2019 High School & College Student Essay and Poetry Contest! – DEADLINE: Sunday, June 30, 2019

As we head into summer, there are only two weeks of left to send in your submissions for Go For Broke National Education Center’s 2019 High School & College Student Essay and Poetry Contest! This is a friendly reminder all entries are due by Sunday, June 30, 2019.

TO ENTER: Submit a 250-500 word essay, or up to a 3 page work of poetry on one of the following topics:

  • The Japanese American WWII veteran experience is still relevant to our society today. Explore one of the ways this is true.
  • How will you carry on the legacy of the Japanese American WWII veterans?
  • This year is the 75th anniversary of the Korematsu v. United States and Ex Parte Endo cases where the courts upheld the constitutionality of Executive Order 9006. Analyze what the Japanese American WWII experience can teach us abut the Constitution, rights, and responsibilities.

Details about the contest can be found on our website .

The contest is open to all high school (grades 9-12) and college (undergraduate and graduate) students.

  • $1,000 (each) to the top four winners
  • $500 (each) to the four second prize winners of each category
  • $250 (each)to the four third prize winners of each category

Kindly distribute this information to anyone within your organization and community whom you think might be interested. A flyer is available here.


Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) supports the legacy of Japanese American World War II veterans, who served their country at a time when the United States denied their civil rights. Join us in advocating for civil liberties and equality, the cornerstone of the American experience, by entering our 2019 contest.


If you have any questions, please contact me at (310) 222-5703, or via email at

Graduate Student Research- DEADLINE: June 7, 2019

Graduate Student Research Fellowships – $2,000
The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law welcomes applications from UCLA graduate students for Research Fellowships to support original research addressing a human rights question or challenge during the 2019-20 academic year. We are particularly interested in projects that fall within at least one of the themes of the Promise Institute – migration and human rights, environment and human rights, race and human rights, technology and human rights, accountability for human rights violations – or the intersection of these themes.
The deadline to apply is Graduate Student Research Fellowships – Call for Applications. Successful applicants will be notified of the decision by June 14, 2019. Funding for additional projects may be available, subject to amounts initially disbursed, at a later date in AY 2019-20. Completed applications should be sent to Sherry Yuan at
Proposals should include a narrative (less than 500 words) describing the purposes and expected objectives of the project. It should include a list of the faculty supervisors and their departmental affiliation. Each proposal must be accompanied by a budget including any additional sources of funding, as well as a budget justification (less than 500 words).
Each award will be $2,000.
Funding Requirements
Graduate students that receive funding are subject to the following requirements:
 Acknowledgement of the Promise Institute for Human Rights in any promotional materials, public information materials, and publications resulting from the grant;
 Provision of information for at least two social media posts about the project, including photos/video, on Promise Institute social media platforms;
 Production of a final report describing the outcomes of the project and the final financial expenditures by Dec 15, 2019. Any funds outstanding at the end of the year must be remitted to the Promise Institute by January 31, 2020.

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Astin Community Scholars Program


Apply to be an Astin Community Scholar!
Faculty Mentorship | Social Change Research| Financial Scholarship


 The UCLA Center for Community Learning 
is now accepting applications for the
 Astin Community Scholars Program AY 2019-20!

This year, in partnership with the UCLA Labor Center, Labor Studies Program, and the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, students chosen as Astin Scholars will:

  • Collaborate with graduate students and community stakeholders and advocates on applied research projects focused on addressing educational access and equity challenges.
  • Receive faculty mentorship and participate in a 4-unit upper division  course to develop and produce their studies.
Program Highlights:

  • Receive up to $6,000 in scholarship funding
  • Learn skills of conducting community-engaged research
  • Gain faculty mentorship
  • Be a part of a research team with community activists and dedicated graduate students
  • Address educational access and equity challenges



  • Open to all majors/minors
  • Students must enroll in a 4-unit upper division course during Fall, Winter & Spring
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Junior or Senior standing in Fall 2019
  • Submit online application by May 31, 2019 at 5pm


Application deadline:
May 31, 2019 at 5PM

Learn more:


Click Here & Apply Now!
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Announcement: 2019 Peter Rotter and Teague-Melville Essay Prizes – Online Submission Deadline April 8

Announcing the Competition for the

2019 Peter Rotter and Teague-Melville Essay Prizes

Recognizing superior achievement

in undergraduate writing in the humanities


Prize winners receive up to $1,000 each.


