Global Health Fellows Program II

Gender and HIV Intern
Washington, DC

The Global Health Fellows Program II is seeking a Gender and HIV Intern (INT-P3-039) in Washington, DC.  Anticipated timeframe: Summer 2014: Compensated 12 week internship.  The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs.  The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels.  These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals.  The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness.  This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

INTRODUCTION: In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs.  In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps.  More information about the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) may be found at Information on USAID’s work in HIV testing and counseling can be found at

The Gender and HIV Intern will be assigned to the Technical Leadership and Research Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS within the Bureau for Global Health.  The Office of HIV/AIDS is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within PEPFAR, a multibillion-dollar, multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world.

The Intern will focus on program implementation efforts and research addressing gender norms and inequities and their role and impact on health outcomes.  S/he may collaborate with other colleagues in the Bureau for Global Health on implementation of gender-focused activities and research.  S/he will be managed by the OHA gender team and will work closely with the entire Technical Leadership and Research Division and collaborate with OHA expanded Gender Team and Bureau for Global Health Gender group in relevant activities as appropriate.  This position receives day to day guidance from the Gender Advisor as his/her onsite manager.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Gaining a greater understanding about PEPFAR and international work being done in the area of HIV/AIDS.  Gaining experience and expertise in gender and HIV.  Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting in the development and implementation of PEPFAR-supported interagency HOP activities focused on gender norms and inequities, gender-based violence and HIV. Preparing literature reviews and other analytical work on one or more critical topics related to gender and HIV.  Assisting in other programmatic implementation efforts in conjunction with the Bureau for Global Health Gender Advisors to support the USAID Gender Equality Policy and the integration of gender across the Global Health portfolio (maternal and child health, family planning, TB etc.).  Participating on technical assistance team to the field. Attending program-related events within and outside USAID as requested.  Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming needs and/or the Intern’s own interests.

QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in a program related to public health, health administration, international development, or a related field; or, completion of such within past 12 months. Background and interest in gender is desired.  Strong writing and analytical skills, and experience in research and analysis.  US citizenship or US permanent residency required. COMPENSATION: $1,680 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

TO APPLY: Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at  All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm eastern time.  We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.


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Language and Cultural Facilitators (LCFs) (Peace Corps)

Announcement of Recruitment for
US Peace Corps – Azerbaijan

The Peace Corps is a governmental agency that promotes peace around the world by sharing one of America’s greatest resources: Volunteers.  The Peace Corps has been operating for fifty years in more than 135 countries; the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship, and the goals are: to help the peoples of interested countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained men and women; to help promote a better understanding of the American people on the part of the peoples served; and, to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the American people.  Peace Corps will welcome a group of new volunteer “trainees” to Azerbaijan in April 2014 for a three-month training period, and is currently recruiting temporary staff to support the trainees during this period.

Language and Cultural Facilitators (LCFs)

  • Start Date: 24 March, 2014
  • End Date: 20 June 2014
  • Work site: 25 March- 4 April in Baku (no accommodation provided), 5 April-20 June requires living in Sumgait settlements with a host family

LCFs will participate in language “Training of Trainers” to acquire knowledge/skills to handle the LCF position as a Language and Azerbaijani cultural trainer for Americans new to Azerbaijan. Once trained, LCFs will conduct Azeri language training classes with small groups (4-6) of American Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) six days per week for a 11-week training period. LCFs will need to follow prescribed curriculum effectively, using a variety of language and cultural training techniques and methodologies and will be required to give on-going feedback to trainees and assess their progress. LCFs will serve as key informants of Azerbaijani customs, cultural norms, and values. LCFs will live in the training community and act as primary liaison between trainees their host families, and the community.

Minimum Qualifications: Teacher, or University student or graduate. Excellent command of written and spoken Azerbaijani and English is required. Good knowledge of Azerbaijani customs and culture. Good interpersonal skills, ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, and to communicate effectively with Peace Corps Trainees and Pre-Service Training staff. Willingness to live and work outside of Baku for duration of Pre-Service Training including being hosted by a local Azerbaijani family in the individual training communities.

