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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Scholarship by The Washington Center (TWC), USA

Scholarship by The Washington Center, USA

This is with reference to Amity University collaboration with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) located in Washington D.C. USA.

Every year few selected students are sent to TWC to participate in Prudential Foundation Global Citizens (PFGC) Program (study & internship for five months) offered by TWC & are awarded scholarships which covers most of the expenses. The program gives an opportunity to prepare students to become more responsible and civically engaged global citizens while acquiring leadership and professional skills that will equip them to positively impact their communities. Apart from international exposure, at the end of the program, students get the certificate, portfolio and also earn credits for their respective programmes.

Having achieved outstanding results of the program, the number of scholarships sponsored by The Prudential Foundation, were increased last year from 25 to 40 and in two semesters instead of one. 

TWC has invited applications now for the scholarships for Fall 2013 Prudential Foundation Global Citizens Program (PFGCP) i.e., August – December 2013.  A total of 20 best students will be selected by them  through a regrous selection process from universities in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Taiwan. The scholarship for PFGC program covers most expenses including: application fee, program and housing fees, J-1 SEVIS visa fee, health insurance, and an airfare allowance. The brochure is attached herewith for reference.

This program is available to students (undergraduate and graduate) enrolled in higher education institutions located in these six countries that are affiliated with TWC.  Students having valid passport, excellent academic record, good communication skills & general knowledge, active participation in co-curricular & extra curricular activities, & involvement of Civic engagements / social work will be given preference.

Interested students should complete & submit the following documents along with recommendations of HOI to undersigned in the office of Acting Vice Chancellor byMarch 30, 2013 positively (Internal Deadline of Amity). The documents must be submitted in English.

1.      Application Form
2.      One-page Résumé
3.      500-word Issues Essay talking about a current event in the field of business, management, finance or entrepreneurship
4.      100-word Statement of Professional Interest indicating the type of activities students would like to be involved with during the internship and how they relate to their career goals
5.      Two Letters of Recommendation (one of which must be provided by a faculty member)
6.      Marksheets – Class X, XII, Graduation & Post Graduation
7.      Copy of score of TOEFL Exam (80 or higher on the Internet-based test) or official equivalent exam (not mendatory)
8.      Copy of the Passport
9.      Recommendations by HOI (may be given over cover note while submitting the application)

Program Dates: The program begins on 28th August and ends on 14th December, 2013

Program Components
This program provides students interested in learning more about the financial role of the private, government, and nonprofit sectors in the U.S. and around the world an opportunity to work and interact with experts in areas such as business, corporate social responsibility and ethics, and the intersections of business and government. The program has the following components:

  • Internship: students will be placed in an internship with an organization that fits their interests and skills. Students will intern four days a week.

  • Academic Course: students will complete an academic course. TWC’s faculty includes adjunct professors from local universities including Georgetown and Johns Hopkins University, among others.

  • Monday Programming: students will attend a series of events with experts and leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

§  Civic Engagement Projectstudents will devote a minimum of 15 hours over the semester to active learning and action to become well-informed about an issue they care about, then work to make a positive difference in public life at the local, national or global level.

  • Portfoliostudents will produce a compilation of documents that chronicles and summarizes their learning experience during your time with The Washington Center.

Heads of Institutions are requested to circulate the information (file attached-TWC Call for Applications) through Notice Boards, CRs, P.Ls & Faculty members so that interested students may apply & submit the applications by March 30, 2013. Thereafter a committee at University Level will scrutinize the applications & shortlisted applicants will be recommended for PFGC program scholarship to TWC authorities.

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