External Scholarships and Student Opportunities

The Levin College Office of Student Services (LCOSS) 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 LCOSS.  Postings may be denied or removed without notice. LCOSS 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: 03/15/2019
Opportunity Type: Civil Engineering Scholarship Opportunity
Company: CT consultants


  • Be an Black/African descent student enrolled in an accredited Ohio College or University civil engineering program
  • Students must be declared as an Engineering Major and focus on Civil Engineering
  • Maintain reasonable standard of conduct, as defined by the Ohio Minority Student Scholarship Program selection Committee, expected of scholarship students


  • Four $2,500 scholarships awarded each year
  • Student(s) can maintain multi-year scholarships if they continue to fulfill program requirements
  • Recipients may be eligible for internship and mentoring opportunities
  • The program will be marketed to accredited Ohio Colleges and Universities that have Engineering programs

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details

Posting Date: 03/15/2019
Opportunity Type: Civil Engineering Scholarship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Edwin B. Hogan Memorial Scholarship
Company: CT consultants


  • Black/African Descent
  • Enrolled in an Accredited Ohio College or University in the Civil Engineering, Architecture and Planning Field(s)
  • Strong Community Involvement


  • $5,000 scholarship for students of Black/African Descent in the Civil Engineering, Architecture and Planning Fields with a focus on Community Involvement
  • Presented annually by CT Consultants, Inc

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details

Posting Date: 03/11/2019
Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: 2019 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace
Company: CREW Network Foundation

CREW Network Foundation is the only organization dedicating its resources solely towards transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally.


  • $5,000 USD (or CAD equivalent) for tuition and books
  • Paid internship opportunity (summer of 2020)
  • Complimentary CREW Network student at-large membership (18 months)
  • Complimentary registration to the 2019 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace in Orlando, Fla

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Posting Date: 03/06/2019
Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: OCCD Public Service Scholarship
Company: Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD)

This new scholarship acknowledges Karen Kerns Dresser, who had long and distinguished career in housing and community development. Karen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois, and with a Master's Degree from the American University in Washington, D.C.  Karen’s career began at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Next, she worked for the National League of Cities, where she often traveled to advise city mayors on affordable housing issues. She returned to Ohio to head the Office of Local Government Services at the Ohio Department of Development, and was later appointed Executive Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Karen served as President of the National Retirement Housing Trust before returning to the Community Development Division of the Ohio Department of Development. Karen ended her formal career as Director of Policy and Program Services for the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.  Karen continued to provide part-time assistance to the National League of Cities, the Enterprise Foundation, and to her own neighborhood long after her retirement, encouraging and coaching young people, especially women who were seeking public sector careers.

Application Deadline: 5 pm on Friday, April 12, 2019

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Download Application

Posting Date: 03/06/2019
Opportunity Type: Program Leader
Opportunity Title: Part-Time Enrichment Program Leader
Company: After-School All-Stars (ASAS)

ASAS is currently seeking a passionate and talented enrichment instructor (i.e. Program Leader).  Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Enrichment Program Leader is responsible for developing lesson plans, managing classrooms, ensuring safety of students, and facilitating daily implementation of the C.E.O. program and STEAM classes. C.E.O. (Career Exploration Opportunities) is a career development and entrepreneurialism program created to help students learn to be self-sufficient adults, prepare them for the 21st century economy, and inspire long-term career planning.  C.E.O. also connects youth with community leaders from the government, business, and nonprofit sectors to help them learn workplace skills and motivate them to create ambitious career goals. STEAM classes include science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics activities.

Compensation: $12/hour

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 03/06/2019
Opportunity Type: Program Leader
Opportunity Title: Part-Time Administrative Program Leader
Company: After-School All-Stars (ASAS)

ASAS Cleveland is seeking part-time Administrative Program Leaders to work directly with elementary and middle school students in an engaging after-school program. The Administrative Program Leader must be energetic, youth-focused, and passionate about providing high quality programming to Cleveland youth. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a great personality, passionate about serving youth in an educational setting, with the ability to engage with K– 8th grade students. The Administrative Program Leader’s mission is to ensure that youth have a positive and fun after-school experience and are crucial to a successful after-school program.

Compensation: $12/hour

Application Deadline: N/A

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details

Posting Date: 02/27/2019
Opportunity Type: Competition Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Zero Threshold Design Competition
Company: Created by North Coast Community Homes Funded By The Cleveland Foundation

CLEVELAND – February 19, 2019 – Zero Threshold is a one-of-a-kind international design challenge aimed at creating the most innovative, visually appealing and forward-thinking barrier-free designs for living. The contest invites designers to celebrate the aesthetics of accessibility and seeks accessible-housing concepts that emphasize striking, beautiful design in equal weight to functionality. The competition encompasses:

  • New residential construction
  • Accessory dwellings
  • Interior design and retrofits for existing housing
  • Public space and landscape design
  • Holistic urban design strategies aimed at eliminating physical and social barriers in urban neighborhoods

The competition is timely, as cities across the U.S. face a lack of accessible housing for people with disabilities and a growing population of older individuals looking to stay in their communities. Zero Threshold is open to students and professionals, working individually or in teams. Winning entries will receive monetary awards and be featured in an exhibition and publication. The most compelling and innovative projects will be considered for construction in a future second phase of the competition.

