Community for Accredited Online Schools Online Guidebook

Disciplines: Medical Sciences

Year: Graduating high school senior or college student

Rushing to help someone having a medical emergency. Mastering the advanced technologies used to diagnose and treat illnesses. Crunching the numbers to make it possible to buy the best equipment and hire the best people. They all play an important part in healthcare, an industry that’s growing rapidly in the United States as people are needed to fill increasingly specialized roles. Whether it’s providing direct patient care or managing behind-the-scenes activities that make that care possible, there are plenty of ways to work in healthcare. It starts with knowing what jobs are available, and how to get the schooling to pursue them.

Community for Accredited Online Schools provides an online all-inclusive guidebook for medical programs and career paths. The guidebook exposes students to the various avenues in the medical field to help the student decide which medical degree is right for them. You can find resources for medical support programs & careers including, but not limited to those such as MRI Tech and Emergency Services and also seek expert advice from a healthcare administrator. The website offers various other related resources such as searching for and comparing your program of interest at different institutions across the US (both online and campus) as well as information about vocational and trade schools, financial aid, scholarships, academic support, and other special interests.

For more information, click here to visit their website.

Media General Minority Scholarship (also known as the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Fellowship Program)

Disciplines: Broadcast TV or Digital Media

Year: Graduating high school senior or college student

Media General is one of the largest broadcast companies in the country, with the largest and most diverse digital business in the industry. They partner closely with The Emma Bowen Foundation for their diversity program initiatives. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a non-profit organization with a mission to create career opportunities in the media industry for youth of color through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. If selected, you will have the opportunity to work within the field of media, develop valuable skills, and network with industry professionals each summer through college. Not only will you earn a salary, but matching dollars will also be set aside to help pay for your college expenses. Your corporate sponsor and the Foundation will be there to help you, both professionally and personally, throughout the fellowship program. By encouraging students to pursue their goals in multiplatform broadcasting, Media General is promoting diversity in the workplace and helping to ensure the dynamic future of local media.

Boren Scholarship (also known as the National Security Education Program Scholarship)

Disciplines: Language Study in Diverse Languages

Year: Any Undergraduate Year

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants identify how their study abroad programs or overseas projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students for study of world regions critical to US interests including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the NIS, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Awards may range from 6 weeks in the summer for freshmen and sophomores, to a semester, a year, or 3 years for upper-classmen and graduate students. Through a special STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiative, students majoring in STEM disciplines may also apply for a Boren scholarship that awards up to $8,000 for a minimum of 8 weeks of summer study. Awards cover travel, living expenses, and tuition costs and range from $1,500 to $25,000.

Deadline: February 9, 2017 - 5:00 PM EST

DAAD German Academic Undergraduate Scholarship

Disciplines: Diverse Majors

Year: Currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany

Highly qualified sophomores and juniors (with outstanding academic records and personal integrity) are invited to apply for a 4-10 month scholarship that will fund a well-defined study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany during the German academic year.

The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Applications open December 1, 2016. Contact Dr. Andrew Wisely or other professors in the German Division for details.

Deadline for 2017-18 academic year: January 31, 2017

Gilman International Scholarship

Disciplines: Diverse Majors

Year: Any Undergraduate Year

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to support U.S. citizen undergraduates receiving federal Pell Grant funding at 2-year or 4-year undergraduate institutions for study abroad for a semester or academic year. Students studying a Critical Need Language may receive a $3,000 supplement for a total possible award of $8,000. This program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. A number of Baylor students have been successful in this competition.

The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting U.S. citizen undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program encourages students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship intends to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age.

Due Date for Spring & Summer 2017: October 4, 2016 - 11:59 PM CST

Goldwater Scholarship

Disciplines: Natural Science, Math, or Engineering

Year: Sophomore or Junior

The Barry M. Goldwater award encourages excellence in science, mathematics, and engineering. Three hundred are awarded annually. Baylor has been and is always competitive in this scholarship process. Taylor Kohn was named a 2012 Goldwater Scholar. Other recent winners include Rachel Wilkerson in 2010 and Juan Yaquian in 2008. Candidates should have outstanding potential, a current or planned research experience with a faculty mentor, and intentions to pursue research careers in one of these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to $7,500. Applicants must (1) be sophomores or juniors; (2) have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and (3) be a US citizen, US national, or resident alien.

Contact Dr. Olafsen via email Jeffrey_Olafsen@baylor.edu for further information.

National Institutes of Health Scholarships

Disciplines: Health Related

Year: Any Undergraduate Year

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program awards financial support up to $20,000, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation for approximately 15 winners each year. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Applicants must (1) be U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident; (2) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America; (3) have an undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class; and (4) have 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office.

Deadline for Fall 2017-18 academic year: March 14, 2017. See website for details.

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates

Disciplines: Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Ethics, Math, or the Sciences, Social Sciences

Year: Any Undergraduate Year

As part of their work as the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental sciences and engineering (except for medical sciences), the NSF offers summer internships for undergraduates known as REUs. This program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Deadline: Deadlines vary according to internship but typically occur in November of each year.

Pickering Fellowship

Disciplines: Diverse Majors

Year: Junior

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Pickering Fellowship Program benefits include up to $37,500 annually for tuition, two summer internships, orientation, mentoring, and employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements. Applicants must (1) be a U.S. citizen; (2) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale; and (3) enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Science/Engineering

Disciplines: Science, Math, or Engineering

Year: Any Undergraduate Year

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program invites undergraduate researchers to apply for opportunities to work closely with researchers at NIST, one of the world's leading research organizations. Ideal candidates for these positions are students who are setting a course toward a career in science or engineering. The program is open to all United States citizens or permanent residents. Students must have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). For more information, read the details at the SURF program website (click link in above title) or call 301.975.4200. Applications are usually due in mid-February. Check website for exact dates.

Application Deadlines vary.

Truman Scholarship

Disciplines: Diverse Majors

Year: Junior

The Truman Foundation awards scholarships to college juniors who have impressive leadership potential, who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and who wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for public service careers.

Baylor is proud to have had outstanding students selected for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007. In 2010 we had four endorsed candidates and three of them became finalists. The Truman Foundation chose 60 of the approximately 600 applicants to receive the Truman in 2010.

The application process encourages candidates to reflect on the needs of society they want to address in their public service, to refine career goals and objectives, and to initiate planning for graduate study. An intense and extensive application process is involved. After carefully reviewing the web pages to understand the eligibility requirements and commitments involved, contact Professor Elizabeth Vardaman (254-710-4176) for more information.

Deadline: February 7, 2017

Udall Scholarship

Disciplines: Environmental Science or Native American Concerns

Year: Sophomore or Junior

The Morris K. Udall and Stuart L. Udall Foundation awards 60 undergraduate scholarships and 50 honorable mentions to American sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Typical majors or areas of study include environmental health, environmental science, the natural sciences, resource management, the social sciences, and Native American public policy. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000.

Deadline: March 15, 2017 - 11:59 PM MST