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BMI Student Composer Awards

The BMI Student Composer Awards is a competition for young composers of classical music. Founded in 1951, the competition has become one of the most coveted and prestigious awards for young composers in the Western Hemisphere.  Co-sponsored by the BMI Foundation and by BMI, the awards are made on an annual basis for compositions submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Collegiate Inventors Competition

The Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes and rewards undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to research, discovery, invention and innovation.  Entries from all fields of study are encouraged because the inventive spirit can emerge from any course, any university and any student. Entries must be the original idea and work product of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor and must not have been (1) made available to the public as a commercial product or process, (2) described in extensive detail in a publication more than one year prior to the date of submission, or (3) issued a patent more than one year prior to the date of submission. 

Fields of Study: Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors, Sophomores

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, Non-US Citizens

Future Public Health Leaders Program Summer Internship

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (UM-FPHLP) is a 10-week residential summer program funded by the CDC. UM-FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. It is designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. Students are not required to have previous experience in public health. Participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real-world work experience. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity.

German American Exchange (formerly AmCham US-German Internship

German American Exchange [formerly AmCham US-German Internship] aims to offer internships that help the participants to become aware of and understand the growing importance of the economic relationships between Europe and the USA. Mutual trust is reinforced, mental hurdles are surmounted and prejudices are broken down.

Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women Competition

Are you a young woman who is changing the world or making a serious impact? Make sure you apply for Glamour’s 2018 College Women of the Year competition! Glamour Magazine holds an annual college achievement competition for women undergraduate students.  The ideal applicant will be a junior in college, has a stellar academic track record, has exhibited strong leadership skills, excels in her extracurricular activities or athletics, and gives back to her community or campus in some way. But you can apply if you will be a college student in the 2017-2018 school year.

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Juniors, Women

Oxfam CHANGE Leaders Initiative

If you are committed to social justice, and want to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice, join Oxfam by becoming a CHANGE Leader on your campus.

Student Academy Awards

The Student Academy Awards is a national student film competition conducted by the Academy and the Academy Foundation. Each year college and university film students from all over the United States compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in four categories: Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Alternative. An outstanding student filmmaker from outside the U.S. is honored each year as well.

Fields of Study: Fine Arts, Journalism
Opportunity Type: Competition or Award
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: First-Years, Juniors, Non-US Citizens, Seniors, Sophomores

Young Sustainable Impact Innovation Program

Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) is all about solving the greatest challenges of our generation through a global movement of youth who can create and implement the solutions for our grand challenges; from poverty to climate change to gender equality. Young Sustainable Impact is a program for young professionals around the world to solve the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations.

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