Other Organizations' Scholarships and Fellowships

NACCED Annual John C. Murphy Scholarship Grant Award Program

Deadline: September 16, 2013

National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) invites applications for its 11th Annual John C. Murphy Scholarship Grant Award Program.

The grant award will provide assistance in the amount of $1,500 to an undergraduate or graduate student currently attending an American college or university with a chosen field of study that includes course work in the areas of affordable housing and/or community and economic development and who exhibit financial need. Students may not be awarded a scholarship more than once.

All applicants must be nominated by a member in good standing of NACCED.

All applicants must submit the following to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Official school transcript with official grade point average
  • Certification of financial need
  • Collegiate letter of acceptance stating date of enrollment
  • Personal statement — of approximately 500 words, typed, to introduce the candidate and his/her academic plans, identification of course work completed in the field of affordable housing and/or community and economic development, extracurricular activities, community service, and other achievements or awards
  • One letter of recommendation — teachers, faculty members, or civic leaders
  • Support letter from a NACCED member in good standing

Get full information and application materials at the NACCED website

Downloadable application (pdf)

Graduate Fellowships for Transportation Planning and Engineering Students— University of Illinois at Chicago

Deadline: Based on department of choice

The Graduate Program in Computational Transportation Science (CTS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications from prospective transportation planning Ph.D. students. As a National Science Foundation-funded Integrative graduate Research Education and Traineeship (IGERT), CTS engages students and faculty from multiple disciplines in collaborative research to improve the efficiency of

day-to-day transportation. Fellowships provide an annual stipend of $30,000 for two years plus full tuition and fees, along with funding for international research experiences and domestic travel. Students must apply BOTH to a participating doctoral program at UIC (i.e., Urban Planning and Policy) AND directly to the IGERT program. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

The deadline for Ph.D. applications to the College of Urban Planning and Policy is January 1. The CTS IGERT program accepts applications on a rolling basis.

To obtain application materials or for additional information

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Computer Science
851 S. Morgan St. M/C 152
1120 SEO
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312-355-5151
Fax: 312-413-0024

Clark University Graduate Programs and Fellowships

Clark University's Department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) offers four IDCE graduate programs and fellowships up to $48,900 in: Community Development and Planning, International Development and Social Change, Environmental Science and Policy, and Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment. The Community Development and Planning program provides current and future community development practitioners, activists, and scholars with a strong foundation — based on theory, skill development, and practice — to take on the challenges of urban revitalization in the United States.

More about the Community Development and Planning program at Clark University

For information and application materials

Clark University
International Development, Community, and Environment
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Department Phone: 508-793-7201
Admissions Phone: 508-793-7205
Fax: 508-793-8820

The Loeb Fellowship at Harvard Design School

"The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for nurturing the leadership potential of the most promising men and women in design and other professions related to the built and natural environment."

For information and an application

Loeb Fellowship
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Population-Environment Fellows Program

The Population-Environment Fellows Program, sponsored by USAID and administered through the University of Michigan, provides assistance to overseas agencies linking the population and environmental dimensions of development. Fellows are placed in two-year assignments with host institutions, providing assistance and technical support. The PEFP supports the capacity of host country institutions to respond to development problems in an integrated way and develops a cadre of future leaders with expertise in population and environment issues. Qualified applicants must hold a graduate degree in a relevant area, have coursework or experience demonstrating both population and environmental expertise, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applications are due annually April 1 and November 1, though they are accepted on a rolling basis.

Inquiries as well as formal applications for Sites and Fellows may be obtained by letter, telephone or fax by contacting:

The Population-Environment Fellows Program
SPH II, Room M4537
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029