Scholarship information, presentation guidelines, and more. Here are some resources for those participating in the 2014 Undergraduate Symposium.

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Nomination timeline to the 2014 Symposium

Friday, November 15, 2013Online nomination process opens for the 34th event
Wednesday, January 15, 2014Online nomination process closes to students
Saturday, January 18, 2014Online nomination process closes to faculty sponsors
Tuesday, January 21, 2014Online nomination process closes to committee representatives
Friday, January 31, 2014Students notified (faculty sponsors cc'ed) via email of acceptance to present

We are pleased to announce that student participants in the Undergraduate Symposium may be eligible to apply for a number of financial awards.

Graduate Level 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:

  • participation as a student presenter in the current year
  • completion of undergraduate degree by the following August
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • application and admission to a graduate degree program at Eastern Michigan University
  • enrollment as an EMU graduate student for the following fall

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.

Download the application for graduate school fellowship award for Symposium participants.

Undergraduate Scholarships

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.

  • Ronald W. Collins Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Symposium Participants
  • Barry A. Fish Undergraduate Symposium Scholarship
  • Elwood J. C. Kureth Scholarship
  • Donald M. Loppnow Endowed Student Research Scholarship
  • Bruce K. Nelson Scholarship
  • John W. Porter Student Research Excellence Scholarship
  • Dr. Irving A. Clark Scholarship
  • Robert Neely Endowed Scholarship for the Undergraduate Symposium
  • Dale and Gloria Heydlauff Undergraduate Symposium Student Excellence Scholarship
  • Bette Warren and Sally McCracken Endowed Scholarship for the Symposium
  • Undergraduate Symposium Silver Anniversary Scholarship Series

    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.

Download the combined application for undergraduate scholarship awards related to Symposium participation.


These resources are provided for student participant and faculty sponsor review to assist with presentation preparation for the Undergraduate Symposium.

2014 Abstract guidelines

2014 Poster guidelines

Information on poster printing at Halle Library

2014 Oral tips with rehearsal opportunities

2014 PowerPoint info for oral presentations

2014 SOS Workshops

2014 Faculty sponsor responsibilities

2014 Fennel Symposium Faculty Mentor Award

Additional preparation assistance

SOS | Secrets of the Symposium | Workshops for student presenters

All new student presenters are expected to attend one of two workshop opportunities to be held to prepare student participants for their participation. Information will review event logistics and participation expectations, speaking across the curriculum, poster and oral presentation enhancements, and post event (including scholarship) opportunities.

  • Tuesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in 310 of the Student Center
  • Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in Room 310 of the Student Center

From the Academic Projects Center at the Halle Library

Technology Assistants in the APC are trained to help students prepare their posters for printing on the large format printer using either PowerPoint or Publisher. There are also self help guides available on the APC website at:

The Academic Projects Center also offers a space where students can practice their presentations. More information go to: