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Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required.
Deadline: December 7

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program will provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” Internships will primarily focus on projects related to Advanced Technology Demonstration programs, or are otherwise in the areas of: Materials Research and Supporting Technology, Advanced Analytics, Nuclear Forensics, Program Management, Radiation Detection, and Shielded Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Detection.  Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.  Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses. 

Research experiences are anticipated at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) ● Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) ● Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) ● National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD) ● Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN) ● Savannah River National Laboratory (Aiken, SC) 

Areas of research: Engineering, earth and geosciences, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Deadline: January 25, 2017

James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Each year, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program makes available at least one graduate-level fellowship worth up to $24,000 in each state ($12,000 maximum per academic year). The program emphasizes the framing, principles and history of the Constitution. Current and prospective secondary school teachers of American history, American government and social studies are eligible to apply.

The Winston Salem Foundation
The Foundation offers scholarships with more general eligibility criteria, as well as scholarships with more specific criteria, such as those for students attending specific high schools or colleges or those pursuing certain fields of study.  Some scholarships entail a one-time award, while many are renewable for three additional years.  Additionally, many scholarships are strictly merit-based, while others will also consider family income as a factor.  Most scholarships are designated for students attending Forsyth County high schools, but there are also scholarships designated for students who attend high schools in other locations in our service area.  Some scholarships allow non-Forsyth County residents who attend a Forsyth County high school to qualify as long as they reside in a county in the Foundation’s service area.  The Foundation’s service area includes Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin and Wilkes counties.  There are two different scholarship application processes: many scholarship applications are made through the Foundation’s Common Application process, while other scholarships utilize their own application process.

Triangle Community Foundation (NC)
Triangle Community Foundation administers a number of endowed and non-endowed scholarship funds established by individual donors and organizations to assist students in continuing their education.

The Tomorrow Fund

Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students for funding for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The Tomorrow Fund provides college scholarships to immigrant Hispanic youth so they can become productive, well-educated members of our society.

Scholarships will be awarded to Hispanic/Latino immigrants (legal documentation not required) or first-generation citizens who are attending an accredited college or university in the state of North Carolina. Students must be receiving financial aid funded directly by the college, and must have a remaining unmet need gap of $15,000 or less.  The award will cover the cost of tuition, required fees, books, room and board, or other approved expenses.  Recipients will be selected based on their desire to further themselves through education, their probable ability to achieve their education goals, and their financial need and sources of support.  One-time awards will range from $1,000 to $15,000 per student, and recipients must re-apply for funding each year.

Deadline: May 1 Scholarship believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable. Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process – we want to support you. With that said, is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help you pay for your education and other associated expenses. Simply fill out the form and answer the question in order to apply.
Deadline: April 1

JW Surety Bonds Scholarship Program
You may apply for a scholarship of up to $25,000, by writing the most popular post on the corporate blog of JW Surety Bonds.
Deadline: September 30

I’ Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded, based on an essay written from the topic “Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions…why, or why not?”  Applicants must e-mail a written essay of a minimum of 650 words.
Deadline: December 31

Binpress Scholarship for Open Source
Binpress awards five $500 scholarships for students majoring in computer science, who have shown a commitment to the open source community.
Deadline: May 1

TEFL Academy Scholarships
The TEFL Academy awards scholarships to seniors graduating in 2014-15 who are interested in teaching English abroad.
Deadline: August 1 

Belluck & Fox Scholarship Essay Contest
Belluck & Fox, LLP is hosting its third annual $10,000 scholarship essay contest.  Ten different award amounts are granted to deserving students throughout the United States.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with educational efforts, as well as raise awareness for Mesothelioma and its effects.
Deadline: March 25 (first contest), October 10 (second contest) Student Care-Giver Annual Scholarship is offering three $1,500 scholarships to university students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives. Submit your story though a 1500-word essay or 2-minute video telling us about your journey.
Deadline: December 31

Thumbtack Scholarship
A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to learning a new trade that can be turned into a business, learning fundamental business skills (such as marketing and accounting), or deepening the knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that better serves small business owners and independent professionals.
Deadline: January 31

Dyslexia Scholarship

Hanlon Law will award a $2,000 scholarship to an individual who submits the winning essay on how he or she has been challenged by dyslexia.  Write a 500+ word essay sharing your story and how you would benefit from this scholarship.  Include your academic goals, your college, and your career path.
Deadline: June 30

Scholarship for Students with an Autistic Sibling

Knapp & Roberts will award a $2,500 scholarship to an individual who submits the winning essay about a sibling with autism.
Deadline: April 30

Ray Snader Scholarship

The Law Office of Howard A. Snader is offering a $2,000 scholarship for college-bound students who live in a single-parent home as a result of one parent currently being held in custody; or because one of a parent’s former incarceration, the family is unable to assist in providing financial support for their college education. To apply, write a 500+ word essay sharing your story, with information about where you wish to attend college, the career path you wish to pursue, and how you would benefit from the scholarship.
Deadline: July 31

Firefighting Scholarship

Rosenbaum and Associates Law Firm is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the child of a firefighter enrolling in college or graduate school in 2016-17.  The successful applicant will embody what it is like to grow up with a parent in this occupation.  To apply, write a 500+ word essay about how your parent being a firefighter has influenced your life.  Provide information verifying where you will attend college, as well as your parent’s name, badge number, and associated fire department.
Deadline: July 1

Scholarship for Military Families

Orent Law Offices is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a student whose parent has served in the military.  To apply, write a 500+ word essay about how your parent’s service has shaped your life, goals, and dreams.
Deadline: November 30

FormSwift Scholarship Program

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winning business plan infographic for one of the following:  start-up, restaurant, non-profit, transportation company, clothing company.
Deadline: August 15, October 15, December 15

Best Decision Scholarship

Win a $2,500 scholarships by writing a 400-500 word essay on one of the most important decisions you have ever made.
Deadline:  July 31

cuLearn Summer Scholarship

Twenty $1,000 scholarships are available from Thrivent Financial.  Follow this link to apply on-line.
Deadline:  August 10

Scholarship for Children of Police Officers

Larry R. Williams, PLLC will be awarding one  $2,000 scholarship for tuition, books, or any school related expenses.  To apply, write a 500+  word essay detailing how being the son or daughter of a police officer has influenced you as a college-bound student.
Deadline:  May 1