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New course announcement

Posted: December 12, 2014 by joshuasites in Announcements, Fellowships, Grants, Research Study
The Office of Competitive Awards and Research (IUCARE) has designed a 2 credit course for which the primary objective is completing an application for a nationally-competitive award. Awards fund a wide range of activities such as conducting summer research with an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates or taking part in a Fulbright summer institute in the UK. Students who successfully complete the course will have completed an application or be ready to apply for an award.
The course is COLL X 288, “Apply for Competitive Award,” and it is being offered during both 8 week sessions of spring 2015. Grades will be S/F and will be determined by assessment of three short written assignments and participation in classroom group activities.  Both 8 week sessions will meet MWF in Sycamore 003 from 1:15-2:15.
1)      Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
2)      Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
3)      Presidential Match Scholarships for Study in Israel for Spring 2015
4)      Jane Bosart College Emergency Scholarship
5)      Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs
6)      IU Journal of Undergraduate Research: Call for Papers
7)      2015 Critical Language Scholarships
8)      2015 Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
This is a national scholarship program that supports undergraduate students planning research careers in natural sciences, math, and engineering. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. The College holds an internal competition to select nominees for the national Goldwater competition and the Goldwater Foundation selects approximately 300 winners each year from all over the United States.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Current sophomore or junior
  • Planning a research career in natural sciences (Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physics), Mathematics, Cognitive Science, or Neuroscience
  • Successful nominees have had College GPAs of 3.900 or higher
  • Must be a US citizen, resident alien, or US national
Deadline for receipt of all application materials: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014
Information available at: Applicants for this program must register and pick up application materials through the College. Contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Owen Hall 102/104, 855-1647.
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications for the Junior Fellows Program only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. Each participating university may nominate only two students each year. The College’s faculty selection committee will review all applications and will forward up to two nominations to the Carnegie Endowment.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Graduating college seniors or students who have graduated within the past academic year but who have not begun graduate studies
  • Demonstrated interest in and completion of a significant amount of coursework in international affairs, political science, economics, history, or Russian, Chinese, Middle Eastern or South Asian Studies
  • Eligible and able to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31. Note: Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year may apply
  • High academic merit, including a minimum College GPA of 3.750
Deadline for receipt of all application materials: 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014
Information available at: Applicants for this program must register and pick up application materials through the College. Contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Owen Hall 102/104, 855-1647.
Presidential Match Scholarships for Overseas Study in Israel for Spring 2015
The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program is currently offering scholarships to support Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate students who study through IU Overseas Study at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem or at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, or the University of Haifa.  Awards range from $500 to $5,000. Students will automatically be considered for all scholarships.
§  Full-time IUB undergraduate
§  3.200 cumulative GPA or higher
§  For study in Spring 2015 at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem through IU Overseas Study, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, at Tel Aviv University, or at the University of Haifa.
Selection Criteria: Preference is given to students studying at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem through IU Overseas Study. Awards will be competitive and based on academic achievement, financial need, and duration of study abroad.
Application Procedures:
§  For students applying through IU Overseas Study to the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: please apply through IU Overseas Study. Check off: Presidential Scholarships.
§  For students applying directly to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, or the University of Haifa: Complete the application and recommendation forms. Application may be e-mailed (, FAXed (812 855-4314), mailed, or hand delivered to: Israel Scholarships, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014  For information go to:
Jane Bosart College Emergency Scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students in the College who encounter a significant financial hardship as they approach graduation that may affect their ability to complete their degree. Applications are reviewed and awards are made on a rolling basis.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Indiana resident with a documented financial hardship
  • Current full-time status at IUB or in an IU-administered or IU-co-sponsored overseas study program
  • Minimum College GPA of 2.750 at the time of application and be in good academic standing
  • Be eligible to graduate within three semesters of receiving an award (including current enrollment)
Information and application forms are available at: Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Owen Hall 102/104, 855-1647.
Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs
The early deadline for applying to the Secondary Transition to Teaching and Elementary Certification Master’s Programs  for the 2015-2016 academic year is November 30, 2014. Faculty will begin reviewing applications in December and will admit students until the cohorts are full.
The application deadline for the Joint B.S./M.S  Math or Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Space Science, or Physics) program is November 1, 2014, to begin in Spring 2015. The Joint B.S./M.S. program is a five year program in which students receive a B.S and M.S. degree in addition to certification in secondary math or science. Students who are seniors in their B.S. programs this fall should apply by November 1st.  Students who are B.S. Math or Science majors should still make an appointment to get information about the Joint B.S./M.S. programs.
Contact Alfreda Clegg to discuss the application process and program requirements. Students may schedule appointments at 812-856-8500 or stop by to schedule an appointment in Educ. 1000
IU Journal of Undergraduate Research: Call for Papers
The IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) is a newly formed student-run, faculty-mentored organization seeking to create an annual, open-access research publication for IUB. Supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Journal will highlight competitive undergraduate research work from all fields. IUJUR’s first call for papers begins October 13th, 2014 and closes February 20th, 2015. Volume I will be published June 2015 in collaboration with IUScholarWorks.
For additional information, visit  Questions? Contact
2015 Critical Language Scholarships
The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds, and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural, and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Languages include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website: There is no service requirement after the program, however, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.
The application is available online at:
Deadline for application: November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST.
Webinar Recordings:
Questions? Contact
2015 Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden
This scholarship provides up to $10,000 to U.S. residents whose work would be enhanced by study and/or research in Sweden for up to one year. The scholarship is granted for studies pertaining to the applicant’s primary area of interest, with attention to Swedish America and/or the relationship between Sweden and the United States. The project schedule must fall between the dates of June 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016. Project duration depends on the individual proposal (see application). Scholarships are usually granted for a full academic year term (nine months), but can also be awarded shorter periods. Before applying, the applicant must establish contact with a Swedish university or other educational or research institution(s) or organization(s). A letter of invitation or affiliation from the Swedish institution/organization must accompany the application. The award is contingent upon acceptance to the program on which the applicant has based their application. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Swedish Language.
September 1: Applications accepted
November 15: Application Forms deadline
Information and applications are available at:
Questions? Contact the American Swedish Institute: 612-871-4907 |


Information on BEA Scholarships

Posted: September 10, 2014 by joshuasites in Fellowships, Scholarships
Please follow this link go to the BEA website for full details and application materials.

BEA is the professional development association for professors, industry professionals and students involved in teaching and research related to radio, television, and other electronic media. BEA administers fourteen scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the electronic media profession. The BEA Two Year Award is for study at member schools offering only freshman and sophomore instruction, or for use at a four-year member school by a graduate of a BEA two-year campus. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students at BEA Member institutions.

Scholarships will be awarded for full-time degree work FOR THE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR. One semester grants are NOT made. Scholarships must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university bookstore course purchases, dormitory and related items eligible to be charged to a student’s official campus account. Current scholarship holders are not eligible for reappointment in the year following their award. All scholarships must be applied to study at a campus where at least one department is a BEA institutional member. You can go here to verify if your campus is a member or call 202.429.3935.

The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to be an outstanding electronic media professional. There should be compelling evidence that the applicant possesses high integrity and a well-articulated sense of personal and professional responsibility.

Obtain the official application forms from your campus faculty or download them at The forms ask for personal and academic data and transcripts, broadcast and other experience, a written statement of goals, and supportive statements from two references, one of which must be an electronic media faculty member.

OCTOBER 14, 2014
To request additional information you may contact:
Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2891 or call 202.429.3935

Funding for future STEM teachers

Posted: November 14, 2012 by IUsec in Fellowships
Dear Faculty Member,

You may have students who are perfect for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships. Please share this email with students—including recent grads and others you consider qualified, and with anyone who maintains your departmental listservs.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend, admission to a master’s degree program at a well-established partner university, and preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows are among 21,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows who, over more than six decades, have produced world-class scholarship, teaching, and service. They include 13 Nobel Laureates, two Fields Medalists, 35 “genius grant” MacArthur Fellows, and leaders in every sector. They represent a remarkable network.

For more information, visit We look forward to hearing from your students.


Edward Crowe & Audra Watson
Co-Interim Directors

TCOM Scholarships and Fellowships

Posted: November 12, 2012 by IUsec in Fellowships, Scholarships

Applications are now available for scholarships and/or fellowships, ranging from $500 to $1500, for Telecommunications students enrolled at IU for Spring, 2013. 

Application forms and descriptions of each scholarship/fellowship are available at the Department of Telecommunications web site,

Deadline for application is Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at noon.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  Awards will be recognized at the MultiVisions conference next semester.  Please see the application forms for eligibility requirements and further details.