Desired Experience: Designing and conducting trainings/workshops; experience teaching language; and experience working with Americans or working with international organizations

The selection process will be in three parts: Interview (including group presentation), Azerbaijani grammar test and 15 min. presentation on teaching vocabulary and grammar. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the interview and if they are successful, they will take a test on Azerbaijani grammar and prepare presentation on teaching Azerbaijani vocabulary and grammar.

Application Process
Qualified persons should submit the following:
1) CV or Resume
2) a detailed written description of how you meet the position’s qualifications.
to: (indicate LCF in the subject line— unidentified emails will not be considered)
or Fax: (99412) 596 17 24

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline is: 14 February 2014   6 PM


Summer School at Czech

Deadline: 30 June 2014 Open to: Czech as well as foreign students and young professionals currently enrolled in Bachelor´s and Master´s programs. Venue: August 2014 – Prague (Jinonice), Czech Republic


IPS FSS is glad to announce its Summer School in Geopolitics, which is going to be held in the Czech Republic in 2014. Its location in the heart of Europe makes it more capable of offering a comprehensive programme for our participants. Our experts and external professionals in covered fields will contribute to this event. The main objective of Summer School is to offer a high-profile study course for Czech as well as foreign students and young professionals currently enrolled in Bachelor´s and Master´s programs.


  Within the international summer school we intend to combine workshops, lectures, presentations, interactive group works, brainstorming scenario analyses and case studies on contemporary geopolitical issues in the world. The course is based on lecturer´s presentations, seminars, interactive workshops, group presentations and assignments. Course is guided by experts from academia, government and private sector. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills from lecturers/experts in geopolitics.

Topics to be covered

  • Methods – theories – scenario analyses – political risks
  • Geopolitics of EU – Geopolitics of Central Europe – Geopolitics of Central Asia –  Energy security – Transnational energy projects
  • Czech foreign policy – Czech-Russian relations – EU-Russian relations – US-China relations – US-China relations – NATO-Russia relations – NATO and the US Pivot – US and EU perspective on NATO’s security challenges – Cross-strait relations
  • Redrawing the borders and zones of influence in the world map – Cybersecurity – Terrorism – Axis of upheaval – Rouge states – Arab spring – Human rights – Land-grabbing – RSA elections 2014 – Afghanistan after 2014


Students currently enrolled in Bachelor´s or Master’s degree programs in Geopolitics, Area Studies, Political Science, International Relations and Economics and other relevant fields. There are no age or country limits for the application


Registration fee amounts to 250 EUR. Accommodation and meals will not be fully covered by organizers; foreign participants’ travel expenses will not be reimbursed. Participants will receive more information upon their selection.

What is not included in the program fee?

International travel, travel related expenses (visa and insurance) and accommodation is not included in the participation fee.  After evaluation of your application we will send you the conditional invitation about the payment of the participation fee and later the unconditional letter by email and by fax to the embassy and other institutions.


Please fill in the application form (The application form is available HERE )and send it, along with your CV to by June 30, 2014. The selected participants will be notified.

Applications are OPEN! Preparing Global Leaders Institute 2014 – Macedonia

Deadline: May 18 (Category A) and June 22, 2014 (Category B)
Open to: Future leaders – high school graduates, undergraduate and graduate students (young professionals) who show leadership potential
Venue: 12-24 August, 2014, Struga and Skopje , Macedonia


This August, Preparing Global Leaders Institute (PGLI) will hold its 3rd annual gathering on the premises of FON University in Struga and Skopje.

Organized by the Association for Global Development Initiatives – “Third Millennium” and in partnership with FON University, PGLI will welcome award – winning professors of an international repute to teach courses on the psychology of leadership, public speaking, political economy, diplomacy and foreign policy. Delegates will then be able to put their instruction into practice through exciting constitutional, diplomatic and business simulations that will foster important leadership skills and help prepare our delegates for real-world challenges.

Outside of the classroom, PGLI delegates will hear political dignitaries discuss their leadership experiences and have the opportunity to socialize with bright, young, motivated students and professionals from 30+ countries. Attendees will also benefit from immersion in the host country during an 10-day stay on the beautiful coast of the Lake of Ohrid, a UNESCO heritage site, and through recreational trips to Ohrid, St. Naum, and Bitola.

At the end of our program there will be a graduation ceremony held at the prestigious FON University in Skopje. Upon completion of the institutes our delegates will receive certificates from PGL and FON as future global leaders. So if YOU have what it takes to become a PGLI 2014 delegate please refer to the section bellow:

Costs & Scholarships

Applicants may apply for scholarships given by PGLI. Scholarships are based on merit, civic involvement, and motivation. Should applicants wish to apply for a scholarship they should enclose a brief scholarship statement to their application.

Self-financed students pay the full cost of the program which is 1000 EUR (covering tuition fees, accommodation, full meal plan, special events, sport facilities, vocational trips, and transportation Struga-Skopje).

All participants are responsible for travel arrangements and associated insurance and VISA costs (if needed) to Macedonia.


While the program is available for future leaders, the targets are, high school graduates, undergraduate and graduate students (young professionals) who show leadership potential. These are the ones who will be tomorrow’s leaders, both within their own countries and internationally.


Priority deadline is March 30, 2014. Applicants in need of scholarship support are urged to apply before the priority deadline. While scholarship support is available after the early deadline, it is allocated on a rolling basis and earlier applications are given priority.

Final deadline for Category A applicants is May 18, 2014. Category B entries will be received until June 22, 2014.

*Category A: applicants who hold a citizenship of a country that needs VISA to enter Macedonia (check your VISA status by Downloading This File).


The Official Website

Travel Scholarships – Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa


The Schwarzkopf Foundation offers travel grants to enable young people to undertake field trips investigating political and cultural developments in neighbouring European countries.

There are two types of grant:

The Schwarzkopf Foundation´s classical travel grant, for which people aged 18 to 26 can receive travel cost expenses of up to €550.

The Schwarzkopf Foundation, in cooperation with the German Railways (Deutsche Bahn), offers people aged 17 to 25 the chance to be given an InterRail Global Pass ticket, worth € 422, in order to visit neighbouring European Countries.



Freedom House hosts photo, art competition [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers can compete in this contest.

Freedom House is accepting submissions for its annual photo and art contest, Images of Repression and Freedom.

Photographers and artists can submit photos and other forms of art (i.e. cartoons, prints, paintings, graphic art) that reflect the themes of freedom, political participation, democracy, human rights and repression.

Semifinalists will be displayed and auctioned as a fundraiser in Washington. The top three winners will be featured on the Freedom House website, and social media.

The first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive US$300, US$200 and US$100, respectively.

Works from any country or region of the world will be considered, but preference will be given to works from countries where freedom is under threat.

The deadline is March 10.

For more information, click here

Call for Participants: Storytelling in Youth Peace Advocacy

Storytelling in Youth Peace Advocacy Storytelling workshop 27 April – 3 May 2014, in The Hague, the Netherlands and E-learning online
From myths and legends to the simplest tales of people’s every day, stories cut across borders and boundaries, they travel all around making their way into people’s hearts. They are the true bearers of change as they transmit messages about what people care about and envision for their lives.
Set out for a journey with us, exploring the paths you can take as a storyteller, sending a clear message to the world: Peace is what I stand for!


About the organizers – UNOY Peacebuilders

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) is a global network of 60 youth peace organisations active in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. UNOY Peacebuilders is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental organisation that welcomes youth peace initiatives, organisations, and young peacebuilders regardless of gender, ethnicity, social class, religion, or any other distinction. UNOY Peacebuilders develops expertise on specific themes within peacebuilding based on requests from member organisations. The UNOY Peacebuilders as a network organization contributes to the work of its members in two fundamental ways: through capacity building and through advocacy. It also engages in a range of additional activities to support these two key functions: networking; sharing of information; advice and support through a pool of resource persons; research; fundraising and administrative support.


