We are pleased to announce that student participants in the Undergraduate Symposium may be eligible to apply for a number of financial awards.
Eastern Michigan University is pleased to announce the availability of twenty $1,000 awards to encourage student participants in the Undergraduate Symposium to continue their graduate studies at Eastern Michigan University. Priority for award offers will be made to eligible students planning to enroll full-time (8 credit hours) at the graduate level the following fall. Additional pro-rated awards may be made to part-time graduate students pending availability of funds. Consideration for an award requires:
If more than 20 students apply and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, all applicants will be ranked by GPA and award offers made as funding allows. Completed applications due to 124 Quirk by the second Friday following the Symposium.
Award eligibility for all of the following scholarships includes: participation as a student presenter in the current year’s Symposium, at least a 3.0 cumulative EMU grade point average, attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student (12 credit hours per semester) for the fall and/or winter terms of the following academic year. Completed applications due to the 124 Quirk by the second Friday following the Symposium.
Available scholarships include:
Eight (8) non-renewable scholarships awarded to Symposium student participants as designated: (1) College of Business, (1) College of Education, (1) College of Health and Human Services, (1) College of Technology, and (4) College of Arts and Sciences - one each in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.
For the academic year 2012-13 there are over 20 students, from across all academic disciplines, at the undergraduate and graduate level that are working with faculty mentors as either Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellows or Graduate Fair Research Fellows. These student awards are annual awards that can be renewed upon student interest and faculty mentor support. Each fellow is expected to conduct research during the academic year of appointment and present the outcomes of the research at their respective event, either the Undergraduate Symposium or the Graduate Research Fair. Undergraduate students, especially students who will be new to EMU, may find additional information about these fellow awards at the SURF site.