Friday, October 7, 2011

Merage Fellowship Program for the American Dream

Campus Application Deadline:  Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Upcoming Information Sessions: 
Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m., 171 MGH, Team Room
Friday, October 14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., 171 MGH Team Room

The Merage Foundation Fellowship Program offers graduating students up to $10,000 a year for two years to achieve their American Dream.  Although most use the funds for graduate school, they can also fund:  strategic travel related to professional development, participation in specific skill building training programs, use of consultants to develop and carry out business or professional plans, personal or family support associated with internships, etc.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1.       Must be immigrants to the United States.  They must either have become a citizen since coming to the United States or hold a Permanent Resident Card.  Students who are not yet citizens must indicate their intention to become United States Citizens.
2.       Nominees must be senior graduating by August 2012.
3.       Nominees are judged based on the following:
A solid academic record indicated by a minimum GPA of a 3.5.
A clear track record of leadership.
A commitment to hard work and excellence.
Creativity and initiative,
Consistent ethical behavior.

The selected Fellows should reflect both a strong desire and real capacity to achieve leadership roles in business, science, education, public service, culture and the arts.  Each Fellow will be asked to make a two-year commitment to become mentors of future Fellows.

For more information please see the Merage Foundation website: