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Crawford Martin Opportunity Grants (CMOG)

Crawford Martin Opportunity Grants (CMOG) were established in 2011 with the intent of providing degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students of Plymouth State University with funding to meet ordinary and extraordinary educational opportunities that enable them to persist in attaining their degrees.  These funds are expressly for covering expenses related to educational activity and should be accessed only after other campus funding resources have been pursued.  Awards will be between $100 and $1,000.

Students must demonstrate:

1) Documented financial need, which will be evaluated by a review of a current on-file FAFSA form.

2) Exemplary integrity, as determined by a review of the student’s campus judicial file, academic dishonesty file (if applicable) and completed reference from by a PSU faculty or staff reference.

3) Cumulative academic standing of 3.0 or higher.

Public Link (includes information and application): https://orgsync.com/41442/forms/show/45720
Applications for the 2013 spring semester may be submitted by April 26, 2013.  Award announcements will be made on May 10, 2013.

Barbara Willey '37 Endownment for International Study Scholarship

Applications for the Barbara Willey Scholarship (BWS), supports students who are seeking an international study experience. The application submission deadline for travel in Summer/Fall 2013 is Monday, April 1st. Please share this announcement about the Barbara Willey Scholarship with your students and encourage those who are interested to apply.

BARBARA WILLEY ’37 ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY SCHOLARSHIP
Barbara M. Willey ’37, world traveler and elementary educator, made provisions for Plymouth State University in her will. Her bequest was
used to establish the Barbara M. Willey Endowment to provide support for Plymouth State undergraduate students pursuing study abroad in
relation to their degree. Interested students may apply through the office of Undergraduate Studies.

The following web link connects to the specific scholarship information on the Advancement Office’s web page:

http://www.plymouth.edu/advancement/giving-to-psu/scholarships/travel-related-to-international-studies/

All application materials are available through this web link or directly from the Undergraduate Studies office. Students may direct specific questions regarding the Barbara Willey Scholarship to Undergraduate Studies at 535-2235.

STEM Scholars Program

Students planning to study in any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines including advanced manufacturing are eligible to apply for scholarships through this new program. The Foundation will support students at any point in their undergraduate program as well as graduate study. However, we are most interested in supporting students pursuing two-year or certificate programs.

Deadlines:
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for students enrolling in a bachelor or graduate degree program
Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for students enrolling in an associate degree or certificate program

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Grant Money for STEM Faculty

NH EPSCoR and Campus Compact for NH have established a seed grant program for faculty at undergraduate institutions of higher education (2-year and primarily undergraduate institutions) to broaden participation and build research capacity in the STEM disciplines. Faculty at two-year and four-year colleges may apply for a seed grant of up to $5,000 to prepare to submit a proposal for funding, which may include exploring a concept, or integrating research experiences into an undergraduate STEM curriculum.

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EPSCoR-Campus Compact Seed Grant Opportunity

Proposals Due: 10/29

NH EPSCoR and Campus Compact for NH have established a seed grant program for faculty at undergraduate institutions of higher education (2-year and primarily undergraduate institutions) to broaden participation and build research capacity in the STEM disciplines. Faculty at two-year and four-year colleges may apply for a seed grant of up to $5,000 to prepare to submit a proposal for funding, which may include exploring a concept, or integrating research experiences into an undergraduate STEM curriculum.

These mini-grants are aligned with the Enhancing Inclusive Excellence for NH Communities Initiative designed to create resources and models for Inclusive Excellence to expand outreach efforts leading to broadening community participation. Activities funded will further enhance NH’s capacity to develop a talented, robust, and diverse STEM oriented work force capable of performing, adapting and thriving in a dynamic knowledge driven economy.

Priorities of the mini grant program include:
·         Activities aimed at encouraging grant writing and proposal development in STEM
·         Development of a concept for a research project

·         The integration of experiential learning/community engagement in the STEM academic program, with priority given to environmental sciences.