This message contains information about the following programs:

1)      Junior Fellows Program – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

2)      2013 Goldwater Scholarships

3)      2013 Truman Scholarships

4)      Legislative Internship Program – Indiana Statehouse

Scholarship Opportunities:

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program

IU Bloomington will nominate up to 2 students for this prestigious program, and each year we hold an internal competition to select our nominees. To be eligible, you must have senior standing and intend to graduate in May, 2013 or, if you have graduated within the past academic year you must not have begun a program of graduate studies.

Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Chinese, India or Middle East Studies, have an excellent academic record (minimum cumulative College GPA 3.750), in addition to strong research and writing skills. Specific language and other skills may be required for certain assignments. Nominees do not necessarily have to be U.S. citizens if they attend a University located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program.

Junior Fellows work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC for a period of one year beginning on August 1, 2013. The monthly salary is $3,000 (equivalent to $36,000 annually), subject to federal, state, and local taxes. A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

              Deadline for submission of all materials to the College of Arts and Sciences:

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

All materials (including letters of recommendation)

must be submitted to:

Dean Terri Greenslade, College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, Kirkwood Hall 012

The Carnegie Endowment does not accept direct student applications for this award. The IUB internal competition will be held by early December. After this internal competition, winners will be notified and IUB will forward the names of up to two successful nominees to the Carnegie Endowment. Finalists selected by the Carnegie Endowment are invited for personal interviews in February and early March. Those not selected for interviews will be notified in the month of February. Selection decisions will be made by the Carnegie Endowment no later than March 31st.

2013 Goldwater Scholarships

  • You must be a current sophomore or junior
  • You must be planning a research career in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or U.S. national
  • Successful nominees have had a minimum College of Arts and Sciences GPA of 3.900 

*** $7,500 per student per year ***

for tuition, fees, books, and room and board

To apply: Pick up registration and important application information from Ms. Kristin McCormick in Kirkwood Hall 012. Call 855-1647 to arrange a time to pick up a packet.

Deadline for submission of all required materials is: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm


2013 Truman Scholarship


For current “juniors” interested in the 2013 Truman Scholarship competition

The IU deadline for the 2013 Truman Scholarship competition is THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2012

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is expected to award 60-65 merit-based scholarships to students across the nation who will be “juniors” in the 2012-2013 academic year and who plan to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government or other public service.  (See Eligibility section below for the Truman Foundation’s definition of “juniors.”)  Each scholarship is worth up to $30,000 and the Foundation assists Truman Scholars “with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.” To compete for the award, students must be nominated by their undergraduate institutions.  The IU Truman Selection/Nomination Committee has set 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 as the campus deadline for students who wish to be considered for the 2013 competition.  In the past, Truman scholars have come from such diverse fields as history, political science, international relations, journalism, economics, education, law, public administration, nonprofit management, physical and social sciences, and technology policy. 

The Truman Scholarship seeks to promote public service, which the foundation defines “as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organization, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public-service oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.”  Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a graduate degree program funded by the Truman.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration for the Truman Scholarship, a student must have a clear commitment to a career in public service, be a U.S. Citizen or National, and be nominated by his/her university. The student must also be a “junior-level student”.  (Residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Pacific Islands must have senior-level academic standing.)  See for official eligibility criteria. 

Nomination and Selection Standards: Because Truman Scholarship attracts the interest of top candidates around the country, IU only nominates students with outstanding credentials. The foundation chooses scholars on the basis of their excellent academic performance and communication skills, potential for leadership, extensive records of public and community service, and commitment to careers in government or elsewhere in public service.  (See the Truman Foundation’s definition of “public service” above.)  IU’s nominating committee and the Truman Foundation selectors are looking for candidates who show promise of making a difference in the world through their public service.

IU Nomination Process:  The IU committee will select up to four nominees for the national 2013 Truman competition. To be considered by the IU committee, IU students must submit a completed Truman Scholarship application, including a 500-word policy proposal on a significant issue related to the candidate’s intended area of public service, by 4 p.m., Nov. 15, 2012, to Elaine Hehner in the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh Street, Room 210E, Bloomington, IN 47405. Students seeking consideration should also arrange to have ALL three letters of recommendation described in the Truman application material sent directly to Ms. Hehner by Nov. 15.  Application materials being used for the fall process at IU are available from Ms. Hehner and can be downloaded from the Truman website:  For additional information on the scholarship and guidance on the application, including the 500-word policy proposal, see the Truman website: For additional information on the scholarship and the IU nomination process, contact IU’s Truman faculty representative Judy Failer,, or Elaine Hehner at


Legislative Internships: Indiana Statehouse

These Legislative Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates. Sophomores interested in applying will be evaluated on a case by case basis. As interns, you will be part of a partisan staff, so please apply for either the Democratic or Republican program. We will not schedule interviews for applicants who apply to both caucuses.”

