in the New York State Assembly. The Session and Graduate Internship Programs Are Open To All Majors.The program is not just for political science majors. To be eligible, applicants who meet the required internship hours must be:

  • Undergraduate students matriculated in a college degree program or
  • Graduate students or applicants who recently completed a graduate degree program.

Earn While You Learn

  • $4,140 Stipend - Undergraduate Session Interns
  • $11,500 Stipend - Graduate Scholars
  • A Full Semester's Credit for Undergraduates
  • Housing Information Available Upon Acceptance

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 The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their fellowship program for New Americans in December 1997. This fellowships program honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans — permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents — each year.

At the time of their selection, fellows must be college seniors or early in the graduate programs for which they request support. Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. Fellows can study in any degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States.

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 Rhodes Scholarship

Thirty-two scholarships are awarded for two or three years of graduate school study at Oxford University in a field of the candidate's own choosing. The scholarship pays for academic fees, plus an allowance to pay for travel fares and personal expenses. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service. The scholarship is highly competitive. FSC students apply for this award during the early autumn of the senior year.

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2. Scholarships for Minorities and Women

 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Graduate Scholarship Programs - Ph.D Program

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. Program is managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) whose mission is to provide leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-base careers.

The Program has two components: the Ph.D. component offers substantial scholarship support to underrepresented minorities who are beginning their doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics. The smaller feeder component offers underrepresented minority B.S. or M.S. students access to select faculty and departments that have demonstrated success in sending their students on to doctoral programs.

The Sloan Foundation Program and the department work together to guarantee that the student receives financial support as long as he/she is making satisfactory progress toward the degree. Beyond the financial assistance, students receive the mentoring and guidance that are such crucial factors in assuring that a student completes his/her degree. To become a Sloan Scholar, you must apply to and be accepted in a recognized program supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Scholars are selected based on their application, faculty recommendation, appropriate field of study, and financial need. Awards are made on a rolling basis.

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 American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program - Ph.D Program

The American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program was established in 1969 in an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in Political Science. The Program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in Political Science for the first time. Awards are based on the students' undergraduate course work, GPA, GRE scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendations from political science faculty.

Twelve stipend scholars are designated each year and receive a $4,000.00 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000.00 payments –one at the end of the first graduate year and one at the end of the second year on the condition that students remain in good academic standing. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support into graduate political science programs.

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 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

The pre-doctoral fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree. Awards include an annual stipend of $20,000.00, an award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees of $2,000.00, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows and access to Ford Fellows Liaisons, a network of former Ford fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.

The eligibility requirements for the Fellowship are as follows: Candidates must be citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Applicants must provide evidence of superior academic achievement; be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; and be enrolled or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution.

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 Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund seeks to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees by providing a wide range of scholarship aid. The Fund supports Hispanic undergraduate students at all levels including community college students and transfer students as well as graduate students. Students must be of Hispanic heritage, be American citizens or legal permanent residents. A 3.0 GPA is required and students must plan to enroll full time in a degree seeking program. Students must also apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA.

The amount of the awards varies by scholarship. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need as well as personal strengths and leadership. Students may apply to as many scholarships for which they are eligible but may receive only one HSF scholarship per academic year.

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 Gates Cambridge Scholarships

The Gates Cambridge Scholars Program was established in 2000, by a substantial gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to create a network of outstanding scholars from around the world who will become leaders in addressing global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and learning. The scholarships cover fees at Cambridge, living costs and other necessities as well as a contribution toward airfare. The annual value of the scholarship is in excess of $30,000.00 and may be renewed for four years for students wishing to obtain a Ph.D.

Scholarship candidates are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic and intellectual achievement and are students who "have leadership potential and a commitment to serve their communities." Candidates may study for a graduate degree in any field or a second bachelor's degree but should have a convincing academic reason for pursuing their studies at Cambridge. In addition, candidates must be admitted to Cambridge University through the normal admissions procedures. There is no citizenship requirement for this award.

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 Gates Millennium Scholarship Program for Undergraduate or Graduate Study

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

Individuals selected as Gates Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined by GMS based on financial need. The award will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the current academic year, as well as the availability of grants and other scholarships reported on the financial aid award letter.

