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Coming up in the Honors College
NOW: Apply to be a 2023 Honors Mentor!
NOW: LAUNCH is hiring tutors of all majors
11/28: Deadline: Mellon Research Scholars application
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES    

Events Committee Members wanted for Honors Student Governing BoardThe Honors Student Governing Board is looking for Events Committee Members to help plan and organize the upcoming Halloween Party as well as other future events! Events Committee members will help us set decorations in the Honors College and assist during the event. Students from any classification and major are welcome to join. You can sign up HERE 

Apply to be a 2023 Honors Mentor!
Apply today to be an Honors Mentor for incoming students in Fall 2023! Students selected as Mentors are trained throughout the Spring 2023 semester and serve as Mentors through the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters. Mentors are also the first set of Counselors chosen for the 2023 Honors Retreat! All students, including current freshmen, are eligible to apply. Apply today so you can give incoming students the same supportive experience you had while transitioning to college life!The application for 2 Mentor Executive positions is also open. Mentor Executives are the "Mentors to the Mentors". They help manage the Mentorship Program.You can find the complete list of dates and commitments for a Mentor in the application.The deadlines are below:Mentor: Wednesday, November 23 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)Email uhhonorsmentoring@gmail.com with any questions! 
Apply here: https://bit.ly/2023MentorApplication

Founder's Club
The Founder’s Club is a bi-monthly meetup for University of Houston students with businesses of their own. It brings business owners across campus together to keep each other accountable. The club meets over breakfast to discuss goals and action items to help grow their businesses. Learn more here: https://www.bauer.uh.edu/centers/wce/programs/founders-club.php Students can apply bit.ly/uhfoundersclub Meetings will be held in CBB 506Dates for Fall 2022Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 9 - 11 a.m.

Texas Health Mentorship Program-- Mentorship from Medical Students
Texas Health Mentorship Program (THMP) is a program created by medical students at Baylor College of Medicine to offer guidance and mentorship to premedical undergraduates across Texas. We have mentors from medical schools all over Texas (BCM, UTSW, UTSA, McGovern, UTMB, A&M, UNT-TCU), and offer FREE 1-1 mentorship, mock interviews, personal statement feedback, etc. The purpose of this program is to help the next generation of premeds through the rigorous admissions process. If you are interested, please fill out this form so that we can pair you with one of our many medical student mentors: https://forms.gle/i4oc5cFcYQLXqDUn8

Summer Teaching Fellowship with Breakthrough Houston (AmeriCorps)
Breakthrough Collaborative, and the local Breakthrough Houston affiliate sites, are looking for talented individuals who are interested in teaching high-achieving, motivated middle school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the Greater Houston area and around the country.As a Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, you will teach classes of approximately ten students, work with a qualified Instructional Coach to make sure you know the ropes, and experience what it is like to be at the front of a classroom. The summer experience is full-time and 8.5 weeks long. The Teaching Fellow program and the middle school programming are nationally recognized for their impact and quality of experience.Early Decision Application Deadline: January 12, 2023Regular Decision Application Deadline: February 23, 2023More information, affiliate specific dates for 2023, stipends, etc. available on the website:https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/teach/ 
Contact Breakthrough Program Director Sarah Yockey at syockey@breakthroughhouston.org for more information.

FREE Inprint Reading Tickets for Honors Students
Inprint is offering FREE tickets to the 2022/2023 Inprint Brown Reading Series to University of Houston Honors Students.

Each evening will feature one or two of these renowned authors reading from and talking about their new books, followed by a conversation with a local writer, and a book sale and signing. All readings will be conducted in person on Monday evenings, starting at 7:30 pm. Events will also be available for viewing via a ticketed online rebroadcast on the Thursday evening following each reading at 7:30 p.m.

EVENT DATESJan 23 Yiyun Li and Matthew SalessesMar 6 Ada LimónApr 17 Leila MottleyMay 8 Abraham VergheseFor more information, visit: https://inprinthouston.org To request tickets, send an email to info@inprinthouston.org with the subject UH HONORS TICKET REQUEST.

LAUNCH is hiring tutors of all majors
LAUNCH is hiring tutors of all majors for spring 2023. Come join our team of talented, friendly tutors, who tutor a variety of subjects. The hours are flexible and the pay starts at 10 dollars per hour. https://uh.edu/ussc/launch/want-to-be-a-tutor/ is the website to apply, or you can type "LAUNCH" into www.uh.edu.

If you have any questions please email Laura Heidel, Ph.D. at lheidel@uh.edu. I hope to hear from you soon!

The Great Conversation 2023 Student Committee
The Great Conversation, the Honors College’s signature fundraising event, where guests engage in thoughtful dialogue on a variety of topics, just as Honors students do every semester in the Human Situation course. This event will take place on April 22, 2023, at the Fertitta Center.  The student committee members will meet weekly during spring semester and confer with faculty leading table topics to come up with a centerpiece design. Students may help with event prep in the week prior to the event. At the event, students will assist with checkin and mingle with the Great Conversation guests. To get involved, sign up at: https://web.honors.uh.edu/machform/view.php?id=292312 

Remote Administrative Assistant for Kscholastic Inc
This is a remote job opportunity for a Houston tutoring company. The Admin Assistant job responsibilities include: Monitor office line and respond to calls and texts from clients and tutors during weekday working hours (9-5).This position will be a remote, part-time position that is year-round. We are especially looking for applicants who can perform administrative tasks and monitor our office line on weekdays. Working hours throughout the week may be flexible between 3-5 hrs/week, but please make sure you have daytime availability for this job. We will give preference to applicants who can commit to the job for over one year. This is a part time postion ($15.00 per hour). Prefernence to UH Collge of Education grad or student or high school/equivalent degree.

