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Summer Program to Increase Diversity in UG Research

The Summer Program to Increase Diversity in Undergraduate Research (SPIDUR) is an 8-week summer program for high-achieving under-represented, first generation, or disabled undergraduate students, providing research experience and professional development training in their field of interest. These opportunities are not typically available in the undergraduate classroom. This learn-by-doing model places an emphasis on graduate education and allows the Scholars to put their experiential learning into practice, preparing them to excel in their future studies and research. In addition to mentored research activities, scholars participate in weekly professional development training to build skills critical to professional success. Topics include: responsible conduct of research, developing a competitive research fellowship application, preparing an academic resume, professional communication tools, and a session on preparing for graduate school. The program culminates with the Summer Research Symposia, where students participating in summer research programs on campus present their research results. The Summer Research Symposia is free and open to the public. 

Summer scholars receive a stipend of $4000 for the 8 weeks of the program. Housing will be provided, but space is limited. Travel to UNC Charlotte is not supported by the program. For further information, please contact advanceuncc@uncc.edu. The Charlotte Research Scholars are sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs, Graduate School, and Charlotte Research Institute. Apply now by December 14, 2018. Specific Details about the Program.

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City Internships

For this academic year, we'll be offering Winter, Spring and Summer Programs in 9 locations: 

All of our Programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student.

Our programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: 

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2018 Goldwater Scholarship (WVU Deadline - Nov. 5)

Goldwater Scholarships recognize students who exhibit a strong commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships provide $7,500 in funding for junior and senior year. Sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

To apply for one of the four West Virginia University nomination spots, please complete a pre-application. If ASPIRE determines you are eligible to apply, the full online application will be released to you. The full application is due Nov. 5. A committee will then select four applications to be submitted by West Virginia University to the national review committee. Please contact Leigh Pratt in the ASPIRE Office with questions.

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Grant for 3rd Year Honors Students

The Honors College is offering grants up to $1,000 for third year Honors students who are engaged in experiential learning which could include: research, internships, creative work/inventions & entrepreneurship, community engagement, and global engagement through study abroad. The money may be used to purchase supplies, incidental travel costs, conference or other fees, or other expenses critical to a successful project.  Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 15. 

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Student Legislative Internship with WV HEPC

Student Legislative Internships with the WV Higher Education Policy Commission Available
Interested in interning with the West Virginia State Legislature this January through early May? Apply to this opportunity through the WV Higher Education Policy Commission. In the past, students have received 12 hours of college credit from their institution, and a weekly stipend from our agency for serving as an intern.  Read more about how to apply .

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