BCoE Graduate Student Funding Programs

Programs
Timeline

SEC Dean’s Fellow

The purpose of this program is to recruit high quality graduate students from within the SEC. Entering Ph.D. students from one of the 13 other SEC schools (B.S. or M.S. degrees) are eligible to be an SEC Dean’s Fellow. Department Heads can submit up to one name for consideration for the SEC/BCoE Dean’s Fellow Program each Fall. A maximum of 2 awardees will be selected each year (contingent upon funding) and may be renewed for up to 3 years. For renewal the following conditions must be met:

  1. Students must be in good academic standing per graduate school policies. If the student is on probation or receives a grade of U, they will no longer be eligible for the award.
  2. Students must make progress towards degree completion as attested to by the completion of a renewal application submitted for review.

Students should notify the appropriate contact at the SEC school of their choosing notifying them of their intent to apply to a Ph.D. program using the following link: http://sec-engineering.org/application/sec-deans-fellow-program-application.pdf.

Ph.D. Accelerators

The purpose of this program is to recruit high quality Ph.D. students into the BCoE graduate programs. Department Heads can submit up to three names for consideration each Fall and Spring semester. Awardees are required to obtain a GTA2 certification (see http://www.grad.msstate.edu/professional-development/graduate-students/gta-certification-program/ for additional information on the GTA workshop and certification levels) prior to the receipt of their assistantship and will serve in a TA capacity for their program during the year of the award. Students unable to attend the workshop are not eligible to receive the award. These awards are not renewable and are for 1 year.

Ph.D. Distance TA Program

The purpose of this program is to recruit high quality Ph.D. students into the BCoE graduate programs which operate a distance program. Department Heads can submit names for consideration each Fall semester. Awardees are required to obtain a GTA2 certification (see http://www.grad.msstate.edu/professional-development/graduate-students/gta-certification-program/ for additional information on the GTA workshop and certification levels) prior to the receipt of their assistantship and will serve in a TA capacity for their program during the year of the award. Students unable to attend the workshop are not eligible to receive the award. These awards are not renewable and are for 1 year.

BCoE Bridge Program

The purpose of this program is to provide bridge funding for current students that have received previous departmental or college funding but do not have funding support in subsequent semesters. Students self-nominate themselves for consideration using the Bridge Application, and should also provide for review a letter of support from their advisor and the Department Head. Students may receive up to two semesters of bridge funding support. Awardees must hold, or obtain, a GTA2 certification (see http://www.grad.msstate.edu/professional-development/graduate-students/gta-certification-program/ for additional information on the GTA workshop and certification levels) prior to the receipt of their award. Students unable to attend the workshop are not eligible to receive the award. Applications should be submitted to Courtney Blaylock by the following dates: Fall: July 1, Spring: September 1, and Summer, March 31.

GEM Fellow Supplement

The purpose of this program is to provide supplemental funds to GEM Fellows seeking M.S. or Ph.D. degrees at MSU. Details regarding the GEM fellowship program should be directed to GEM. The Dean’s office will provide additional funding to Full Fellowship recipients depending on their degree level. GEM Fellowship recipients should contact Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves and the graduate coordinator of their program upon fellowship notification from GEM and provide documentation of the award. The Dean’s office will notify the student and the graduate program regarding supplemental funding.


Questions relating to any of these programs should be directed to Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves at kari@bagley.msstate.edu.