The Catholic University of America

Special Opportunities

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE)
♦Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) provides opportunities and associated activities for students at all levels.                                                                                         
♦HERE will provide opportunities to participate in hands-on research in a real-world setting with award winning scientist.
♦Students will receive a stipend based on their academic level and could recieve other benefits such as housing and transportation.                                                                                      
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Rotary District 7610
♦Rotary District 7610 announces the availability of global scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year
♦A scholarship is for a term of one year with a stipend of $30,000.
♦Global scholarships are intended to provide sustainable, high impact outcomes in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:
            Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
            Disease Prevention and Treatment
            Water and Sanitation
            Maternal and Child Health
            Basic Education and Literacy
            Economic and Community Development
♦ Global grant scholars are individuals who are pursuing a career in one of these six areas of focus. Their graduate-level educational goals should support this career interest.
♦ For more information or to apply click here.

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award Student Essay Contest
♦Take part in the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award 2014 to qualify for participation as a "Leader of Tomorrow" in the world's premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The 44th St. Gallen Symposium.
  - Join the debate with 600 top global decision makers
  - Expenses for travel, board and logging covered, travel service provided
  - Meet 200 of the world's brightest young minds
  - EUR 20,000.- prize money
  - Present your thoughts and visions to the global elite
♦ To qualify, answer one of the four competition questions featuring your own unique perspective on the topic "The Clash of Generations" to prove yourself as a true Leader of Tomorrow. We expect professional and thought-provoking work which could be an essay, a video or a multimedia presentation. Be unconventional, bold and constructive.
♦ Graduate or postgraduate students (Master level or higher) from all fields of study at regular universities throughout the world, born in 1984 or later.
♦ All contributions will be evaluated according to specific criteria by an independent jury composed of professors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and politicians. The authors of the best 100 contributions will be invited to join the 44th St. Gallen Symposium, while the three best are bestowed with the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award.
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The Cultural Landscape Foundation- 2016 Boasberg Fellowship
 The Boasberg Fellowship offers a chance to be immersed in a suite of issues pertinent to landscape history, design, preservation, and advocacy. Open to graduate students and recent alums interested in the built environment, the paid summer fellowship runs for eight weeks and provides a range of opportunities designed to provide an illuminating experience.
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The Herbert Scoville Jr Peace Fellowship
*The Scoville Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC. We select fewer than 3% of applicants and attract candidates from all over the U.S. to work at leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security issues. The program has awarded 157 fellowships since 1987 and confers fellowships twice yearly, in the spring and fall. The fellowship lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.
* Duties: Scoville Fellows contribute to their host organization’s goals through research, public education, advocacy, and by writing articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, and/or reports. In addition, they organize talks and conferences and attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows are paired with a mentor from the fellowship's board and alumni, and also receive a small stipend to attend meetings and conferences, or take a language or policy course. Following their fellowships, many Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of Defense, Energy, State, and Treasury, members of Congress, academia, and media, and attend graduate school.
*Qualifications: Students who combine a scholarly background in international relations and foreign
travel and language skills with a passion for increasing diplomacy and reducing weapons and war please
inform them about the opportunities we offer.
*How to Apply: Please visit ( for application requirements as well as links to the websites of each of the participating organizations and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. Applicants must email the following items to by October 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester. An automated email response will be sent when items are received. Applicants who do not receive the email response within 24 hours of emailing materials should re-submit their application.
Volunteer Firefighter/EMT – Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department
♦The Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department is actively recruiting students who would be interested in volunteering as Firefighters/EMTs or EMS.  This opportunity provides volunteers with a unique experience as well as many benefits including, but not limited to, dormitory privileges, a chance to develop valuable job and life skills, earn community service hours, as well as meeting new people and making a difference in the surrounding community.
♦For more information, click here.