The John and Mimi Elrod Fellowship places recent Washington and Lee undergraduates in paid positions with innovative public service organizations that address significant social issues such as healthcare, law, education, economic development and housing. In turn, non-profit and government organizations receive access to a pool of highly qualified and help them explore the public sector. The Elrod Fellowship is based on the model set by Princeton University’s Project 55 and other affiliates of The Alumni Network (TAN), an association of 22 alumni-based public interest programs that includes Dartmouth College, and Washington and Lee, Georgetown, Harvard, Bucknell and Stanford universities. Princeton’s Project 55 was created in 1989 by the university’s Class of 1955 and Project 55′s Public Interest Program (PIP) began in 1989 with eight, year-long fellows. Since its inception, the PIP has placed more than 1,000 individuals in non-profit organizations nationwide.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. All applicants must be either resident aliens (e.g. hold a Green Card), naturalized U.S. citizens, or children of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
In 2010, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
The Nursing Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their registered nurse training. In exchange for the scholarship, upon graduation, the newly minted nurses work at these types of facilities for at least 2 years.
Washington and Lee University and the University of St Andrews have joined in a partnership, providing a quality study abroad experience for students in the sciences and students interested in the health professions. As part of this program, participating students may enroll for specific science classes which will receive credit and a grade on a W&L transcript; additionally, premed students may elect to take part in a special premedical seminar offered by a member of the St. Andrews Medical Faculty which includes site visits to area hospitals and clinics. Students registering for the program for fall term and who wish to participate in the special W&L orientation program held in London, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands apply and are enrolled directly through W&L Center International Education. Students not wishing to participate in the orientation activities or who plan to go winter term may apply directly to St. Andrews as a Visiting Student. Students on the program will live with other St Andrews students in university housing and have access to all normal university activities and facilities there.
Fellowships are available for the study of medicine with view to general practice, not psychiatry. Open to women graduates of any American institution for graduate study for the coming year at any medical school. Based on merit and need. Focus: Health and Medical Sciences Qualif.: Applicant must be: female, full-time student. High school students not considered. Award available to U.S. citizens.
Description: opportunities to conduct research in infectious diseases, environmental health, epidemiology, occupational safety and health, exposure and disease registries, health investigations, toxicology, emergency response, public health assessment, and health education
The Alliance unites student interns with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for 8-weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment.
The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Office of Minority Affairs invites applications from students for participation in a summer research internship program in the medical sciences at New York University Medical Center. The purpose of the program is to give students who may be interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences (PhD, MD or MD-PhD) the opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center. Students may work with faculty in the disciplines of biochemistry, biomedical imaging, cellular and molecular biology, computational biology, developmental genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular oncology, neurosciences and physiology, parasitology, pathobiology, pharmacology, structural biology and virology.