Category Archives: Scholarship Opportunities

LGBT Scholarships

From the LGBT Studies Program (Deadline: March 31):

In 2002, Hofstra University established an unprecedented scholarship program for students engaged in service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The program is designed to demonstrate Hofstra’s commitment to equality and support for LGBT individuals. The program now includes the Hofstra Law School Fellowships for Advocacy for the Equality of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, as well as another scholarship for undergraduates, which is described here.

Undergraduate Scholarships

The intent of this scholarship is to promote activism in support of the LGBT community. This scholarship is open to any applicant, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who has a demonstrable record or strong potential in support of LGBT activism. The award committee recognizes that so-called “straight allies” can have a dramatic impact on LGBT issues, and strongly encourages their applications.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability and experience promoting activism in support of the LGBT community. The amount of the scholarship is dependent on academic ability, with high achieving students eligible for full tuition scholarships and summer stipends for academic or activist pursuits. Recipients of the scholarship will choose a faculty mentor who will serve as a source of support and advice in addition to the student’s academic advisor.

The Mildred Elizabeth McGinnis Endowed Scholarship

Another scholarship, the Mildred Elizabeth McGinnis Endowed Scholarship, was established to assist LGBT students in the Humanities. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated economic need to an undergraduate LGBT student majoring in any Humanities discipline with at least a 3.0 GPA. (If no suitable LGBT student is identified, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who can show assistance to the LGBT community along with all the other terms of the requirements.)

Application Process

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability and their demonstrable record or strong potential to support LGBT activism. In addition to the usual Hofstra application process, applicants for the scholarship must submit an essay that discusses past, current, and/or future LGBT activism, or describes the applicant’s thoughts and convictions on a particular LGBT issue. The applicant can also provide supporting letters and documentation as evidence of past or current activism.

 

Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award

Deadline for all applications is Friday, April 4, 2014.

Hofstra University, through a generous donation from the family and friends of Hofstra alumna Allison Kim Levy, offers two $1250 awards along with a certificate of recognition, for good works within the community. Students, faculty, and staff of the University are eligible. Examples of service include such activities as development of community programs (e.g., initiating food distribution programs for the needy; tutoring programs for underachieving children, etc); or volunteer service in community programs (e.g., coordinating volunteers to help in food distribution; helping families to have access to community services by providing public announcements); or direct service in the community to individuals with special needs (e.g., reading for the visually impaired; in home behavior modification for the autistic child, etc.).

The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and awards are made on a yearly basis. This call for nominations is for work conducted during the 2013 calendar year and winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony of the National Honor Society in Psychology in May.

Nominations for the Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award must include a written description of no more than 500 words of the nominated individual’s contributions to the community and there must also be two corroborating letters from two members of the community.

The written description and corroborating letters should be sent to Dr. Robert W. Motta, Director of the Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology, Psychology Department, 205 Hauser Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549. A committee will select the winners.

Deadline for all applications is Friday, April 4, 2014

 

Scholarship opportunity

From Cengage Learning:

There’s more than one way to peel an orange and there’s more than one way to learn. Join our contest by submitting a short, one- to two-minute video.

Get creative! In your video, show us what makes you a unique learner who values a personal learning experience. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the best story, with the runner-up winning a $500 scholarship!

In a world full of apples, give the world an orange. Be creative and show us A Slice of Your Life!

For details and how to apply: http://www.cengagesites.com/CL/1270/slice/about/

Applications Sought for Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award

Deadline for all applications is Friday, April 5, 2013.

Hofstra University, through a generous donation from the family and friends of Hofstra alumna Allison Kim Levy, offers two $1100 awards along with a certificate of recognition, for good works within the community. Students, faculty, and staff of the University are eligible.

Examples of service include such activities as development of community programs (e.g., initiating food distribution programs for the needy; tutoring programs for underachieving children, etc); or volunteer service in community programs (e.g., coordinating volunteers to help in food distribution; helping families to have access to community services by providing public announcements); or direct service in the community to individuals with special needs (e.g., reading for the visually impaired; in home behavior modification for the autistic child, etc.).

The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and awards are made on a yearly basis. This call for nominations is for work conducted during the 2012 calendar year and winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony of the National Honor Society in Psychology in May.

Nominations for the Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award must include a written description of no more than 500 words of the nominated individual’s contributions to the community and there must also be two corroborating letters from two members of the community.

The written description and corroborating letters should be sent to Dr. Robert W. Motta, Director of the Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology, Psychology Department, 205 Hauser Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549. A committee will select the winners.

Deadline for all applications is Friday, April 5, 2013.

Applications Sought for Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award

 Deadline for all applications is Thursday, April 5, 2012.

Hofstra University, through a generous donation from the family and friends of Hofstra alumna Allison Kim Levy, offers two $1000 awards along with a certificate of recognition, for good works within the community. Students, faculty, and staff of the University are eligible.

Examples of service include such activities as development of community programs (e.g., initiating food distribution programs for the needy; tutoring programs for underachieving children); or volunteer service in community programs (e.g., coordinating volunteers to help in food distribution; helping families to have access to community services by providing public announcements); or direct service in the community to individuals with special needs (e.g., reading for the visually impaired; in home behavior modification for the autistic child, ).

The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and awards are made on a yearly basis. This call for nominations is for work conducted during the 2011 calendar year and winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony of the National Honor Society in Psychology in May.

Nominations for the Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award must include a written description of no more than 500 words of the nominated individual’s contributions to the community and there must also be two corroborating letters from two members of the community.

The written description and corroborating letters should be sent to Dr. Robert W. Motta, Director of the Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology, Psychology Department, 205 Hauser Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549. A committee will select the winners.

 Deadline for all applications is Thursday, April 5, 2012.

New Scholarship Opportunity

Promote hazing awareness to apply for the $700 Hazing Awareness Scholarship. Upcoming deadline is March 6th. To learn more and to apply visit: http://www.collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html

APAGS / Psi Chi Research Award

For graduating seniors heading to grad school:

Below you will find a NEW funding opportunity for students who are entering into the first or second year of graduate school.
APAGS/Psi Chi has just created a new, $1,000 award for students who are entering graduate school in Fall 2011 (i.e., rising first years; rising second years are also eligible). The award was designed to fund graduate research projects and help prepare students to apply for the NSF graduate fellowship. See the award website for more information!