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Fellowship: Application Information
In assisting MSU achieve its educational mission, the goal of the Frank B. Martin CUMREC Fellowship is to foster an intellectually vital and diverse educational community that will prepare graduate students to assume their professional roles in a diverse society that is increasingly dependent upon information technology. We are particularly aware of the special role that Information Technology graduate education plays in training the next generation of leaders in academia and higher education.
To support that role, the Frank B. Martin CUMREC Fellowship assists departments and programs in attracting a cohort of students who:
Eligibility and Qualifications
Departments, programs and colleges may nominate students whom they have admitted for a graduate program, who have demonstrated commitment to graduate study at MSU, and whose files demonstrate some combination of the characteristics listed above. Students must be nominated by their colleges for these awards during the January/February admissions process. The recipients shall be enrolled in a recognized graduate program at MSU that focuses on computer and technological studies. If awards are not made at the application stage, continuing students may be nominated.
The Frank B. Martin CUMREC Fellowship funds are available annually to the thirteen colleges with graduate programs at Michigan State University.
The University Fellowships Nomination Form is available for departments to download from the following Web address: http://www.msu.edu/user/gradschl/forms/ufellowsnom.xls (Microsoft Excel)
Colleges will send nominations for the Frank B. Martin CUMREC Fellowship to the Graduate School by January 31. Strong letters from departments explaining the fit of the applicant to their specific program and faculty will assist the fellowship selection committee's evaluations of the files. The first round of fellowship offers will be made no later than the beginning of March.
The coordinator of the fellowships and the Dean of the Graduate School
will make early offers to the most outstanding candidates in the pool.
All other files will be circulated to the University Fellowship Selection
Advisory Committee, composed of faculty representing participating colleges.
Frank B. Martin CUMREC Fellowship recipients beginning study in 2006-2007 will receive a 12-month stipend of three to five thousand dollars.
The selection of Fellowship winners is made by the Graduate School. The Graduate School sets the conditions and application procedures and notifies the college and department of the winners. The Graduate School posts an annual report of the recipients and other award-related information online. The Fellowship awards are dispensed by the Graduate School.
The Fellowship will be awarded to qualified applicants based on selections made by MSU’s Graduate School. Recipients are normally selected during the Spring semester, with awards to be effective the following academic year. The number of awards made in a given year and the amount of the awards will be based upon available Expendable Amounts in that year. Generally, awards are credited during the tuition payment process.
Notification to Recipients
The Graduate School notifies qualified nominees by letter if they have been awarded an MSU-funded fellowship. Generally, notification is sent at the end of March.
Post-Award Recipient Requirements and Expectations
MSU will request each Fellowship recipient to express acceptance and appreciation of the award in writing within six weeks of notification of the award, by correspondence addressed to The Graduate School, 116 Linton Hall, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI, 48824 or such other persons or at such other addresses as the Donor may request in writing from time to time. Additionally, MSU requests that an electronic copy of such correspondence that is suitable for upload to a Web site be submitted via e-mail attachment to the following address: email@example.com. Fellowship and recipient information is updated annually on this web site.
Fellows must maintain strong academic performance and make normal progress
toward their degrees.
The award reverts to a loan and must be paid back if the recipient does not follow these qualifications.
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