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3. Scholarships and Programs for Public Service and International Affairs

 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

In 2010 the Rangel Program plans to award 20 fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master's degrees. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

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 Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 60 to 65 Scholarships awarded annually. These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their own campus for one of a school's four nominations.

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, and The Truman-Albright Fellows Program. Please visit the For Scholars section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars.

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 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Graduate Fellowship selects individuals seeking admission to graduate school for the following year. It provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

In the 2011 Fellowships, financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees and one round- trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow's residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds.

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4. Fellowships for the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

 Beinecke Scholarship Program

The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Each scholar receives $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.

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 Jacob Javits Fellowship - Ph.D Program or Master of Fine Arts

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Subject to the availability of funds, a fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2011, the maximum stipend will be $30,000 and the institutional payment is estimated to be $13,755. A panel of experts, appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board, select fellows according to criteria established by the board. Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Students interested in the program must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their school, and may not apply directly to the Foundation. Each college or university may nominate two students to be considered for this award.

Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2011, the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award. The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. Scholarships amounts vary based on several factors, including costs at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.

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5. Scholarships for the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

 The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships

The Hertz Foundation Fellowship is focused on supporting innovative young leaders in the applied sciences and engineering fields and offers fellowship support lasting up to five years. Valued at over $250,000.00, Hertz Fellowships allow exceptional applied scientists and engineers the freedom to innovate. Hertz Fellows pursue their own ideas with financial independence, mentored by distinguished professors at the country's best universities.

Applicants must be students in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and who are willing to make a moral commitment to make their skills available to the country in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation and graduate students already pursuing an advanced degree may apply.

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 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

The new Gilliam fellowships initiative was created to honor its namesake, James H. Gilliam Jr., an HHMI trustee who was committed to fostering a diverse scientific community.

It builds on HHMI's Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP), administered by HHMI's Undergraduate Science Education Program, which provides talented undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds with summer research experiences in the labs of HHMI investigators and HHMI professors. The competitive Gilliam fellowships provide up to five years of support for a small group of outstanding former EXROP students to pursue a Ph.D. in the biological sciences.

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 Google Anita Borg Scholarship for women

The Google Anita Borg Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Anita Borg, founder of the Institute for Women and Technology, who devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and advocating on behalf of women and minorities in the computer and technology fields. In the spirit of furthering Dr. Borg's vision and values, Google is pleased to support the Anita Borg Scholarship through which Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become role models and leaders.

Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the 2012-2013 academic year at a university in the United States;
  • be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2012-2013 academic year;
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in your current program.

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 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Defense offers National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated special aptitude for advanced training in the sciences and engineering. The goal of this program is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. The program is administered by ASEE, the American Society for Engineering Education. Applicants must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies or have completed no more than the equivalent of one academic year of full-time graduate study in disciplines of interest to the Department of defense. See the NDSEG web pages for the full list of approved disciplines.

The Fellowship offers support for 36 consecutive months including the payment of full tuition and required fees (not including room and board) and fellows receive a living stipend. Selection is based on the applicant's academic record, personal statements, recommendations, and GRE scores. A panel with expertise in the science or engineering discipline of the applicant's advanced degree program evaluates the applications.

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 National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH together with Oxford and Cambridge Universities have established a collaborative, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding sciences students committed to biomedical research. Students typically spend two years in England at either university, pursuing tutorials and research on a collaborative project with an NIH intramural scientist. They then spend two years in Bethesda, Maryland continuing their thesis project at the NIH with either a D.Phil or a Ph.D. awarded at the end by either Oxford or Cambridge Universities. Students receive a yearly stipend, health and travel benefits and other academic support including tuition and lab fees. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.

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 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. See the NSF website for the list of supported fields. NSF Graduate Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study. Eligibility is limited to those individuals who, at the time of application, have completed no more than 20 semester hours or equivalent of graduate study in the fields supported by the program. In most cases, an individual has two opportunities to apply: during the senior year of college and in the first year of graduate school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States.

Applications are reviewed by disciplinary panels of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Panelists will consider the strength of the academic record, the proposed plan of research, previous research experience, the appropriateness of the choice of references and the extent to which they indicate merit, GRE general and subject test scores, and the appropriateness of the choice of institution for fellowship tenure relative to the proposed plan of research. The panelists may also consider contributions to the community, both social and scholarly as well as the unique characteristics of each applicant's background including, personal, professional, and educational experiences.

