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Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Description: Interns in this eight-week* program participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor in any of these areas: educational measurement and psychometrics validity natural language processing and speech technologies cognitive psychology learning theory linguistics and computational linguistics teaching and classroom research statistics international large-scale assessments Interns also participate in seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Each intern is required to give a brief presentation about their project at the conclusion of the internship. Program Goals Provide research opportunities to individuals enrolled in a doctoral program in the fields described above. Increase the number of scholars and students from diverse backgrounds — especially traditionally underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, and American Indians — conducting research in educational measurement and related fields. Eligibility Current full-time enrollment in a doctoral program in any of the areas specified above. Completion of at least two years of coursework toward the Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date.

Courtney E. Cox Chaucer Prize

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature Outstanding scholastic achievement in Chaucer or Middle English.

Harvey Birenbaum Prize Scholarship

College/Department: English & Comparative Literature The Department will evaluate and select the winner. Preference should be given to work that creatively combines the intellectual, emotional, and imaginative study of literature. Awards are to be made only from the interest earnings.

R.L. Gillette Scholarship

Offered to WOMEN who are legally blind and enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen, and submit: 1. Evidence of legal blindness 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A sample performance tape (not to exceed 30 minutes) or a creative writing sample 6. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.

William C. Stokoe Scholarship

Scholarship is limited to deaf students who have graduated form a four-year college program and are pursuing part-time or full-time graduate studies in a field related to Sign Language or the Deaf Community, or a deaf gradaute student who is developing a special project on one of these topics. The winner of the Stokoe Scholarship must create and complete a research or development project within a year that relates to Sign Language or the Deaf Community. The winner must prepare a brief report (either written or videotaped) upon completion of the project. Usually the project will be directly related to the student's work in school.

Katrin Lamon Fund Fellowship

Katrin Lamon Fund Fellowship will be awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native graduates studying literature, journalism & communication, or related fields. Eligibility: Be an enrolled member of a United States federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess one-fourth degree Indian blood from a federally-recognized tribe. Be enrolled full-time in a Masters, doctoral or professional degree program at an accredited college or university within the United States. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) from the United States Department of Education and the office of the university you plan to attend. Application Procedure: Note: Application for the Katrin Lamon Fund Fellowship additionally provides eligibility for other AIGC-administered graduate/professional awards, especially the AIGC Fellowship. The possibility of an applicant being granted multiple awards by AIGC also exists, especially as regards smaller-amount awards. You need only complete one application. Submit the following: A completed AIGC Fellowship Application. A 250-word typed essay as described in the application packet. A Financial Need Form (FNF) completed by the college or university financial aid office. A Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC).

Davidson Fellows Scholarships

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people under the age of 18 who have completed a significant piece of work.Application categories are Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.Eligibility To be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants must: * Be under 18 years of age. Individuals born on or before October 1, 1993 are not eligible. * Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty. * There is no minimum age for eligibility. Davidson Fellows must be available to attend, with at least one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in September in Washington, D.C. (Travel expenses and lodging will be provided by the Institute.)

Catherine Urban Scholarship for English

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature For a half-time or full-time, fully matriculated student with an overall GPA of 3.0. Must be a junior or senior majoring English.

F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS In the granting of scholarships, preference shall be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Applicants should reside or have resided in the northeast region of Pennsylvania and be a citizen of the United States. Grants are made without distinction as to race, color, creed, or sex. The applicant need not be a graduate student, nor formally trained in any academic or professional program. The applicant must show that the scholarship will aid them in their development into professional artists. The granting of the award and the amount awarded is a matter of discretion of the Grant Selection Committee. PROCEDURES Applicant must furnish the Selection Committee with proof of exceptional ability in his or her chosen field and give evidence that this chosen field is intended to be his or her life's work. This ability must be demonstrated through a selection process which is initiated by completing an official application form. The application form must be supported by letters of recommendation from recognized artists, experts or judges in the pertinent field. Additionally, the application requires a detailed proposal for the use of the grant including a projected budget. TERMS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP The recipient may use the award only to finance an individual program or proposal which has had prior approval by the Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House, Inc. The grant, awarded annually, is in the sum of up to $12,000. The proceeds of this grant represent taxable income in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service Code Section I 17, as amended. The grantor will file the necessary reports with the IRS concerning the award. The recipient is required to make two progress reports to the Administrative Chairperson. These reports are then presented to the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House. Failure to comply with these reports may result in the termination of the grant. There is no requirement that the award be made if in the judgment of the Selection Committee there is no qualified candidate. TIMETABLE Completed applications and proposals must be in the office of the Waverly Community House, Inc. on or before December 15th of each year. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the applications must be postmarked on or before the 15th. All applicants will be informed within 90 days as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee for a final presentation of their work and for an interview. Each finalist will be notified of their status within one week of the presentations as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee. On or before November 1st, a progress report, including photographs and/or other suitable documentation of the work in progress, must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson. On or before May 1st, a more complete and detailed report must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson.

James O. Wood Fund for Shakespeare Studies

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature Sponsor: (Founding) James O. Wood Award: Annual Criteria: Call number 408-924-4425 for more information.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, The

Criteria: 1. Must pursue a discipline of graduate studies in the traditional humanities: Anthropology (cultural only), Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies (all areas), English Literature, English/Creative Writing (creative dissertation only), Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Theory, Foreign Language & Literature, History, History of Architecture, History & Philosophy of Mathematics, History & Philosophy of Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies (main focus of program must be an eligible field), Linguistics (cultural only), Music History & Theory, Philosophy, Political History / Philosophy / Theory, Religion / Religious Studies (academic only not for pastoral ministry), Rhetoric or Women

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