About the project

Stories as the universal carriers of human experience have been used all over the world by people to pass on messages about their history, culture and values. As such stories enable us to reconstruct our pasts and imagine futures; through stories we remember, engage and dream. What is more, stories convey essential meanings of our existence which can be exchanged between fellow humans; through stories we connect, share and understand each other. As islamo- and xenophobia is spreading in Europe, and skepticism of the West is spreading in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), it is essential for youth peace activist on all sides of the Mediterranean to be able to tell stories of peace and coexistence and to use these stories to advocate for diversity, intercultural dialogue and youth participation in peacebuilding.

Overall aim

  • To strengthen intercultural dialogue among youth in the Euro-Med area;
  • To strengthen the voice and recognition of youth in peacebuilding processes in the region, as well as to change the discourse of youth, from trouble-makers and victims of conflict, to positive agents of social change
  • To strengthen our network’s and partner organizations’ advocacy and capacity building work.
  • To build the skills of youth peace activist on advocacy through storytelling
  • To provide a forum for intercultural dialogue (through storytelling) within our network
  • To create tools for youth peace advocacy in the Euro-Med


About the activities

Storytelling workshop The 5-day workshop is taking place in the period 27 April – 3 May 2014, in The Hague, the “international city of peace and justice”.


The participants of the training will gain skills in storytelling, and in how storytelling can be used in youth advocacy. Storytelling will be introduced to the participants as a tool for dialogue and participants will reflect upon the role storytelling plays in their communities. According to personal interest, participants will be able to select one of the workshop tracks: (1) storytelling through audio-visual tools – video and photography, (2) storytelling through theatre and performance, or (3) creative writing. The sessions will be led by experienced trainers together with invited experts in relevant disciplines. Methods will be based on non-formal education, building upon participants’ skills, needs and interests. The outcomes of the different workshops (photos, videos, written stories, drawings etc.) will be shared between groups and some of them used also for the online site “25 Stories of Youth in Peacebuilding” created on the e-learning platform as a tool for youth advocacy and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of UNOY.


E-learning/sharing platform

The workshop in The Hague is directly linked to the online learning platform which will provide participants with a structured forum for preparatory work, as well as for the follow up activities and dissemination of results. The online platform will have two components – an interface for participants to login and update their project information and – a website open to the public. The login component will serve the purpose of preparatory work for participants from February onwards. It will consist of various research and creative exercises using online tools to introduce the topic of storytelling in peace advocacy and to encourage initial discussion among participants. The website open to public will include the “25 Stories of Youth in Peacebuilding” to which participants will contribute with their own stories (as written stories, videos, drawings, etc.) emerging in the course of the training process. These stories will function as a practical advocacy tool for the workshop participants and for our network at large as it can be used to show policy makers the potential of youth as positive change-makers.

Project partner organizations
Participant selection criteria
We are searching for enthusiastic young people who believe that their voice is important in the public debates on peace and security. They should be curious and open to leave their comfort zone to explore creative ways of engaging with the world around them and taking an active role in it. Additionally they should be:
  • between 18 and 30 years
  • residents of one of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Countries (Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom )
  • actively involved in youth peace work
  • interested in storytelling and advocacy work
  • fluent in English!!!

The selection process will proceed mainly from the motivation of applicants to participate in this project and to use its outcomes for their future activities. Diversity of participants and gender balance will also be taken into account. 12 participants will be selected from Europe and 13 from the Middle East and North Africa. Preference will be given to applicants from partner organizations and members of the UNOY network; however participants from other organizations are also welcome to apply.




Participants must be available to attend the entire duration of the workshop (see above for dates) and commit to 1-2hrs online per week to update to keep up with the preparatory work and provide feedback to others on the online platform. Note: The activities on the platform are an integral element of the trainings project and as such participants are expected to take an active part in it!!!




