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WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today, GovLoop (www.govloop.com) and CampusGov (www.campusgov.com) have announced that they have established a new partnership to offer scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students focused on a career in local, state and federal government.
Now more than ever, the federal government is counting on recent graduates to play a critical role in addressing the need for a talent infusion into the public sector. The Partnership for Public Service estimates that by fall of 2012, the federal government will hire nearly 273,000 new workers for mission-critical jobs--positions considered crucial by agencies to fulfill their essential obligations to the American people. Federal agencies need to fill positions across many fields, with the biggest focus in medical, security, law enforcement, legal and administrative fields. Matt Casey, CEO of CampusGov said, "With the huge number of baby-boomer federal workers reaching retirement age, government agencies are going to have to ensure that they are aggressively reaching out to students to fill the void and ensure that graduates are excited to choose public service as they begin their career exploration process."
The first scholarship program begins today and runs through May 30th. A grant in the amount $2,500 will be announced to the first winner by June 15th. CampusGov and GovLoop will be announcing additional scholarship programs in the coming months. Steve Ressler, Founder and President of GovLoop said, "The federal government has a big challenge ahead as far as luring the best and brightest graduates to work in government. This scholarship program is a way we can pitch in and raise awareness for the great opportunities that exist in the public sector."
Applicants must register online, write a brief statement on career plans, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. For details on this scholarship program including an application, go to http://www.campusgov.com/register/scholarship.asp.
For more information about the CampusGov/GovLoop scholarship, contact Matt Casey at [email protected] or 617-661-2613 X7144 or Steve Ressler at [email protected] or (202) 445-0084.
GovLoop.com is the "Facebook for Government" - the premier social network developed by and for the government community. This site currently connects over 28,000 government innovators from federal, state, and local government and provides a great way for the government community to connect and collaborate with existing and potential colleagues. The network is a great resource whether you are looking to network with peers, get career advice, find new opportunities, or discover great career events; an absolute must for today's gov't leaders. Membership is free and it takes less than 30 seconds to join at govloop.com.
CampusGov helps government agencies meet their staffing needs. We connect employers with our extensive database of students, alumni, and experienced talent who are seeking careers in local, state and federal government. Our clients have the opportunity to reach candidates cost-effectively and efficiently with direct email blasts, job postings and branding campaigns locally, regionally and nationally.
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