The Goldwater Scholarship is a very competitive national scholarship. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.
Eligibility is limited to current sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. For clarification on eligibility, please click here to visit the details of the scholarship.
This year, the Wesleyan University on campus deadline requires completion of:
- application form
- e-portfolio academic history
All should be submitted as email attachments (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to me (Kate Smith: email@example.com) by 12:00 noon, Monday, November 30.
You can make an appointment to meet with me or speak via Skype (for those studying abroad!) online to discuss the Goldwater Scholarship, the process and your application.
Kathleen C. Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships & Exchanges
Center for Global Studies | Wesleyan University
213 Fisk Hall | 262 High Street | Middletown, CT 06459
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The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to assist students from underrepresented groups, including students who are first-generation to attend college and low-income, to prepare for and successfully enroll in post-graduate Masters and/or Ph.D. programs. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Wesleyan’s program focuses on students majoring in the math and sciences. McNair Fellows are eligible for summer $2,800 research stipends along with fully paid housing to conduct research with a faculty member at Wesleyan and to receive a stipend during the academic year to continue their research. Open to sophomores and juniors.
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship aims to increase the number of faculty of color at U.S. colleges and universities and to overcome the effects of persistent underrepresentation of certain groups in the academy. Students from those groups, and others who have demonstrated a commitment to overcoming disparities in higher education that result from that underrepresentation, are eligible for the Fellowship. Mellon Fellows are selected in the spring of their sophomore year, participate in an intensive summer session, and work during their junior and senior years on individual research projects, guided by faculty mentors. Fellows receive academic-year fellowships, support for attendance at conferences and for research, and funding during their two summers in the program. Through the Social Science Research Council and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Mellon Foundation provides additional support for Fellows while they are in graduate school and during the earlier stages of their academic careers. Upon receipt of the Ph.D. in fields stipulated by the Mellon Foundation, Fellows have a portion of their undergraduate loans repaid. Mellon Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Learn more about the two programs and meet with current McNair and Mellon students at an informational session on Thursday, November 19, from 6:00-7:00 in Usdan 110.
Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award for Sophomores & Juniors
The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan. His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good. A committee will select the sophomore or junior who best embodies the pursuit of social justice. The application process is described below.
Any sophomore or junior in good standing may submit an essay that addresses the following:
Describe in detail the most influential social justice effort in which you played a leadership role that sought to make our local and global communities more equitable (The effort should have a direct affect on the Wesleyan campus and/or on external communities.);
- Explain your level of involvement in the work for example: your role in raising awareness about a particular issue on campus, coordinating events, implementing programming and campaigns in the pursuit of social justice;
- In addition to your essay, you must include a letter of support from a faculty or administrator involved in your effort and submit evidence of impact that the social justice effort had on making our society more just by contributing testimonies from individuals (excluding family and friends) directly involved, artifacts from your social justice effort (e.g., past printed programs, presentations, and articles), and/or your work from courses. You may include non-print items, such as DVDs.
You must include at least four copies of the non-print and printed items and drop them off to Dean Marina J. Melendez, North College, 2nd floor, Room 215 by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015. All essays, letters of support and printed items must be in by the deadline. By submitting your packet, you agree to allow the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships to use it (or excerpts from it) for assessment, archival, and promotion purposes.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dean Marina J. Melendez, Ph.D., x.2765, email@example.com.
2014: Hailey Sowden, class of 2015 Middletown Food Project/Long Lane Farm
2013: Joshua Krugman, class of 2014 Long Lane Organic Farm
2012: Corey Guilmette, class of 2013 Wesleyan Committee for Investor Responsibility
2011: Ali Chaudry, class of 2012 Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative
2010: Allegra Stout, class of 2012 Disability Issues
2009: Lily Mandlin, class of 2010 Facilitator, North End Action Team Teen Dreams Society
2008: Mu Abeledo, class of 2009 Founder, Middletown Youth Radio Project (MYRP)
2007: Lashawn Springer, class of 2008 Program Organizer, “Common Struggle for Freedom & Justice”
Selection Committee: Joseph Matthew Brown ’03; Richard Culliton ; Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students; Derek Vincent Garcia, ’04; Renee Johnson-Thornton, Dean of Equity & Inclusion; Lily Mandlin, 2009 Recipient & Alumna ’10; Marina Melendez, Class Dean 2018 & Chair; Ann Wightman, Professor of History and Latin American Studies.
Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Competition – application deadline January 26 – http://www.wesleyan.edu/patricelli/grants/seedgrantinfo.html
Three $5,000 grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture.
Davis Projects for Peace – application deadline January 26 –http://www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/peace/index.html
$10,000 grants for grassroots summer projects anywhere in the world which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. A wide variety of project types will qualify, including many which do not directly focus on conflict resolution or promotion of peace.
Digital Wesleyan Startup 101 Workshop Series – apply by February 1 –http://engageduniversity.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/01/13/digital-wesleyan-startup-101-free-workshop-series-saturdays-starting-215-apply-now/
A free six-session course held on campus Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting February 15. The curriculum includes introductions to computer science and application design, alumni in the startup industry, and startup business basics. Participants will be considered for ten Digital Wesleyan Internships in New York and San Francisco during summer 2014.
If students have any questions about any of these opportunities, they should feel free to contact Makaela Kingsley (firstname.lastname@example.org)