$15,000 in prizes, including a special Student Division

Application Deadline: Early bird registration until March 8, 2019. Competition ends June 28, 2019. 

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Flyer

Posting Date: 02/21/2019
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: Democracy Fellow
Company: Fair Elections Center

Campus Vote Project is seeking students who are passionate about democratic engagement, politically interested and are self-starters to help peers register, vote and engage them in dialogue around democracy. Campus Vote Project is dedicated to helping students gain access to the ballot and increasing youth voter turnout. Fellows are an integral part of carrying out voter engagement and empowerment at institutions of higher education across the country.

As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with administrative and faculty partners. You will work with the on-campus team to complete the four planning steps of the students learn students vote checklist, created to build power and ensure success. You will also be responsible for meeting deadlines and carrying out nonpartisan voter engagement activities on your campus.

  • Fellows will receive a $1200 stipend.  
  • Fellows should be prepared to spend 10-15 hours per week on the program during the fall semester.   

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

For more details about this position, click here.

Posting Date: 02/19/2019
Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Meyers Memorial Scholarship
Company: Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals (OALPRP)

This is an annual scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and college enrolled students with a declared major in environmental sciences or environmental education. Each year, one student is selected to receive the $1,000.00 scholarship. The individual must reside in Ohio. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced in June.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Download Application

Posting Date: 02/08/2019
Opportunity Type: Student Employment
Opportunity Title: Design and Construction Documents Management Assistant
Company: Cleveland State University Office of the University Architect

Design and construction documents management. Some amount of clerical and filing required. Maintaining and organizing Plans Room and Plotter Room documents.

Application Deadline: N/A

For more details about this position, click here.

Posting Date: 01/24/2019
Opportunity Type: Scholarship and Volunteer Opportunity 
Opportunity Title: Scholarships and Volunteer Opportunities for the 56th IMCL Conference on A Healthy City for ALL
Company: International Making Cities Livable LLC


A limited number of Student Scholarships for Ph.D. students, and Volunteer Positions for Graduate students are available. Both positions waive the student registration fee.

This Conference will be a landmark event, with an unprecedented gathering of world-renowned experts in planning, urban design, public health, architecture, social sciences, civic government, and allied fields. 

Volunteers can attend all the sessions they choose. Most responsibilities are in helping set up and run registration on Monday, June 17 and following days; monitoring entrance to conference sessions and events; and helping to man the publications table. Volunteer positions offer great access to speakers and exhibitors.

We are also looking for a volunteer to act as conference photographer, recording informal social events, keynote speakers, tours and special events.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

Click here for more information: Conference Details | Interested students should send their resume, a short statement (250 words) why the conference is of interest to them, and to which program they are applying (Scholarship or Volunteer) before March 1st to

Posting Date: 12/11/2018
Opportunity Type: Scholarship 
Opportunity Title: ICPSR Summer Program Diversity Scholarship
Company: Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan


In 2018, the ICPSR Summer Program, with support from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, created a scholarship to promote quantitative training among incoming graduate students from underrepresented groups. The purpose of this scholarship was to promote interest in academic graduate programs among promising undergraduate students and to help incoming graduate students develop and enhance their quantitative skills in order to better prepare them for their subsequent course work and professional careers.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Diversity Scholarship will be expanded in 2019 to offer awards to continuing graduate students from underrepresented groups. These awards will enable students who have taken some graduate courses to acquire additional preparation in quantitative analysis with the objective of improving their academic performance and optimizing their professional advancement.

The Diversity Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar (non-credit) registration fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions in the ICPSR Summer Program (held in Ann Arbor, Michigan). The Diversity Scholarship is open to incoming students (students who have been accepted into graduate programs but who have not yet started their graduate work) and continuing graduate students (students already pursuing graduate work) from underrepresented groups in any discipline. Applicants must be enrolled in universities based in the United States. Recipients of the Diversity Scholarship will also receive a stipend to help cover travel, lodging, and living expenses.

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Click here for more information: Scholarship Details | Scholarship Application Information

Posting Date: 11/14/2018
Opportunity Type: Full Scholarships
Opportunity Title: Public Policy Summer Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C.
Company: Fund for American Studies


Spend 8 weeks in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about public policy. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience. The Public Policy + Economics Program will give you an insider’s view of Washington, and by the end of the summer you may be ready to call DC home!

When you picture your future, do you see yourself writing legislation, researching policy issues, going to law school or working in government? If so, this is the program for you. Employers are looking for recent graduates with experience, and the best way to stand out after graduation is to complete an internship and make connections now.

The Fund for American Studies has sponsored academic internship programs in Washington, DC for almost 50 years. Our objective is to provide a real-world professional and academic experience for college students to help prepare them for responsible leadership in the future.

Application Deadlines: 

Leadership Scholars (full scholarship) and International Student Deadline: Tuesday, January 15 2019
Priority Deadline: Tuesday, February 12 2019
Final Deadline: Tuesday, March 12 2019

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