Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program 2015-2016

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUFP) seeks to identify, support, and mentor highly qualified underrepresented undergraduate students and other students interested in diversifying faculties in higher education, and encourage them to pursue a Ph.D. in fields where diversity has not been historically present.

MMFUP helps you reach your career goals by:
– Learning about an academic career
– Providing financial support
Fellows receive a stipend during the summer and academic year and are eligible for undergraduate loan repayment.

Eligibility:
– Sophomore or junior standing.
– Participation in the program is limited to students considering graduate study towards a Ph.D. in a Mellon-approved field (complete list of programs available on website).
– Participation is not limited by a student’s undergraduate major.
– Status as U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 cohort at dornsife.usc.edu/mmuf
The application is due Wednesday, February 18, 2014 by 4:30 pm to ADM 304

For more information please contact:
Kimberly Allen, Director of Special Projects for Academic Programs, USC Dornsife College
(213) 740-2359
allenk@dornsife.usc.edu
ADM 304

CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS: 2015 USC MELLON MENTORING AWARDS

2015 MMA Call for NominationsAll faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, and fellows are invited to nominate their faculty colleagues, mentors, and professors for this prestigious award by January 23, 2015.  For more information and to submit a nomination, visit: http://faculty.usc.edu/mentoring.

The USC Mellon Mentoring program is an annual awards program through which faculty at USC receive recognition for being exceptional mentors. The categories for the awards are:

  • faculty mentoring graduate students
  • faculty mentoring undergraduate students
  • faculty mentoring postdoctoral scholars, medical residents, and fellows
  • faculty mentoring faculty colleagues

All nominations, including at least 2 letters of support, must be received by the January 23 deadline. For questions, contact Melissa Jones at mcnear@provost.usc.edu.

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines & Information Sessions

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines & Information Sessions!

Truman Scholarship
Campus Deadline: November 14, 2014
http://www.truman.gov/

Boren Scholarship
Preferred Campus Deadline: November 17, 2014
http://www.borenawards.org/

Goldwater Scholarship
Campus Deadline: December 8, 2014
https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Rotary Global Grant
Campus Deadline: January 16, 2015
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50010/SitePage/scholars

Information Sessions:
Humanity in Action Fellowship Information Session
Guest Speakers: Dr. Judy Goldstein, Founder & Executive Director
Mushfiqur Chowdhury, 2014 USC Humanity in Action Fellow
Wednesday, October 22
1-2pm in Hedco Neuroscience Building (HNB) 100

Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship Information Session
Featuring: Dr. Judy Goldstein, Founder & Executive Director
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
2:30-3:30pm in Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

General Fellowships for Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors
Thursday, October 23
12-1pm in Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

Rotary Global Grant Information Session
Featuring: USC Professor & Rotarian Dr. Mina Soroosh
Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100
Tuesday, November 4
12-1pm

More information about these awards and others we support can be found on our website: http://www.usc.edu/programs/ugprograms/aif/fellowshiplist.htm
We also post regular updates on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uscaif

Sincerely,
Academic & International Fellowships Staff
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300
Los Angeles, California  90089-0896
http://www.usc.edu/aif
(213) 740-9116​

Need help with an upcoming interview, case competition, or class presentation?

PUBLIC SPEAKING TUTORING!

Have an interview, case competition, or group presentation coming up in the next few weeks? Need an audience or friend to provide you with tips, pointers, and constructive feedback? Work with the student members of USC SpeechEmpowerment! Our student coaches will act as a target audience and also provide you/ your group with friendly, constructive feedback to sharpen your presentation.Our members are highly qualified national public speakers and debaters! We will listen to your presentation anytime between 6:30 and 7:50 P.M. on , Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in THH 121: Email speechempowermentUSC@gmail.com to reserve a 15-20 minute slot! Visit http://www.usc-se.org for more information!

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Rotary Global Grant Information Session

Rotary Global Grant Information Session
Featuring: USC Professor & Rotarian Dr. Mina Soroosh
Hedco Neruosciences Building (HNB) 100
Tuesday, November 4
12-1pm

The Rotary Global Grant offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 or more for students pursuing a graduate degree abroad in a country where a Rotary Club is located.  Applicants must apply directly to a graduate program as well as for the Rotary Global Grant.  Graduate programs must focus on one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Applicant must also outline a sustainable service project in their host community.  Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree at the time of starting the grant.  U.S. and non U.S. citizens may apply.  ​

  • ​Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Application deadline: January 16, 2015
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50010/SitePage/scholars

If you have any questions, please contact:
Academic and International Fellowships
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300
Los Angeles, California  90089-0896
http://www.usc.edu/aif
(213) 740-9116
Email: aifstaff@usc.edu

Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

The Office of Academic & International Fellowships manages competitive national and international fellowship programs. In this informational session, we’ll cover what makes a strong candidate, how to prepare, and awards such as Truman, Boren, Udall and Beinecke among others. Join us on:

Thursday, October 23
12-1pm
Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

You can find a full list of the fellowships we support on our website http://www.usc.edu/programs/ugprograms/aif/
Feel free to contact us should you have any questions aifstaff@usc.edu

We also consistently post helpful resources and upcoming deadlines on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/uscaif

Diversity Networking Mixer

Come network with 20 employers looking to recruit diverse members of the Trojan family for internships and full-time job opportunities!  RSVP on connectSC (Events Tab>Career Events>Diversity Networking Mixer) and view the list of companies and positions they’re recruiting for.

Come dressed in business formal attire and bring copies of your resume!