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Internship
The DCSA Student Experience (DSE) is a paid internship program designed to attract diverse and talented sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled full-time in the fall of 2023 in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Students have an opportunity to gain marketable developmental experience in counterintelligence and insider threat, industrial security, personnel security, security training, and other DCSA core mission and support areas.

The application period for summer 2023 will be open November 1, 2022 and close November 30, 2022, or after the first 100 applications are received for each announcement. Applications will be accepted online at USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov), under the position title "Student Trainee". Interested applicants can search keywords "DCSA" or "DSE". Learn more at: https://www.dcsa.mil/careers/student/

Path to Civil Rights Road Trip
This program takes UH students on an immersive journey through the history of African Americans in the South. The road trip is an intensive experience where students will pair history with the sights, sounds, and flavors of Southern culture, as we wind our way along the Path to Civil Rights. Participants will visit the historical Whitney Plantation, engage with community narratives in NOLA, and contemplate contemporary social justice issues atop the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Other stops include the Legacy Museum, the Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Rosa Parks Museum, the COFO Civil Rights Education Center, and more.

Students on this journey will glean valuable insights through impactful personal reflections at each stop. For more information, please contact Erica Barreraz-Mahan (egbarre3@central.uh.edu) or visit our website at: https://uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/global-engagement/honors-college-learning-away/to join the interest list. Trip is scheduled for Winter 2023Scholarships available!

Health & Human Rights: Service Learning Program in Jordan
Join the Honors College in traveling to Jordan to see how humanitarian aid workers are addressing the various refugee-related crises in the MENA region. This unique service-abroad opportunity will immerse students in the purpose, mission, and workings of a locally operated humanitarian healthcare agency—the Jordan Health Aid Society international (JHASi)—aiding Syrian refugees in Za'atari Camp. Project themes include Family Planning and Nutrition; Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and Health; Refugees and Mental Health; and Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

New for 2023, students will also have the opportunity to work in a local NGO that provides legal assistance to refugees from various backgrounds. Through this two-pronged approach, students will gain a better understanding of the challenges to providing long-term refugee care in a middle-income country. Students will commit to six weeks of service at their assigned NGO and complete a creative project in-country.

Travel Dates: May 19 – July 4, 2023.  The application for this program is now open! Learn more and apply early at: https://web.honors.uh.edu/machform/view.php?id=208469

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship
The U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract talented individuals pursuing an IT related degree and who are interested in a career in Foreign Service for its Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds.

Fellows will receive up to $43,500 annually (for two years) in academic funding for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study OR for a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field. Additionally, successful applicants will receive stipends for two summer internship opportunities: a domestic internship in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Department of State; and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. Interested students can email Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Deadline: February 3, 2023

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for 2023 is accepting applications through February 15, 2023.  This six-week  program is designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.  Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. 

Korean Intensive Summer Language Program
To help meet the growing demand for Korean language programming overseas, American Councils is pleased to provide the Korean Intensive Summer Language Program (KISLP) hosted by Chungbuk National University (CBNU) in Cheongju, South Korea. Open to all U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who have completed one year of Korean language study or the equivalent, the program provides approximately 140 hours of classroom instruction in Korean language and culture, housing in university dormitories on the CBNU campus, comprehensive onsite support from a U.S. Resident Director, engaging and varied cultural activities, and extensive opportunities for participants to connect with local South Korean families and peers. 

Applicants who contribute to the diversity of the KISLP learning community as members of an underrepresented group or as first-generation university students will receive priority in fellowship awards. All KISLP applicants selected for fellowships will receive a minimum of $5,000 with the potential for full funding to be awarded to exceptional applicants demonstrating additional financial need. Application deadline is Feburary 15, 2023

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES   

Featured Research Opportunities for UH Students
Looking for a research experience? Check out the new Featured Research Opportunities resource on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards website. This web page contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines. http://www.uh.edu/honors/undergraduate-research/research-resources/featured-research-opps/ For more information, contact Ben Rayder at btrayder@uh.edu.

Mellon Research Scholars Program – Applications due Nov. 28
Apply to be a 2023 Mellon Research Scholar!  The Mellon Research Scholars Program at the University of Houston is committed to training future scholars from underrepresented backgrounds (Hispanic, African American, Pacific Islander) and other undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to the goal of building a diverse academy in the humanities. 

Students receive a total of $5,000 to participate in this faculty-mentored undergraduate research and graduate school preparation program in the humanities.  The program includes a Spring 2023 faculty-led seminar series, a two-week graduate school preparation workshop in May 2023, and a full-time summer research experience.  Applications are due Monday, November 28, 2022. Learn more: uh.edu/mellonscholars Contact Rikki Bettinger (rrbettinger@uh.edu) with any questions you might have.