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Coming up in the Honors College
10/15: Mellon Research Scholars Info Session via Zoom
10/16: Honors Day of Service
10/30: Explore Houston: Houston Zoo
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES    

Grand Challenges Forum
The New Grand Challenges Forum encourages students to think critically, discuss openly, and learn unequivocally. The New Grand Challenges Forum offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community a time to hear a wide range of lectures dedicated to a compelling theme. Fridays from 1p.m. - 2 p.m. in CEMO Hall.

Honors Day of Service
Please join us (The Honors Mentorship Program) for the Honors Day of Service on Saturday, October 16, 2021! We are hosting three different volunteer sites this year:

Together We Rise
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: The Honors College
Together We Rise helps to improve the experience of foster-care children in America. Volunteer activities will include decorating and stuffing duffel bags with care items.

Books for Development
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: 3709 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003
Books for Development is an organization that builds libraries in developing countries. Volunteers will be sorting book donations at the warehouse.

Harris County Pets Animal Shelter
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 612 Canino Rd. Houston TX 77076
Harris County Pets is an open-intake, municipal pet adoption and resource center that serves the residents and pets of Harris County. Volunteer activities include walking dogs, playing with cats, cleaning kennels, or providing adoption assistance.

AED’s Pre-Med Conference
Come out for an insightful look into healthcare and medicine, physicians panel, and connecting with a community who is just like you! Anyone is welcome but spots are first-come-first-serve. Please register at the Google form link HERE  Face masks are recommended. Free lunch will be served! Attendees will have to pay for their own parking. Conference will be held October 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in thHouston Room in Student Center South. 

Women Professionals in Government - Houston Scholarship and Student Membership Giveaway
Women Professionals in Government - Houston (WPG) is a professional organization for young professionals to network with empowered women in government, public policy, and legal careers through luncheons, webinars, and social events.

We have opened our $1,500 Fall Scholarship for Houston undergraduate or graduate women who are interested in public policy, government, or legal careers. The application can be found on our website and closes on October 29, 2021. Apply here: https://wpghouston.com/scholarships

We are also doing our first-ever Instagram contest to giveaway three student memberships to any interested Houston-area student, regardless of major, gender, or background. The contest closes on October 29, 2021. The rules of the contest are in the caption of the post. Post linked here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUaP2G_g2Bx/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The scholarship recipient and three giveaway winners will have access to all WPG luncheons, events, and our network of professionals.

Explore Houston - Houston Zoo
Join the Honors Mentorship Program for a fun day at the Houston Zoo! On October 30, mentors and mentees alike will explore the Zoo and Herman Park and visit Shasta, the official UH mascot! We will meet at the Zoo at 10 am.

Remember to reserve a free ticket for the 10 - 10:30 am entry time prior to the event. Meet us at the zoo, or come to campus for a carpool or ride on the Metro Rail.

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdM7aG-0qSmBrfzHJnGkNnf6zHdo25G-0yQ5kkyAQcFLx3Mvw/viewform

If you have any questions, contact the Mentorship Program (uhhonorsmentoring@gmail.com)

Internship Opportunity - Consulting and Political Firm
Hiring a paid part-time intern for 20 hours a week preferably MWF. Ideal candidate will be someone with strong interpersonal skills, comfortable and confident on the phone, detail-oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office, eager to learn, a self-starter, organized, and comfortable in a small office. Candidate will have a strong interest in politics. Office needs are busiest through Jan-June and Sept-Dec.
Contact Xoxi Munoz for more infomation: xoxi.munoz@gophq.com

Earn $12/hr while uplifting children in your community!
Are you looking for a paid, meaningful part-time job while you earn your college degree? Give back to your community and become a College Readiness Mentor with iEducate!

iEducate is seeking UH students to serve as tutors and mentors to elementary students across Houston. Your impact would go beyond academics to empower and inspire the next generation to become their best selves in the classroom and beyond. Receive $12/hr pay, with leadership positions that offer pay bonuses. Gain valuable leadership training, career guidance & connect with college students across Houston. Work during the school day (7:30AM - 2:30PM) and/or after school (3PM - 6PM). Must be a current college student with a 3.0+ GPA that is willing to commit at least 12 hours per week in Fall 2021.

iEducate is actively hiring for Fall 2021, so we encourage you to apply @ Apply.iEducateUSA.org ASAP while we still have opportunities available this semester! 

Hiring Tutors
LAUNCH, the Learning Center at UH, is seeking to hire tutors for many courses, for the fall. To apply, please visit https://uh.edu/ussc/launch/want-to-be-a-tutor/. Come join our friendly team of tutors! Contact Laura Heidel (lheidel@uh.edu) for any questions.

Tutoring Positions Available
We are looking for K-12 academic tutors in all subjects for the 2021-22 school year! We are looking for tutors with a vehicle who can commute around the Houston area and have scheduling availability for at least three days a week. Preference will be given to applicants able to commit beyond the 21/22 school year. To apply, please email your resume and a statement of interest to reports@kscholastic.com

Information Concerning COVID-19 at UH 

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Apply for the Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarships is a fully-funded scholarship that allows undergraduate and graduate students to study a critical language abroad for 8-10 weeks. Successful applicants will be enrolled in language classes, take part in cultural activities, and go on overnight excursions in their country. Those interested in applying should complete the interest form or email Nimra Zubair for further information.

