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MIT Summer Program
for High School-age
Young Women
The Women’s Technology Program at MIT is a 4-week summer residence program to introduce high school girls to electrical engineering and computer science. If you know a girl who is currently a high school junior with demonstrated math and science ability and an interest in finding out about EECS, please encourage her to visit our website for more information and for an application form (applications are due
February 1, 2005):  http://wtp.mit.edu/
Our classes are taught in a supportive environment by a staff of women MIT PhD candidates and undergraduates. The full-time academic program includes hands-on experiments and team-based projects in computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics.
Our goals are to  increase girls’ interest and confidence in pursuing computer science and engineering and make them aware of their potential for success in these fields.
Participants are selected from a nationwide applicant pool of girls
who attend the program in the summer between their junior and senior year in high school. No prior experience in computer programming, physics, or electrical engineering is expected, but applicants typically have strong academic records, especially in math and science.

2005 Gates Millennium
Scholars Program
The Bill & Melinda Gates  Foundation seeks nominations for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program  for low-income students of color.
Eligibility: Students are  eligible for GMS scholarship consideration if they are:
-African American, American  Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or  Hispanic American
 -A citizen/legal permanent  resident or national of the United States
-Have attained a cumulative  GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of  nomination
-Will be entering a U.S.  accredited college or university as full-time, degree seeking freshmen in  the Fall of 2005
-Have demonstrated  leadership abilities through participation in community service,  extracurricular or other activities
-Meet the Federal Pell  Grant eligibility criteria.
The deadline for submission  of nomination materials is January 14, 2005, 12:00 midnight  (EST).  For more info:   877-690-4677 (toll free) or _http://www.gmsp.org_ (http://www.gmsp.org)

Slavery, Abolition
and Resistance Fellowships     
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition-                                             
The Fellowship Program is designed to support established and younger scholars in researching projects that can be linked to the aims of the sponsor. Three-month Postdoctoral Associate fellowships with a stipend of $10,000 each, and a one-month fellowship with a stipend of $3,000 are available per academic year. Scholars currently holding the Ph.D. are invited to apply for either term of fellowship. Deadline(s): 04/01/2005 for the Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semesters.    E-mail: gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu  http://www.yale.edu/glc/info/fellowship.html Sponsor: Yale University

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