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A resource for things you should be aware of in the US:

  1. Change of Address: Online Form-Notify your change of address within 10 days
  2. Find ‘Department of Motor Vehicles’ in your city or county to make a State Identification card and a Driving License
  3. Read the following if you are a New Immigrant or a GREEN CARD HOLDER in the US :
  4. Students: Do not engage in unauthorized employment. You can find authorized 20 hours/week job at your school. Once you get an offer letter for the job, ask your Designated School for Social Security Administration Letter which will enable you get a Social Security Number. The SSN is restricted for on-campus employment only. Engaging in unauthorized employment will result in losing your status.
  5. Open a Bank Account and see if the bank offers a ‘secured credit card’. This will in a matter of time help you develop a credit history.
  6. To rent apartment, if the management asks for a credit history, explain to them that you do not have one and provide them with a copy of I-20 as an evidence of financial source.
  7. Always maintain status and inform your DSO of any travel plan, semester break, health issues, employment issues etc. A DSO can help you in almost any situation. Maintain a cordial relationship.
  8. Watch out for spam phone calls, emails and mails. Do not depend on the information. Always double check for the credibility of the source by calling them, doing a quick internet search. The site will be useful in determining ripoffs, scam and remedy.

WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 

An ultimate resource for greencard holders in the US who have just arrived and need to know various things:


Scholarships for Law Students


Web Sites

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Lists awards that the association has historically offered, including Minorities and Women Annual Meeting Travel Award and Affirmative Action Mini Grant and Student Scholarships Award.American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens Program
Police Family’s Survivors Fund
Financial assistance is available to family survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty.

American Police Hall of Fame
Scholarships for Family Survivors Program
$1250 per year up to $5000 maximum will be made available to family survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty so that the survivors can pursue college degrees.American Probation and Parole Association
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) receives funds from federal agencies and private foundations to conduct research and training projects on a variety of subject areas related to juvenile and criminal justice issues.

American Society of Criminology
Fellowship for Ethnic Minorities
The fellowship is designed to encourage African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American students to enter the field of criminology and criminal justice. Applicants need not be members of the American Society of Criminology. Individuals studying criminology or criminal justice issues are encouraged to apply. The recipient or recipients of the fellowship must be accepted into a program of doctoral studies. Deadline: March 1.American Society of Criminology Fellowships
Describes ASC Fellowship for Ethnic Minorities, W. E. B. DuBois Fellowship Program, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Fellowships in Reducing Substance Abuse, National Consortium on Violence Research Postdoctoral Fellowships, National Consortium on Violence Career Development Fellowships, and UCLA Drug Abuse Research Center – Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

American Society of Forensic Odontology
Research Grants
Provides grants for forensic dentistry research.Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Offers graduate research awards and predoctoral research grants.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners supports the education of collegiate accounting and criminal justice students who may become Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) in the future.Bulletproof Vests
To better meet the vest replacement needs of America’s law enforcement agencies this year, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will make and additional $10 million available immediately. This additional funding is available through a special BVP solicitation that is open from August 24 – September 22, 2005.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Visiting Fellows Program
Under BJS sponsorship, Visiting Fellows research criminal justice topics of their choice. While in Washington they have office space at BJS, interact with BJS staff and other researchers, and have access to a rich array of data sets and software. The Fellows program is open to senior-level social science researchers who have published extensive work on crime-related subjects. Some Fellows remain at BJS for their entire project; others make shorter visits. At the close of a project, a Fellow submits a research report summarizing the results and policy implications. If you are interested in the program or have additional questions, send an e-mail to Jodi Brown, Statistician, at In the subject of the e-mail, specify BJS Visiting Fellows Program. If you are interested in pursuing an application, summarize in 100 words or less what you would be interested in doing as a Visiting Fellow. Researchers whose interests match those of BJS would then be invited to make application.Canton Community Foundation
Telephone : (734) 495-1200
Deadline: Feb. 25th
The Canton Community Foundation and the Township Police Department are offering a $500 scholarship to qualified students in the Canton Police Explorers program. The program teaches students the daily tasks of a police officer. The scholarship is awarded only to those participants who attend or plan to attend Schoolcraft College or its police academy. Source: Detroit News, Feb. 13, 2005, p.4D.

