2014 Scholarship Guide

By Shekinah Harper

Returning to college as a non-traditional student is not seen as a futile endeavor, but rather, an investment.

This fall, traditional college-age students will be joined by 8.7 million students age 25 and older. Statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics show that the 42 percent increase from non-traditional enrollment is greater than the 34 percent growth from traditional students.

The increase in enrollment is a reaction to the economic reality that by 2025, employers will require more than 23 million degree holders than the nation’s colleges and universities will have produced at the current rate. Demand exceeding supply.

So, in order to help meet this demand, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine presents its Annual Scholarship Guide that includes scholarships, internships and fellowships. If you are looking to continue your education, or start fresh this is a good place to start – and rise to the demands of the occasion.

Scholarships

AAUW Career Development Grant

Website: www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/

Eligibility: Women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Contact: 202.785.7700

ACS Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing

Website:www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/doctoral-degree-scholarship-nursing

Eligibility: Graduate students pursuing a doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research and preparing for career as a nurse scientist

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Contact: Visit website for details AES engineering scholarship

Website: www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Eligibility: Offered to high school seniors and all students attending post-secondary educational facility.

Deadline: October 6, 2014

Contact: scholarships@aesengineers.com

AIFS Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship

Website: www.aifsabroad.com/scholarships.asp#diversityabroad

Eligibility: Students who demonstrate high academic achievement and/or community service activities from under-represented groups.

Deadline: September 15th annually

Contact: 800.727.2437

ALA- LITA/LSSI Scholarship

Website: www.ala.org

Eligibility: Must demonstrate potential in and a strong commitment to study in an American Library Association Accredited Master of Library Science program

Deadline: March 1st annually

Contact: 800.545.2433

Internships

**George A. Lottier Golf Foundation Internship & Scholarship Award

Website: www.atlantatribune.com

Eligibility: College student entering his or her junior or senior year, or anyone pursuing a graduate degree; applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be studying English, journalism, communications, marketing, sales or graphic design

Deadline: Rolling

Contact: kmines@atlantatribune.com

AT&T Student Internship

Website: http://att.jobs/careers/college/internships

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student; minimum 3.0 GPA

Deadline: Application cycle begins in November

Contact: Online chat assistance is available from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Boston Consulting Group Internship

Website: www.bcg.com/careers/is_bcg_for_me/internships/default.aspx

Eligibility: College junior or graduate students

Deadline: Open

Contact: Contact via website

BET Internship Program

Website: www.betcareers.viacom.com/internships.html

Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate and law student

Deadline: Rolling

Contact: internship@bet.net

Facebook Front End Internship

Website: www.facebook.com/careers/university

Eligibility: Student must be pursuing a bachelors or masters in computer science or another related technical field

Deadline: Deadlines vary by opportunity

Contact: Visit website for details

FDA Office of Policy Internship Program

Website: www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/FellowshipInternshipGraduateFacultyPrograms/default.htm

Eligibility: Undergraduate student at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship; graduate student; must have completed at least two semesters of college education

Deadline: August 31st (spring semester)

Contact: FDA.Policy.Internships@fda.hhs.gov

Fellowships

OpenNews Fellowship

Website: www.mozillaopennews.org/fellowships/

Eligibility: Developers, hackers, engineers, technologists, data crunchers, and others who like to code; variety of backgrounds can include academia, software engineering, open source coding and newsroom development

Deadline: August 16, 2014

Contact: openenws@mozillafoundation.org

Fellowships at the Wilson Center

Website: www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships-grants

Eligibility: Citizens or permanent residents from any country; outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds; academic candidates holding a Ph.D. or demonstrating scholarly achievement by publishing beyond their doctoral dissertations; practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Contact: fellowships@wilsoncenter.org

Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Website: www.hss.edu/medical-student-summer-research-fellowship.asp

Eligibility: Students who have completed their first year in an accredited U.S. medical school

Deadline: March annually

Contact: hidakac@hss.edu

Westin Fellowship Program

Website: www.privacyassociation.org/westin_fellowship

Eligibility: A strong academic record and completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year program (graduate degree is preferred); able to be physically located at the IAPP’s office in New Hampshire during the term of their fellowship.

Successful applicants will have a strong academic background in a relevant field(s), proven communication skills and a passionate interest in privacy issues. Must be interested in pursuing a long-term career path in the field of privacy

Deadline: February 28, 2015

Contact: dave@privacyassociation.org

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