Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors interested in the Energy Industry

 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

Eligibility

Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities.

Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.

Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines.

Selection

Scholarship recipients – known as AABE Scholars – are determined each spring by the organization’s local chapter scholarship committee for local scholarships and by the National Scholarship Committee for national scholarships. Recipients receive notification of their selection.

Awards

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Chapter of AABE will award Three (3) Scholarships: (1) A First Place Scholarship Award of $2,500, (2) A Second Place Scholarship Award of $2,000 and (3) A Third Place Scholarship Award of $1,500. The top winner’s application is forwarded to compete for a Mid-Atlantic Regional Award of $3,000 (The Mid-Atlantic Region is one of six AABE Regions). Additionally, a “Rufus D. Gladney” Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise.

National Awards are made to the students upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. Distribution of local chapter awards is made at the discretion of the local chapter upon proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.

The Application Package

Consideration will be given only to candidates submitting complete application packages which include: (1) a completed AABE application form (copies are acceptable); (2) an official high school transcript; (3) official proof of ACT or SAT scores; (4) two letters of reference; and (5) a completed checklist. Please redact Social Security Numbers from any documents.

Complete application package

MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN March 1, 2014 and submitted to the local AABE chapter listed below. Applications returned to the AABE national office or the National Scholarship Committee is in violation of procedures and will not be considered for scholarship support.

Mail Application to:

American Association of Blocks in Energy

Attn: Scholarship Committee

Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Chapter

P.O. Box 77263

Washington, DC 20013

In lieu of mailing, complete application packages may also be scanned and emailed (by the due date) to the following email address: dcaabeschl@aol.com.

NOTE: Files larger than 2.5 MB may need to be zipped or reduced to ensure delivery.

 

Two Jarvis students work on NASA cancer research

A pair of Jarvis Christian College students are doing research that might change the way cancer is treated.  Ayla Diles, 22, of Longview and Cody Carrasquillo, 20, of San Antonio were selected as interns for the NASA Science and Technology Institute after Jarvis Christian College received a $251,298 grant to provide the opportunity. At the end of February, the two students and their biology professor, Shakhawat Bhuiyan, will travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver their research to astronauts before a 30-day mission to the International Space Station.

Learn more about this story here: Two Jarvis students work on NASA cancer research

Paid Federal Internship Opportunities!!

TWC has internships available during the summer 2014 semester via the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative – and these
internships will go fast! Specifically, positions are available with the United States’ Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of Health and
Human Services
(HHS) and U.S. Department of Treasury.

Students with:
Business/Human Resources, Communication, Computer & Information Technology, Engineering, Public Administration and Healthcare-related backgrounds are
needed. Internships through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative are fully-funded and paid opportunities. In addition, some support is provided for travel and other expenses. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation.

To be considered for this opportunity, applications must be received by March 3, 2014.

How to Submit:
To submit the application, you must include basic academic and personal information, your resume and an essay. Letters of recommendation are required, but can arrive
after submission. An official transcript will also be required and should be sent as soon as possible. Be sure to choose option 2 (the Federal Diversity
Internship Initiative) on the application! To apply to the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative, click here.

If you have any questions about the opportunity to pursue a paid, federal internship, please do not hesitate to contact:

Reid May
Office of Admissions & Institutional Relations
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
info@twc.edu
www.twc.edu/federal
202-238-7900 (main line)

THE FAA IS HIRING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SPECIALISTS!

The  FAA provides the safest, most efficient airspace system in the world.

The FAA is looking for exceptional men and women to support our mission at airports and in our skies.

The FAA will begin accepting applications on, February 10, 2014 for a limited time, so start your application now. Applicants are highly encouraged to use the resume builder available on the USAJOBS website: www.usajobs.gov

Visit the USAJOBS Resource Center at help.usajobs.gov/ to learn how to build your resume, and access tips and tutorials on applying and interviewing for federal jobs. To be considered for a position as an air traffic controller, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen.