What You Need To Know:

  • Eligible participants include college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates and graduate students
  • Internship begins in January 2012 and ends in March
  • Internship is full time, Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Statehouse, located in downtown Indianapolis
  • Interns receive a biweekly stipend of $700
  • Most colleges and universities offer academic credit
  • Competitive $3,000 scholarship opportunity
  • Unlimited opportunities to build your professional network

The Indiana General Assembly is currently seeking qualified applicants for our internship programs during the first Regular Session of the 118th Indiana General Assembly.  Paid internships with the Indiana House of Representatives are full-time, spring-semester commitments which provide practical experience within Indiana State Government.  Interns actively participate in the entire legislative process as they assist State Representatives within the professional setting at the Statehouse.

This internship was designed as an educational program and aligns well with most university and college academic internship requirements. Although the rigorous workload during session makes assuming additional course work during the internship difficult, most of our interns earn academic credits for their participation in the program and are able to maintain their full-time student status. Scholarship opportunities for exceptional interns are also available.


Additionally, House Republican interns have a long-standing track record of effectively transitioning into future employment as lobbyists, attorneys and Statehouse staff.


Applications will be accepted now through October 31, 2012. Interviews will be held in Indianapolis throughout the months of September, October and early November.  Students are encouraged to visit our web site at to learn more about these unique internship opportunities.


If you have questions about this program contact: 


Jason Johnson 

Intern Director and Senior Legislative Assistant

Representatives Baird, McNamara & Messmer

Indiana House of Representatives

200 West Washington St. Rm. 401-4

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-232-9671

Please announce to your best and brightest students and encourage them to attend one of two information meetings about the Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Mitchell scholarships and the IU nomination process for each.  These scholarships support study at one or more British or Irish universities and are among the most prestigious graduate scholarships offered to American students.


The two meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., and 3:00-4:00 p.m., in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 


The Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Mitchell scholarships require candidates to be nominated by their U.S. universities or colleges.  To be considered for nomination by Indiana University in fall 2012, an IU student must submit an application to the IU nominating committee by Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.  IU interviews will be scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, in Bloomington. 


The IU committee strongly encourages students interested in any of these scholarships to work on their applications and talk with potential referees as soon as possible. 



The IU application consists of

  • a 750-word personal statement;
  • a 500-word statement on the student’s reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland; 
  • a 500-word statement on the student’s proposed academic program; 
  • a list of activities and honors; and
  • three references (at least two of which must be from faculty and at least one of which must be from someone familiar with the student’s extracurricular activity and leadership).


(The national applications require additional materials and letters of recommendation.)  


Students who have questions regarding the scholarships or possible programs of study should be encouraged to attend an information meeting or, if they are unable to attend, to contact Trevor R. Brown (, the chair of the nominating committee, or Paul Fogleman (International Affairs, 201 N. Indiana Ave., 855-3948,  Students should submit their application materials to Mr. Fogleman by Monday, Sept. 10.


Below is a brief summary of the key requirements for each scholarship.  For full and current information, students should review the scholarship websites.  Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens and to be considered for nomination by IU should have a minimum grade point average of 3.70.


Application deadlines for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships have not yet been announced.  Deadlines will almost certainly be in the first week of October 2012.



Rhodes Scholarship

Support for two years graduate study at Oxford University, Great Britain, with third year possible.  Students should demonstrate intellectual achievement, integrity, leadership, energy, and concern for others, and must be in their senior year or beyond and 18-23 years of age on October 1 of the year of application; 32 scholarships awarded each year.


National deadline: to be announced in July 2012


Marshall Scholarship

Support for one to three years of graduate study at almost any university in the United Kingdom.  Students should have distinguished academic records, strong aspirations for graduate study, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential (the potential to engage with contemporary Britain effectively).  Candidates must be in their senior year or have graduated with their first undergraduate degree after April 2010; no age limit.  Up to 40 scholarships awarded each year; a limited number may be awarded to students who seek to do a 1-year degree only.


