Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

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Embajada de Estados Unidos anuncia programa de becas Iniciativa de Jóvenes Líderes de las Américas (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative—YLAI) en apoyo a emprendedores en América Latina y el Caribe

¡Se convoca a emprendedores!

El programa de becas Iniciativa de Jóvenes Líderes de las Américas (Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program– YLAI), patrocinado por el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos, busca a 250 jóvenes emprendedores de América Latina y el Caribe para participar en un programa de capacitación profesional en Estados Unidos durante octubre y noviembre de 2016. Los participantes seleccionados tendrán la oportunidad de ingresar al YLAI Network, un espacio digital que cuenta con recursos profesionales, donde se desarrollarán los enlaces regionales claves para fomentar cambios positivos en sus comunidades.

El programa consiste en los siguientes componentes:

  1. Lanzamiento en Texas y conferencia de cierre en Washington, D.C., que incluye discursos, talleres, y sesiones de trabajo en equipo;
  2. Cuatro semanas de asesoría con un mentor en una compañía u ONG. Cada participante desarrollará un plan estratégico y participará en las operaciones diarias de su empresa anfitriona;
  3. Actividades de desarrollo profesional, como capacitación empresarial e interacción con expertos en varios campos;
  4. Apoyo continuo de la comunidad YLAI antes, durante y después del programa en los Estados Unidos, por medio de una red activa de contactos, acceso a asesoría, y oportunidades de inversión.

Se buscan emprendedores con los siguientes requisitos:

  1. Entre 21 y 35 años de edad;
  2. Residente de México.
  3. Elegible para recibir visa J-1;
  4. Al menos 2 años de experiencia como emprendedor, preferiblemente con un start-up o una iniciativa social;
  5. Buen dominio del inglés (escrito y hablado)

La página web https://ylai.state.gov/ incluye información sobre el proceso de inscripción YLAI. La convocatoria cierra el viernes, 20 de mayo.

 

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University of Minnesota Scholarships

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The University of Minnesota offers undergraduate scholarships to international students based on merit and financial need.

Global Excellence Scholarships (merit-based awards)
All international freshmen and transfer students who are admitted are automatically considered for a Global Excellence Scholarship. These scholarships cover either the full difference or half the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates. For the 2015-16 academic year, the freshmen scholarships were $4,210 (Maroon Award) or $8,420 (Gold Award) per year for up to four years. Transfer students may receive Maroon awards of up to three years when entering the University in the fall semester.

International Student and Scholar Services Scholarships (need-based awards)
Various scholarships are available for new students based on criteria such as financial need, academic merit, and educational goals. Awards currently range from $1,200 to $5,000 per year. Students are required to submit an application form and essay for consideration. Applications for need-based scholarships must be completed no later than March 1, 2016, for 2016-17 awards. Recipients of awards are notified via email byMarch 15 of the year they plan to enter the University. We ask counselors to encourage their students who demonstrate financial need to apply for these scholarships.
Application for ISSS need-based scholarships

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scholarship (UROS)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scholarship (UROS) is awarded to high-achieving students with an interest in research. Recipients work on a research project with a faculty mentor and receive a stipend of approximately $1,400.

Click here for more information on costs and scholarships.

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program

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The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is offering a financial need-based scholarship for a high school student from Mexico to attend YYGS this summer at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. We ask that you please share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested.

The scholarship will cover tuition, airfare and travel expenses to the program. 

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is open to students who have one or two years of secondary school remaining, and offers six unique two-week sessions. The program is a rigorous academic experience, featuring lectures from renowned Yale faculty.

Admission to YYGS is competitive. Applications are available online at http://globalscholars.yale.edu.

To be eligible for the full scholarship, applicants must:

The application deadline is February 11, 2016In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet ALL of the requirements listed above and complete the application, including the financial aid portion, by the deadline. No additional steps required.

 

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an academic enrichment and leadership-training program for talented high school students from around the world, who live and study on the Yale campus during the summer. The program features intensive undergraduate-level coursework and interaction with renowned Yale faculty and practitioners in the fields of history, political science, law, economics, international affairs, public health, and environmental science.

Students may apply to any of the three, two-week summer sessions offered: Politics, Law, and Economics (June 19-July 2) focuses on important ideas and thinkers in the American political and intellectual tradition; International Affairs and Security (July 8-21) explores strategic lessons from history and their application to contemporary international affairs; and Applied Science & Engineering (June 19 – July 2) study and application of physical and computer sciences in addition to engineering; Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (July 26 – August 8) understand how innovations in science or technology become a reality; Biological & Biomedical Science (July 8 – July 21) will focus on study and application of life sciences; Sustainability, Energy, & Environment  (July 26 – August 8) discover how people have influenced the natural world, and what effects those interactions have had on modern-day society.

Last summer, participants represented 92 countries. Countries represented included China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, as well as Myanmar, Tunisia, Kenya, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Afghanistan, and many more. Participants bring a wide array of perspectives into the classroom, fostering international awareness and further enhancing the stellar academic curriculum.

 

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES LEO S. ROWE PAN AMERICAN FUND

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The Rowe Fund, an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS), helps students from Latin America and Caribbean finance their studies or research in accredited U.S. universities through interest-free loans of up to $15,000 dollars. There are no application or processing fees and no deadline to apply.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1021FJY

 

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL HOUSE GRANTS

For more than 88 years, the I-House experience of international cultural exchange in a diverse community has transformed the lives of more than 65,000 people. An independent, non-profit organization, International House has enjoyed distinguished leadership since its inception. Past Chairmen of the Board have included two former U.S. Presidents, three Secretaries of State, and a former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

The mission of International House is to enable its members from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse residential community that builds life-long qualities of leadership, respect and friendship.

There are a number of Scholarships and Fellowships available to members each academic year.

Please see link below for more information

http://www.ihouse-nyc.org/s/707/internal.aspx?sid=707&gid=1&pgid=301 

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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SUMMER HAWK TUITION GRANTS

The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City in southeast Iowa. Iowa is composed of 11 colleges, the largest of which is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, enrolling most of Iowa’s undergraduates. The Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, enroll undergraduates, and with the Colleges of Dentistry and Public Health provide graduate education in conjunction with the Graduate College.

The Summer Hawk Tuition Grant provides a summer-session scholarship to undergraduate students who first enrolled at Iowa in Summer or Fall 2013 or after. No additional application is required. First-year, first-time students admitted for Summer or Fall 2013 are eligible to receive the grant during a single summer but must use it within four years of initial enrollment (no later than summer 2017) and before receiving an undergraduate degree. This is a nonrenewable, one-time award for up to 12 credit hours during a single summer.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZLtPAp

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BUTTE COLLEGE FEE WAIVER SCHOLARSHIPS AA Degrees

For over 40 years, Butte College has successfully offered a quality educational experience to our alumni. We offer associate’s degrees plus training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers and more.

Each semester $1,000 fee waiver scholarships are awarded to multiple international students! Scholarships are not awarded based on grades alone! Students will be asked to write an essay which describes, in detail, long-term personal and career objectives and must provide 2 letters of reference.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/nbwRyo

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