Start the FAA Academy no later than your 31st birthday.

Be willing to relocate to an air traffic facility based on the FAA’s highest needs at the time.

Have three years of progressively responsible work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of post-secondary

Education and work experience that totals three years.

Most types of paid or unpaid employment will provide progressively responsible experience, as you learn about the, organization, gain knowledge about the work, and demonstrate responsibility. If you intend using any post-secondary education as part of your eligibility, you must submit official transcripts with your application.

Selected applicants must also:

Pass the FAA pre-employment tests.

Pass a medical examination.

Pass a security investigation.

Demonstrate ability to speak English clearly enough to be understood over communications equipment.

Most applicants selected for employment will attend the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City for approximately three months to receive specialized training. For more information, visit: www.faa.gov/jobs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation is hiring!

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation will be issuing a large number of vacancy announcements on February 10, 2014, for air-traffic control specialists on a nation-wide basis.  You may follow the link below for additional information:
http://www.faa.gov/jobs/career_fields/aviation_careers/
Visit the FAA Virtual Career Fair and learn all about select aviation careers FAA is offering.  FAA recruitment experts will be available for live chats on Jan. 29, 12–4 p.m. EST, and Feb. 12, 12–4 p.m. EST. To register for the Career Fair and to learn about these aviation careers, please visit:
http://vshow.on24.com/vshow/network/registration/5492
Applicants are highly encouraged to use the resume builder available on the USAJOBS website usajobs.gov.
Visit the USAJOBS Resource Center at help.usajobs.gov/ to learn how to build your resume, and access tips and tutorials on applying and interviewing for federal jobs.

Cybersecurity Initiative for Small Colleges

Cybersecurity Initiative for Small Colleges
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – 3:00am

Internet2 will offer workshops and campus visits to assist small institutions seeking to upgrade their cybersecurity measures, the technology consortium announced on Monday. The effort will be funded by a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Starting next month, Internet2 will host the first of three regional workshops this year on how investments in cybersecurity can benefit campus research, and over the next two years, the consortium will make consulting visits to up to 30 institutions. According to Internet2’s grant application, the two-year effort will also produce a manual of best practices. Those findings will be made publicly available on Internet2’s website to benefit institutions unable to participate.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quick-takes#ixzz2rhJrSO5s

National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) scholarships and fellowships for HBCU students and recent graduates

Fellowships are open to graduate students from Master or Master of Arts Programs

Internships are open to undergraduate & graduate students from Art History, Chemistry, Design, Computer Science, Photography, Studio Art etc. 

It is with great pleasure that we write to you about new and exciting fellowship and internship opportunities at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).  These are open to students currently enrolled in, or recent graduates of a degree program at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), and other institutions who have an evident interest in the curatorship and conservation of African American heritage.  The fellowships and internships will be funded by a Mellon grant and housed in the NMAAHC’s Office of Curatorial Affairs at one of the two NMAAHC sites: the headquarters in Washington D.C. or the Pennsy Collections and Support Center in Landover, MD.

 The fellows and interns will be part of an exciting journey of groundbreaking efforts to culminate with the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in 2015.  As the Smithsonian’s 19th and newest museum, and the first “green” museum, the NMAAHC is committed to presenting a compelling history of our country through the lens of the African American experience.  Researching, collecting, documenting and conserving thousands of objects, documents, photographs, works of art, garments, musical instruments, and oral histories will be an integral part of their hands-on experience. The fellowships will focus on curatorial activities and the internships on conservation practices.  The goal of this new program is to expose undergraduate and graduate students to opportunities in curatorial and conservation studies and inspire them to consider curatorial and conservation careers. Through this pilot program, the Museum may facilitate entry to museum professions for individuals from communities that are historically not well represented in this field.