Additionally, CLS application material workshops will be held on October 15 from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. CLS office hours are held Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Jordan Service Learning Program Application Open!
Join the Honors College in traveling to Jordan to see how humanitarian aid workers are addressing the various health-related crises in the MENA region. This unique service-abroad opportunity will immerse students in the purpose, mission, and workings of a large-scale humanitarian healthcare agency aiding refugee and economically disadvantaged populations across the Kingdom. Weekend and cultural excursions will include Petra, the Dead Sea, Jarash, Ajloun Castle, Madaba, the Roman Ampitheatre, the Citadel, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Wadi Mujib, local cooking classes, and more.

Space is very limited; students must have completed the associated course, Health & Human Rights HON 3306H, by the end of the Spring 2022 semester to participate in the fieldwork experience. Travel dates are May 21 - June 29.

The application for this program is now open. Scholarships are available. Learn more at: https://uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/global-engagement/honors-college-learning-abroad/index.php#Medical-Ethics-and-Humanitarian-Aid-Service-Learning-Program-in-Jordan

Study Abroad in Geece 
Interested in traveling to Greece with the Honors College in summer 2022? Of course you are! Applications are now open. The trip runs from May 23–June 21, 2022.

Learn more at: https://uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/global-engagement/honors-college-learning-abroad/ Contact Prof. Barnes (mhbarnes@uh.edu) for more information.

Tunisia Learning Abroad Program
Join the Honors College as we travel to the land of Ancient Carthage. Visit the remains of Byrsa; take in the country's history at the Bardo National Museum. Perform at the Amphitheatre of El Jem, then make your way down Avenue Habib Bourguiba for some fresh food and even fresher political discourse with locals. Whether you're a history buff, an adventurer, or a culture aficionado, this trip has something for everyone!
Registration for this program is currently open.

Participants will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis; a waitlist will be employed. Program fees will be assessed via student accounts. Students will be notified of Lerner Travel Scholarship decisions before the final payment due date. Apply early. Travel dates are January 2-12, 2022. For more information: https://uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/global-engagement/honors-college-learning-abroad/

Osgood Center for International Studies Professional Development Program: Change and Continuity in American Leadership
A new era in American politics and international relations is presenting the U.S. with profound challenges to established approaches to education, business, journalism, politics, diplomacy, and even science. This Washington, DC-based program brings together leading journalists, analysts, diplomats, professionals, and educators to examine the significance of the times and to explore what is new, what is ephemeral, and what is lasting. Informed speakers, visits to Washington, DC institutions, and diverse student participation will make this a unique experiential learning opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders. Travel dates are January 10–17, 2022.

The application for this program is now open. Scholarships available! Interested students may contact Alison Leland (awleland@uh.edu) or Keri Myrick (kdmyrick@uh.edu) for more information. Learn more at: https://uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/global-engagement/osgood-center-for-international-studies/

Pickering Fellowship Application is live!
The scholarship offers $42,000 annually for students pursuing a Master's Degree in international affairs or related fields, and a domestic and international internship with State Department. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2, be a US citizen, and seeking admission in a field relevant to foreign services. Successful candidates will work with the State Department for five years after graduating from their programs. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should email Ben Rayder at btrayder@central.uh.edu

Rangel Fellowship Now Open
The scholarship offers $42,000 annually for students pursuing a master's degree in international affairs or related fields, and a domestic and international internship with State Department. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2, be a U.S. citizen, and seeking admission in a field relevant to foreign services. Successful candidates will work with the State Department for five years after graduating from their programs. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should email Ben Rayder at btrayder@central.uh.edu

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES   

Featured Research Opportunities for UH Students
Looking for a research experience? Check out the new Featured Research Opportunities resource on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards website. This web page contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines. http://www.uh.edu/honors/undergraduate-research/research-resources/featured-research-opps/ For more information, contact Ben Rayder at btrayder@uh.edu.   

The NSF Graduate Research Funding Program
The NSF Graduate Research Funding Program offers financial aid for students looking to pursue a PhD in a STEM or Social Science field. Successful candidates will receive a $34,000 annual stipend, $12,000 education allowance, and opportunities for international research and professional development. To be eligible, students must be a rising-senior or in the first or second year of their graduate studies, and a U.S. citizen or green cardholder. Interested applicants can email Ben Rayder (btrayder@central.uh.edu) at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards. Deadline is October 30. For more information https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257

Apply for the Spring 2022 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards is accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship. PURS is a part-time, faculty-mentored research opportunity available to all full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA, who have not previously participated in the PURS program. The program awards participants with a $1,000 scholarship for the Spring 2022 semester. Please note that students may not participate in PURS while enrolled in the Senior Honors Thesis program.

Please visit the PURS website at www.uh.edu/purs for more information and application guidelines. Applications for the PURS are due by Monday, November 1, 2021. For questions about the PURS application and expectations, please contact Carl Suerte at casuerte@uh.edu

The Mellon Research Scholars Program is now accepting applications!
Apply to be a 2022 Mellon Research Scholar! The Mellon Research Scholars Program at the University of Houston is committed to training future scholars from underrepresented backgrounds (Hispanic, African American, Pacific Islander) and other undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to the goal of building a diverse academy in the humanities. Students receive a total of $5,000 to participate in this faculty-mentored undergraduate research and graduate school preparation program in the humanities. The program includes a Spring 2022 faculty-led seminar series, a two-week graduate school preparation workshop in May 2022, and a full-time summer research experience. Applications due Monday, November 15, 2021. Learn more: uh.edu/mellonscholars Contact Rikki Bettinger, rrbettinger@uh.edu

Information Sessions: Friday, October 15, 1 p.m. (Zoom) and Monday, October 18, 1 p.m. (Rm 212S)