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6. Scholarships for Social Sciences, Professional Communications, Business and Visual Communications

 AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Program (Graduate Study in Accounting)

This scholarship is available to all liberal arts degree students who are seeking to pursue a CPA certificate. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership and future career interests (contingent upon acceptance in a graduate accounting program). Each year five recipients are awarded $5,000 and a one-year renewal is available for those students with satisfactory scholastic progress, The deadline date for applications is normally April 1st.

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 Jacob Javits Fellowship (Graduate Study in Humanities, Social Sciences, or the Arts)

The Program provides Seventy-five fellowships each year up to a maximum of $30,000.00 for graduating seniors and graduates to support study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. The program provides assistance to students of superior academic ability with a history of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise. A panel of experts, appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board, select fellows according to criteria established by the board. Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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 Mellon Fellowship for Graduate Study in the Humanities

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, established with a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Four new fellows will be appointed for 2011-13, to teach and carry out research in a sponsoring department in the humanities. Appointment will be for two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Should you in the future be appointed to an Assistant Professorship at the University of California, please be advised that your time in the visiting title would count on the tenure clock.

For a two-year appointment, effective July 1, 2011, four Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows will be selected from among the applicants. Fellows will be expected to teach one course per semester, for four consecutive semesters (not including summer sessions). Salary will be approximately $59,500 a year, with standard benefits. New Fellows will receive a $1,500 computer and technology allowance, and in each year of their appointment, Fellows will receive a flexible research fund of $5,000 to cover such costs as travel and research assistance.

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 The National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

A number of three-year graduate fellowships, carrying yearly stipends of $15,000 are awarded annually for full-time study. Applicants must be from the following fields: mathematics, physics, biological, chemical, behavioral and social sciences; the history and philosophy of science; and engineering. Applicants must be at or near the beginning of their graduate study. They must not have completed more than twenty semester hours of graduate study by the time of application. Students may be enrolled in either master's or Ph.D. programs. The program is limited to US citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens. The NSF strongly encourages women to apply. Selection is based on academic achievement, recommendations, GRE scores, applicant's statement of career plans, and extracurricular activities. The fellowships are tenable both in the US and abroad. A travel allowance ($1000) for overseas study is also available.

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 The New York State Senate: Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship

The New York State Senate: Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship is in the whopping amount of $29,500. per year, but there is only one such award given per year. The deadline for the application is May 6th. The award is open to college graduate students and college doctoral students in any field of study, but it is a plus if the student is in the field of communication, public affairs, or journalism. You must be a resident of New York or attend graduate school in New York. This fellowship provides for a 10-month internship in the New York State Senate Press Office.

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 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships support up to two years of graduate study in the Arts (both Visual and Performing Arts), Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. The typical award includes a maintenance grant of $20,000 plus half of tuition cost. The awards are available to graduating seniors who are naturalized U. S. citizens, or have applied for naturalization, or are green card holders, or are children of naturalized citizens. Must be at least 20 and not older than 28 years of age. Candidates should give evidence of : creativity, originality, initiative, capacity for accomplishment, and "commitment to the values expressed in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. II Application deadline is normally late March.

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7. Scholarships Supporting Medical Education or Law School

 National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH together with Oxford and Cambridge Universities have established a collaborative, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding sciences students committed to biomedical research. Students typically spend two years in England at either university, pursuing tutorials and research on a collaborative project with an NIH intramural scientist. They then spend two years in Bethesda, Maryland continuing their thesis project at the NIH with either a D.Phil or a Ph.D. awarded at the end by either Oxford or Cambridge Universities. Students receive a yearly stipend, health and travel benefits and other academic support including tuition and lab fees. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.

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 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

This fellowships program provides grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Each fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000.00 and a tuition grant of up to half of the tuition costs up to a maximum of $16,000.00 per year. A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any field including law and medicine. Applications are accepted from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies and from candidates in their first or second year of graduate study as well. For the purpose of this fellowship, a New American is defined as an individual who is either a resident alien, a naturalized citizen, or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.