The participation fee is €60 for all participants. Workshop-related expenses will be covered by the organizers including:

  • Visa fees  Local transportation costs to/from the airport
  • Accommodation in a youth hostel in the Hague for the duration of the workshop (4-8 bedded dorms)
  • Full boarding for the duration of the workshop (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Other workshop related costs (training material, travel costs during the workshop, etc.)


International travel costs will be covered as follows:

  • 100% for participants from the Middle East and North Africa up to the maximal amount of €390
  • 70% for participants from European countries up to the maximal amount of €140 Note: Only the cheapest mean of transportation will be reimbursed (economy class, no taxi). Under 600km of distance participants are required to travel ON LAND.


Application process


If you think you are suitable for this training, please fill-out the online application which you can find under the link here. The deadline is Sunday, 16 February 2014, but we encourage you to submit the application as soon as possible.

Call for Applications: International Summer School 2014 in Germany

Deadline: 15 May 2014
Open to: MBA and PhD students enrolled in any university at any time during 2014
Venue: Sep 16 – Sep 26 2014 in Munich, Germany


The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School wants to support entrepreneurial students who are strongly commited to improve our global society by solutions for challenging problems. Our core values therefore seek for people who are commited to peace and who take responsibility for improving our global society, no matter what gender, race, religion or nationality they have.

Can I apply for the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School even though I have already participated in one of the EIISS Summer Schools before?    

Since 2012 we have a special deal with alumni participants. If you are a 2012 “virtual” participant please apply again if your team didn’t move on with the idea. If your team still works on the idea we will get back to you individually via email.



You can apply as undergraduate or graduate of all university studies e.g.: design, computer science, business economics, humanities, social sciences etc. You have to be enrolled in any university at any time during 2014 and you have to be between 18 – 27 years old. Example: If you are enrolled only until February 2014 you can apply even if you won’t be enrolled in September 2014. “Enrolled” applies in our definition also to MBA or PhD students.

Application process
This year we will accept 35 outstanding students from around the world who will get an invitation to Munich. In addition we will accept 15 virtual participants. All applications will go through a very strict, but fair selection process. The regular deadline will be announced soon.

You can apply with your CV, motivational letter (max. around 200 words) and recommendation letter as PDF attachments.
If you have any questions please check first all FAQs and if you still have questions please send an email to


Participants won’t have to pay for their accommodation. We will provide accommodation from Sep 16 until Sep 26 either in student dorms or at other places such as apartments of other participants from Munich.


Global Scholarships
International students who are invited to Munich can apply for 1 of 10 travel scholarships.


Food & travel in Munich
We will provide you for free some exclusive dinners as well as many snacks and coffee during the whole week.


We will charge a tuition fee EUR 119,- per selected participant. This fee has to be paid in advance after being selected.

(Note: For our international guests the fee covers part of the the medical insurance including an ambulance transport or even an emergency transfer back home.)

If you are a student from Germany and you can provide accommodation to an international participant you won’t have to pay a tuition fee.


Is there a limit to the number of students from any university/country/continent?

No, there are no participation limits. Students will be selected by the quality of their applications. Nevertheless, at least two students from each of our four Munich based Universities will participate.


When will I know that I am invited to join the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School or not?

You will receive your  invitations/rejection by July 15th


What are the evaluation criteria for being selected?

Your CV and Motivational Letter should convince us especially with the following:

  • You think and act Entrepreneurial at the highest level
  • You are deeply motivated to find answers to the most challenging problems in our global society
  • You are highly engaged in student initiatives or in any other way
  • You are fluently in English and are doing pretty well in your field of studies
  • You are committed to peace and act responsible
  • In addition, we expect you to have strong “team-playing” skills, be open-minded, interested in working in international and interdisciplinary teams and for sure you should also have a great sense of humor.


Can I also send in my application via email or other channels?

No. Only applications which are submitted through the usage of the application form on our website will be considered for the evaluation. Even additional material that you don’t submit through our application form won’t be considered to have a fair evaluation process for everybody. If your browser doesn’t work please try first another one before writing an email to to ask for further assistance.


