November 28, 2012

Carnegie Endowment Fellowships

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States through global think tanks. Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 fellowships under the Junior Fellows Program. These fellowships are intended for uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated in the past academic year. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates. The projects for the 2012-2013 fellowships involved a wide range of topics including Democracy, Russian Studies, Nuclear Policy, and Middle East Studies. These fellowships are paid ($3,000/month), full-time positions that last one year and include a full benefits package. The application deadline is January 15, 2013 with interviews for selected applicants occurring between February and early March. Final selections are made by March 31, 2013 and all fellowships begin August 1, 2013.
For more information, please email HonorsNSO@vcu.edu or jrfellowinfo@ceip.org, or visit http://www.carnegieendowment.org.

November 26, 2012

Study Abroad Forum

VCU Education Abroad, in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office and the VCU National Scholarship Office, will hold its annual Study Abroad Funding Forum on Wednesday November 28, from 12-1pm in Trani Life Sciences Building Room 251. The funding forum will focus on how to utilize federal financial aid, national scholarships, and VCU scholarships to pay for your study abroad program. Students will receive more information on scholarships such as the VCU Education Abroad Scholarships, the Gilman International Scholarship, the Boren Scholarship, Fulbright, and more. Students interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend.
For more information about the forum, contact Nasha Lewis at nlewis7@vcu.edu. For more information about scholarships, including Gilman, Boren, and Fulbright, contact HonorsNSO@vcu.edu.

November 25, 2012

Urgent Information for Seniors!

If you are planning to graduate in Spring 2013 but did not submit a dossier (ie you are not seeking University Honors), you must contact the Honors College so we can adjust your degree requirements accordingly in eServices. If you do not inform us that you are not planning to graduate with University Honors, you may get blocked from completing your VCU graduation application. Please contact Ms. Homer with this information by Friday, December 30: homermk@vcu.edu.

November 6, 2012

Service Learning Study Abroad in Spain!

Please join Professor Anita Nadal on Thursday, Nov 8 at 2pm for information on this opportunity. The discussion will cover how students that are interested in a service-learning study abroad program can learn Spanish and work with immigrant populations in Southern Spain. These populations include: Gypsies(Romanian and Spanish), Morrocans and Latin Americans. Arrangements have been made to work in the Reina Sofia Hospital in Córcoba and with non-profit organizations that serve these communities. This is the first time that a service-learning course has been offered in Córdoba, Spain. Thus, if you want to boost your experience and service in an international community this is a unique opportunity for you! Please feel free to stop by and ask questions.

Thursday, November 8
2pm
Honors College, Room 1303

GW SMHS Information Session Canceled

The following event has been canceled.
Pre-Med Society George Washington University Information Session
Pre-Med Society is hosting Ms. Diane McQuail, the Assistant Dean of Admissions from the George Washington University SMHS. Ms. McQuail will hold an Information Session so students can find out more about the medical school there. The event is Thursday, November 8 from 4-5 pm in the Commons, Forum Room. The Pre-Med Society will also have a table in the Commons on November 6 and 7, both from 2-5 pm. If anyone has questions, please contact Karen Shou at shoukj@vcu.edu.

Udall Scholarship Information Sessions

The National Scholarship Office will hold an information session about the Udall Scholarship on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at 2pm in Room 1303 at The Honors College (701 W. Grace Street). There will also be a presentation of the Udall Scholarship at the Green Unity meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 8pm in the ASPiRE building (835 W. Grace St.), room 1004h. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.
In 2013, the Foundation expects to award 50 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. To apply, applicants should be matriculated sophomore or junior-level students at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the 2012-2013 academic year and committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care.
Students with questions are encouraged to email HONORSNSO@vcu.edu or visit: http://udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx