Archive | February, 2018

Department of Defense SMART and Stokes Scholarships

What: Department of Defense scholarships provide cash awards to students who have demonstrated ability and aptitude for excelling in STEM fields in disciplines of importance to DoD. Both of the scholarships listed would be especially beneficial for students majoring in Computer Science or other STEM majors. More information about specific scholarships can be found under “Learn More.”

To Apply: 2019 deadlines for these scholarships are tentative, as finalists for 2018 scholarships have already been selected.

 

 

 

 

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SMART Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD facilities. Learn more about the SMART Scholarship here.

Stokes Scholarship

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You’ll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. You must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter in the freshman year and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter after the freshman year. If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition. Learn more about the Stokes Scholarship here.

Posted on February 26, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Attend former Charleston mayor Joe Riley’s course on International African American Museum

This spring Citadel professor and former Charleston mayor Joeseph P. Riley, Jr. is teaching a new course that is open to the public. The course is titled “Why and How: The Making of the International African American Museum”. The class takes place on Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm in various locations and features different guest speakers.

The course aims to be as much a study of history learned through the culmination of decades of work by church historians, genealogists, and storytellers as it is a business case study of what goes into taking on a major public project of this kind.

See full course schedule here.

Posted on February 12, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Internships

What: Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building. VSFS is accommodating and flexible. Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life. Through VSFS, students can also choose projects from a wide variety of agencies – more than 32 federal agencies. Through VSFS, federal employees connect with students from diverse backgrounds and skills, as well as with their colleagues across government. This internship is not paid, but students can gain valuable work experience through this program.

To Apply: The VSFS vacancy announcement is open July 2 – 26 on the USAJOBS.gov website. During that time, students may find the listing by searching for “VSFS” or “Virtual Student Federal Service” on USAJOBS.

More information on this opportunity can be found on the program’s website.

Posted on February 6, 2018 in Internships & Jobs

Department of State FAIT Program

What: The Department of State, in partnership with the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), is pleased to announce the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program. This program is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for interested individuals seeking to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.  The U.S. State Department provides academic funding so that you may focus on preparing yourself for a future career in the Foreign Service. As a selected FAIT Fellow, you will receive financial support for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for either your junior and senior year of undergraduate study OR a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field (up to $37,500 annually). You’ll also receive stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two internship experiences.

To Apply: For the 2019 FAIT Fellowship, the general deadline for applicants is in the December of the cohort year (December 2018). The online application will open during Fall 2018.

More information on this opportunity can be found on the program’s website or in the program brochure.

Posted on February 5, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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