We are particularly interested in funding new programs and initiatives, or the enhancement or expansion of existing partnerships. Priority will be given to programs that intentionally broaden participation of underrepresented groups in STEM initiatives through innovative and replicable strategies.

Use of funds: 
Institutions of higher education in New Hampshire and members of Campus Compact for NH are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 to support:
 
·         Travel
·         Participation in grant writing workshops
·         Trainers, speakers, or facilitators
·         Meeting materials and supplies
·         Professional development activities

·         Curriculum revision materials

Project Duration:

Funds must be expended by June 30, 2013

RFP Timeline: Applications are due by October 29th and awards are expected by November 13th.  Mini grant recipients must attend the EPSCoR Meeting on November 8, 2012

Travel Related to International Studies

Catherine and Kirk Middlekauff Fund
The purpose of this endowment fund is to support awards or stipends for social science students majoring in geography, anthropology, sociology, or political science.  Funds may be used by students for travel related to particular social science or interdisciplinary courses.  Funds may be applied to the course credit fee or to travel expenses (i.e., accommodations, airfare, food, etc.) for study away from PSU campuses.  Please contact Professor Sheryl Shirley, MSC 39  for application information.

Nancy Bailey Snyder ’63 Semester-at-Sea Scholarship Fund

The purpose of Nancy Bailey Snyder ’63 Semester-at-Sea Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support for a deserving graduate or undergraduate student at Plymouth State who is participating in the Semester-at-Sea program and is pursuing or intends to pursue a career in teaching.  The eligible recipient shall be a matriculated student of limited financial means who is participating in the Semester-at-Sea program and is currently pursuing or intends to pursue a career in teaching.  The award is made upon consideration of the applicant’s financial need and desire to broaden their world perspective through the study of and experience in other countries and cultures; subsequently, it is intended to enrich the recipient’s teaching as a result of such experience. Please contact the Global Education Office in the Bagley House for application information.

Barbara Willey ’37 Endowment for International Study Scholarship

Barbara M. Willey ’37, world traveler and elementary educator, made provisions for Plymouth State University in her will.  Her bequest was used to establish the Barbara M. Willey Endowment to provide support for Plymouth State undergraduate students pursuing study abroad in relation to their degree. Interested students may apply through the office of the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies located on the 2nd floor of the Speare Building.

* Students who would like to be considered for scholarships that identify financial need as a criteria will need to complete the Federal Financial Aid Application before the March 1 deadline. Academic and Non-Academic Departments offering scholarships collaborate with the Financial Aid Office, therefore, it is imperative that students comply with PSU policy. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further assistance.

A student must be enrolled as a full-time student at PSU to be eligible to receive scholarship awards listed on this page.

Posters on the Hill - Student Events

Invitation from the Council on Undergraduate Research:

Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. In the spring of 2013 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 17th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

CUR is calling for students to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR’s disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). In order to ensure proper review of applications, the above are the only disciplines that may apply. Should your research be inter-disciplinary, or in a subject not listed above, please select the division that most closely describes your research, if applicable.

Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using our on-line submission form. Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. A document listing the information required for submission can be found by visiting: Posters on the Hill – Information for Submission

For more information, and the link to submit an application, please visit: Posters on the Hill Call for Abstracts. Please note that CUR membership is required to submit an application. Either the student’s home institution must have an institutional membership, or a faculty mentor or undergraduate research coordinator appearing on the submission must have an individual membership. We will not review incomplete applications or applications that do not satisfy the membership requirement.

Please be sure that both portions (the electronic application and the electronic recommendation letter) are submitted by November 1, 2012. Please encourage your students to submit. This is a highly competitive program, which makes for a very exciting experience for the students and their faculty advisors alike.

For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit: Posters on the Hill

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,

Robin Howard
Senior Director
Membership Services, Operations and Information Technology
Council on Undergraduate Research
734 15th St, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20005
http://www.cur.org/
robin@cur.org
(202)783-4810×203
(202)783-4811 fax

 

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