Feb. 26 NOW Message: Science & Agriculture Opportunities for High School and College Students

Guwatsi Sa’hoba (“Hello Everyone!” in the language of
the Pueblo of Acoma)!

This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message
shares information about two opportunities: (1) The Undergraduate Summer
Internship for Underrepresented Minorities, and (2) The CHS Foundation
Scholarship Programs. 

1. This paid Undergraduate Summer Internship for
Underrepresented Minorities

is sponsored by the
South
Central Climate Science Center (SCCSC)
, which 
provides
decision makers with the science, tools, and information they need to address
the impacts of climate variability and change. This summer internship
opportunity is for students interested in science, technology, engineering,
agricultural, economics, environmental engineering, and mathematics fields.

Program dates
are from
July 20 — August 9, 2014. Interns will spend their time at four
different universities located in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. All
meals, lodging and travel will be provided
during the three week
program. Applicants must reside in and be traveling from
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas.

Application documents include:

Application
Deadline: 5:00 PM CST on Friday, March 14, 2014

2. The CHS
Foundation
, a Fortune 500 company,
is the leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers, and
cooperatives across the United States. They are currently offering three
different scholarship programs towards higher education for
High School Students, Two-Year College Students, and University Students.
You are encouraged to
apply online,
if you are pursuing an agriculture-related major.

Application
Deadlines:  March 15, 2014

Eligibility
requirements for the High School Program:

  • Must
    be a high school senior, graduating in the spring
  • Must
    plan to pursue an agricultural-related major
  • Student
    must be a legal U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility
requirements for the Two-Year College Scholarship Program:

  • Student
    must be in his/her first year at a two-year college
  • Must
    be enrolled in an agriculture-related program
  • Student
    must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility
requirements for the University Scholarship Program:

  • Students
    are working towards an agricultural-related degree to pursue a career in
    agribusiness or production agriculture
  • Students
    must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year
  • First
    preference will be given to students with an interest in
    agricultural-based cooperatives; this may include, but not be limited to
    students who have:
    • Demonstrated interest
      through educational experiences focusing on cooperatives, which may
      include, but is not limited to international study tours, professional
      development, conferences, job shadowing, current membership/involvement
      with an agricultural cooperative;
    • Interned, worked or plan to
      work for an agricultural-based cooperative; or
    • Taken a course covering
      cooperative business structure. 

For a list of
participating universities that distribute the University Scholarship, follow
this link:
http://www.chsinc.com/~/media/chs%20inc/files/pdfs/stewardship/2014-2015%20chs%20foundation%20scholarships.ashx

We encourage you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list of
available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant
opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in
the Center for Native American Youth.

Don’t
see what you’re looking for?
Email us back and let us know what types of Native youth
opportunities you are looking for and we can be sure to include them in
upcoming emails. We invite you to share your feedback.


Sincerely,

Center
for Native American Youth

www.cnay.org
cnayinfo@aspeninstitute.org


About the Center for Native American Youth
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the
Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is a policy program within the Aspen
Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen
Institute, CNAY is also overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of CNAY is
to bring greater national attention to the issues facing Native American
youth, and to foster solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide
prevention.
How you can help.


 Link to The Aspen Institute
Link to CNAY.org

 


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