Deadlines near for Black Caucus Foundation scholarships

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Deadlines are upcoming for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships, fellowships and internships available to Virgin Islands students.

The General Mills Health Scholarship is for students pursuing majors related to health. To apply, students must have a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average; be a full-time student seeking a degree at an accredited college or university and exhibit leadership ability; and plan to pursue a degree in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or other health-related studies. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. For a list of requirements, visit

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation also has internship and fellowship programs that prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes by which national policies are developed in the federal government.

The deadline to apply for the 2014 Summer Congressional Internship Program is Feb. 21. For more information as well as application, visit

For more information about the 2014-2016 Congressional Fellows Program, the 2014-2016 Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program and the 2014-2016 Donald M. Payne Foreign Policy Fellows Program, visit before March 14.

For more information about any of the programs, send an email to Scholarship Management Services at or call 202-263-2800.

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