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS)
Scholarship Program
COPS scholarships provide financial assistance to surviving children under the age of 30 and to surviving spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, according to Federal government criteria, who wish to pursue a course of study beyond high school. Scholarships are not awarded for post-graduate study. Scholarships are not awarded to survivors who are entitled to a tuition-free education as a state death benefit. Applicants seeking financial assistance for education purposes are limited to the receipt of not more than $1,500 per semester, and total scholarship awards shall not exceed $12,000 maximum lifetime.Correctional Education Association
Offers a scholarship to cover the cost for conference attendance, both on the national and regional level. The money may also be used to pay for professional development classes or degree work or for research in issues related to correctional education. Must be a CEA member. The scholarship amounts are limited to $500 award per year with a $5,000 lifetime limit. The deadline for applying is three months prior to the funded activity. The scholarship application can be found under “awards” on the web page or you can call (800) 783-1232 or via e-mail at

DuBois Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 1
This fellowship provides talented researchers early in their professional careers with the opportunity to elevate independently generated research and ideas to the level of national discussion and to contribute to NIJ’s national criminal justice research program. (NIJ)Guggenheim Foundation (Harry Frank)
Research on Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
Find details about foundation research, grants, dissertation fellowships and more.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, see Guggenheim Foundation Hoover Foundation (J. Edgar)
Scholarship Application In 1967 a group of retired Special Agents and private citizens joined together to form a non-profit organization that would promote the ideals of Mr. Hoover by providing scholarships to needy college and university students without regard to race, creed or religion who are pursuing degrees in law, enforcement studies or forensic sciences. Over the years the Foundation has distributed three and half million dollars to students and certain lump sums to deserving universities and colleges. The Foundation distributes approximately one hundred thousand dollars annually.International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Scholarships
Each year, IACLEA awards a total of three scholarships: two IACLEA scholarships and one James L. McGovern Scholarship. Each is a one-time award of $500.

International Association of Emergency Managers
Scholarship Program
The International Association of Emergency Managers has established the IAEM Scholarship Program to further the education of students studying the field of emergency management. The mission of the program is to assist the profession by developing students with the intellect and technical skills to advance and enhance emergency management.International Association of Undercover Officers Scholarship Funds
The newsletter of this organization mentions that scholarship funds are available. For more information, contact Charlie Fuller at or send a letter to the address mentioned on the web page.

  1. Edgar Hoover Foundation, see Hoover Foundation (J. Edgar) John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, see MacArthur Foundation Justice Research and Statistics Administration
    Foundations That Provide Funding for Justice Projects A number of corporate and family foundations provide funding for programs related to justice issues. For information about the application process and specific funding parameters, contact the foundation directly.JustInfo
    Often lists criminal justice funding opportunities for both nonprofits and indivduals.

MacArthur Foundation (John D. and Catherine T.)
The way in which young people are treated in the criminal justice system is often at odds with research findings about how and when humans develop mature moral, psychological, and cognitive capacities.
The Foundation supports research, model programs, policy analysis, and public education related to juvenile justice. The goal of this work is to promote an effective juvenile justice system that is linked to relevant agencies, is acknowledged to play a critical role in the community, and is held accountable for public safety and the rehabilitation of young offenders.Michigan Association of Police
Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund
This is a $1000 award primarily for the sons and daughters of members of the Michigan Association of Police, Michigan Association of Public Employees, or Michigan Association of Fire Fighters. Students must document their school activities, leadership positions, community involvement, work experience, recognition, awards, and write a short response to the question, Why do you feel you should receive this scholarship? If you have questions, you may contact 1.800.368.1159.

Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Educational Services Inc.
Bernard Grysen Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship
The MSA is offering ten scholarships of $1000 to high school students intent on criminal justice careers. The scholarships only apply to Michigan colleges or universities. An MSA member must nominate the scholarship candidates no later than April 23.Michigan State Troopers Assistance Fund
The Michigan State Troopers Assistance Fund (MSTAF) presents approximately twenty $1,000.00 scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors who are actively involved in extra-curricular activities, community service and jobs. Contact your high school guidance office for more information or send a letter to Michigan State Troopers Assistance Fund, 1715 Abbey Road B, East Lansing, MI 48823. Michigan State University College of Social Science
School of Criminal Justice Scholarships

National Archive of Criminal Justice
Funding Available for Analysis of Existing Data
Deadline: November 15, 2005
NIJ is requesting proposals to replicate findings from previous research projects or to conduct original research projects using data from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. Four grants of up to $35,000 each are available.National Black Police Association
Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award
Deadline: June 1
Award two $500 scholarships for use during freshman year, not renewable. For more information, contact the Executive Director, National Black Police Association, 3251 Mt. Pleasant St., NW, Washington, DC 20010; telephone: (202) 986-0410.

National Institute of Justice
Funding Opportunities
Lists current research solicitations. NCJRS Grants and Funding Opportunities
A compilation of current funding opportunities from U.S. Department of Justice agencies which fund researchers and practitioners engaging in specific criminal and juvenile justice projects. General financial aid for college study is not available. See individual project descriptions for applicant requirements.Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists
George W. Neighbor Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award

Office of National Drug Control Policy Funding Opportunities
A listing of drug-related funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, equipment procurement programs, and other resources from public- and private organizations. (Last checked 09/15/05) Police Corps Scholarships
Scholarships for dependent children of officers killed in the line of duty.Police Corps Scholarships
The Police Corps is a U.S. Department of Justice program designed to address violent crime by increasing the number of officers with advanced education and training who serve on community patrol. Typically, they serve in low-income, high-crime urban areas or isolated rural areas. A student enrolled full-time in a four year college pursuing a bachelors degree in any major (not just criminal justice) is eligible for up to $7,500 per year ($30,000 maximum) in scholarship. Interested students may obtain contact names and phone numbers for participating states at or by calling the U.S. Department of Justice Response Center at 1-800-421-6770.

Police Officer and Fire Fighters Survivors Tuition Act,1607,7-123–83066–,00.html
Public Act 195 of 1996, provides for the waiver of tuition at public community and junior colleges and state universities for the surviving spouse and children of Michigan police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The program is intended to provide an educational benefit to the spouse and children of police officers and firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and the citizens of Michigan.
Beginning with the academic year 1996/9, tuition will be waived for eligible survivors enrolled in classes leading to a certificate or undergraduate degree. Persons wishing to participate in this program must submit an application to the Department of State Police prior to the start of the academic year. The Act has specific eligibility requirements; therefore, potential applicants are encouraged to read this information carefully before applying.President’s DNA Initiative
The President’s DNA Initiative provides funding, training, and assistance to ensure that forensic DNA reaches its full potential to solve crimes, protect the innocent, and identify missing persons.

Public Safety Officer’s Benefits Program
(FS 000271) describes the financial benefits available to eligible survivors of public safety officers whose deaths or permanent and total disabilities are the direct result of an injury sustained in the line of duty. (BJA)Public Safety Officer’s Educational Assistance Program
(FS 000270) describes the educational assistance benefits available to eligible survivors of public safety officers whose deaths or permanent and total disabilities are the direct result of an injury sustained in the line of duty. Benefits may be used solely to defray educational expenses. (BJA)

Soros Justice Fund Fellowships
The Justice Fund Fellowship program supports individuals who will further its mission of reducing the nation’s over-reliance on policies of punishment and incarceration, and restoring discretion and fairness to the U.S. criminal justice system. Application materials are now available on the OSI website.U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just announced the start of competition for scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study. The areas of study for these programs include: physical, biological, social, and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. The stipend level for graduate students is $2300/month for 12 months and includes tuition allowances.

