National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Since 1952, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program has recognized and supported future leaders in the science technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Each year, NSF awards over 1,000 fellowships to outstanding students in these fields. Fellowships provide 3 years of financial support. Fellowships also provide award recipients with the freedom to pursue research projects of their own design and may be used within a five-year period. Fellows are given access to cyber-infrastructure resources TeraGrid. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens, and at or near the beginning of graduate studies in an NSF-supported field. For details, deadlines, and application materials, visit

Study Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in Alaska!

MESAS (Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that trains students in ecosystem approaches to manage and study living marine resources. Faculty and mentors teach the principles and analytical tools and anthropology, ecology, economics, fisheries science, management, marine policy, and oceanography. Scientists educated in Alaska will have excellent preparation for a career in marine ecosystems anywhere in the world! For more information on MESAS, program funding, and opportunities, please visit
Apply by January 31, 2012 for fall 2012 admission!

NOAA Student Scholarships

NOAA is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education. For information on scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities, please visit the NOAA Student Opportunities Website: Applications are due January 6,2012 for the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and February 17, 2012 for the EPP Undergraduate Scholarship.

Funding for Student Projects Available - Apply Now!

Space is filling up quickly for the third annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Recently confirmed speakers include Grammy-winning artist Usher Raymond and John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress. CGI U is hosted jointly by President Clinton and the University of Miami; applying and attending are free. Website: The deadline for applications is January 16, 2012.

Outstanding Commitment Awards 2010

The 2010 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Outstanding Commitment Awards, made possible by Walmart, are grants anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 given to exceptional student commitments to action aimed at improving communities and lives around the world. All currently enrolled students (both undergraduate and graduate) may apply for these awards. Winners will receive funding to implement their CGI U commitments, which are new, specific, and measurable plans which make a difference in one or more of CGI U's five global challenge areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Website:

Call for papers - Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The Philosophy Department held its 6th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on April 8-9, 2011.  The keynote speaker was Prof. Denys Turner, Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies, Yale Divinity School.  Prof. Turner's presentation was titled, "The Unknowability of God."
All undergraduate submissions in philosophy are welcome and should include an abstract and author contact information. Submissions should be a maximum of 3500 words. For further information and to submit your papers, please contact Dr. Terrence Kelly at Website: The submission deadline for the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is forthcoming.

Washington Center Intern Abroad Programs: London, and Sydney

Students interested in combining the practical advantage of an internship with the adventure of study abroad will be attracted to the Washington Center's two summer offerings in the U.K. and Australia (London is also offered in the Fall). All programs begin with a 10-day seminar in Washington, D.C. and all provide quality internships, challenging coursework and opportunities to travel with new found friends.  Undergraduates may apply to both programs, while the D.C.-Sydney program is also available to postgraduates.  Academic credit and liaison approval are required for all students who have not yet completed a Bachelor's degree.  More details on the ways in which the Intern Abroad Programs differ from the Washington Center's Washington D.C. programs can be found at deadline for Fall 2012 Semester in London is May 13, 2012.  Contact Heather Hendy for more information: or (202) 238-7978.

Live. Learn. Intern. (In Washington, D.C.)

Sponsored by the Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, the Live. Learn. Intern. programs combine substantive internships, rigorous courses for academic credit, career development activities, exclusive briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts.  Students from NCHC honors programs (including the University Honors College!) will be given priority in scholarship awards.  Honors students should indicate on their application materials that they are a member of an honors program and list their honors activities on their resume.  Internship placements are available in the following areas: politics, public policy, and international affairs; journalism, communications, and public relations; corporate business and government affairs; nonprofit sector and community service. Final Deadline: November 1, 2011.  For more information and an online application, please visit or contact Mary Connell, Recruitment and Admissions Director, at or (202) 986-0384.

Research Experience for Undergraduates - Lake Tahoe Watershed

The Great Basin Institute with the University of Nevada, Reno is offering a Summer Research Experience for twelve undergraduates to work within the Lake Tahoe Watershed. The summer interns will gain experience conducting research on various aspects of environmental science and resource economics. The position dates are June 4 - August 13 and the students will receive a living stipend of $4,250 plus housing. These positions are funded by the National Science Foundation and are only open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university with a junior or senior status.Information on the Summer 2012 prgram is forthcoming. 
For further information, please contact Mike Collopy at or 775-784-8262, or Lynn Zimmerman at or 775-674-5487.

Partners in the Parks: Fire Island to Ellis Island

Partners in the Parks will once again present Fire Island to Ellis Island, a week-long program in June that begins at Theodore Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, includes an overnight camping trip on the Fire Island dunes, and visits several National Park sites in urban NYC, including Liberty and Ellis Islands as well as important monuments and historic museums. The fee remains $550. For further information, please contact Joan Digby at Website:
Application deadline is May 1, 2012.


Soon Kwon "A broader range of scholarships are available to Honors students – those offered to the general public as well as those exclusively available to Honors students."  

- Soon Kwon, University Honors College Student