Nominations of student essays on humanities topics are now being accepted for the 2019 Peter Rotter and Teague-MelvilleEssay Prizes.  If your students have produced superior work, please consider nominating their papers.  All instructors/TAs are limited to three nominations and any submissions beyond that will not be considered.


The deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019.



The competition is open to all UCLA undergraduates who were/are enrolled in an undergraduate Humanities or humanities-related course during Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Winter 2019. The prizes will honor the best humanistic writing in lower- and upper-division undergraduate classes. The submitted paper must have been written as a course assignment during one of these quarters. One prize will be reserved for outstanding writing in an introductory-level course. While foreign language essays are welcome, they must be accompanied by the writer’s own English translation.


The essay must be nominated by the instructor that explains the assignment and highlights the paper’s strengths. Online submissions by instructor/TA only will be eligible. Students interested in applying should contact their instructor and provide them with the following information: their full name, current mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and UID number. Incomplete online forms will not be considered, and it is the responsibility of the student to confirm receipt by the Writing Programs Office via email only prior to the deadline.



Nominated essays can be submitted online from now until 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 8. Winners will be announced in May and honored at an awards ceremony on Monday, June 3rd at 4pm. For more information, please contact Marissa Martinez at (310) 206-1145 or


Click on the following link to proceed to the online form,

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APC Scholarships- DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  1. 2019 Cathay Bank Scholarship

2. 2019 Mega Bank Scholarship Flier FINAL

3. 2019 Royal Business Bank Scholarship

4. 2019 TASF

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Scholarship Opportunity for Students with Dependents: Deadline: 2/18

The Students with Dependents scholarship application is now open. We have three awards up to $5000, open to graduate and undergraduate students. Please help us spread the word! We will also be conducting follow up with students who opt-in for more information and resources to ensure they have access to all the support they may need to be successful!


There is also an emergency grant available through our partners at the Raise the Barr Foundation. This is an outside organization that can assist students with funds for things such as unexpected car repairs, moving expenses, or school supply costs not accounted for in their budgets. Currently, students must be referred through the Students with Dependents Program in order to be eligible, so I just need a heads up if a student applies.  The application can be reached here:


Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy – DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

The UC Center Sacramento is excited to announce its fifth annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy.


The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and will deliver a policy lecture at UCCS. The policy lecture is a great way for graduate students to meet people from the policy community, and develop contacts in Sacramento. At UCCS we have between 100-150 people attend each talk, and the audience is composed of legislators, legislative staff, state agencies, consultants, faculty, graduate students, and other researchers.


The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

For more information about the award, please visit


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships — Deadline: February 22nd, 2019

FLAS fellowships are designed to support UCLA graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline studying Middle East languages and area studies courses each quarter at Intermediate level or higher. Languages for fellowships are Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish. In summer, additional Middle East languages are eligible.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
Academic performance and potential as evidenced by academic transcript, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.
The extent to which overall course of study focuses on the Middle East.
A 1-2 page statement of purpose outlining primary research interest and explaining how language study will enhance the project
2 academic letters of recommendation
Unofficial university transcripts and resume or CV
FAFSA letter or most recent financial aid letter if applicable
For summer funding, a budget will be required along with information about the language program if not at UCLA are for intensive summer language programs in the U.S. or abroad. only. They provide a stipend of $2,500 plus tuition and fees to a maximum of $5,000, and (optional) up to $1,000 for travel. APPLY ONLINE: provide a total stipend of $15,000 for graduate students and $5,000 for undergraduate students. Academic Year tuition and fees are paid up to $18,000 for graduate students and $10,000 for undergraduates. AY awards may be used for dissertation research for graduate students at the advanced level of language proficiency, but this must be approved in advance. APPLY ONLINE:
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Contact: Johanna Romero, (310) 825-1455 Email:




A $10k scholarship will be awarded to one student from a Big Ten Conference school and one student from a Pac-12 Conference school


PASADENA, Calif. (November 30, 2018) –The Tournament of Roses® announced today the creation of a new and unique scholarship award – The Rose Bowl Game Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship.