Vera Institute of Justice
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship on Race, Crime and Justice
Deadline: October 24
The fellowship encourages new scholars of diverse backgrounds to work and publish in this important field. One fellowship is awarded each year for a two-year residency at the Vera Institute in New York. Fellows receive a generous annual salary and benefits and research and travel allowances to pursue a scholarly project of their own design while gaining experience in policy-oriented research and writing. Applicants must have completed a doctorate within seven years of applying for the fellowship or be completing it by Summer 2004. For more information contact Timothy Ross, Research Director, Vera Institute of Justice, 233 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10279; e-mail:; fax: 212/941-9407.Vests for Life Program
Under the trust of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Police Hall of Fame acts as a clearing house for departments who have used or excess vests which are donated, inventoried, entered into a database at the organization’s Miami headquarters and provided to smaller departments who are in need.

W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program, see DuBois Fellowship Program Women in Defense Horizons Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: November 1
Women In Defense, A National Security organization established the Horizons Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security fields. Applicants should be pursuing studies in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business, law, international relations, political science, operations research or economics. Other disciplines will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Usually award scholarships in the $500 – $750 range for use in junior or senior years; renewable. For more information contact WID, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201; telephone: (703) 247-2564.Women Peace Officers Association of California Scholarship


Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
External Funding Database
Type in an academic discipline such as criminal justice and review the results. Community of Science Funding Opportunities Database
Michigan State university faculty, staff, and students can identify additional criminal justice funding opportunities by searching this database. Select Main Search and then type in criminal justice in the “All Fields” box. To refine your search further, choose additional qualifications in the requirements, citizenship, activity location, funding type, and sponsor boxes. If you get no results, eliminate some of the qualifications.Cornell University
Graduate School Funding Database

If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.Foundation Grants for Individuals on CD-ROM
Located at Main Library Reference desk (in cd-rom cabinet). Load cd into Desk#3 computer station and click on icon. Online Tutorial is available on web.
This new CD-ROM is an essential resource for individual grantseekers as well as for financial aid offices and funding libraries. It offers high-speed searching of foundations and public charities that provide support for individuals. Version 2.01 covers 4,200 foundations and public charities that support education, research, arts, general welfare, and more. Search fields include: fields of interest, types of supprt, geographic focus, company name, school name, grantmaker name, grantmaker city, grantmaker state, and text search.

FundSource: A Search Tool for Research Funding in the Behavioral and Social Sciences
FundSource is a tool designed to help behavioral and social scientists find research funding. It has been designed to be specific to behavioral and social science research, freely available with no subscription costs, and responsive to your needs and feedback. The FundSource database includes short descriptions; contact information; and web links to programs in federal agencies, foundations, and international organizations that fund behavioral and social science research. Academic disciplines covered include: anthropology, archaeology, area/population studies, communication, criminology, economics, education, geography, linguistics/psychology, planning/policy studies, political science, psychology, public affairs, socio/legal studies, and sociology.GrantSelect
GrantSelect is the online version of the GRANTS Database, produced by The Oryx Press, containing over 10,000 funding opportunities provided by over 3,400 sponsoring organizations. Michigan State university faculty, staff, and students can identify additional funding opportunities related to criminal justice by searching this database.

MSU Scholarship Search
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible.RSP Funding for Graduate Students
Michigan State university faculty, staff, and students can identify additional criminal justice funding opportunities by searching this database. Note: Choose RSP Funding: Graduate Students from the database list and then click on “Open Selected Databases” button. Type in “criminal justice” in Find Box and click on “start search” button.

RSP Funding for Postdoctorates and Professionals
Michigan State university faculty, staff, and students can identify additional criminal justice funding opportunities by searching this database. Note: Choose RSP Funding: Postdocs & Professionals from the database list and then click on “Open Selected Databases” button. Type in “criminal justice” in Find Box and click on “start search” button.RSP Funding for Undergraduates
Michigan State university faculty, staff, and students can identify additional criminal justice funding opportunities by searching this database. Note: Choose RSP Funding: Undergraduates from the database list and then click on “Open Selected Databases” button. Type in “criminal justice” in Find Box and click on “start search” button.

Parliament Nepal No-Trust Motion

The no-trust motion has already been endorsed by nearly 350 members in a House that has an effective strength of 598.

