Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program Seeks Students for William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

March 8, 2007  • Institute Contributor

Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program Seeks Students for William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

WASHINGTON, DC, March 8, 2007 – The Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy in Washington, DC, seeks students for the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students for the 2007 summer semester. Application deadline is March 15, 2007.
 
The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to continuing undergraduate or graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Program, and assists in general research and program support.

An ideal candidate should have a strong background in the social sciences or humanities with outstanding research, writing and communication skills. The candidate must demonstrate financial need and work full-time (40 hours per week) during the summer semester. American citizenship is required.

A fellowship grant of $2,500 to $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

Please send: 1) a letter of interest (include information about dates of availability for the fellowship); 2) a resume; 3) a transcript; 4) a letter from the appropriate university financial aid officer certifying demonstrated financial need; and 5) two letters of reference.

There is no application form for this fellowship.

Application deadline is Mar. 15, 2007. Candidates will be notified by Apr. 15, 2007. Please send the application materials to:

Erin Taber, Program Coordinator
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20036
[email protected]

The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program was established in 1991 to expand understanding of nonprofit activities, including philanthropy and its underlying values, by making grants to support research undertaken by scholars and nonprofit practitioners. The Program offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. For more information regarding the Hearst Fellowship, please visit: www.nonprofitresearch.org/hearst.

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.

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