Archive for the ‘Women’ Category

Postgraduate Fellowships for Women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries- Deadline 7/31/14

July 10, 2014
Deadline: July 31, 2014
The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant’s home country. The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.


The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.

The minimum qualification of applicants is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines.

Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.

The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.

The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.


UC Davis Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship & Mentorship Program- Summer- Deadline 4/6/13

March 28, 2013


Thank you for your interest in the UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship & Mentorship Program. This is a unique opportunity open to all pre-medical students to be mentored by faculty, residents, interns, and medical students in the nationally recognized UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery.

This program is open to ALL pre-medical students regardless of year, academic standing, or academic institution. If you are interested in a career in medicine you are eligible to apply!

All undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students from all institutions planning on applying to medical school are eligible. This includes community college, CSU, UC, private university, and graduating high school students who are at least 17 years old.


The site for the program is the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. This 650-bed hospital is the major teaching affiliate for the UC Davis School of Medicine. The Hospital serves an area of tremendous diversity in both cultural and socioeconomic background. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center, and home to the only burn center, children’s hospital, and transplant center in Northern California. Furthermore, it is the only institution of its kind in Northern California. It is one of the five busiest Trauma Centers in the country and has been featured in multiple television programs. Their focus of service to those most in need underpins the teaching activities in this setting.

The Department of Surgery consists of the following surgical subspecialties:

  • Trauma & Emergency Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • Burn Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urological Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


This is not a volunteering or shadowing program. This is a mentorship where you will be interacting with multiple physicians in the Department of Surgery. You will be working directly with physicians every step of the way, from seeing patients in the intensive care unit, to pre-operative, post-operative, bedside, trauma bay, operating rooms, clinics, conferences, journal clubs and rounds. You will experience the duties physicians perform on a daily basis. You will be part of the team and regarded as such. This program is under the supervision and guidelines set forth by the Chairman of Surgery at the UC Davis Health System.

This is an extraordinarily unique opportunity. Maturity, attentiveness, and being able to follow directions are imperative. This is a fast-paced environment where life and death are on the line every second of the day. Professionalism and maturity are expected. The surgeons voluntarily participating in this program are enthusiastic about having pre-med interns since they were once pre-medical students. Their goal is to give you the best learning experience possible. So please be respectful of them at all times. Additionally, we ask that you remain flexible and follow their instructions.

Summer 2013 Application Deadline: April 6, 2013 at 12pm PST

For More Information & Application:
Information/Application Support Sessions

Attend any of the following free information sessions to learn more about the program, receive assistance with your application, and ask any questions you may have.

We will also be hosting application support sessions that will provide information on how you may complete the application successfully. Registration is NOT required.  Please understand that information/support session attendance is not required for acceptance into the program.
We have over 40 sessions for you held at various locations in Northern California, Bay Area, and Central Valley.

All sessions will be held in the following location:

UC Davis School of Medicine

Educational Building
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Other locations posted on the website 

Upcoming Information Sessions posted on: 
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January 30, 2013

L’Oréal USA Fellowship for Women in Science Program- PHD students- Deadline 12/20/12

November 15, 2012
Deadline: December 20, 2012

The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 that must put towards their postdoctoral research.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must be female scientists, who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of their application submission and have started in a postdoctoral research position by September 1, 2013
  • Applicants must be American born, naturalized citizens, or permanent residents
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based academic or research institution
  • Applicants must conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the U.S.
  • Applicants must be involved in life or physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science or mathematics

La Unidad Latina Foundation- Latinas- Deadline 10/15

September 27, 2012

Educational scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students on a competitive basis and range from $250 to $1000.

Applicants must:

  • Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale. Cumulative  below 2.80 do not qualify for a scholarship,
  • Be currently enrolled in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university. Eligible degrees include: all Bachelor degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration/Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, and Master of Divinity,
  • Have completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants, and
  • Reside in the United States.

Required Documentation:

  • Official university-issued academic transcript(s) required and included in application. Graduate students are required to submit graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
  • Letter of recommendation from university administrator/faculty or community leader demonstrating student leadership and commitment to civic service. (200-350 words).