Drama unfolding very soon …

Send Money From Nepal ~ legally

Its restricted!!
Its about time Nepal revises this ages old law and allow Nepalese to invest abroad, which in-turn shall remit profits and dividends back to Nepal.
Act Restricting Investment Abroad, 2021BS (1964)
Article 3 Restriction on making investment abroad:
(1) No one shall make any kind of investment abroad after the commencement of this Act.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), in relation to any specific kind of investment, the Government of Nepal may, by a notification in the Nepal Gazette, grant exemption from the restriction set forth in that sub-section, and specify the kind, extent, period of the investment so exempted and other necessary terms pertaining thereto.
Here’s some useful discussions on the same:
A 50-year old law entitled ‘Act Restricting Investment Abroad, 1964’ is still in force in Nepal which stops Nepali citizens from investing in a foreign country. The existing fear is that the country’s economy will suffer if Nepal allows outbound FDI. But many evidences suggest that despite this law, Nepali people are investing in different other countries through one channel or other. And such evidences are becoming more visible. Policymakers are in dilemma while the business community is also largely divided on the issue. However, the debate on legitimatizing outbound FDI is heating up in recent times. What impact will it have on a country like Nepal where the national economy is not strong? Will it create BoP deficit as many fear? What happens if all businessmen start to set up industries in foreign countries which have better policy stability and lesser labour problem? New Business Age tries to analyse some of these major concerns:


Nepal: Investigate police torture of Tharu community members

19 July 2016, 00:01 UTC

A new report published today by Amnesty International reveals how members of the indigenous Tharu community in Nepal’s Tarai plains were subjected to arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment at the hands of the police in connection with the killings of eight security personnel and a child in Tikapur, Kailali district, on 24 August 2015.

Cabinet nod to ‘Clean Feed Policy’

Jul 23, 2016- The Cabinet on Friday decided to implement “Clean Feed System” on foreign pay TV channels telecast in Nepal. The move is expected to benefit the domestic advertising market, media and related businesses. “Clean Feed” is a transmission of broadcast content without advertisement. Nepali advertising agencies had long been demanding introduction of such a policy, stating unrestricted transmission of advertisements by foreign TV channels hindered growth of domestic media and advertising industry. The Ministry of Information and Communication said the policy will be implemented fully within a year. Secretary at the ministry Dinesh Thapaliya said an action plan will be prepared within mid-September by holding talks with all the stakeholders, and three regulations, including the Broadcasting Regulation, will be amended within mid-October to implement the “Clean Feed Policy”.

First update to food safety law since 1967 in Nepal

June 28, 2016

National food safety laws are coming in for attention around the world and the latest to look at changes is Nepal. The government in Kathmandu wants to amend its Food Safety Act to broaden the definition of food and define more types of malpractice in food trade. The changes in the law are being designed to control food adulteration and “other wrongdoings.” A spokesman for the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) said the changes will involve all types of edibles, but not tobacco or cosmetics.

Nepal Law Commission-FAO team meets Indian Speaker

A joint team of the Nepal Law Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) called on Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office on Monday. Vice Chairman of the Nepal Law Commission Bhesh Raj Sharma led the visiting eight-member Nepalese delegation, while Mike Robson the FAO team. Food security and people’s rights to foods were widely discussed in the meeting, said a parliament secretariat release. Besides, civic rights, political rights, health and education came up for discussion. Dr Shirin, also chairperson of the commonwealth parliamentary association, said Bangladesh has been able to have food surplus due to various policies taken for the food security by the government. She said Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in production and supply of foods.

Nepal’s Final Countdown – 83 Days to Issue Constitution

Political parties have less than three months to resolve three issues — integration of Maoist combatants, form of government, federalism — that will shape state structure for years to come. Five years after a peace accord marked the end of a decade long civil war, Nepal’s political transformation has entered its final phase. On May 27, 2012, the term of the Constituent Assembly — extended four times beyond its original two-year term — will expire. And this time, politicians will not find it easy to give the CA another lease of life due to a judicial stricture. The Supreme Court (SC) has declared that the current extension is final, and if the constitution is not promulgated, there should be another election or referendum. There is also rising popular pressure to wrap up the prolonged transition, which has been accompanied by abysmal service delivery.

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