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St. Olaf College Harry C. Piper Center for Vocation and Career: Graduate School Resources

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Financial Support in Graduate School (STEM)


Ford Foundation: Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities. The $21,500 fellowships are awarded to individual minority students who demonstrate superior scholarship and show greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. November deadline.

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program: The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising college seniors, especially from diverse communities, for graduate study in public policy, public administration and international affairs. Accepted students will attend a Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at one of our five locations for 7-weeks from June through August. For more information and to apply, please visit our web site:

NASA-supported fellowships (STEM)


Blame It On Hip Hop: In honor of Hip Hop, the Minneapolis-based apparel company, Blame It On Hip Hop (BIOHH), is announcing their first annual scholarship essay contest, awarding (2) $500 scholarships to two students to advance their work in elevating Hip Hop culture. Graduating high school seniors and college students from across the nation are encouraged to write an original essay, answering one of the following “Big Questions:” 1) What is the importance of hip-hop culture and it’s foundations, and what active role are you taking to give back to hip-hop? or 2) What do you think the world would look like without hip-hop, and what significance does hip-hop have in your life?. For more information and to apply visit the website:

HECUA: An organization of 17 liberal arts colleges, universities, and associations dedicated to education for social justice. Together we shape academically rigorous, study-abroad and off-campus study programs that address the most pressing issues in our neighborhoods, nations and world. This unique educational collaboration engages students, faculty and practitioners in learning that generates knowledge and tools for social transformation and community building.

At HECUA we learn by doing, reflecting and acting with others. HECUA specializes in integrating theory and practice, bringing together key disciplines that equip students to be active citizens and leaders – locally and globally.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: full time scholarships to those in computer science, engineering, or systems analysis; contact EOPSP, Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082

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NASA-supported fellowships (STEM)


St. Olaf College Harry C. Piper Center for Vocation and Career: Internship/Job Search

Breakthrough Saint Paul: is looking for a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to teach and lead at an innovative academic summer program for high-potential, under-resourced middle school students in Saint Paul. Breakthrough provides paid summer internships, complete with training and classroom teaching experience. Open to all majors! This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.

Please check out the attached documents (BSPteacherBrochure.pdf) and visit our website for more details!

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Mayo Clinic – Rochester Summer Laboratory Science Program (SLSP): Offering internship opportunities in our clinical labs for students that are working towards their degrees in chemistry, human-biological sciences and related allied-health degrees. Applicants should be between their junior and senior years and have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the clinical labs.

MHTA Internship Job Board: Placing more than 20 students in STEM internships with Twin Cities’ companies for summer internship positions. For more information visit their website at

NASA-supported fellowships (STEM)


Summer Research Programs: SROP – Summer Research Opportunity Program (undergraduate students)

Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads (STEM)

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Opportunities specifically for Engineering (STEM)

Opportunities specifically for Ocean Sciences (STEM)

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