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HBCU Student Opportunities for the Week ending February 22

This newsletter is sent to The HBCU Career Center from The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesWhite House Initiative on HBCUs

1. The Center for Advancing Opportunity

The Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO) is searching for Doctoral, Graduate and Undergraduate HBCU students passionate about eliminating inequality and pursuing careers that can contribute to achieving this goal.

CAO awards scholarships/fellowships on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy or Political Science and are interested in pursuing research in education, criminal justice, or entrepreneurialism.

Scholarships/Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest in CAO’s mission and vision.


Undergraduate students are eligible to receive up to $7,500 a year for applicable to tuition, fees, or other expenses.


Enrolled full-time as a HBCU student at any four-year HBCU

Must be pursuing a degree in an eligible discipline (Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology)

Minimum GPA of 3.0

A citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America

Classified as a rising junior or senior as of Fall 2018

The applicant must be involved in pursuing research in education, criminal justice, or entrepreneurialism

CAO FELLOWSHIP  Graduate/Doctoral students are eligible to receive up to $40,000 a year for applicable to tuition, fees, or other expenses. Requirements:

Be a current doctoral or graduate student at an accredited college or university

Have applied to a doctoral or graduate program and awaiting a decision from the college or university

Must be pursuing a degree in an eligible discipline (Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy or Political Science)

Must have received a four-year degree from an HBCU

Provide 2017-2018 student aid report (received from FAFSA)

Minimum GPA of 3.0

The applicant must exhibit a continued interest in pursuing a career aimed at furthering education, criminal justice or entrepreneurialism research at HBCUs

The applicant must be interested in pursuing research in education, criminal justice, or entrepreneurialism

A citizen or permanent resident of the United States of AmericaInterested students should visit www.tmcf.org/our-scholarships to apply

2. J.P. Morgan Career Development Conference Opportunity for Female HBCU Students

J.P. Morgan Chase will be hosting a special 2 Day conference for female students in their Sophomore year in college where they are offering an all-expense paid trip to New York to experience a career development and exposure opportunity in Corporate and Investment Banking. We would like to share the opportunity with your Sophomore students and those graduating in the class of 2021 such that they may take advantage. J.P. Morgan has allocated at least 50 spots to HBCU students coming in through HBCU CONNECT. If you have any interested students please have them register on our website: www.hbcuconnect.com/jpmorgan-cib Full details are as follows: Join the Corporate & Investment Bank Women’s Conference What is the CIB Women’s Conference? This two-and-a-half day diversity women’s conference will provide you with a solid foundation of financial and business knowledge. What to expect • Deep dive educational sessions into the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) business areas • Career readiness workshops • Committed mentorship to help provide guidance and support • Supplemental online activities (i.e. financial modules and other relevant courses) These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet with our senior leaders across the CIB business, and position you to be successful and make an impact in your career.

Who are we seeking? • Highly driven and exceptional sophomores • Sophomore female students (graduating in 2021) from diverse backgrounds, including Black and Hispanic students • Talented individuals who are driven with strong intellectual curiosity • Don’t require visa sponsorship • GPA above 3.2 If you are looking for an event that affords you the opportunity to be given a deeper insight into investment banking, sales & trading, research, risk, treasury services, don’t hesitate to apply.

This invite only event will take place on: Date: Monday, April 15th – Wednesday, April 17th Location: J.P. Morgan New York City Office J.P. Morgan will provide flight and lodging accommodations for students chosen to attend this event. Space is limited and invitations will be sent to confirmed attendees. Deadline is Sunday 3rd March Register Now: http://hbcuconnect.com/jpmorgan-cib

3. Register Today! CDFA Federal Policy Conference — April 16-17 in Washington, DC!

CDFA Federal Policy Conference April 16-17, 2019 in Washington, DC

On April 16-17 in Washington DC, CDFA will host its 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference, featuring development finance experts and practitioners from key federal agencies, congressional offices, and policy organizations. The CDFA Federal Policy Conference will highlight rural and urban financing programs, the Opportunity Zones incentive, programs for supporting small business development, as well as financing programs for infrastructure, energy, brownfields remediation, and water systems financing.

Hosted at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, the two-day CDFA Federal Policy Conference will feature conference panels and workshops led by our federal financing partners at the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as the Economic Development Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Small Business Administration. Space is limited – register early to secure your seat! Topics covered include: – Sustainable Infrastructure Finance – The Federal Financing Landscape – Urban and Rural Financing Approaches – Federal Grant Application Strategies – Opportunity Zones and Federal Financing Collaborations

4. Workforce Recruitment Program, The 2019 WRP database is now available!

Do you need highly qualified candidates for jobs at your agency? The Workforce Recruitment Program can help!

The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Annually, trained WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested candidates on college and university campuses across the country. Candidates represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. Information from these candidate interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available through this website to federal Human Resources Specialists, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists, and other hiring officials in federal agencies.

Start using this resource today by clicking the registration buttons on the right OR sign in using your e-mail address and password.

WRP is recognized by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as a model strategy in its guidance to federal agencies regarding the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities. Since the program’s expansion in 1995, over 7,000 students and recent graduates have received temporary and permanent employment opportunities through the WRP.

WRP is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO).

Want to learn more about WRP?

Are you a:

  • Federal Employer looking for top talent?
  • School looking to setup interviews for your campus?
  • Federal employee interested in becoming a Recruiter for WRP?
  • Student interested in learning how you can become a candidate for WRP?

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