This fellowship program encourages students to seek advanced education in technical areas related to nuclear forensics and provides incentives for universities to invest in and further develop radiochemistry and other nuclear forensics-related academic programs. The Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program (NFGFP) gives highly motivated students an exceptional opportunity to apply their knowledge to enhance U.S. national security. As a key component of the broader National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program, the NFGFP enables fellows to gain unique, hands-on experience through laboratory practicums and close interaction with technical and policy experts throughout the nuclear forensics community.
Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences, the life sciences, or engineering are eligible to apply for the NFGFP. Graduate students in these technical disciplines who will have at least two full years of graduate work remaining at the beginning of September 2015 are also eligible. Applicants must be pursuing or planning to pursue doctoral studies in specialties directly relevant to technical nuclear forensics. These specialties include but are not limited to radiochemistry, geochemistry, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, materials science, and analytical chemistry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
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Each year the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, and engineering scholarships of up to $7,500. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2015 for use during the 2015–2016 academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students—those who will be college juniors or college seniors in the 2015–2016 academic year—who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
The scholarships cover college-related expenses, such as:
- Undergraduate tuition
- University fees
- Room and Board
The deadline to apply is November 03, 2014. If interested, contact The Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities or Elizabeth Cayton Broccoli, John Jay College Pre Law Coordinator.
Are you interested in science, service, and stewardship? If so, the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Program (USP) is looking for you. USP scholarships are for rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA’s mission.
If selected, students receive total awards valued at up to $35,000 in support during their junior and senior years. First, the recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD. Next, they complete a nine week paid summer internship at NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. Then, during the second summer, students complete paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country (students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance during this internship). Finally, at the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an education and science symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).
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The application period is September 1, 2014 to January 30, 2015.
To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or a 3rd year student in a five-year program in a discipline related to NOAA’s programs and mission at an accredited minority serving institution (John Jay qualifies). You must earn and maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
When crafting your application, keep in mind that competitive applications are those that:
- address the NOAA mission;
- have resume and personal statements that are crafted to be relevant to the NOAA mission;
- have recommendations that are well developed and made relevant to the NOAA mission