Scholarship Competition for a Bachelor’s Degree in New York, USA

Deadline: 1 April 2015
Open to: adult and transfer students  who have a minimum level of high school/upper secondary school education.
Scholarship: $160,000 ( max. value)


If you are an adult or transfer student looking to complete your bachelor’s degree, join the Public Engagement Competition and compete for a scholarship to complete your studies at The New School for Public Engagement in New York City beginning fall 2015. 1 full- and 1 partial-scholarship for the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students are available in the competition.

The New School for Public Engagement is the university’s founding division, and is now one of seven divisions that compose The New School. The mission of The New School for Public Engagement is to create and nurture a learning community marked by interdisciplinary engagement with real-world issues and the integration of professional, civic, and liberal learning. The common thread that runs across the division’s diverse academic programs is a commitment to learning that makes a difference in the world. In order to realize this commitment, the division aspires to provide an educational experience that is integrative, boundary-crossing, and collaborative. The division connects theory to real-world practice, training students to address civic life, to create new forms of culture, and to respond to contemporary challenges in their communities and throughout the world.


Open to adult and transfer students that want to complete their bachelor’s degree at The New School for Public Engagement. To be eligible to win the scholarship prize, you need a minimum level of high school/upper secondary school education. Winners are expected to start their bachelor’s program in the fall of 2015.

In order to be selected as a finalist in the competition, the participant needs to submit a complete application to the New School for Public Engagement. To claim the scholarship prize, the winner must fulfill all enrollment requirements set by The New School for Public Engagement and be accepted by the Admissions Office.


No prize alternatives or cash equivalents are offered. Prizes are non-transferable. The winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to the acceptance of the prize.

The value of the scholarship varies depending on the chosen program. The prize has a maximum value of $160,000.


  • Scholarship covers 100% of tuition fee and mandatory fees up to the amount of credits that the student needs to maintain their degree. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and 67% completion rate in order to maintain scholarship eligibility.
  • The scholarship can only be used for degree-related classes (non-­credit classes will not be covered).
  • Student must attend full time.
  • If the winning student is receiving tuition scholarship(s) from another source, The New School scholarship may be reduced by that amount.
  • The scholarship can be revoked if the student withdraws or takes a leave from the program.
  • **The scholarship is for tuition and fee charges only. It may not be used for housing, health insurance, living expenses or food plans.


  • The application deadline is April 1, 2015. Applications and all supporting documents must reach The New School by this date.
  • All applicants are required to apply online. The application, application fee, and most supporting materials are submitted through the online application.
  • Plan ahead to ensure sufficient time to prepare additional supporting materials such as official transcripts, test scores, or other requirements, as specified below.
  • Official transcripts and test scores can be sent directly to the admission office:
    Office of Admission
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003

The New School  Application Requires:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee: a non-refundable $50 application fee, payable as part of the online application
  • Official transcripts: all applicants must submit official college transcripts from all institutions where they have received college credit
  • Applicants who would like to transfer academic credits earned at non-US institutions are required to have their transcript(s) evaluated by World Education Services (WES), or another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 24 college credits must also submit high school transcripts
  • A certified English language translation must be provided for all official international transcripts that are not written in English
  • Read more on the admissions page of The New School for Public Engagement for specific requirements connected to the school and its programs.

Questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions HERE or email at

Read the official website HERE.


Summer Fellowship at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC)

The Office of Education (OE) at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) is currently recruiting for our 2015 internship, fellowship, and scholarship programs.  Please see the attached PDF for more details about these opportunities including how to apply.


Summer Internships Application Dates: November 10, 2014 – March 1, 2015 at

Higher Education:  The Glenn Research Center (GRC) manages and implements a number of NASA and Center-unique Higher Education (HE) programs for college STEM students. The programs for undergraduate and graduate students embody opportunities in NASA Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships (NIFS) some of which are offered on-site at GRC, while others are attainable on university and college campuses.  On-site GRC tenure for students is typically complemented with developmental programs to enrich/enhance participants’ experience. In particular, the HE programs seek to:

  1. Train students in the conduct of research, while instilling in them STEM competencies needed for next the generation of scientists and engineers, to help replenish and sustain NASA and theUS workforce;
  2. Promote the infusion of NASA mission content in classroom teaching, to help keep students motivated in STEM courses, leading to related careers to promote advancement of NASA mission.


