NEWH New York Chapter Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000 each

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: September 19th, 2017

Winner Announcement: Fall of 2017

Brief Description:

NEWH New York Chapter is pleased to announce its annual scholarship named as the NEWH New York Chapter Scholarship. The program is open to students who are pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry.Through scholarships, seminars and educational programs, the NEWHrecognizes the talent and ability of students and encourage involvement in all areas of the Hospitality, Foodservice, Senior Living and related fields.

Host Institution:

Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, which provides access to the hospitality industry through scholarships, mentorship, and education. NEWH, INC. is dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is their goal to further their industry through education.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicant must:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island or Northern New Jersey
  • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled
  • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design etc.)

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant must submit online application through the given link: https://newh.org/products/checkout/#25

Supporting Documents:

The applicant must upload a single PDF file to include the required items below:

  • Student essay, two pages double-spaced in 12pt. to include:
  1. Background of yourself and your experience
  2. Your goals and objectives after graduation
  3. What prompted you to choose this career?
  4. Describe the contributions you have made to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation.
  5. Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you?
  6. If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing?
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of recommendation from (example): Professor, advisor, department head
  • Letters from industry professionals, past or current employers, etc.

NOTE: File name must include your first/last name (i.e. JohnSmith_scholarship_application.pdf)

Award Description:

In 2016, NEWH New York Chapter awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 4 deserving students! NEWH chapters and regional groups across the U.S., Canada, and the UK award scholarships annually, based on whether the student is in a 2-year or 4-year program. Scholarship winners will be honored at a NEWH New York chapter event in the fall of 2017.

Detailed Information Link:

http://newh.org/chapter-scholarships/

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the scholarships, contact by email at newh.scholarship-at-newh.orgor 800.593.6394

Mobility International USA Research Internship for Disable Students

Award Amount: Intern will work with MIUSA staff

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 15, 2017, or until the position is filled

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

Would you like to learn more about human rights, disability rights or women’s empowerment? Do you have an interest or experience in cross-cultural exchange and working with diverse populations? The Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a dynamic, disability-led organization who is seeking an intern to contribute their research and communication skills to their team. MIUSA appreciates your interest in promoting equality and opportunity for persons with disabilities worldwide. People with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply!

Host Institution:

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is an equal opportunity organization. Founded in 1981, MIUSA is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. It is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • People with disabilities, women, and minorities, are encouraged to apply.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Excellent detail-oriented, organizational and prioritizing skillsAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  2. Ability to communicate effectively via e-mail, telephone, Skype, video relay, instant messaging and other media
  3. Computer experience and skills, including using software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Photoshop, Salesforce, InDesign
  4. Experience and skills developing and updating website content, and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
  5. Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  6. English or ASL proficiency required
  7. Knowledge of one or more languages other than English a plus (especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Armenian)
  8. Experience or interest in disability issues, diversity, women’s rights, and/or human rights a plus
  9. Experience or interest in international cultural exchange a plus
  10. Experience in a non-profit, civic or governmental, educational, or international context a plus
  11. Professional or personal experience working with people with disabilities a plus

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for this internship, with the subject line: Research Internship Application, the applicants must email a cover letter and resume to Chloe Crawford, Intern and Volunteer Coordinator at ccrawford-at-miusa.org.

In your cover letter and/or resume, address the following questions:

  • What is your interest in working with Mobility International USA?
  • What strengths will you bring?
  • What is your experience with disability rights, international exchange and/or international development?

Note: Also, indicate your availability from October through December 2017, including how soon you are available, other commitments that may conflict with your MIUSA internship and number of hours per week you are available.

Position Description:

MIUSA internship positions are unpaid and interns are responsible for their own insurance, relocating, and living expenses. This is a three-month (approximate) internship at MIUSA’s office in downtown Eugene, Oregon USA. The intern will work with MIUSA staff to determine organizational needs and to assess the intern’s academic and professional goals. Interns must commit to ten hours per week. Projects may include:

  • Alumni outreach and networking. Support with an exciting project to help identify past MIUSA alumni through research using social media, communicating with active alumni, and other innovative methods. Managing and updating the alumni database and Facebook Alumni groups. The MIUSA alumni network encompasses over 2300 alumni from over 135 countries!
  • Media support. Assisting with implementation of a media strategies to promote MIUSA’s work, including drafting social media posts and press releases, highlighting alumni achievements and success stories, and disseminating information to media outlets.
  • Assisting with fundraising for future MIUSA programs.
  • Organizational Support. Assisting with office management tasks (Mail, computer tasks, file management).Specific projects related to intern goals.
  • Other timely tasks as assigned to achieve goals of the entire organization.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.miusa.org/news/2017/fallinternships

 

Travel Nurse Source “Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship”

Award Amount: $2,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 13th, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

If you are planning to enroll in nursing or already enrolled you have a chance to apply for this “Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship” sponsored by Travel Nurse Source Agency. Students who are a legal US resident and either a current student of a baccalaureate or higher degree in an accredited U.S. nursing school in good academic can apply for the scholarship. Through the scholarship program, the agency helps nurse find traveling assignments in hospitals and facilities in all 50 states.

