Day: September 27, 2010

The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

The Hispanic College Fund scholarship programs are currently open.

Eligibility Requirements –
Students must…

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA 
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

* Some HCF Programs also require that a student be pursuing a certain area of study.
* Students studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Pharmacy and Nursing are highly encourage to apply.

All applications can be found online.

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the largest privately funded international scholarships program. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for graduate students. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. For additional details, you may visit the Rotary Foundation website.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty (30) individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States.  Students already in graduate study are eligible, though not past their second year.  The Fellowship provides $25,000 maintenance and half tuition (up to a maximum of $20,000 per academic year) wherever the Fellow attends.  Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or a child of at least one naturalized citizen parent (the other parent may not be a native-born U.S. citizen).  The deadline is November 1, 2010. Recipients will be announced in March, 2011.  Please visit the website for information on applying:

Campaign Kickoff Week Promises Something for Everyone

A week packed with special activities and Homecoming programs marks the kickoff of the public phase of Michigan Tech’s $200-million capital campaign.  All across campus, colorful banners showcase gifts through the years that have helped raise Michigan Tech’s stature.

The campaign, which began in 2006, will continue until 2013.  Called “Generations of Discovery,” the fundraising initiative focuses on raising support for priority items in the University’s strategic plan, including endowed faculty positions and student financial aid.  The amount raised so far and a new major gift will be announced at a campaign kickoff dinner on campus on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Here are some of the week’s events that are open to the campus and community:

Thursday, Sept. 30

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Van Pelt and Opie Library:  Undergraduate and graduate student research poster session
  • 1 to 3 p.m., Walker Arts and Humanities Center lawn:  Homecoming root beer floats for everyone (in case of rain, this event will move to the Memorial Union Commons)
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m., Little Huskies Child Development Center:  Open house in recognition of national accreditation
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m., M&M U115:  Entrepreneurship and Technology Symposium

Friday, Oct. 1

  • 8:30 to 8:50 a.m., Memorial Grove, along Hwy 41 next to Walker and Rozsa Center:  Dedication of the Memorial Grove
  • 1 to 3 p.m., Administration Building, 4th Floor:  Graduate School and Graduate Student Government Open House
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Fisher 129:  Endowed Chair Lecture–“Nano-Bio Hybrids: Materials Never Introduced to Each Other by Nature,” by Craig Friedrich, Robbins Endowed Chair in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
  • 4 p.m., Campus Mall:  Homecoming Parade
  • 5:30 p.m., Hancock Beach: Cardboard boat races
  • 7 p.m., MacInnes Student Ice Arena:  Alumni vs. students broomball tournament

Saturday, Oct. 2

  • 1 p.m., Sherman Field:  Football–Huskies vs. Ohio Dominican University
  • 7:07 p.m., MacInnes Student Ice Arena:  Hockey—Huskies vs. Nipissing University*

* Immediately after hockey game, MacInnes Student Ice Arena Alumni vs. students broomball tournament  championship

Published in Tech Today.

Sigma Xi Research Grants

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

Submission deadlines:
March 15 and October 15

Microsoft Research: Limited Submission

Microsoft Research offers two-year fellowships to outstanding graduate students from Latin American universities who are studying computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering.

  • The fellowship recipient award will cover 100 percent of the tuition and fees.
  • A stipend is provided to cover living expenses while in school (US$15,000 per year).
  • A conference and travel allowance is provided for recipients to attend professional conferences or seminars (US$5,000 per year).
  • All recipients will be offered the opportunity to complete one salaried internship over the duration of the year following the award.
  • Fellowships are awarded to recipients for two academic years only and not available for extension.

Internship Details

For complete internship details, please see Redmond Lab Internship Program.

Note: All Latin America Internship candidates should apply by using our online application tool.

