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External Scholarships and Student Opportunities Archive

Please note that this is an archive of external scholarships and student opportunities. Most of the items listed below are no longer active. For more current listings please see the External Scholarships and Student Opportunities page.

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. 


Opportunities

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 | Apply Here


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 27, 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: 01/25/2019
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: State Policy Fellowship Program
Company: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Summary:

State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education, and criminal justice. Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations located across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms.

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Apply Online


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

Summary:

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 1, 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 suzanne.lennard@livablecities.org.


Posting Date: 01/17/2019
Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Opportunity Title: One AWWA Operator Scholarship
Company: Ohio Section American Water Works Association

Summary:

  • Applicant must be a current water operator or seeking to enter the water operator profession
  • Applicant must be pursuing an Operator’s icense or Certification, two or four-year degree related to the water operator profession, or professional development
  • Disbursement of the funds will be made directly by the Section to the financial office of recipient’s college, university, or technical school
  • Items related to books, manuals, conferences, professional development courses, and other eligible expenses will be reimbursed to recipient upon presentation of eligible receipts
  • Applicant must reside or work within the geographical boundaries covered by the sponsoring Section
  • Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission to use recipient’s name and scholarship story for purpose of promotion

Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Apply Online


Posting Date: 01/17/2019
Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Opportunity Title: Advanced Degree/Continuing Education 2019 Scholarship Application
Company: Ohio Section American Water Works Association

Summary:

To encourage water industry related education through scholarship. This scholarship program has been created in an effort to give back to the individuals who support the water industry and the Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association.

Eligibility:

Any student residing in Ohio and attending an Ohio accredited institution of higher learning during the scholarship year, in a water industry related program (i.e. science, engineering, management, computer information systems, or other water related field).

Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Download Application | Apply Online


Posting Date: 12/12/2018
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: Cuyahoga County Public Service Fellowship
Company: Cleveland Foundation

Summary:

The Public Policy Fellowship Program was established by the Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive in 2011 to cultivate the next generation of public sector leaders in Northeast Ohio. Through the Program, which operates during the summer, entrepreneurial and highly motivated undergraduate and graduate level students gain a broad overview of county government through practical experience in a variety of policy areas. Fellows are provided with opportunities to: 

  • Make personal and professional connections with the County Executive and senior staff; County Council members and senior legislative staff; other Fellows; and outside agencies partnering with the County on various program initiatives
  • Participate in site visits to various county facilities
  • Develop new ideas for projects and policies
  • Draft policy proposals to address emerging issues
  • Learn and test new skills
  • Attend press conferences, County Council hearings, and staff meetings
  • Plan and present a “Fellowship Symposium”

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019   

Click here for more information: Fellowship Details


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

Summary:

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

Summary:

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

Click here for more information: Full Scholarships Details 


Posting Date: 11/09/2018
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: Public Service Fellowship
Company: Cleveland Foundation

Summary:

Launched in 2016, the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

Click here for more information: Fellowship Details Fellowship Application Information     


Posting Date: 11/09/2018
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: George Gund Foundation Fellowship
Company: George Gund Foundation

Summary:

The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic  organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various state and national policy deliberations that affect our community.

Click here for more information: Fellowship Details

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.


Posting Date: 11/07/2018
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: Summer Fellows Program
Company: Montgomery County Council

Summary:

The Montgomery County Council's 10-week Summer Fellows Program is a unique opportunity that enables graduate students between their first and second year of study to gain real-world experience across multiple fields. The program is a collaboration among 4 independent organizations -- the Montgomery County Council, the Council's Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO), Montgomery County's Economic Development Corporation and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department in County Government.

Click here for more information: Fellowship Details

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2018.


Posting Date: 10/23/2018
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: Management Assistant Program 
Company: The City of Long Beach, California

Summary:

The City of Long Beach, California is looking for talented aspiring public leaders interested in applying their skills to serve a diverse, full-service city of 470,000 residents. Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant program is the longest-running municipal management development program in California. The Management Assistant Program provides talented and motivated individuals with experience and skills to become innovative local government leaders. Management Assistants experience a paid one-year apprenticeship working in four three-month rotations in various city departments alongside career department heads

Click here for more information: Fellowship Details


Posting Date: 10/18/2018
Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Opportunity Title: Fellow
Company: Cleveland Transformation Alliance

Summary:

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is looking for a fellow to assist with developing a robust strategic fund development plan that will sustain and potentially grow the organization through the identification of new and diverse funding sources and strategies.

Click here for more information: Fellowship Details


Posting Date: 10/18/2018
Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Opportunity Title: WTS Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
Company: Northeast Ohio WTS chapter

Summary:

WTS fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way it does this is by awarding the WTS Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship to women pursuing undergraduate studies in transportation or a related field.

Click here for more information: Scholarship Letter | Scholarship Details & Application  | WTS Northeast Ohio Scholarship page

Application Deadline: November 9, 2018.


Posting Date: 10/18/2018
Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Opportunity Title: WTS Helene M. Overly Graduate Memorial Scholarship
Company: Northeast Ohio WTS chapter

Summary:

The WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 by WTS International to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. The scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.

Click here for more information: Scholarship Letter | Scholarship Details & Application  | WTS Northeast Ohio Scholarship page

Application Deadline: November 9, 2018.