External Scholarships and Student Opportunities

The Levin College Office of Student and Enrollment Services (LCOSES) occasionally receives announcements of external scholarships and other opportunities of interest to Urban Affairs students and graduates. As announcements are received, they will be posted below. For more information about a particular opportunity, please contact the associated organization directly.

All items are posted for informational purposes only and at the discretion of LCOSES.  Postings may be denied or removed without notice. LCOSES makes no guarantee as to the completeness / correctness of the information listed below. For older postings please see the Opportunities archive.

Also see our Career Information and Internship listing pages. 


Posting Date: 09/30/2019
Opportunity Type: Volunteer Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Greater Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity
Company: Greater Cleveland

Event Description:

Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach is looking for energetic volunteers to assist with their monthly produce distributions. Volunteers should arrive by 9:30am to prepare for the distribution from 10am – 12pm. YP Pantry volunteers will help distribute fresh produce to residents of Lakewood and surrounding neighborhoods. This is a rain or shine event. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. The distribution is housed at Lakewood Congregational on the corner of Detroit and W Clifton and will be held in the parking lot on the east side of the building.

Time Slots for this event:

Date/Time &
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM    3
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM    6

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Posting Date: 09/30/2019
Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF)
Company: ICMA - International City/County Management Association

The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) is a career-development opportunity designed to attract recent MPA/MPP (or related programs) graduates to be placed in full-time management-track local government positions. Finalists are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, initiative, creativity, and positive attitude. They then interview for 12-month fellowship appointments at local governments across the country, during which they receive direct mentorship from a senior government leader at the organization. (Appointments may be extended beyond the one-year term.) Since the program's launch in 2004, 30 alumni fellows have been hired as chief administrative officers or assistant chief administrative officers; many others are in senior positions in local government. 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in the Local Government Management Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a recent graduate or student enrolled in a public administration, public policy, or related field master's degree program
  • Satisfy all of the requirements for their degree program by August 31 of the year of the fellowship
  • Have no formal local government management work experience
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Complete the LGMF application by the closing date\

ICMA Benefits:

Those individuals placed in an LGMF host community receive:

  • Complimentary ICMA Membership for two years
  • Complimentary registration to ICMA Annual Conference
  • Complimentary registration to an ICMA Regional Conference
  • Complimentary access to ICMA's Applied Knowledge Assessment
  • Complimentary subscription to PM Magazine

Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

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Posting Date: 05/17/2019
Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference
Company: Association For Public Policy Analysis & Management

As our 41st annual meeting, the APPAM 2019 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues.  The current political context underscores the value of bringing together researchers and practitioners with a wide range of perspectives to engage the evidence and discuss how best to improve public policy.  We hope that the theme, Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence, will encourage a conference with conversations that reach across disciplinary, methodological and ideological divides.  

This conversation will take place across 300+ educational programs in a variety of formats, including panels, roundtables, poster presentations, super sessions and special events.  Read our interview with APPAM President-Elect Maria Cancian for more about the role that diversity will play in the conference.    

Conference Location:

The 2019 Fall Research Conference will take place at The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, located at 1550 Court Place in Denver, Colorado, just minutes walking from the American Museum of Western Art, the Denver Pavillions for shopping, and the Molly Brown House Museum.  Our room block for the conference will open in early July.

Important Dates: 

Registration opens July 15
Accept/Reject Notifications Sent Mid July
2019 Fall Research Conference November 7-9

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