Lewis’ Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project (LERCIP) is a Center-unique ten week paid summer college internship experience at the NASA Glenn Research facility.  Internships are in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, as well as the non-STEM professional business career majors that provide support to NASA’s mission.  LERCIP provides opportunities to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students.  LERCIP interns are involved in mission-related projects under the guidance of a GRC mentor and subject matter expert who engages them in exciting work with exposure to state-of-the-art technology.  The dates of the two sessions are below.


  • Session #1:  June 1, 2015 – August 7, 2015
  • Session #2:  June 15, 2015 – August 21, 2015


We are asking that you consider being our point of contact (POC) to spread the word to students about these opportunities.  As a POC you will do the following:

  • Post the fliers on your website and make copies to give to eligible students
  • Send an email with NASA Internship in the subject line to GRC-Intern@mail.nasa.govwith the names of the students who have applied for an internship.


Your support in spreading the word to your students about these exceptional program opportunities would be greatly appreciated.  Please reply to this email if you consent to being our POC or with any questions.




Vanessa R. Webbs


Vanessa R. Webbs, M.Ed.

Internship Project Manager

NASA Glenn Research Center



The Master in Democratic Governance

Deadline: 5 December 2014
Open to: students, professionals and experts
Scholarship: EIUC provides large possibility of tuition waivers.


The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) opens applications for the new Master in Democratic Governance- Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region (DE.MA).

  • DE.MA was created thanks to the support of the European Union and of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It is based on a partnership between EIUC and the following universities: Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech, Morocco), International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Carthage University (Tunis, Tunisia), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy).


  • DE.MA is unique in its nature for its features and objectives. It is open to professionals and licensed students. It will combine a theoretical and practical approach and it will deliver a joint Master’s degree from both Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, Morocco. DE.MA is a multidisciplinary curriculum offering courses in law, political science, sociology and other fields relevant to the study of democratic governance and Human Rights. The first semester from January to April 2015 is held at the premises of EIUC in Venice, while the second one from April to July 2015 takes place in one of the partner universities in the Master’s Consortium.


  • DE.MA is meant to play an active role in the ongoing debate about the principles underpinning the transition of political regimes to democracy.

It aims to:

  • Create high-profile experts in the fields of democratic governance and the protection of human rights, allowing them to act as promoters of a process leading to the affirmation of the democratic principles;
  • Foster the creation of an élite group of people in the promotion of democratic institutions;
  • Build a network of experts in political institutions, in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the Region.

The presence of academics, professionals and students from different countries, coupled with the knowledge-sharing and the international mobility, make this Master a unique and excellent opportunity to get an in-depth knowledge and to build up skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights. Moreover, participants will be plunged in a truly international environment and they will be part of a Mediterranean network of high-level faculty, experts and prestigious international partners.


Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to democracy and human rights of minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent (Bachelor/General Degree). Additional studies and relevant experience in the area of human rights are an asset. Fluency in English and knowledge of Arabic is highly recommended.


EIUC provides large possibility of tuition waivers, and grants covering most of the accommodation and subsistence costs during the first and second semester. Furthermore, all participants will be supported with finding accommodation and with administrative procedures for getting the visa.


Only applications submitted with the form provided below will be accepted.

The entire application, including the motivation and the CV, has to be submitted in English.

Please also include a non-certified English translation of the required proofs, if the original certificates were not issued in English, French, Spanish or Italian.

Applications will be processed on an on-going basis. The sooner you send your application the more chances you will have to be accepted in the Master in Democratic Governance.

Deadline is 5th December 2014.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: DE.MA Secretariat

The official web-page.


Jan 11, 2015 • Deadline for White House Internships

The application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2015 program is January 11, 2015.

All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

Please read all of the following instructions and seeInternship Timeline and FAQs before starting your application.

Am I eligible to apply for a White House Internship?

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

Am I available for the White House Internship Program?

All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

Please see Internship Timeline and FAQs for questions regarding the definition of “full-time.”

Do I have all my application materials?

A completed packet includes:

  • Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length
  • Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

How do I submit my application correctly?

  • All application materials must be submitted online.
  • All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

Please click here to submit your application to the White House Internship Program.


