The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan is once again offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. This 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 5 – August 11, 2023, provides a $6,000 stipend as well as $2,500 in housing support. Additional details and application materials can be found at: http://perrigo.lsi.umich.edu/.
Opportunities that may be of interest to first-year students
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship provides scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields.
Michigan Democracy Fellows
Campus Vote Project is seeking students who are passionate about democratic engagement, politically interested and are self-starters to help peers register and vote and engage them in dialogue around democracy through a one-year fellowship, with exceptions made for Spring 2022 graduating seniors. Campus Vote Project is dedicated to helping students gain access to the ballot and increasing youth voter turnout. Fellows are an integral part of carrying out voter engagement and empowerment at institutions of higher education across the country.
As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with administrative and faculty partners. You will work with the on-campus team to complete the four planning steps of the Students Learn Students Vote checklist, created to build power and ensure success. You will also be responsible for meeting deadlines and carrying out nonpartisan voter engagement activities on your campus.
Responsibilities and Goals:
- Participate in supporting a voter engagement plan on your campus, including meeting planning deadlines and being an active spokesperson.
- Carry out voter registration and voter education activities on campus. This includes:
- Informing your peers about registration and election deadlines
- Providing nonpartisan information about issues and candidates on the ballot
- Engaging students as voters and voter advocates for their peers
- Complete timesheets and check-ins with campus partners and with CVP staff regarding voter engagement efforts.
- Fellows will be required to do one-on-one check-ins with their CVP state coordinator, small group check-ins with their campus sponsor/administrator and CVP state coordinator, and state-wide check-ins with other Democracy Fellows and CVP state coordinator. Each takes place monthly and are at a maximum one hour long.
- Participate in leadership, skill-building, and historical-context discussion blocks, optional trainings, and webinars.
- New Fellows will be required to attend a three hour orientation and returning Fellows will be required to attend a one and a half hour orientation refresher which reviews requirements of being a Democracy Fellow, the history of voting rights, current voting rights issues, and equitable and inclusive campus organizing.
- Attend an Election Law training specific to your state.
- Attend two of the three one-hour Discussion Blocks, which review grassroots organizing and voting rights issues.
- Write a reflection on your work and the program.
- Attend a one hour-long end-of-semester reflection meeting.
- In addition to these requirements, there are a number of optional training opportunities available to Fellows.
- Learn from professionals in the civic engagement space through a series of monthly panels.
- Opportunity to attend a Student Voter Summit in your state to learn new skills, discuss issues, and network with other students and organizations passionate about youth voter engagement.
CVP is proud to support the program by conducting regular check-ins with fellows and administrator and faculty partners. CVP also produces student voting guides, voting information posters, and draft email, social media, and website content that can be used by fellows during the program.
- New Fellows will receive a $1,200 stipend in two installments ($500 at the end of their first semester in the spring and $700 at the end of the fall semester).
Fellows should be prepared to spend 10 hours per week on the program during the spring and fall semesters.
To Apply: Please submit a resume to Landon Myers atLmyers@campusvoteproject.org.
Asian Cultural Council Fellowships & Grants
The Asian Cultural Council provides funding for gifted individual artists or scholars who seek to grow in their craft or field to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarships
The A.G. Bell Scholarship provides $1,500-$2,500 scholarships for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and are pursuing a degree at an accredited university.
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships are designed to help fund education in photography, illustration, and design disciplines for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students studying in the United States.
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Artists awards five $12,000 grants for young artists who are pursuing studies in painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking and who demonstrate the determination and talent to pursue a lifetime career in their art practice.
Clinton Global Initiative University
Clinton Global Initiative University is a program that inspires and trains the next generation of student leaders and global innovators to tackle pressing challenges in their community.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for undergraduate students to use for study abroad.
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.