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Feb 13, 2013

Benefits.gov Offers Many Different Opportunities for Young Adults!

This is an image of a group of confident young adults Are you an outstanding student or young adult involved in your community? Do you know young people with leadership potential who want to make a difference?

Benefits.gov has many interesting programs for young adults who want to make a difference! The following programs featured on Benefits.gov offer the leadership opportunities of a lifetime.

Are you interested in learning about foreign cultures? The U.S. Department of State has a variety of programs for students of all ages; including the American Youth Leadership Program which is a leadership training exchange program for U.S. high school students and adult mentors. Participants can travel abroad to countries like Uganda, Peru and Singapore among others, to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to examine globally significant issues.

Are you a college junior or senior planning a career in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering? Get rewarded for your efforts and accomplishments through the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to enter these fields of industry after college. Students must be nominated by a faculty representative from their college or university. You can identify your school's Faculty Representative through the "Faculty Representative Locator" tool.

Are you interested in studying and teaching American history and government? The James Madison Fellowships were created to honor the 4th President's legacy by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution, its history, and policies of democratic government. Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Upon completion of all fellowship requirements, each individual will be required to teach American history, American government, or social studies, full time in a secondary school in the United States.

Are you a community advocate? The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors a variety of Youth Education and Training Activities for low-income youth, ages 14 to 21. Activities include Job Corps, grant programs and apprenticeships to help young people become successful leaders within their communities. Follow the information on the Benefits.gov web page for more information and next steps you will need to take to apply.

To explore a range of scholarship programs and educational options, visit Benefits.gov and select "Education/Training" or "Grants/Scholarships/Fellowships" from our "Browse by Category" page.