National deadline: to be announced in July 2012


Churchill Scholarship

Support for one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University, Great Britain. Students should demonstrate exceptional ability; they should be in their senior year or beyond and must be between 19 and 26 years of age at the time of taking up the scholarship; 14 scholarships awarded each year.


National deadline: November 13, 2012 (Take GRE by October so scores are available by November.  Churchill also requires applicants to apply to Cambridge University by a mid-October date.)



Mitchell Scholarship

Support for one academic year of postgraduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland. Students must have a record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others that indicate a potential for leadership and contribution to society.  For students in their senior year who will have completed an undergraduate degree no later than the summer before they enter an Irish university and who are 18-29 years of age on September 30, 2012; 12 scholarships awarded each year.


National deadline: to be announced in July 2012





The Wells Scholars Program invites Indiana University Bloomington faculty to nominate outstanding students for an Internal Wells Scholarship.  The Wells Scholarship provides full tuition and academic fees, a living stipend, and the possibility of up to an academic year of support for overseas study.  Any sophomore or junior pursuing an undergraduate degree on the Bloomington campus is eligible, provided he or she has completed at least three semesters of course work as a full-time student in residence at IU Bloomington at the time of nomination.  (Please note: the Wells Scholarship cannot be used for support beyond the fourth year of undergraduate study).


The scholarship is based on merit, without regard to financial need.


A nominee is normally expected to be among the top 1% of students at the university in terms of intellectual ability and scholarly performance.  The selection committee will also look for evidence of exceptional additional accomplishments or qualities as indicated by extracurricular activities, community service, research, and/or outstanding talent in some specific field.


To be considered for an Internal Wells award, a student must be nominated by a member of the IU Bloomington faculty, whose detailed letter of nomination and support must reach the program by Friday, March 23, 2012.  Students may not apply for consideration.  In the past, some nominations have been seconded by letters from additional faculty members; and thus, the principal nominator might solicit supporting letters from one or more colleagues.  The letter or letters should speak about the nominee’s qualities of character and leadership, as well as about the nominee’s academic and extracurricular achievements.  All letters should reach the program by March 23.


From the initial pool of nominees, the program will select a number from whom resumes and personal statements will be requested, and from that smaller number we will invite finalists for interviews on Friday, May 4.  We expect to announce the results soon after the interviews and anticipate making one award.


Please send letters of nomination to be received by March 23 to:

The Wells Scholars Program

1331 E. Tenth Street

IU Bloomington


Nomination letters can also be sent by e-mail to

For Undergraduates:

Paid Summer 2012 Undergrad Research Placements:

More than 650 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads at more than 350 institutions nationwide.


For Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities:

Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT, NSF Grad Research Fellowship and other programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.


For Postdoc opportunities


For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships

Applications are now available for scholarships and/or fellowships, ranging from $500 to $1500, for Telecommunications students enrolled at IU for Spring 2012. 

 Application forms and descriptions of each scholarship/fellowship are available at the Department of Telecommunications web site,

Deadline for application is Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  Awards will be recognized at the MultiVisions conference next semester.  Please see the application forms for eligibility requirements and further details.

Brief descriptions of scholarships and fellowships:

The Donald E. Agostino Memorial Scholarship is presented to a junior or senior Telecommunications major who is outstanding as a scholar, exhibits curiosity for learning across a wide range of interests and has participated in leadership and service opportunities while attending IU.

The LeRoy Bannerman Scholarship is presented to one or more Telecommunications majors with an interest in innovative audio techniques who have a record of academic excellence.

The Tom and Jay Darragh Conference Support Scholarship/Fellowship supports undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Telecommunications to attend an industry trade show, conference, and/or to present research at a professional conference.  Preference will be given to students pursuing an interest in Telecommunications management or Telecommunications policy.

Lee Norvelle Scholarship/Fellowship $1500 is presented to one or more undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Telecommunications.

 The Donald Abbott Rushton Memorial Scholarship is for one or more undergraduate students in the Department of Telecommunications.  Preference will be given to students focusing on program directing. 

The Jack Sheehan Memorial Scholarship is for one or more undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Telecommunications who have an interest in radio and television and have demonstrated imagination, artistic integrity, and creativity.

The Jennifer Byrne Shull Scholarship/Fellowship is presented to one or more undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Telecommunications. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated high academic merit and financial need.