You will find complete information on the fellowship and internship programs on our website. The URLs are: for fellowships: http://nmaahc.si.edu/GetInvolved/mcf-info and for internships: http://nmaahc.si.edu/GetInvolved/mci-info

Kindly feel free to reach out to our Fellowship Program Administrator at NMAAHCMellonAdmin@si.edu or 202-633-4519 if you, or your students, faculty and staff have any questions during the application process.

 

 

LANDRIEU SECURES $224 MILLION FOR HBCUS

Bill gets final vote this week 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today secured $224 million for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of the bill that will fund the government for FY2014. The bill rolls back $8 million in previously scheduled cuts. Louisiana’s six HBCUs – Dillard University, Grambling State University, Southern University and A&M College, Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University at Shreveport and Xavier University of Louisiana – can apply for this funding to continue educating students, as they have done for nearly 150 years. The bill is anticipated to pass this week and then head to the President for his expected signature.

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities represent a valuable element of the American education system, and they have been cornerstones in our communities for decades and many Louisiana families have counted on them to gain the skills and education necessary for greater economic security. This funding will provide the financial support necessary for our HBCUs to continue providing quality and affordable higher education for all children. I look forward to continue working with Louisiana’s six HBCUs and fighting for funding for their continued growth to educate and develop the next generation of leaders in Louisiana,” said Sen. Landrieu.

Sen. Landrieu has long supported Louisiana’s HBCUs. Last year, Sen. Landrieu authored legislation to save HBCUs in Louisiana over $200 million with loan modification for loans received as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

For her commitment to HBCUs, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education awarded a Sen. Landrieu their Congressional Award.

2014 Summer Student Honors Program for 1st Year Law Students!!

2014 Summer Student Honors Program

(1st Year Law Students)

Position Number:        
14-1L-SHP-OHR

Location:          Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Salt Lake City, UT
Compensation: Volunteer
Grade:                          SK-00

Overview:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. 

The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for first year law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market and the activities of the Commission. The SEC’s 2014 Summer Student Honors Program will begin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014.

All students must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student.  Please note, selection is based on many factors, including academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher), writing skills and experience (e.g, journals), ability to reason independently and creatively (e.g., moot court), clinical/volunteer and work experience relating to the SEC’s work, commitment to its mission, extracurricular activities indicating legal judgment, and well-rounded background.

Students must have completed the first year of law school by the beginning of the 2014 summer. Student must be continuing in legal studies throughout the summer and/or into the fall to be eligible. Students graduating in May are not eligible.

Students must submit a resume with current contact information, a one page cover letter, a law school transcript, a list of current courses, a 5 to 10 page legal writing sample all in a single PDF. Please label your PDF with your LASTNAME FIRSTNAME (ex: OBAMA MICHELLE).

To Apply:

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356561500. You must apply for this position by       February 3, 2014.

If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov.  

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.sec.gov

2014 Summer Student Honors Program for Undergraduate Students!!

2014 Summer Student Honors Program

(Undergraduate Students) 

Position Number:     14-SHP-UND-ER
Location:      Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; New York, NY;  Lake City, UT; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA
Compensation: Volunteer
Grade:    SK-00

Overview:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. 

The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for undergraduate students (Non-legal students only) to become acquainted with the activities of the Federal Government and to gain hands-on experience in an operational office. The SEC’s 2014 Summer Student Honors Program will begin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014.

All students must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student.  Please note, selection is based on many factors, including academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher), writing skills and experience (e.g, journals), ability to reason independently and creatively (e.g., moot court), clinical/volunteer and work experience relating to the SEC’s work, commitment to its mission, extracurricular activities indicating legal judgment, and well-rounded background.

Students must have completed the first year of undergraduate school by the beginning of the 2014 summer. Student must be continuing in undergraduate studies throughout the summer and/or into the fall to be eligible. Students graduating in May are not eligible.

To Apply:

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356561500. You must apply for this position by       February 3, 2014.

If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov.  

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.sec.gov