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8. Study Abroad Scholarships and Other International Experiences

 Davies-Jackson Scholarship For Graduate Study at Cambridge University England

Established in 1990, the Davies-Jackson Scholarship is designed especially to encourage students who have demonstrated enthusiasm for and achievement in the humanities or social science, includi:1g economics. This is a two-year, full scholarship to St. John's College, Cambridge University, England, covering all tuition, fees, room and board, and travel to and from England. The Scholarship is open to students who wish to engage in advanced study of Archeology, Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy or Social and Political Sciences. The Scholarship traditionally goes to students who closely resemble the anonymous donor's background: a first--generation undergraduate with limited financial resources, who has achieved significant intellectual growth through liberal arts studies at one of the 130 eligible institutions identified by the benefactor.

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 Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright grants support research, internships and graduate study over 100 foreign countries. Applications are due in October of each year. Farmingdale students can apply during their senior year of the college or at any time after they have completed the bachelors' degree.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.3. College and university students must apply through their campus Fulbright Program advisor. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.

The FSC Fulbright coordinator is Dr. Beverly Kahn, Beverly.Kahn@farmingdale.edu, 631-420-2396.

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 Marshall Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom

The Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953 by the British government to express the gratitude of the British people for the Marshall Plan. The main objective of these scholarships is to enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the UK.

The Scholarships support 44 scholars for two years of study towards degrees in any university in the United Kingdom. Several Partnership Scholarships are available to specific institutions. Marshall Scholarships pay tuition and fees, personal travel and book allowances, and a living stipend. They may be renewed for a third year for certain programs. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will have earned bachelor's degrees by the following spring or have been graduated within the past three years. A grade point average of 3.7 or higher is mandatory.

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 Mitchell Scholarship for Graduate Study in Ireland or Northern Ireland

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship enables American post-graduates to pursue one-year of study in any field at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Scholars showing academic distinction and a potential for leadership have the qualifications necessary to apply for this scholarship. Scholars will be selected in the fall of their senior year and will begin their studies in the fall of the next year. Finalists will be lnvited to Washington, D.C. for an interview before the selection committee in November. The education system in Ireland has an academic year that nms from October to June and is divided into three tenns. Northern Ireland runs a two-semester academic year from September to June. Living accomodations are provided. The normal deadline for applications is early-October. FSC students are eligible to apply during their senior year or any year after they have earned the bachelors' degree.

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 NSEP Graduate International Fellowships

The National Security Education Program of the U. S. Government supports graduate study in a broad range of academic programs and disciplines that include a focus on languages, cultures, and regions of the world outside of Western Europe, Canada and AustraliaJNew Zealand. Beyond regional studies and languages, appropriate fields for graduate study include: business and economics, computer and information sciences, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, history, international affairs, law, political science, and sociology/anthropology. Recipients are encouraged to consider the possibility of federal government service after graduating.

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 Peace Corps and Graduate School Combined Program

Does the idea of Peace Corps service interest you but you want to go to graduate school soon? You can do both with Master's International. Students graduating from FSC can proceed to the Peace Corp and ALSO earn a Masters Degree.

Degree Programs:
Currently more than 80 universitits offer graduate degrees in 100+ fields of study, including:

  • Education, TESOL/TESL/TEFL
  • Environment, forestry, agriculture
  • Public health, international health
  • Social work
  • Youth and family development

Benefits of Peace Corps Service:

  • Living allowance
  • Vacation time
  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Student loan assistance
  • Transition funds after service
  • Marketable professional skills through cross-cultural, language, and technical training
  • Advantages in federal employment
  • Transition and job support services
  • opportunitites for short-term assignments through Peace Corps Response
  • Travel to and from country of service
  • No fee to participate

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 St. Andrews Scholarship for Graduate Study in Scotland

For graduating seniors "to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the U.S." Basis for selection: "student's record of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership qualifications, financial need, personal objectives, and some Scottish descent." . Scholarship provides $12,000.

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 Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships

The Winston Churchill Foundation offers approximately ten one-year Scholarships to Churchill College, Cambridge University, England, for graduate study in engineering, mathematics or science. The stipend covers all tuition, fees, and living allowance, plus a travel grant. To be eligible, students must be citizens of the USA, between ages of 19 and 26, and holder of a bachelor's degree by the beginning of the year for which the Scholarship is awarded. The criteria for the selection of Churchill Scholars include: achievement in academic work, scores on the Graduate Record Examination, capacity for original, creative work as shown by special recognition and letter of recommendation, character, adaptability, a demonstrated concern for the critical problems of society, and good health.