The annual scholarship will recognize one senior student from the Big Ten Conference and one senior student from the Pac-12 Conference for exceptional achievement in academics and civic service. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be paid to their postgraduate institution of choice, to further their academic study in an area of their choosing. The scholarship is now open for applications and will be awarded for the first time in the Spring of 2019.


Additionally, as part of the Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship, each recipient will be given the opportunity to receive a “Rose Bowl Game Experience.” The experience will consist of a four-night trip to Pasadena, Calif., to shadow staff during the build-up to “The Granddaddy of Them All,” culminating with the opportunity to work the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day.


The scholarship is named on behalf of Keith Jackson, who was the voice of college football for several generations. Jackson was a man of many catchphrases, including “Whoa, Nellie” and “Big Uglies”, but was also credited with popularizing the Rose Bowl Game’s nickname as “The Granddaddy of Them All”. He was on the call for the Rose Bowl Game on 15 occasions, more than any other broadcaster, from 1989 to 2006. His final game in the broadcast booth was the 2006 BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl Game.


“The Tournament of Roses is thrilled to announce this scholarship in conjunction with our partners at the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences,” said Laura Farber, Tournament of Roses Executive Vice President. “Keith Jackson meant so much to the Rose Bowl Game and we’re honored that we can continue his legacy with this scholarship award that is not just a monetary award but also includes an experience unique to the Granddaddy of Them All.”

The Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship is funded by the Rose Bowl Game, which is a tri-party agreement between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference. For more information, including details on eligibility and how to apply, please visit


About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 129th Rose Parade themed “Making a Difference,” on Monday, January 1, 2018, followed by the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the 104th Rose Bowl Game.  For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Eligibility Requirements
Students from universities that are a part of the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conference are eligible for the scholarship. These students must be in their final year of course study and have consistently demonstrated exceptional achievement in academics and civic service throughout their collegiate career. Specifically, a nomineemust:

  1. Honorably represent a Big Ten Conference institution or a Pac-12 Conference institution, exhibiting excellencein academics and civic service while displaying strong character and leadership skills.
  2. Plan to enroll in graduate or professional school within eighteen (18) months of graduation.
  3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of the application.
  4. Express an interest to pursue a career in the sports industry, including, but not limited to, sports journalism, media relations, event operations, marketing, etc.

Nomination Process
Nominations must be submitted directly to the Tournament of Roses. Nominations are due upon completion of the Fall 2018 term, but no later than February 28, 2019.  Complete nomination packets must be scanned and emailed to the Selection Committee of The Tournament of Roses (address below).

Selection Committee – Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship

If you prefer to mail your application, please send to:

Rose Bowl Game
Attn: Keith Jackson Postgraduate Scholarship
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91184

Nomination materials must include:

  • A student application form prepared and signed by the nominee
  • Two letters of recommendation on behalf of the nominee
    • One letter of recommendation from an academic faculty member familiar with the nominee’s academic performance (highlighting academic achievement and effort, extracurricular activities, leadership, accomplishments,)
    • One letter of recommendation from an employer, coach or community representative (highlighting character, leadership, teamwork, work ethic,)
  • An official copy of the nominee’s transcript
  • A resume that includes relevant work experience and community service
  • A headshot of the student for publicity purposes (please email in .JPEG format to



For more information, press only: 

Karen Linhart, Rose Bowl Game, 626-817-9347,

Doug Ingels, Rose Bowl Game, 626-817-9346,


Scholarship at the University of Warwick- Deadline: Dependent on Scholarship (Please refer to table)

Scholarships at the University of Warwick (PGR and PGT)