William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
for Minority Students Supports Nonprofit Experience
Deadline: March 15, 2003
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund (www.nonprofitresearch.org/),
a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington,
D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship in
conjunction with a summer internship program open to members of
minority groups based on need and academic excellence.
Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the
award. Through this scholarship program, the Fund seeks to
introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to
philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations.
Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to
receive academic credit for this experience.
The student will learn about nonprofit organizations by reading
and analyzing background articles and assisting in preparations
for the Fund's annual conference. The annual conference brings
together nonprofit leaders, researchers, and policy makers to
discuss issues of importance to the nonprofit sector. The
student will also undertake general research and program support
for the Fund's grantmaking and outreach efforts.
The ideal candidate for this scholarship is a highly motivated
graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented
community. She or he should have a good academic record, and
also have the following: research and analytical abilities; a
background in the social sciences or humanities; excellent
writing and communication skills; and demonstrated financial
need. The intern must be able to be at the Aspen Institute in
Washington, D.C. for 10-12 weeks during the summer.
A scholarship grant of between $2,800 and $4,200 will be
awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level,
financial need, and time commitment.
For complete program and application guidelines, see the
Nonprofit Sector Research Fund's Web site.
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