Will I have to apply in German or English?

Please fill out the entire application in English. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications in German (or other languages).


Do I need to attach any diplomas or references to my application?

You can and even should mention grades and other achievements in your CV. However, you don’t need to hand in the documents additionally.

If your question is not answered above please send an email to – even if it takes some time we are happy to answer your issues. Thank you very much for your interest. We are glad to be of further assistance to you.

Application form: HERE

Further information in German can be found here.

For further information, please visit the official website.

2014 Laureate Global Fellowship for International Youth!

Laureate Global Fellowship
Call for Applications

Do you know any young leaders who are pioneering solutions to urgent challenges?

Encourage them to apply to the 2014 Laureate Global Fellowship! We seek founders/CEOs of social change initiatives who are looking to deepen their impact and leadership expertise through a dynamic, yearlong learning experience. Selected fellows join a network of over 900 change-makers from more than 80 countries who benefit from learning opportunities and connections throughout their social change careers.

Applicants must be:

  • 18-29 years old as of October 1, 2014
  • Founders or co-founders of existing ventures
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to attend a week-long leadership retreat in October 2014


Learn more about the Fellowship Experience. Applications are open from February 10 through March 16, 2014.

In partnership with the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, we want to ensure that young social entrepreneurs everywhere achieve the greatest possible impact. Please share this opportunity with your contacts!

SBS Scholarship

SBS Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible, the following qualifications must be met:

There are no exceptions!

  • Proof of Swiss Parentage:
    The applicant or one of his or her parents must be a Swiss national.
  • Residency Requirement:
    • Applicants for Pellegrini and Zimmermann scholarships and the OSA award must be permanently domiciled in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Delaware.
    • Applicants for Medicus grants for study in Switzerland must reside in the United States.
  • Financial Qualifications:
    For a full Pellegrini scholarship or a Medicus grant at the undergraduate level, applicants must demonstrate the need for financial support.
  • Academic Standings:
    Applicants must be in good academic standing and show aptitude in their chosen fields of study.

Supporting Documents

Students outside the areas covered by our programs should contact their Swiss Consulate for information about scholarships offered by Swiss organizations in their area.

Scholarship Programs

In conjunction with the Swiss Benevolent Society of Philadelphia, the Swiss Benevolent Society of New York offers the following Scholarship Programs:

Pellegrini Scholarships

PELLEGRINI SCHOLARSHIPS are partial tuition grants. They are awarded at the post secondary level for vocational, undergraduate and graduate studies at an accredited school. They are based on need and merit (GPA3.0), or on merit alone (not available to Freshmen). Pellegrini grants are paid in two installments directly to the recipient’s school at the beginning of the Fall and Spring se- mesters, upon official registration confirmation. These grants do not renew automatically, but may be applied for each year.

Sonia Streuli Maguire Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (OSA) Award

The Sonia Streuli Maguire OUTSTANDING SCHOLASTICACHIEVEMENT AWARD may be granted to a college senior or graduate student who demonstrates sustained academic excellence (GPA3.8 min.) in a demanding program. This one-time award will be paid to the school at the be- ginning of the Fall semester.

Medicus Student Exchange

The MEDICUS STUDENT EXCHANGE provides one-time, partial support for U.S. residents at the senior or graduate level who have been accepted by a Swiss University or Federal Institute of Technology or Technical College (Fachhochschule). Residents of Switzerland may apply for grants to study in the U.S. through the CRUS, Sennweg 2, 3012 Bern. Grants are paid to the school upon proof of registration.

Zimmermann Scholarships

ZIMMERMANN SCHOLARSHIPS are one-time grants awarded to graduate students with the high- est cumulative GPA of at least 3.8. They are paid directly to the school in semester installments.

All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, which will award the scholarship for which the applicant is best suited. Decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final and cannot be appealed or discussed.

All applications and supporting documents must be sent by March 31, 2013 to:

SWISS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK Scholarship Fund 500 Fifth Avenue, Room 1800 New York, NY 10110