The United Nations Democracy Fund Grants

Deadline: 31 December 2014
Open to: Organizations working in the areas of media, youth, women, democratization, community development, and rule of law and human rights
Grant: ranging from US$100,000 to US$300,000


The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy during the annual proposal window, which is open only from 15 November to 31 December at Only on-line proposals during this period, in either English or French, will be accepted.


Organizations working in the areas of media, youth, women, democratization, community development, and rule of law and human rights are eligible


Project grants range between US$100,000 and US$300,000.


Projects that are two years long are accepted. Project proposals must fall under one or more of six main areas: media, youth, women, democratization, community development, and rule of law and human rights.

Proposals must be submitted online in either English or French.

The deadline is Dec. 31.

For more information, click here.


Call For Entries- The International Mobile Gaming

Deadline: 31 December 2014
Open to: mobile game developers
Prize: Grand Prix and category prizes


The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) is host to a celebratory ceremony for the most original, skilfully crafted and enjoyable games made for smartphones and tablets. Held annually in San Francisco, it’s a party for all nominees and winners to celebrate the best games out of more than a thousand entries.

The IMGA has been supported and endorsed by the industry for over a decade, and is the biggest and most prestigious award in the mobile gaming community.


Studios, indies, individual developers and publishers are invited to take part of the largest competition of its kind in the world. Only games published in 2014 or yet to be published can be submitted.


Entrants will compete for the much sought after IMGA Grand Prix or one of the category prizes.


Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2014. You can submit games online HERE.

For more information visit the official website HERE.


2015-2016 White House Fellows Application

Thank you for your interest in the White House Fellows Program. The application for the 2015-2016 Class of White House Fellows is available from November 1, 2014 to January 15, 2015. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2015 at 5:59 PM (EST).

Apply Now

Please read the following instructions and see theFrequently Asked Questions page before beginning your application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Employees of the Federal government are not eligible unless they are career military personnel.
  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions.
  • There are no formal age restrictions. However, the Fellowship program was created to give selected Americans the experience of government service early in their careers.

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact our program office or (202) 395-4522. If you encounter technical difficulties with your application, please contact

Selection Criteria

Selection as a White House Fellow is based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • A record of remarkable professional achievement early in one’s career.
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public service.
  • The skills to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

All these qualities combined with the strength of one’s character, a positive attitude, and the ability to work well with others are taken into consideration when selecting a class of White House Fellows.

Recommendation Letters

Applicants will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders (and one alternate recommender) within the application portal. We encourage you to complete this section of the application as early as possible to ensure that recommenders have ample time to submit letters of recommendation.

We also strongly encourage you to provide diverse letters of recommendation (i.e. academia, professional, community service). It is best to have recommendations from individuals who know you well and can fully answer the questions that are asked in the application. For example, a recommendation letter from a prominent person is not helpful if that individual cannot speak about your background and character.

At least one recommendation should be from an individual that can speak to your professional competence and accomplishments in your field. At least one recommendation should come from someone with knowledge of your community and civic activities. In addition, one recommendation should be from your current supervisor, if applicable. A recommendation from a prior supervisor is acceptable, but a current supervisor is preferred.

Please take caution when submitting your recommenders’ information to avoid mistakes, as this section of the application will be locked once you submit the information and the only way to make changes is through Technical Services

Your recommender will receive automated instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf within 24 hours. If they do not receive this email, please contact Technical Services; please be sure to provide the name and email of the recommender who did not receive the instructions.

Please contact the program office or (202) 395-4522 if you have additional questions.


The Reach Cambridge Scholarship Essay Competition

Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: international  students aged 14-19 years old
Prizes: 100% of the program fee for a 3 week course and 100% of the program fee for 1 week Global Leaders course


Reach Cambridge offer academic residential study programs in Cambridge. This year they are offering a Scholarship Essay Competition for Summer 2015, which is designed  for academically excellent students who would otherwise not be able to attend their summer programs. The students need to write an essay answering the following question: “In an age of quick and easy global communication, what is the value of face-to-face interaction and learning with other school students from all over the world?”.

Through this Scholarship Essay Competition Reach Cambridge offers international high school students the opportunity to gain an invaluable academic experience in one of the top educational facilities in the world. Participants stay in the world-renowned Cambridge University, located just 50 miles north of London. As well as an unrivaled academic environment, students experience British culture in the stimulating and distinguished surroundings of the University City of Cambridge in the south-east of England. Reach Cambridge combines classes, lectures and workshops with a varied program of exciting activities and excursions across Britain.


