Opportunities for TCU Students

Pilot Graduate Fellows Program: Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agriculture and Sustainability

This pilot Inter-institutional Network for Food, Agricultural and Sustainability Graduate Fellows Program was developed to engage early career scholars at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities who are poised to become sustainable agriculture and food system leaders, in work examining racism and other forms of structural inequity in the US in relation to food systems (including but not limited to agriculture, labor, food sovereignty, sustainability and nutrition). Pilot Program APPLICATION DUE DATE for full consideration: July 20, 2018 11:59 PM. Applications may be submitted up to August 15 for additional selection; submit by July 20 for full consideration. Announcement

47th AAIP Annual Meeting and Health Conference Poster Competition

The Association of American Indian Physicians is seeking posters that address substance abuse, metabolic disorders, childhood obesity, strokes, mental health, cerebral vascular disease, kidney disease/renal failure, musculoskeletal disease, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disease/lupus, rheumatology, trauma-suicide, homicide, domestic violence, poisoning and self-inflected trauma, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Posters should emphasize treatment and epidemiologic issues for American Indian/Alaska Natives. Poster judging session will be July 28, 2018. Awards will be announced at the annual AAIP Annual Meeting and Health Conference Pow Wow on Saturday, July 29, 2018. Prizes for winners range from $300 to $75. Questions and guidelines for posters, contact Gary Lankford, Announcement

Human Genome Research Institute Short Course in Genomics

The Education and Community Involvement Branch is offering its annual FREE course in Genomics from July 30-August 2, 2018 in Bethesda, MD. Limited space is available and participants must attend all four days of the training. Announcement

International Education/Research Opportunities for TCU Students

Close to 470 awards are available, and we hope that TCU students will submit applications. The Institute for International Education has many resources available to applicants, including a robust series of webinars, which you are welcome to attend live, or view archived. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2018. Fulbright Scholar Program Registration

Miami University's Project Dragonfly

Apply now for 2018 Earth Expeditions graduate courses offering extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world. Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. Project Dragonfly applications are accepted through January 28 of each year for enrollment beginning late spring.

STEM 2018 Summer Research Opportunities

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) has 607 PAID summer research programs for undergraduates, 30 PAID summer programs for post-baccalaureate students (including graduating seniors), and 56 PAID summer programs for graduate students. The mission of the IBP is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Application deadlines vary, so search for a program on IBP's pathways to science website.

Higher Education Internship Programs

  1. National Park Service (NPS) Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Opportunities
    GIP opportunities are for fall/winter 2018-2019 for Standard GIP Opportunities, GIP Guest Scientist Opportunities, and GIP Direct Hire Authority (DHA) Opportunities. The application deadline is June 15, 2018.
  2. Pre-law Undergraduate Scholars
    The University of Alabama School of Law has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Law School Admission Council to create the Alabama Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program to help prepare students for the law school admission process, success in law school and careers in the legal profession. The program is designed to attract promising students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession and from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as students facing other significant barriers to entering the legal profession. The Alabama PLUS Program will invite about 30 undergraduate students to the Law School in the summers of 2018, 2019 and 2020 to expose them to the joys and rigors of legal education for four weeks. Participants will focus on becoming competitive law school applicants, professional development and exposure to different legal practice areas.
  3. Oak Ridge National Labatory administers a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities across the United States.

Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid for Native American Students

  1. American Indian College Fund, established in 1989, provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and other accredited public and non-profit private colleges across the United States.
  2. ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year.
  3. American Indian Services create programs and generates funding that will help Native Americans receive a quality education, while still preserving the culture and honoring the heritage of Native Americans.
  4. Catching the Dream makes grants to Native college students and works to improve Indian schools.
  5. Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance serves eligible Navajo people and provides students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals.
  6. American Indian Science and Engineering Society provides a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities to help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of their communities.
  7. Bureau of Indian Education provides scholarship opportunities for American Indian students.
  8. NASA's intern.nasa.gov portal provides eligible students access to hundreds of opportunities for NASA-related internships, fellowships, and scholarships from all 10 NASA centers.
  9. Accredited Schools Online provides information about financial aid, scholarships, and grants for Native American students.
  10. MoneyGeek.com designed a guide to help future and current college students find scholarships, grants, and other information to help pay for college. View list of scholarships and grants available to Native American students exclusively, and tips to students to increase the chances their scholarship applications will be successful.
  11. OnlineSchools.org provides information and links to help obtain financial aid.
  12. Indian Country has a FREE special report about the secrets to earning scholarships for Native Americans.
  13. Tuck offers sleep-related scholarships and college financial aid help.

Resources for TCU Students

  1. Native American College Student Support Guide—Scholarships, Retention Strategies & Resources
  2. 101 Tips for Landing Native American Scholarships and Grants—Dr. Dean Chavers addresses the subject of college scholarships available to Native students while debunking a variety of myths and false assumptions about scholarship applications.
  3. ConsumerAffairs.com—compare reviews for student loans.
  4. BestColleges.com—find the best colleges to help you meet your goals, learn more about the schools and programs in your area and about available financial aid options.
  5. USAJOBS.gov offers a Pathways Program for federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.