Application Submission Requirements:

  • Applications are only accepted within the 45-day period prior to the deadline. That is, as of January 1st for the February 15th deadline, and September 1st for the October 15th deadline,
  • Applications must be postmarked by the deadline, and
  • Do not send applications by registered mail or other delivery service requiring a signature (Fed Ex, UPS, USPS Express Mail, Airborne Express), as we are sometimes unavailable to sign for deliveries.

Empowering Women of Color Conference and Youth Essay Contest-Due Feb 3

January 10, 2012

On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the University of California at Berkeley’s Women of Color Initiative will host the 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC).  The conference, themed “A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access & Healing,” honors our legacies, celebrates our struggles and provides a space to build community and share practical tools to shape our everyday lives. This year’s conference will focus on the mental, physical, nutritional, environmental, and spiritual wellness of women of color.  In addition, it will feature a youth speaker from the Youth Essay Contest.

The youth essay contest is open to all high school students.   Admission is free for the contest winner!  For more information, please see the guidelines and application (please e-mail below for file). The deadline to return all youth essay contest materials (application and essay) is Friday, February 3, 2012.

If you and/or your students have any questions, please call Veronica Garcia at (510) 642-2876 x3 or email

Single Parents Scholarship- Deadline 10/1/2011

September 29, 2011

“Online Support A Student Scholarship for Single Parents,” – the first of its kind – was
created to financially assist single parents enrolled in a college degree
program with an online learning component.

To ensure that as many students as possible are given the best
opportunity to apply, I’m reaching out to you, in the hopes that you’ll add a
link to the scholarship to your website this week so that additional
students are aware of the opportunity and can submit their applications right
as the October 1st official open date begins.

The winner, who will be announced on December 1st, 2011, will be
awarded $10,000 towards non-tuition related living expenses for the January
2012 academic year including:
• Rent
• Childcare
• Books and School Supplies
• Utilities – Gas and Electric
• Utilities – Internet
• Groceries

Any single parent enrolled in a degree program with a significant
online component is eligible to apply. The applicant must also be receiving
some other type of financial aid.
The scholarship, with further information, can be found at:

If you have any questions, please let me know. I’m happy to assist in
any way I can.

Best Regards,
Lauren Licata
Community Outreach Coordinator

Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship Program-Due March 18

January 19, 2011

Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to 30 Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each.


Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the CLF Scholarship.

Candidates must:

  • Be a woman of Chicana/Latina heritage.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or community college in one of the following Northern California counties:
    Click here for list of eligible counties Alameda
    Contra Costa
    San Francisco
    San Mateo
    Santa Clara
    Santa Cruz
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  • Have lived at least two years in one of the above Northern California counties at the time of application
  • Community College and Undergraduate students must:
        – Be enrolled as a full-time college student (as defined by your institution*) when
          applying and for the following academic year, and
        – Have completed 12 college units after high school graduation, and
        – Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 of college course work
  • Graduate students must:
        – Be enrolled graduate/professional students completing course/thesis/dissertation;
          or have been accepted into graduate/professional school, and
        – Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for college course work
  • Commit to attending the CLF Leadership Institute (one weekend in August after being selected and one weekend the following year in February)
  • Commit to volunteering ten (10) hours for CLF before March the year after being selected
  • Past CLF awardees may not re-apply until four years after receiving our scholarship

For more information please follow link below:

Selected Professions Fellowships for Woman-Jan 10, 2011

August 16, 2010

This might be a bit premature for many, but it is not too early to look into what opportunities lie ahead.

Selected Professions Fellowships provide opportunities for women to
pursue graduate and first-professional degrees in designated fields
where women traditionally have been underrepresented and where the
employment outlook and earnings potential are strong. Recipients must
be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following

* Architecture (M.Arch, M.S.Arch)
* Computer/Information Sciences (M.S.)
* Engineering (M.E., M.S.)
* Mathematics/Statistics (M.S.)

Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women
of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:

* Business Administration (M.B.A.) – applicants may apply for 2nd
year of study only
* Law (J.D.) – applicants may apply for 3rd year of study only
* Medicine (M.D., D.O.) – applicants may apply for 3rd or 4th year
of study only

Please follow link below for more information and application:

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