Opportunities for TCU Students

Integrative and Comparative Biology for STEM American Indian Students

Joining a team of integrative biologists in San Francisco, CA on January 3-7, 2018, for the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB). Participants will be special guests of the symposium, "Sensory feedback and animal locomotion: perspectives from biology and biorobotics." Participants will be paired with graduate student mentors who will be liaisons to the collegiate conference environment, answer questions about the society, help network with members of the research community and introduce the diverse scientific career paths on display at the meeting. Participants will have the opportunity to spend the five-day meeting attending research talks and poster sessions by students and professors as well as meeting top researchers from all over the U.S. The program will provide career guidance and strengthen opportunities available to American Indians in scientific endeavors. All expenses paid in full. Announcement; Application Form

Landscapes of Deep Time in the Red Earth of France—Research Training in Paleoclimate

Apply for the National Science Foundation-funded International Research Experiences for Students program. This program is particularly focused on recruiting undergraduates from under-represented groups. The program especially encourage applications from students of Native American heritage and first-generation college students. Stipend available of $2,500 plus lodging, meal, and travel expenses. Application deadline: March 1, 2018. Information

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma will be held April 4-7, 2018. Student participants represent all academic disciplines and share research activities via a scholarly poster, oral presentation, art exhibition, or creative performance. Pre-Conference workshops will provide a unique opportunity for students to explore the NCUR 2018 theme, Connection to Place. The workshops are free to conference participants. Students will have the opportunity to attend more than 50 concurrent sessions in one of five Interdisciplinary Tracks to explore career information, engage with guest speakers, and interact with like-minded students from across the country. Announcement

Educate Motivate Innovate (EMI) Climate Justice Initiative

EMI strives to engage the next generation of climate justice leaders and expand partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions by offering an opportunity for climate justice leaders to present their work at the EMI Workshop during the 2018 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program. This national initiative showcases student projects that address the relationship between climate change and its impacts on minority, American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives, and vulnerable and underserved communities. EMI is a working group comprised of representatives from different federal agencies. Selected students will travel to Washington, D.C. to present their abstracts during the EMI Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the 2017 National Environmental Justice Conference (NEJC) and Training Program. The NEJC will be held April 25 through 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Submission deadline: December 15, 2017 at 11:00PM (EST). Announcement; Student Climate Justice Abstracts

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. 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.

Resources for TCU Students

  1. ConsumerAffairs.com—compare reviews for student loans.
  2. 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.
  3. USAJOBS.gov offers a Pathways Program for federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.