The competition is open to international students  between the ages of 14 and 19 (inclusive) in the year of the relevant program.


First Prize

Three week scholarship (awarded to a maximum of 2 students): 100% of the program fee for either a 3 week July or a 3 week August course in 2015 at the Cambridge University.

Second Prize

One week scholarship (awarded to a maximum of 3 students): 100% of the program fee for the 1 week Global Leaders course in 2015 at the Cambridge University.


In order to enter the competition you must set up a Reach Cambridge account HERE. During the application process you will need to upload your essay (no longer than 1000 words). Besides a letter of recommendation from a member of staff at your school must be sent to:

The deadline for applications is 1st of December 2014. Winners will be will be notified by 31st December 2014.

For further information please visit the official website.


White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Washington, D.C., offers full-time internships during the spring, summer, and fall. Part-time applicants who can commit to at least 20 hours a week will be considered, although the Initiative prioritizes full-time applicants (32-40 hours a week).

The Initiative is responsible for the implementation of the President’s Executive Order 13515, dated October 14, 2009.  Its purpose is to develop, monitor, and coordinate executive branch efforts to improve the quality of life of AAPIs through increased participation in federal programs.  The Initiative is housed at the Department of Education but its scope is government-wide.

Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues and priorities, including capacity-building, civil rights, data disaggregation, economic development, education, health, immigration, language access, and workforce diversity.  In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, draft blogs, assist with communications and social media, coordinate and staff events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations and leaders.

Applicants for intern positions must be undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time.  Ideally, the candidate will already be familiar with AAPI issues and have outstanding research, writing, communications, and computer skills.

How to Apply:*

If you are interested in applying, please send the following

  • Dates that you are available for the internship
  • Resume
  • A written statement that describes (1) an issue that affects the AAPI community on a national level, (2) a strategy that you would implement at the Initiative to address that issue, and (3) the organizations and/or federal agencies with whom you would collaborate and why. The statement should be no more than one page, single-spaced.

(*If not accepted to this program, your application may be passed onto other federal agencies for consideration.)


  • November 16 for Spring session (Jan-May)*
  • March 27 for Summer session (May/June-Aug)
  • June 15 for Fall session (Aug-Dec)

(*Spring session applications by students on a quarter system will be considered on a rolling basis.)

All applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited academic institution
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Note: If the applicant is not authorized to work in the United States, the applicant may still be eligible for an internship if (1) the applicant holds a valid student visa (F-1 or M-1), (2) the applicant is enrolled in school in the United States, and (3) the applicant’s school provides documentation that the internship is required for educational purposes.

All internship positions at the Initiative are unpaid.  The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.  The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

Agency Internships

Please visit the links below to access internship opportunities across the federal government. For more internship/employment information for students and/or recent graduates, be sure to visit


Office of Personnel Management Pathways Programs
The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics:

Internship Program

The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at USAJOBS.

Recent Graduates Program

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program).

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry-level for advanced degree candidates. Created more than three decades ago, the Program attracts and selects from among the best candidates and is designed to develop a cadre of potential Federal Government leaders.


International Development Youth Forum 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

Deadline:  9 December 2014 at 23:50 Japan Time (GMT+9)
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, from around the world
Venue: 1-8 March 2015, Tokyo, Japan


International Development Youth Forum 2015 will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 1st of March to 8th of March 2015. Last year the organisers of International Development Youth Forum designed and shaped the tomorrow of international development  with 38 youth chosen from approximately 900 youth in 100 countries and regions. This success has created the platform of next leaders in international development communities and disseminated their local -oriented and innovativ methods of development to the world.

 Despite of the great success in 2014, International Development Youth Forum 2015 will easily go beyond that,  thanks to the cooperation from academic community of development studies and various professionals  in Japan.


Youth from around the world are eligible to apply, do not need an official English score to apply for IDYF.


Financial support available, If you need a financial support, please fill in the application. Participation fee includes housing and meals, but not transportation fee.

There is two kinds of scholarship for youth with high potential in developing countries;

  1. Fully funded scholarship covering Participation fee & Flight expense
  2. Exemption of Participation (NOT covering Flight expense).


If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.