Monday, March 11, 2013

Summer Scholarships and Opportunities!

Traci L. Wilson-Kleekamp, Director of Diversity & Outreach Initiatives. University of Missouri, School of Medicine Box# MA202D Dean's Office, Columbia, MO 65212. 573/884-0323 (direct) 573/239-0858 (cell)

Just a quick reminder – applications must be received by this Friday, March 15, 2013

Program Summary

The Office of Research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine  coordinates a summer research program for undergraduates enrolled at other institutions outside of the State of Missouri.

The objective of the program is to recruit underrepresented and underserved students to the medical school with the goal of improving diversity and inclusion in the clinical medicine workforce.

The program runs for nine weeks (Wednesday May 29, 2013 – Friday, July 27, 2013), with travel days being Tuesday, May 28, and Saturday, July 27.  

Students selected for the program live in on-campus, air-conditioned housing (double rooms), and receive a full meal plan, covered by the program.

Summer interns also are provided with funds to cover one hour of academic/research credit, travel to and from Columbia, and a stipend of $3,400.

Students will work on their own research project under the guidance of an MU School of Medicine faculty mentor and present their results at a poster forum at the end of the summer (July 26). 


To download the application and for more information about eligibility, please visit:



Other Resources and Opportunities

1. Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please pass along this opportunity to your friends, families. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school. See the details below, the contact person is: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Rm. 3139 Worrell Professional Center, Babcock Graduate School of Management - Wake Forest University_ WINSTON_SALEM N.C 27109-8738 email: or visit phone# toll free (866) 925-3622

2. Black Male Teachers needed. Do you know any Black Males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE? The CALL ME M ISTER program offered by 4 historically black colleges in South Carolina, Benedict College, Chaflin University, Morris College, and South Carolina State University - visit the details online application or call 1.800.640.2657

3. Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS whose income is less than $125,000 per year. Visit
www.fao.fas.harvard.edc or call 617.495.1581.

4. Syracuse University School of Architecture is desperately seeking young women and men of color interested in pursuing a 5 yr. professional degree in Architecture. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, 201 Slocum Hall, Syracuse , NY 13244-1250 (315) 443-256

5. A free pair of eyeglasses from Target for any child ages 12 and under brings a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor. You can find stores with optical departments

6. APPLY NOW - If you have/know young adults between the ages of 18-31 with a High School Diploma. Can earn up to $100,000 and earn benefits. The Federal Aviation Association is taking application for Air Traffic Controller School visit the website

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