Required Application Information

  • The deadline for applications for the current year is 12 October 2010.
    • Applications must include: Applicant’s curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference from established researchers familiar with the applicant’s research. Of these letters, one (1) letter of recommendation should come from the student’s advisor and the other two (2) letters should come from within the nominating institution. In the case where the student is applying for a Fellowship, it is additionally required the applicant’s thesis proposal be confirmed and approved by the Ph.D. program authorities.
    • Applications must be submitted in English only.
    • Applications must be submitted online in any of the following formats: Microsoft Office Word document, text-only file, PDF. All application materials must be submitted by the student, but we will give preference to students who are nominated by their universities.
    • Applications will be accepted only when submitted via the application tool. Applications submitted via email will not be considered.
    • Applications submitted to Microsoft will not be returned. Microsoft cannot assume responsibility for the confidentiality of information in submitted applications. Therefore, applications should not contain information that is confidential, restricted, or sensitive. Microsoft reserves the right to make public information from applications that receive awards, except those portions containing budgetary or personally identifiable information.
    • Incomplete applications cannot be considered, and notification of incompleteness will not be made. Late applications will not be accepted.
    • Due to the volume of submissions, Microsoft Research cannot provide individual feedback on applications that do not receive fellowship awards.

Application Process

  • Any student who is enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program at a credentialed university in the Latin American region may apply via the application tool.
  • Preference will be given to students who are nominated by their universities and completing their second or third year in a Ph.D. program.
  • An approved thesis proposal is required to qualify for application for the Fellowship Program.
  • A maximum of three (3) applicants per department for a total of nine (9) applicants per university will be tracked.

For more information please visit:

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of underrepresented groups completing doctoral degrees in the microbiological sciences. The ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and who have completed their graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. The fellowship encourages students to continue and complete their research project in the microbiological sciences.

Students will be:

  • Required to submit an abstract each year to ASM for presentation at the annual ASM General Meeting
  • Required to attend the ASM Kadner Institute or the ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute one time during the three-year tenure of the fellowship


Eligible candidates must be from groups that have been determined by the applicant’s institution to be underrepresented in the microbiological sciences. The ASM encourages institutions to identify individuals that have been historically underrepresented, and remain underrepresented today in the microbiological sciences nationally. These groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Be formally admitted to a doctoral program in the microbiological sciences in an accredited U.S. institution
  • Have successfully completed the first year of the graduate program (first year graduate students cannot apply)
  • Have successfully completed all graduate coursework requirements for the doctoral degree by the date of activation of the fellowship
  • Be a student member of ASM
  • Be mentored by an ASM member
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Not have funding OR have funding that will expire by the start date of the fellowship
    This fellowship cannot run concurrently with other national fellowships from NIH, NSF, HHMI, etc.


The program provides a total stipend of $63,000 ($21,000 a year) for a three year period (September 2011-June 2014). Students will receive six stipend payments. Funds cannot be used for tuition and fees.

Supporting documents

  • Three letters of recommendations must be submitted with your application. One letter must be from your research advisor/mentor. You may choose to submit references online or via mail.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please submit by via online application your undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Evidence of a successful research plan developed in collaboration with research advisor/mentor
  • Relevant career goals in the microbiological sciences
  • Involvement in activities that serve the needs of underrepresented groups.

Application Process

Applicants must apply electronically. There is no paper application. Applicants must complete all sections of the application and then share their PIN and PASSWORD with their faculty mentor. The PIN and PASSWORD are necessary for the faculty mentor to complete his/her section of the application. Faculty mentors must save their information and notify the applicant when finished. Once both parties have completed their respective sections, the applicant should submit the application to ASM. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit on time.

NOTE: Changes cannot be made once the application is submitted.


May 1st

For more information visit:


The online application is currently available. To retrieve the online application, click on the “Apply Online” link above.

Contact Jodi Lehman if interested in applying.

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award is for an honorarium of $5000 plus travel expenses to attend the AAUW National Convention in June 2011 to be held in Washignton, DC.  The award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equity and education for women and girls.  The award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, education, and research initiatives.  Work should support the following goals:

1. To remove barriers to women’s and girls’ participation in education

2. To promote the value of diversity and cross-cultural communication

3. To develop greater understanding of the ways women learn, think, work, and play.

For more information please visit: