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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 Most of the items listed below are no longer active.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 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: 05/31/2019
Opportunity Type: Civil Engineering Scholarship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Edwin B. Hogan Memorial Scholarship
Company: CT consultants

Requirements:

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

Benefits:

  • $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

Note: Application submission should be in one PDF document and unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

Application Deadline: 06/30/2019.

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


Posting Date: 05/31/2019
Opportunity Type: Civil Engineering Scholarship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Ohio Minority  ENGINEERING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Company: CT consultants

Requirements:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • 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.

Note: Application submission should be in one PDF document and unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

Application Deadline: 06/30/2019.

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


Posting Date: 04/18/2019
Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: Enterprise Ohio Scholarship
Company: Cleveland Housing Network

We are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity, now open to Undergraduate and Graduate African-American students pursuing a degree that will help them in joining or advancing in Cleveland’s community development field. We will award up to two scholarships of up to $5,000 each for the 2019-2020 school year. 

The Enterprise Ohio Scholarship is offered for the 2019-2020 school year in honor of Bruce Murphy. Mr. Murphy made tremendous contributions to community development during his tenure at Key Bank and was recognized as Enterprise’s Visionary of the Year in 2018.

Purpose of the Scholarship:

Community Development can be defined as "community-based activities that build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets, and priority investments." This Scholarship is offered with the intention of promoting the participation of African-Americans in the field of community development in Cleveland by way of completion of a graduate or undergraduate degree at a university in Northeast Ohio in a related field of study. Enterprise will help meet financial need by awarding up to two scholarships of up to $5,000 each for the 2019-2020 school year.

Benefits:

Scholarship amount you are requesting (up to $5,000 for full-time students; up to $2,500 for part-time students)

Application Deadline: 5 pm on Friday, ET on May 31, 2019

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: 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.

Benefits:

  • $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

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


Posting Date: 04/02/2019
Opportunity Type:  Fellowship Opportunity
Opportunity Title: USDN Equity Diversity Inclusion Fellowship - Summer 2019
Company: Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)

The Global Philanthropy Partnership (GPP) and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) are pleased to offer seven summer 2019 fellowship opportunities with local governments. Fellows will receive a valuable learning experience while helping local governments to advance their sustainability and inclusion goals.

2019 fellowships will be offered with the City of Baltimore (MD), City of Cleveland (OH), City of Dubuque (IA)City of Fort Collins (CO), Iowa City (IA) City of Philadelphia (PA), and City of Vancouver (BC).  These links contain more information on the scope of each available fellowship.   

The application period will now be open through late April 2019.  However, review of applications will begin in late March and Host Cities may make hiring decisions.  

FELLOWSHIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A living wage or higher for the fellowship location
  • Full-time employment over the summer (12 weeks, start date TBD by host and fellows)
  • The experience of working in a local government sustainability program on a well-defined project that advances a community’s sustainability and equity goals
  • A project that is inclusive of underserved and under-represented communities and responsive to their needs and priorities
  • Mentorship from Desiree Williams Rajee and participation in a national learning cohort of USDN EDI fellows.
  • Access to all USDN member discussions and products
  • Free attendance at the October 2019 USDN annual meeting (lodging, flight, meals, and the opportunity to meet with more than 200 sustainability professionals from across North America - expenses paid)
  • Membership in an informal network of past and current EDI fellows

Application Deadline: Late April 2019

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Download Application


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: 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: 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

Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 01/17/2019
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.