The Churchill Scholarship covers all University and College tuition fees. The students will receive a living allowance of $7,200 if enrolled in a nine-¬month academic program and $9,000 if enrolled in a full-year academic program. A travel allowance of $500 is offered to each scholar. The deadline for receipt of application on campus is set by the campus representative in Farmingdale State College's College of Arts & Sciences and is usually around November 15th. Applicants must take both the general aptitude tests and one subject test of the Graduate Record Examination. This test should be taken in time for the scores to be reported to the Churchill Foundation by the end of December.

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Special Opportunities for Graduating Seniors & Recent Graduates

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 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington D.C. Internship Fellowship

The program provides one year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Students who have begun their graduate studies are not eligible. Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates working on such projects as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade policy, China-related issues, Russian-US relations, terrorism, etc.

Eight to Ten fellows are selected each year. The Fellow positions are paid, full-time positions for one year with a gross salary of $33,000.00 a year plus a full benefits package.

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 English Language Teaching Assistant in Spain

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an academic continuing education grant provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of the Spanish Government. Through this program, American participants have the opportunity to serve as English language teaching assistants in the Spanish public school system for a period of eight months.

Eligibility – A successful candidate must:

  • Be a US citizen and hold a U.S.A. passport
  • Be a native or bilingual English speaker
  • (1) Hold a BA or BS by the end of the academic year preceding the start of the program, or (2) be currently enrolled as a junior or a senior in a baccalaureate degree program, or (3) be a recent university graduate.
  • Be in good physical and psychological health
  • Provide a background check that proves the lack of criminal records
  • Have intermediate level (or higher) competency in Spanish language

Candidates from all academic majors are welcome to apply as long as they have excellent command of the English language. They normally range in age from 20 to 31. The Ministry of Education of Spain encourages individuals with a genuine interest in diverse peoples and cultures to apply.

Assistants will receive a minimum monthly stipend of approximately $900. General health insurance is provided to all assistants by the region assigned. The program generally lasts 8 months, approximately from October 1st through May 31st. The application deadline each year is April 10th. Applicants can apply as early as January 10th. Early applicants are more likely to be assigned to their region of choice.

For more information please contact Dr. Ligia Rodriguez, Chair of the Modern Languages department (email: ligia.rodriguez@farmingdale.edu; tel: 631-420-2675.)

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 Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright grants support research, interships and graduate study over 100 foreign countries. Applications are due in October of each year. Farmingdale students can apply during their senior year of the college or at any time after they have completed the bachelors' degree.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.3. College and university students must apply through their campus Fulbright Program advisor. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.

The FSC Fulbright coordinator is Dr. Beverly Kahn, Beverly.Kahn@farmingdale.edu, 631-420-2396.

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 Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks graduating seniors and recent college graduates who are interested in enhancing internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. By fostering ties between Japanese youth and JET Program participants, the student will experience international exchange at a local level. There are two areas of placement offered, and applicants can only apply to one of the two offers. CIR (Coordinator for International Relations) applicants are placed in offices of local governments or related organizations such as international associations or universities. ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) applicants are engaged in English language instruction. The student will be placed in publicly run schools or local boards of education. This is a one-year contract that may be renewable in certain circumstances; however, JET participants may not renew more than two times. The participant will be provided with round-trip airfare and a salary of approximately $32,400 per year.

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 New York City Urban Fellows Program

The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by the City of New York and administered by the department of Citywide Administrative Services. The Program is designed to introduce outstanding college students and graduates to local government and public service. The rigorous nine month program combines full-time employment in the City government with a comprehensive seminar series exploring the mechanics of local government while exploring important issues facing the City.

Fellows are paid a taxable stipend of $25,000.00 and receive a choice of paid health insurance plans. Housing is not included. Applications are accepted from candidates who have recently completed the bachelors' degree or who will complete the degree prior to the start of the nine-month fellowship program. Participants must agree to suspend any graduate study or outside work for the duration of the fellowship and must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States after graduation and for the entire fellowship.

