Take the Challenge: Scholarships, Fellowships, and National Competitions…

Sign up for the National Scholarships listserv! Go to www.nyu.edu/scholarships/index.html and enter your NYU email address to stay informed about prestigious scholarship opportunities.

Links to Grants for Graduate Study: www.nyu.edu/scholarships/resources.html

Zuckerman Forum: A University Dialogue. University-wide undergraduate public debate offering prizes up to $15,000. The deadline for registration is Monday, December 1, 2008. Find out more at www.nyu.edu/zuckerman.forum.

SOPHOMORES: Are you interested in public service and social change? Do you have ideas for solving society’s large scale problems? Consider applying for the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship. There is an information session is scheduled for December 9th. For more information check www.nyu.edu/reynolds/undergrad or contact Doris Alcivar at da339@nyu.edu or 212 992 9382. The deadline is January 27, 2009.

National Scholarship Competitions: The Director of Scholarship Programs (Silver 909C) oversees the application and endorsement process for all undergraduates at NYU. Please check each scholarship Web site for application information and eligibility requirements (such as minimum GPA). Also please note that the NYU campus deadlines are often months in advance of the foundation deadlines, so begin your applications early.

NYU DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2008

Beinecke Memorial Scholarships: For undergraduate senior year and graduate study in an arts and sciences field which student demonstrates exceptional ability; www.beineckescholarship.org.

National Security Education Program: Undergraduate scholarships for study abroad in countries outside western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; www.iie.org/nsep/.

Morris K. Udall Scholarships: For undergraduate who intend to pursue careers in environmental public policy; www.udall.gov/.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program: For graduating seniors or those in their first year after graduation, Carnegie offers a paid one-year position as a research assistant at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C.; www.carnegieendowment.org/. [Note: Applications must be requested from the Director of Scholarship Programs, Silver 909C.]

NYU DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2009

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship: For graduate study in the United States, field of study is open; must have significant financial need to be eligible; www.jackkentcookefoundation.org/jkcf_web/content.aspx?page=Grad

James Madison Memorial Fellowships: For graduate study leading to employment as a secondary school teacher of American history, government or social studies; www.jamesmadison.com/.

NYU DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2009

Freeman-Asia Grants: For study abroad in Asia for summer, semester, or full-year programs; www.iie.org/pgms/freeman-asia/.

Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009 Competition

Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in NYUSteinhardt are invited to apply for the Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009. Undergraduates may be awarded up to $500 to explore an idea under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate students may be awarded up to $1,000 to also explore a faculty-sponsored independent research project or a specific component of thesis or dissertation work, e.g. instrument development/validation, or a pilot study. For more information, go to www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/student_awards/grants. You may also call us at 212 998 5965. The deadline to submit applications is March 6, 2009.

Student Business Cards

NYU Steinhardt undergraduate and graduate students may have business cards printed with the school logo, your email address/phone number, graduation month/year, etc. These cards may be useful in your job search, in informational interviews, at informal gatherings, and among friends and colleagues both inside and outside the university. For more information, call 998 5065.

NYUeVita

NYUeVita is a new online service that will provide you with a convenient and organized place to record and archive your accomplishments, interests and levels of involvement in the NYU community and beyond. Build a personalized comprehensive e-portfolio, update it at your convenience, and share it with potential employers, scholarship programs, graduate and professional schools: www.NYUeVita.nyu.edu

First Fridays Research Colloquium

The 2008-09 First Friday Research Colloquium focuses on the mentor/student relationship. Faculty and doctoral students present ongoing research in the many disciplines across Steinhardt. All currently registered NYUSteinhardt doctoral students (including those registered for E10.3400) are invited to attend. First Fridays is also an excellent opportunity to meet other doctoral students from across the school in an informal setting and discuss issues you have in common as developing scholars.

Next meetings: Friday, November 7 and Friday, December 5 in the 3rd Floor Student Lounge in Pless Hall. Please e-mail Nancy Hall at steinhardt.grad.office@ nyu.edu to RSVP. Also check the Web site www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/policies_doctoral/deadlines#Fridays.

All Things Doctoral

If you are a Steinhardt doctoral student, you are regularly receiving emails from Nancy Hall about upcoming events and deadlines. Make sure to also check out http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/policies_doctoral/ for more information specific to Steinhardt doctoral students. The site has information on appointing your dissertation committee, filing your dissertation proposal, and filing for your final oral examination. You can also download a copy of the 2008-09 Handbook for Doctoral Study that includes specific policy information and guidelines for formatting your dissertation. Nancy Hall and Joe Eversole in the Office of Graduate Studies can answer your questions by email at steinhardt.grad.office@nyu.edu or by telephone at 212 998 5044, or stop by the office in Pless Hall on the 2nd floor (no appointment needed Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm).

Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP)

CCTOP is pleased to announce the launch of its newly formatted Web site, http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/cctop. The site has information for future students, community college faculty and administrators, and now, for current CCTOP students, including links to campus resources and activities, as well as the Director’s Blog, which will provide additional updates and alerts. Contact CCTOP Director Bart Grachan at cctop@nyu.edu with any questions.

Winter Session

Take advantage of the opportunity to move forward with your coursework or enjoy a subject you were unable to fit in your semester. Registration for the January 5th to January 19th Winter Session starts on November 3 and closes December 7. Tuition is based on the number of credits, and housing is limited but available. Go to www.nyu.edu/winter for more information.

Dean’s Roundtable Series

Meet distinguished Steinhardt alumni at the Dean’s Roundtable Series, scheduled over an informal breakfast or lunch. Learn from and chat with some of today’s top leaders in education, health, non-profit services, media, communications, entertainment, fashion, and more about industry-specific issues. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees must register in advance. To register and to learn more about our participants, please visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/alumni/roundtable/.

Study Abroad

The NYU Steinhardt Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs can assist graduate students interested in studying abroad. This office handles undergraduate and graduate study abroad, is involved with NYU-Abu Dhabi, large-scale academic conferences, winter and intersession courses, summer programs on campus for NYU and non-NYU students, and academic affairs initiatives. Check http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/study_abroad/how_to_apply for information about heading overseas.

Upcoming deadlines: November 1, 2008 for intersession and spring break programs; February 2, 2009 for summer programs.

Undergraduate Study Abroad

Start planning now for fall study abroad programs. When you meet with your advisor to discuss your spring classes mention your interest in studying abroad in the fall. Applications for fall study abroad programs are encouraged by Feb. 15, 2009. Consider studying art in Berlin or Accra, communications in Shanghai, or music in Prague. Improve your Spanish language while learning in Madrid or Buenos Aires. Or choose from courses at NYU’s newest program in Tel Aviv. Read more and apply online at www.nyu.edu/studyabroad or visit the Center for Study Abroad at the UHALL Commons, 110 East 14th Street.