Archive | January, 2021

Enough Pie is Looking for Interns!

Enough Pie, Charleston’s only creative placemaking non-profit in the Upper Peninsula, is seeking three passionate and dynamic interns for Spring 2021! Undergraduate and graduate students from local higher education institutions are invited to apply for the following available positions:

Please click the position title for internship description, and fill out the application here. Positions will include both remote and in-person work with a weekly commitment of up to 15 hours per week, depending on the intern’s availability. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Positions will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to reach out to Bianca LaPaz, Administrative Operations Manager, at bianca@enoughpie.org with any questions

Posted on January 29, 2021 in Internships & Jobs

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) Program

The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from most areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision-related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

You can apply for this program through the online application. The deadline for the Spring cycle is March 15. Check out the program’s page for more information and tips on how to apply.

Posted on January 29, 2021 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Interested in improving diversity and inclusion in the Honors College? Join the Outreach Committee!

The Outreach Committee is looking for new members who want to make a positive and lasting change in the Honors College. If you are interested, fill out this Google Form and contact Aliece Hurley (hurleyab@g.cofc.edu) or Andrea Kimpson (kimpsonam@g.cofc.edu) for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Outreach Committee…

  • Works with administration on recruitment and retention processes
  • Has the opportunity to be part of a new and innovative committee with a direct impact
  • Builds communities within the Honors College

Past/Current Initiatives…

  • Series on Race
  • Revising the Charleston Fellows Interview Weekend review process to mitigate bias
  • Developing Honors affinity groups
  • Process for existing students to join the Charleston Fellows Program

Posted on January 29, 2021 in Campus Involvement, Clubs and Organizations

Gilman Scholarship supports study abroad for students with limited financial means

Gilman International ScholarshipThe U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide that start between May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022. This cycle encompasses Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022, and Spring 2022 programs.

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. The Critical Need Language Award is competitive and offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year.

The application is now live and available online at www.gilmanscholarship.org.

Applications due Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, nationalawards@cofc.edu.

Posted on January 26, 2021 in Uncategorized

Lime Connect Fellowship Program

Lime Connect is a global nonprofit and hosts the world’s largest network of young professionals with disabilities. The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities is the flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities. The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in July and offers individual coaching, webinars, mentoring, and Fellows community discussions throughout the year. Upon graduation from the program, Fellows become part of the larger Lime Connect Fellows Community and have access to ongoing professional development, community and networking opportunities throughout their careers.

All sophomores with visible or invisible disabilities are encouraged to apply for this leadership program by Sunday, February 28 at midnight PST. Check out the program’s webpage for more information on how to apply.

Have any questions about the program? Reach out to program alum Leah Martin at martinlb1@g.cofc.edu or Lime Connect’s Director of Engagement Alissa Brower-Severini at Alissa.brower@limeconnect.com.

Posted on January 19, 2021 in Uncategorized

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include return US-UK airfare, tuition and fees at the host institution, and accommodation. There are multiple institutions to choose from with diverse interests of courses and focuses. Currently, the list of institutions participating has yet to be confirmed.

Current freshmen and sophomores or students who will have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Summer Institute are eligible to apply. The Summer Institute seeks students who have little to no experience traveling outside of the U.S. or North America. Students must have a 3.7 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Applications anticipated to open in early February and close in late February. Program details have yet to be confirmed. For more information, visit http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, nationalawards@cofc.edu.

Posted on January 15, 2021 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) Fellowship

The Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) is a paid, 8-week fellowship opportunity for young leaders interested in affecting positive change for students of color and low-income students in public schools throughout the South.

SELI fellows will be placed in equity-focused nonprofits, school districts, state agencies, and higher education institutions working on substantive projects to advance the mission of their host sites. Past fellows have completed a wide array of projects ranging from policy primers to community engagement events. Eligible students are undergraduates who will have completed 60 credit hours by June 2021, as well as graduate and professional students.

More information on the program and how to apply can be found on the program website, the program overview, and in the FAQ document. If you have any questions, please reach out to the general SELI email address at seli@southerneducation.org or Kenita Williams, Chief of Staff and Director of Leadership Development at kwilliams@southerneducation.org.

Posted on January 13, 2021 in Community Engagement

Volunteer with The Green Heart Project!

The Green Heart Project has just populated their Spring 2021 Events Calendar with tons of volunteer opportunities! Urban Farm and Garden workdays generally fall on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and have both morning and afternoon sessions.

Check out the full calendar and register for events at https://greenheartsc.org/calendar/. If you have any questions, please reach out to Laurie Fogleman, Green Heart’s Honors Engaged Liason, at foglemanlc@g.cofc.edu.

Posted on January 9, 2021 in Community Engagement
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