2017 BPIA EXPO 2

      

Enough is looking actively to grow our team. We are hiring a senior policy analyst for Sudan and South Sudan, a natural resources expert, an associate director for the Sudans and Horn of Africa team, and a policy director for Enough and the Sentry.

For More information, Please click on each position title links. or visit  www.enoughproject.org. 


MICHAEL JACKSON/ UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS

-- The deadline is October 21, 2017 and the award amount is up to $5,000 per student. --

Michael Jackson

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) college/university during the current academic year.

Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship will provide an award up to $5,000 depending on the financial need of the student as verified by the attending University or College.

In order to have a completed application package, candidates must include:

* Completed Application profile

* Essay (prompt and instructions located within the appropriate section of the application)

* Transcript (unofficial accepted)

All application materials must be submitted by the deadline for full consideration. All previous recipients of this award must apply for reconsideration.

For more details and/or to apply, visit:
www.scholarshipsonline.org/2015/05/michael-jackson-uncf-scholarship.html

To see hundreds of other scholarships, visit:
www.ScholarshipsOnline.org 

 


schorlarship

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with September 2017 due dates. Check out the full list of September Scholarships – there are currently over 100 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Apartment List Scholarship
Sponsor: Apartment List
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and attending an accredited university or college in the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to “home.”

The Summer Challenge Scholarship
Sponsor: College Greenlight
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who embody College Greenlight’s mission in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated financial need, underrepresented minority status, or by being the first in their family to attend college. Applicant must create a College Greenlight profile.

Gates Scholarship
Sponsor: The Gates Scholarship
Amount: Cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the EFC
Closing Date: September 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors who are student leaders. Ideal candidates will have an outstanding academic record in high school (top 10% of graduating class), demonstrated leadership ability, and exceptional personal success skills.

We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2017
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.

Siemens Competition
Sponsor: Siemens Foundation
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2017
Description: Competition is open to individuals and teams of up to three students in grades nine through 12. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 27, 2017
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, have a 1310 on the SAT or PSAT or 28 on the ACT. Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details).

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Scholarships.com $500 InstaScholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Contest is open to all U.S. citizens who are either currently enrolled in high school and plan to attend a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher education or are currently enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher learning. Applicant must share a post/pic of their top priorities for this upcoming school year and tag @scholdotcom and use #InstaScholarship on Instagram.

Shout It Out Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

 


 

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The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service.  The application deadline is February 13, 2017.The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship program was established to recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a Foreign Service Specialist IT career with the Department of State.  The program provides financial support towards: 

a.  Undergraduate junior and senior years; or

b.  A two year graduate degree program in an IT-related field.


Program Benefits

Students receive up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, and traveling costs for two years of study in an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree.  Fellows participate in two summer internships:  one domestically upon completion of the first year of the program; and one overseas after completion of the second year of the program.  Fellows also receive stipend support of $10,000 per internship.  After successfully completing the program and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows become employed at the Department of State as a Foreign Service IT Specialist.


Criteria for the Program

The following are criteria for the program students:

a.  Must be a U.S. Citizen;

b.  Must be in the sophomore year of an IT undergraduate study or seeking 
               to enter a two-year IT graduate degree program in the fall 2017 at a 
               U.S.-based university or college when applying for the fellowship; and

c.  Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 out of 4.0.

In addition to outstanding leadership and academic achievement in an IT-related field, students must demonstrate a financial need and be able to obtain medical, security, and suitability clearances to remain in the program.

Learn more about the Foreign Service Fellowship by visiting: 
http://www.twc.edu/foreign-affairs-information-technology-fellowship-program

Please direct questions about the fellowship to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 2017 Scholarships

  Posted on July 12, 2017Jessica Velasco

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Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with September 2017 due dates. Check out the full list of September Scholarships – there are currently over 100 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Apartment List Scholarship
Sponsor: Apartment List
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and attending an accredited university or college in the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to “home.”

The Summer Challenge Scholarship
Sponsor: College Greenlight
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 1, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who embody College Greenlight’s mission in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated financial need, underrepresented minority status, or by being the first in their family to attend college. Applicant must create a College Greenlight profile.