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 New York State Assembly Internships

The Assembly Internship is a comprehensive academic program which gives qualified students the chance to work in the New York State Assembly. The Session and Graduate Internship Programs Are Open To All Majors.The program is not just for political science majors. To be eligible, applicants who meet the required internship hours must be:

  • Undergraduate students matriculated in a college degree program or
  • Graduate students or applicants who recently completed a graduate degree program.

Earn While You Learn

  • $4,140 Stipend - Undergraduate Session Interns
  • $11,500 Stipend - Graduate Scholars
  • A Full Semester's Credit for Undergraduates
  • Housing Information Available Upon Acceptance

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 Peace Action Education Fund Freeman Fellowship

The Ruth S. and Harrop A. Freeman Fellowship is offered to undergraduate students and/or recent graduates interested in promoting campus activism for peace, disarmament and economic justice. This fellowship is offered in hopes of developing the next generation of peace and justice organizers. This one-year Fellowship in Washington, D.C. (July -July) offers a monthly stipend of $1,000 and provides hands¬on experience in creating resources and campaigns, decision-making ability, and contacts useful to pursuing a career in the peace and social change movement. To apply for this fellowship, candidates are required to send a resume, cover letter, and brief essay (400-500 words) explaining their interest in peace and justice work, organizing experience and why they would benefit from this Fellowship.

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 Peace Corps and Graduate School Combined Program

Does the idea of Peace Corps service interest you but you want to go to graduate school soon? You can do both with Master's International. Students graduating from FSC can proceed to the Peace Corp and ALSO earn a Masters Degree.

Degree Programs:
Currently more than 80 universitits offer graduate degrees in 100+ fields of study, including:

  • Education, TESOL/TESL/TEFL
  • Environment, forestry, agriculture
  • Public health, international health
  • Social work
  • Youth and family development

Benefits of Peace Corps Service:

  • Living allowance
  • Vacation time
  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Student loan assistance
  • Transition funds after service
  • Marketable professional skills through cross-cultural, language, and technical training
  • Advantages in federal employment
  • Transition and job support services
  • opportunitites for short-term assignments through Peace Corps Response
  • Travel to and from country of service
  • No fee to participate

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 Quaker United Nations (QUNO) Internship for College Graduates

The Quaker United Nations Office provides grants to two interns each year to serve from September through August. These are entry-level positions for college graduates who are interested in international affairs and the UN. This position offers an informal education in international issues and gives the candidate the opportunity to assist other QUNO staff with program and administrative tasks. Interns will gain administrative experience and develop writi ng skills. The intern will receive a grant to cover accommodations, food and miscellaneous expenses. The current rate is $14,500 (US) per year.

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Internship Resources

NOTE: Click on the name of each internship resources to find out as many opportunities as possible when looking for internship.

 Academic Internship Council

AIC matches students with internship programs in select cities.

"Students Please Note: Internships are available ONLY through our partner academic institutions. To find out if you can participate through their programs, please fill out our form that matches you with a program." - This may mean that Farmingdale students are barred from applying to this site unless an administrator creates an internship program with the site (http://www.academicinternshipcouncil.org/universities).

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 Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences

Extensive internship/co-op database updated yearly. “All opportunities listed are paid unless otherwise indicated”.

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 Global Experiences International Internships

Global Experiences matches students with international internships.

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 Going Global

International job and internship search website with informative, up-to-date country profiles.

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 Idealist

National and International internship and volunteering database that focuses on linking students to non-profit and charity.

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 iHipo

International job and internship search website.

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 Intern Jobs

Frequently updated internship database.

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 Intern Match

Frequently updated internship database with informative articles, templates (resume, cover letter), and advice.

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 Intern Sushi

Visually appealing internship database that allows students to create graphic digital profiles to show to potential employers. Aspiring interns can apply to positions through the website and give out the link to their digital profile to employers outside of the site.

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 Intern Web

Frequently updated internship database with informative articles.

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 Intern Zoo

Frequently updated internship database.

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 Internships.com

Frequently updated internship database.

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 Internship Programs

Frequently updated internship database.

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 My Intern Coach

A website that assists internship-seeking students with private coaching services such as LinkedIn Search Optimization, Networking Skills, and Interview Preparation

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 One Day One Internship

One internship opportunity is spotlighted per day. A backlog of previous companies offering internships is available.

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 Science.gov

U.S. government-sponsored internship database focused in the STEM fields.

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 YouTern

Links college interns with start-up companies.

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