Host Institution:

A leader in the travel nurse vertical since 2006, Travel Nurse Source works with the country’s top agencies to find the perfect candidates for the nations hardest to fill positions. Nurses submit an easy online application that allows staffing companies to compete for their talents offering them access to coveted nursing assignments.

Eligibility:

To be considered for a scholarship, the application must:

  • Applicants must be a legal US resident.
  • Students must be either (1) a current student of a baccalaureate or higher degree in an accredited U.S. nursing school in good academic standing.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, or (2) accepted into a baccalaureate or higher program for the upcoming semester.

Instructions for Applying:

You can apply through the given link:

https://www.travelnursesource.com/resources/scholarship/

Supporting Documents:

Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:

  • Unofficial transcript (winning finalists will mail unopened official transcripts)
  • Letter from Admissions confirming acceptance
  • School acceptance letter
  • Official enrollment verification form

Additionally, you must:

  • Verify you have read and understood the Travel Nurse Source Future U.S. Nurses Scholarship Requirements
  • Submit a readable copy of your essay
  • Submit a clear headshot no smaller than 200 pixels (width) of yourself. The image file must be the PNG or.JPG format.

Award Description:

Travel Nurse Source is awarding a $2,000.00 scholarship to a nursing student who composes a winning essay.

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.travelnursesource.com/resources/scholarship/

Kenneth Cole Community Action Program by Columbia University

Award Amount: $1,000 stipend

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: End of October

Winner Announcement: November

Brief Description:

The Columbia University is pleased to offer the Kenneth Cole Community Action Program.The program is coordinated in partnership with the Center for Career Education (CCE), Student Engagement, and Kenneth Cole Productions.The program is open to full-time undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in both the fall and spring semesters in Columbia College.The program can provide you with a New York-based internship in the not-for-profit sector. Alongside your internship, you’ll take part in educational programming designed to help you think critically about public service and prepare to be successful at work.

Host Institution:

Columbia University (Columbia officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City, often cited as one of the world’s most prestigious universities.It was established as King’s College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain and renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolutionary War.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a full-time currently enrolled undergraduate student in both the fall and spring semesters in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies.
  • You must be able to commit 10-20 hours per week for the entire 12-week
  • You are only eligible to be part of the Kenneth Cole Community Action Program @ Columbia University one time during your time at Columbia University.
  • Students who are studying abroad are encouraged to apply.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply for the internship program, the applicants can register through the given link: https://columbia.joinhandshake.com/

Supporting Documents:

The following documents must be submitted through LionSHARE for each position of interest:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (if required by employer)
  • Transcript (can be unofficial): This is your current semester course schedule which you should access by logging onto Student Services Online, clicking on “My Schedule” and copying and pasting your course schedule into a Microsoft Word Document. The schedule should show your full name, your school, your spring 2017 Courses, and your enrollment status.

Award Description:

  • Students receive a $1,000 stipend for their internship work (provided by Kenneth Cole Productions).
  • Through the program, the applicants will:
  1. Gain a richer understanding of the non-profit sector by interning at a local organization.
  2. Be exposed to a wide variety of roles in the field through opportunities to network with civic engagement professionals and other interns
  3. Acquire professional skills such as research, effective communication, problem-solving, time management, and project management.
  4. Be able to articulate your experience and reflect upon your internship experience appropriately to highlight key transferable skills.
  • Program features include:
  1. Pre-program training that includes a program overview, professional skills building workshops, discussion with nonprofit professionals, and activities designed to help you think critically about service and the role of identity in civic engagement.
  2. Twelve-week internship for 10-20 hours per week during the spring semester.
  3. Mid-semester dinner with other interns to discuss and debrief on internship experiences.
  4. A Q&A session with Kenneth Cole to learn about his work at the intersection of business and philanthropy.
  5. One-on-one career counseling appointments throughout the ten weeks to support and enhance the internship experience.
  6. End-of-program reflection session where you meet to unpack and reflect on internship experience and learn from your peers.

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/programs/kenneth-cole-community-action-program-columbia-university

VapingDaily Awareness of Smoking Essay Contest for Graduate & Undergraduates

Award Amount: $6,000

Number of Awards: 3

Deadline: October 1st, 2017

Winner Announcement: Within 30 days after the deadline

Brief Description:

The VapingDaily is excited to announce its Awareness of Smoking Essay Contest Program. Through the contest, they want to challenge current and future college students to share their ideas on how to make the world smoke-free.The essay contest is only available to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years of age or older, and who are being currently accepted or enrolled in a college or university. Help raise awareness of the dangers of smoking by sharing your vision and get a chance to win money to cover your educational expenses.