Gates Scholarship
Sponsor: The Gates Scholarship
Amount: Cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the EFC
Closing Date: September 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors who are student leaders. Ideal candidates will have an outstanding academic record in high school (top 10% of graduating class), demonstrated leadership ability, and exceptional personal success skills.

We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2017
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.

Siemens Competition
Sponsor: Siemens Foundation
Amount: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2017
Description: Competition is open to individuals and teams of up to three students in grades nine through 12. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 27, 2017
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, have a 1310 on the SAT or PSAT or 28 on the ACT. Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details).

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Scholarship Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Live Poets Society of New Jersey
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

Scholarships.com $500 InstaScholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Contest is open to all U.S. citizens who are either currently enrolled in high school and plan to attend a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher education or are currently enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher learning. Applicant must share a post/pic of their top priorities for this upcoming school year and tag @scholdotcom and use #InstaScholarship on Instagram.

Shout It Out Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

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Regional Workshop Consultant

Department:

Rule of Law

Requisition ID:

264652

Employment Status:

CTR - Contractor

FLSA Status:

Not Applicable

City, State and/or Region

Sahel/Maghreb Region

 

THE ORGANIZATION

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent quasi-federal institution established and funded by the U.S. Congress to:

Prevent and resolve violent international conflict;
Promote post-conflict stability and development; 
Increase peacebuilding capacity, tools, and intellectual capital.

The Institute accomplishes its mission through direct engagement in peacebuilding efforts around the world, and by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources. 

 

SUMMARY

The Regional Rule of Law Workshop Consultant (RWC) will support the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and its partners in implementing a series of rule of law related workshops in six (6) countries across the Sahel and Maghreb in Africa. More specifically, the RWC will monitor and support workshops foreseen under USIP’s Justice and Security Dialogue program in Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Mali, and Burkina Faso. The RWC will work in several of these countries. The RWC is responsible for ensuring, together with local partners, that all workshops foreseen by the USIP Justice and Security Dialogue program assigned to her/him are held in a manner that complies with USIP standards and objectives. The RWC is also responsible for cultivating partnerships in target countries, monitoring and supporting in-country partners, and monitoring and reporting on project relevant activities in-country, including reporting and monitoring each workshop falling under her/his responsibility.

 

The RWC is based in one of the six (6) countries in either North or West Africa. He or she liaises and reports to USIP DC-based staff, including the Senior Program Officer managing the program.

NOTE: This is a consultancy contract with an initial period of 5 months with the possibility of extension pending funding.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

§  Ensure – together with local partners – that all workshops assigned to her/him take place in accordance with standards and objectives determined by USIP;

§  Monitor and support local partners in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of workshops;

§  Liaise with each local partner organization, record progress, facilitate communication with USIP;

§  Provide updated program implementation on a regular basis and as requested by USIP Washington DC based staff;

§  Provide local logistics support for USIP DC-based staff visits;

§  Conduct focus groups and interviews for baseline research and other outreach activity to collect project monitoring data; and

§  Help USIP develop strong working relationships with stakeholders and local partners.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

§  Fluency in written and spoken French and English;

§  A minimum experience of four (4) years in at least one of the following areas: rule of law, peacebuilding/conflict resolution, democracy and governance, and/or international law and human rights;

§  Proven experience in implementing and evaluating workshops;

§  Proven experience in working with civil society partners and government/public officials;

§  At least three (3) years of experience working in the Sahel and / or Maghreb;

§  Strong written and oral communication skills;

§  University degree required; Masters or J.D. preferred;

§  Experience conducting field research and data collection;

§  Proactive, solution-oriented, versatile, and efficient with a strong understanding of local and regional contexts; and

§  Demonstrated experience and skills in implementing and monitoring programs in conflict or post-conflict environments.

 

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

How to Apply 
To be considered for this contract opportunity, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1.  Cover letter
2.  Resume

If a link does not appear on your screen to "Complete your Application", please go towww.usip.org/work-us to submit your cover letter and resume.

If you are having problems submitting your online application, please try another browser (Internet Explorer and Firefox work best). If the “Email your Resume” button does not respond, right click on the button and select 'copy shortcut' or 'copy email address' and send your resume to the copied email address using your personal email account.  

 

For questions about this contract opportunity, please email Cheryl Saferstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Please do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

 

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted.

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.