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HACU Scholarship Program-Due May 25

April 13, 2012

All scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

1) Demonstrate financial need (typically determined by FAFSA).

2) Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.

3) Attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made.  For the most up-to-date listing of HACU member institutions, please click here.


NIH Academy-Due Open

April 13, 2012

The NIH Academy offers trainees the opportunity to learn about health disparities, enhance their knowledge of gaps in health outcomes, and investigate what is being done to address health disparity issues. The NIH Academy trains future researchers and physician scientists to actively engage in promoting a society in which all people live healthy lives and have equal access to health care. Post baccalaureates can choose between two different NIH Academy Programs The NIH Academy Certificate Program and The NIH Academy Fellows Program.

Please click on the links to learn more about the Academy curriculum, the Academy Certificate Program, and the Academy Fellows Program.

Program Eligibility:

All Post baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Awardees (IRTAs) , Cancer Research Training Awardees (CRTAs) and Technical IRTA/CRTAs at the NIH are eligible to participate in the NIH Academy as are individuals who have accepted one of these positions. If you are not currently a Post baccalaureate IRTA but want to be a part of the NIH Academy you must first apply to the NIH Postbac IRTA program  and be accepted into a research group.

CHCI Congressio​nal Internship Program (CIP)-Due April 27

April 13, 2012

The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies

Eligibility Criteria

Students must currently be enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree Note: If selected as a finalist, all individuals will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment to participate in the program.

Individuals that will graduate in May/June 2012 are NOT eligible for the Summer session, but are eligible to participate in the Spring 2011 session and the 2012-2013 Public Policy Fellowship Program

Community college individuals graduating in June 2012 and are transferring to a new institution for the Fall 2012  semester are eligible for the Summer 2012 session.  However, if selected, they will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment at new institution for the Fall semester.

High academic achievement (No GPA requirement, however CHCI gives preference of 3.0 GPA or above)

Strong analytical and writing skills

Active participation in public and/or community service activities

U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

For more information and application please follow:

The Developmen​t Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST)-Due June 15

April 13, 2012

To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all  applicants must meet the following criteria:

African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major)  in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.),

Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the  predominantly Black colleges or universities listed below, and

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship-Due May 18

April 13, 2012

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation was established to provide services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment.  These $1,000 competitive awards will be judged based on the criteria listed below.

All scholarships are one time awards. Previous awardees are encouraged to apply each year that awards are offered. However, they must submit a new application each year.


Applicants must meet all of the requirements listed below:

1.  Must be a young adult cancer survivor or current patient. Note: We do not currently offer scholarships to siblings or children of cancer survivors.

2.  Must be between the ages of 18-35 An exception will be made if you are 17 and entering college in the fall of 2012

3.  US citizen or permanent resident

4.  Attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university or vocational institution in pursuit of an associate, bachelor, master’s, doctorate or certificate as of the fall of 2012

Carson Scholars Fund-Due Jan

April 13, 2012

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.  Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Carson Scholars” and are awarded with an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.

An interested student must be nominated by the principal at his or her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. Only one student from each school is able to apply, ensuring that each nominee epitomizes academic excellence. Carson Scholars must have a GPA of 3.75 and display humanitarian qualities through community service. Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement and humanitarian qualities, without regard to financial need or ethnicity.


HACU National Internship Program-Due June 12

April 13, 2012

The HACU National Internship Program is open to all students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, age, faith, etc.

In order to be eligible for the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), applicants must meet the following criteria: minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

enrollment in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate will be considered ineligible. The only session for which you may apply if you have already graduated is the summer session immediately following your final spring semester (i.e. applicants graduating in the spring of 2012 are still eligible for the summer 2012 internship session, but those who graduated in the fall of 2011 are not eligible for the summer 2012 internship session).

completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins

authorization or eligibility to work in the United States by law

SEEP – Due April 30

April 13, 2012

The Student Educational Employment Program (SEEP) provides Federal employment opportunities to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment as degree-seeking students taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, two- or four- year college or university, graduate or professional school.

Students appointed must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:


Be at least 16 years old;

Be a U.S. citizen, or national, or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed (as evidenced by documents proving citizenship). Non-citizens may be appointed provided that: The student is lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed; and the Agency is authorized to pay aliens under the annual appropriations act ban and any Agency specific enabling and appropriations statutes;

Pursuing any of the following accredited educational programs at least half-time: High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma; Vocational/Technical certificate; Associate Degree; Baccalaureate Degree; Graduate Degree; or Professional Degree;

Be in good academic standing as determined by the academic institution (generally GPA of 2.0 or higher);

Meet personnel suitability and physical requirements; and

Meet the OPM Qualification Standard for the series and grade of the position.

How to Apply

Students interested in working at HRSA should send a complete package by COB April 30, 2012.

The subject of your message should state Student Employment – YOUR MAJOR, if applicable.

STEER Program – Deadline Ongoing

April 13, 2012

Spend a month at the US-Mexico Border.  What you learn at STEER will last a lifetime!  Enjoy an international experience without leaving home.

Tuition free for students in US-accredited schools of medicine and public health.  Housing provided for only $750/month.  Most students’ schools give credit for STEER.  Some programs offer global health credit for STEER elective.  Presenters are bilingual.  Spanish not necessary.

Scholarships available on a first come, first served basis!

At present, the STEER students do not cross into Mexico.  Nevertheless, the Border provides a unique bicultural (90% Hispanic), bilingual learning environment, with a focus on the concerns of our nation’s border with Mexico – poverty, water and air pollution, immigration, sanitation, imports, the border “fence” and a medically underserved population threatened by infectious diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis, rabies as well as high rates of obesity and diabetes.

More than 25 presenters – all experts in their own right – will answer your questions:  What are the biggest challenges border residents face?  How are the medical and public health systems of both nations working to address these concerns?  How do health concerns at the US-Mexico Border affect every US citizen?

STEER offers training in two locations along the U.S.-Mexico Border─Laredo and Harlingen, Texas.

Go to our website for information and application.

Questions?  Please contact  us directly at

FMA-FEEA Scholarship – Due March 30

January 31, 2012

The FMA-FEEA Scholarship Program is for current civilian federal employees and retirees who are members of FMA and their dependent family members (spouse/child). Adult children and other relatives are eligible if claimed on the sponsoring employee’s tax return. Grandchildren of FMA members are also eligible to apply for the FMA-FEEA program.

For more information and application:

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