Host Institution:

VapingDaily is premier vaping and news website where you can go to get reliable information on many types of vaporizers, e-cig, e-liquid and more. The VapingDaily’sgoal with the contest is to offer some awareness with the hazards of smoking and smoking addictions. Therefore, their biggest goal is to motivate people who are struggling with any form of smoking abuse to reach out for help.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicant must be:

  • A full-time student in a U.S. institution for graduate or undergraduate program. (U.S. territories are excluded)
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolee
  • At least 18 years old
  • Candidates are required to be currently accepted or enrolled in a college or university within the United States or in the District of Columbia.
  • Submission of an essay is limited to only one (1) per student.

Instructions for Applying:

To be applying, the applicant can download the application through the given link: https://vapingdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/APPLICATION-FORM.pdf

Supporting Documents:

Essay: In your essay, they expect students to offer solutions to help raise awareness of the dangers of smoking. The following questions must be answered and typed in essay form (1,000–1,500 words) and submitted by the candidates:

  • Why do you see smoking as a problem for individuals and society?
  • What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of smoking, and why?
  • What would a smoke-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
  • What message do you have for current smokers?

The essay you submit must have the word count and be signed with your full name (both first and last name). Also, you must include your phone number, email address, and permanent address.

Submitting Details:

The applicant must email your essay as well as a scanned copy of your completed application form to scholarship-at-vapingdaily.com

Award Description:

At VapingDaily.com, they are excited to offer $6,000 in scholarships every year to three people, who share the issue about the hazards of smoking.The reward from the scholarship may only be used for college tuition or education-related expenses.

  • The winner of the first prize will receive the amount of $3,000
  • The winner of the second prize will receive the amount of $2,000
  • The winner of the third prize will receive the amount of $1,000

Detailed Information Link:

https://vapingdaily.com/scholarship/

Free Online Course on Human Rights Activism Advocacy and Change

The Curtin University is glad to announce you a free online course name as Human Rights Activism, Advocacy, and Change. Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change. In this course, you will explore the role of social movements, advocacy groups and different forms of activism in bringing about change. It covers a range of social movement theories and concepts and explores specific movements and campaigns to illustrate the diversity of movement philosophies, methods, and outcomes. This course will start on February 5, 2018.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Commitment: 8-10 hours per week
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Institution: The Curtin University
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Free
  • Session: Starts on February 5, 2018 
  • Requirement: Anyone
  • Certificate Available: Yes

Who Developed the Course

  • About University: Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university, with more than 53,000 students from over 130 countries. As a world-class, internationally focused institution, Curtin’s mission is to change minds, lives and the world through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Curtin is ranked amongst the world’s best. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, Curtin asserted its position amongst the top two percent of universities worldwide, thanks to its growing reputation as a research-intensive university. In the Times Higher Education 2015 top 100 universities under 50 years of age, Curtin ranked at 81 worldwide.
  • Mission of University: Curtin is committed to improving the digital learning experience for all students by creating engaging interactive MOOCs and MicroMasters programs on highly desired topics.

Target Audience

Anyone can learn this course

Where Could This Lead You

  • Importance of the Subject in Today’s Scenario: It covers a range of social movement theories and concepts and explores specific movements and campaigns to illustrate the diversity of movement philosophies, methods, and outcomes. In all societies, advocates and activists play an important role in ensuring that human rights are respected, protected and promoted.
  • Your Career Option: If you’re wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers:
  1. Research Analyst
  2. HR Assistant
  3. Assistant Manager

Get Extra Benefits

You can pursue a verified certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain ($100). Add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn. Receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution’s logo to verify your achievement and increase your job.

How to Join This Course

You should register yourself through the given link of join this free online course: https://courses.edx.org/register

Course Format

Topics to be explored include:

  • Social movements and power
  • Women’s rights and activism: unity and difference
  • Mahatma Gandhi: satyagraha, satya and ahimsa
  • Women and nonviolence movements
  • Saul Alinsky: citizen participation and organisation
  • Frantz Fanon and decolonization
  • Queer(y)ing human rights activism
  • Indigenous protest and activism
  • Disability rights and activism
  • Refugee rights and activism   

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe and critique a range of social movements and advocacy and activist campaigns
  • Critically evaluate human rights activist and advocacy campaigns using social movement theories and concepts

Who Will You Learn With

  • Caroline Fleay: Caroline Fleay has been with the Centre for Human Rights Education since 2007. In addition to teaching in universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, and France, she has been involved with a range of community groups providing support and advocacy for human rights issues including women’s rights and the rights of people seeking asylum.

Suggested Reading

You can refer these books:

  • Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice by – Jack Donnelly
  • Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction by- Andrew Clapham

Conclusion

  • Importance of Course: At the end, of the course, you will understand a range of social movement theories and concepts and explores specific movements and campaigns to illustrate the diversity of movement philosophies, methods, and outcomes.
  • Importance of Certificate: By the Certificate of Achievement you will be able to prove your success when applying for jobs or courses. You can display it on your LinkedIn or CV.

Detailed Information

For more information about the course, you may visit the given link:

https://www.edx.org/course/human-rights-activism-advocacy-change-curtinx-hrig3x-0#!