Friday, December 18, 2009

Diversity in Science Carnival is up - Brpader Impacts 2 - Deadline: December 21, 2009

The 4th installment of the Diversity in Science Carnival is up. Please stop by and check out the great post contributions about programs to increase diversity in the halls of academia. Thanks to all of the contributors and please leave your comments. And prepare your contributions for the next carnival - STEM Diversity programs for pre-college students and general audiences. Write a post about local science and engineering programs in your region or that you may have participated in.

Both carnivals are in prepartion for ScienceOnline2010. Anne Jefferson of Highly Allochthonous (ScienceBlogs) will lead a discussion about programs that broaden participation in STEM and how the internet can be used to raise the profile of and build support networks for women and minority scientists and engineers. You can start the conversation now. Visit the conference wiki page.

Happy Reading!!
Diversity in Science Carnival #4 – Increasing Diversity among the college ranks

Next carnival
- Broader Impacts 2. Submission Deadline: December 21st. Submit here.
Carnival Post date: December 27th Hosted by: STEM-ology (share opportunity with others)

Submitted by: DNLee - Urban Science Adventures! ©

12/21/2009~Free Books For All Ages....Pass Along!

Free Books For Christmas

Where: Davis Community Center

3371 Spottswood
Memphis, TN 38111

When: December 21, 2009

Time: 10:00-12:30

Grades: PreK-12

Your child can enjoy a story and make Christmas Crafts!

Free Books!

Free Stockings!

Refreshments will be served!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers - Deadline: January 15, 2010

The Hurston/Richard Wright Award™ for College Writers has been established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.

The first place and two finalist will be announced in April for the writers of the best previously unpublished short story or novel excerpt.


Submissions must be received between November 1, 2008 and post marked no later then January 15, 2010. The nominated winner and finalists will be required to provide a verification of college enrollment and a photo. Previous winners are not eligible.

How to Apply (click link)

2010 FedEx Climate Corps Fellow -- Deadline: Various

Green your summer

FedEx will be hosting EDF Climate Corps Fellows during the Summer of 2010, to help the company develop economically viable energy efficiency plans. These 10-week long paid internships are a unique hands-on opportunity and resume-builder for analytical and technically-minded students with a passion for the environment.

FedEx encourages candidates from historically black colleges and universities to apply.

Application Deadline for Undergrad positions: February 5, 2010

Deadline for MBA positions (read site for details on application process)

All 2010 application materials are due no later than 5:00pm PST on Thursday, January 7, 2010

AIAA Foundation Graduate Scholarships -- Deadline: January 31, 2010

The Foundation and the Technical Committees of AIAA annually present separate graduate student awards worth $5000 and $10,000. The winners may have an opportunity to present their award-winning research at an AIAA Conference.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation, in conjunction with AIAA Technical Committees (TCs), is seeking applications for the AIAA Foundation Graduate Awards. These awards are intended for graduate-level students who indicate, by their approved department research, an interest in any of the areas listed. The purpose of this program is to provide awards to qualified students actively participating in these specific research endeavors as part of their graduate studies. These endeavors include master's or doctoral thesis research and master's (non-thesis option) research projects

Eligibility Criteria

What are all the the eligibility criteria? Eligibility RequirementsMore info >

Apply Online

Start Application >

Submittal of Applications

The online application (including recommendations, essays, etc.) must be completed by 31 January, for consideration.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program - Deadline: January 8, 2010

The Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience is an outstanding educational opportunity that is offered to eligible undergraduate, graduate and medical students pursuing training in the field of neuroscience.

Financial Suppport

Financial support in the amount of $2,000/month for one undergraduate and $2,500/month for one graduate or medical student will be provided to two awardees during their summer fellowship within a research laboratory directed by Dr. Black at Cedars-Sinai. Further financial support to present their work at a national neuroscience, cancer or neurosurgery meeting will also be given to each awardee. Awardees must be able to travel to Los Angeles, California, to attend the award ceremony. Economy, round-trip airfare and/or ground transportation, meals and hotel accommodations will be provided in addition to the financial award. According to IRS regulations, this award is subject to federal income tax. Thus, all awardees will be issued a 1099 misc tax form or W-2 at year-end for the amount of the award.

Applicants must be an undergraduate, graduate or medical student.
Applicants with an interest in neuroscience are eligible for this award. However, applicants that have not yet committed to a major in science are welcome.
Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Application and Deadline

The application for participation in the Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program in Neuroscience is available by mail or you may download here

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 8, 2010.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

SMEDP - Summer Medical Dental Educational Program - Deadline: March 1, 2010

SMDEP is a free (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer medical and dental school preparatory program that offers eligible students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

Click URL below to see eligibility requirements:
Who's Eligible?

