Friday, September 26, 2008

Grant of the Week: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

This fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need allows students to intern at the Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program (NSPP) of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. It is open to both graduate and undergraduate students of color.


"Activities: In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes general research and program support for the Fund’s grantmaking and outreach efforts.

"Requirements:The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community.

"She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:
1. Outstanding research skills;
2. Demonstrated interest or experience in the nonprofit sector;
3. Excellent writing and communication skills;
4. Demonstrated financial need; and5. American citizenship.

"The student must be able to intern for 10-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. We generally expect that Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (10-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

"Fellowship Stipend: A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient’s educational level, financial need, and time commitment" (

Deadline for spring 2009 internships is December 15, 2008.

For complete information on this opportunity, visit

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