Opportunities for TCU Students

AIHEC TCU 2018 Advanced Manufacturing Summer Institute

Learn advanced manufacturing skills and concepts and explore how you can pursue a high-paying career in a wide range of technology and manufacturing areas through the Advanced Manufacturing Summer Institute, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering. Spend eight weeks, July 18-August 10, 2018, learning about and working hands-on with advanced manufacturing tools and concepts. Application due date: May 7, 2018. Announcement

Law Enforcement Conference: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice

The National Institute of Justice is now accepting applications from TCU students for its American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice for 2018. NIJ supports research that addresses important issues facing tribal nations and aims to encourage the next generation of tribal justice researchers and scholars. This year, NIJ will support up to 15 American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate students in attending major criminal justice-related conferences to explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety. Attendance at these conferences will allow students to explore the ways their interest in science applies to crime and justice, and to meet researchers and practitioners currently engaged in similar work. Additionally, students will learn about innovative, evidence-based and technological solutions to justice issues. Application packages are due by 11:59 ET PM on Friday, May 18, 2018. Travel Scholarship Announcement

AIHEC Aseto'ne Institute

The AIHEC Aseto'ne Network Project is now taking applications for the AIHEC Aseto'ne Institute, a 2-week summer program for TCU students who are interested or want to learn more about health and biomedical related research. The Institute will be held June 4-15, 2018, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. TCU students will be provided transportation to and from Omaha, lodging, meals and additional support to attend and participate by sponsoring organizations. Application, 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. 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.
  2. 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. 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.
  3. Bureau of Indian Education provides scholarship opportunities for American Indian students.
  4. 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.
  5. Accredited Schools Online provides information about financial aid, scholarships, and grants for Native American students.
  6. 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.
  7. OnlineSchools.org provides information and links to help obtain financial aid.
  8. Indian Country has a FREE special report about the secrets to earning scholarships for Native Americans.
  9. 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. ConsumerAffairs.com—compare reviews for student loans.
  3. 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.
  4. USAJOBS.gov offers a Pathways Program for federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.