To apply click URL below:
Apply Now

Click URL to get a list of Program sites:
Program Sites

The SMDEP will be offering travel scholarships for students meeting the guideline qualifications. The deadline for application is on March 1, 2010 by 5:00 pm (EST). Scholarships must be completed in order to apply. Click below for details:

Travel Scholarship Information
(SMDEP Travel Scholarship: Application Available: December 1, 2009)

Friday, October 30, 2009

2010 Summer Program and Internship Opportunites - Deadlines: Various

Minority & Underrepresented Students

2010 Summer Programs and Internships Opportunites

Now is the time to start considering Summer Internship Programs. Many of the Coops/Internships are paid unless denoted in the description.

Please click the link below for Summer Programs or Internships across the country:


Many of the summer programs deadline dates are in January and February. Read each program for exact deadline date.

As always, share with others

Thursday, October 29, 2009

2010 Imagine Cup Student Technology Competition -- Register Now

The 2010 World Finals: Warsaw, Poland in July, 2010.

Each year the Finals are held in a different city of the world. Past World Finals include Cairo, Egypt (2009), Paris, France (2008); Seoul, South Korea (2007); Delhi, India (2006); Yokohama, Japan (2005); Sao Paulo, Brazil (2004); and Barcelona, Spain (2003). The 2010 World Finals will be held in Warsaw, Poland in , 2010.

The world can't wait! Register now!

The 2010 Theme: “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.”

This is the theme for Imagine Cup 2010. Your mission, as a competitor, is to research, brainstorm, design, and develop potential solutions that address the toughest problems facing our world.

The United Nations has identified some of the hardest challenges in the world today in its Millennium Goals. This year the Imagine Cup uses these ambitious challenges as a guiding light to inspire change all over the world. Learn more about the eight Millennium Goals.

Click to view the Competition Overview

Read the various competition pages links below to view the deadline dates and instructions:

For more information please visit

Friday, October 2, 2009

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship -- Deadline: October 6, 2009

Program Overview & ObjectivesThe Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Online application for Spring 2010 and Summer 2010 is now open! Application deadline is October 6, 2009!

Apply Now!

Thinking of Applying

If you have questions, please contact the Gilman Program staff at

Monday, September 28, 2009

NIDDK StepUp -- Deadline: February 15, 2010

NIDDK Short-term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons


High School Program

PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline is February 15, 2010. No applications will accepted after this date.

Program Purpose:

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease’s STEP-UP Program is designed to provide short-term research education for high school students from racial and ethnic minority or disadvantaged backgrounds to expose them to research within the mission area of NIDDK.

The Program exposes students to research in areas of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, digestive, liver, urologic, kidney, and hematologic diseases.

The Program provides support for 8 full-time consecutive weeks of basic or clinical research education and training during the summer provided by experienced faculty currently active in research related to the mission of NIDDK.

Additional Information and how to apply (click link)

2010 Youth Servant Leadership Oratorical Contest -- Deadline: December 11, 2009

MIFA's fifth annual oratorical contest challenges teens

Each year, students in the Memphis area are invited to participate in MIFA's Youth Servant Leadership Oratorical Contest, which is held in honor of the profound oratorical legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students are invited to submit brief speeches in response to the year's theme. This year, the deadline for submissions is December 11, 2009, and the theme is "Something Good in Memphis: My Blueprint for Service."

Application materials include:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Typed, double-spaced essay in Microsoft Word
  • Transcript or last report card

Students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in and attending public school in Memphis/Shelby County
  • Be between the ages of 14 and 18 as of December 31, 2009
  • Have at least a 2.5 grade point average
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, faith leader, or employer

Download the complete information packet and application or review tips for the contest. If you are interested in being a mentor, review the qualifications here.

For more information, contact Carlos U. Royston at (901) - 529-4557.

Additional Information and last year's winning essay.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) - Scholarships

Receive Full Tuition, Book Stipend, Extra Cash and More...


The NROTC Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line for the Navy or Marine Corps. Selected applicants for the NROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Full information concerning the NROTC Scholarship Program is available from any of the colleges and universities with NROTC units or from Navy and Marine Corps recruiters. 1-800-NAV-ROTC.

Selected applicants for the NROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

Requirements (click link to view online)

Colleges/Universities NROTC Units (click link to view online)

NROTC Brochure (click link to view online)

To Start An Application:


Full information concerning the NROTC Scholarship Program is available from any of the colleges and universities with NROTC units or from Navy and Marine Corps recruiters, visit:

Student that applies for the 4 year National NROTC Scholarship can attendany college that has a NROTC Unit or a cross town school. Any student that receives a HBCU NROTC Scholarship must attend the following HBCU: (The schools must have a NROTC Unit or cross town.)

Allen University, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Huston-Tillotson University, Morehouse College, Norfolk State University, Prairie View A&M University, Savannah State College, Southern University, Southern A&M University, Tennessee State University Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, Spelman College and Xavier University

70 African American Students Received a 4 year National NROTC Scholarships for 2008. Over 200 African Americans received HBCU 4 yr NROTC Scholarships. In 2009, 129 African American Students Received a 4 year National NROTC Scholarships.