June 2021 Edition

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JUNE 2021

Stay cool out there and enjoy the various summer activities Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley have to offer!

To keep up with updates and messages from the Graduate School, visit our Announcements page.


The Grad School Help Desk Newsletter is here to help you with dates, funding opportunities, upcoming workshops, and graduate events. Let us know if there is anything you’d like to see or anything we missed.

Sincerely,

The Graduate School

CALENDAR

June 10 Last day for graduate students to file for graduation in MyInfo or via a Graduation Application (only used when a student has applied for the same degree in a prior term).

July 5 Independence Day holiday observed (no classes; offices closed)

July 13 Last day for master’s and doctoral comp exam or thesis/dissertation defense if planning to graduate in Summer 2021.

WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcement: Grad Leadership Academy Applications Open

Applications Due: Aug 6

Now entering its second year, Montana State University's Graduate Leadership Academy is a unique transdisciplinary professional leadership training program that centers the values of equity, inclusion, and collaboration in its curriculum. In the fall, program participants will attend a bi-monthly workshop series designed to encourage reflection on the meaning and practice of inclusive leadership and, with guidance from exceptional guest faculty speakers and community leaders, to provide students with a range of perspective on, and examples of, inclusive and collaborative leadership. In the spring semester, students will pivot from an emphasis on ideas to an emphasis on praxis: students will collaborate to design and implement community service-learning projects that advance the ideals of equity and inclusion within the MSU community and beyond. By the end of program, students will have gained knowledge about, and experience with, equitable and inclusive leadership and will thus be better prepared for their professional futures.

Announcement: Fall 2021 PhD Completion Awards are open

Due: June 30

The PhD Completion Award application period is now open until June 30. MSU PhD students who will be in their final term of PhD research and dissertation writing can apply for a PhD Dissertation Completion Award. The expectation is that recipients of this award will graduate at the end of the term of the award. This will be a competitive process with a limited number of these awards for Fall 2021. For more information and the application link, visit the Graduate School’s Funding & Fellowship page under Student Initiated Opportunities for internal funding opportunities.

Announcement: Get Vaccinated and Get a Gift Card!

Now through June 20

If you get vaccinated between May 1 and June 20, you can bring your proof of getting a COVID-19 shot to the Ask Us desk in the Strand Union Building and walk away with a $10 Town Pump gift card. MSU University Health Partners have vaccines available!

Announcement: Filling out the FAFSA

If you have not done so already, the Graduate School encourages you to fill out the 2021/22 FAFSA at www.Fafsa.ed.gov.

Having a FAFSA on file helps with scholarships, emergency funds, and in determining student loan eligibility. You are not obligated to borrow any loans that you are offered. The FAFSA also prioritizes student needs in regards to Federal stimulus funds. Completing the FAFSA will help MSU when considering how best to support its current students.

If you need help in completing the FAFSA, contact the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected].

Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) resources

(CPS) is open and seeing graduate students this summer! We provide free and confidential individual, group, and couples counseling to graduate students. Please call us at (406) 994-4531 or schedule an intake today at: montana.edu/counseling. Not sure if counseling is for you? Just have something specific you need help with?  Try our Let’s Talk drop-in hour, every Wednesday at 12.

  • Welltrack is a FREE self-help and prevention app that allows you to track your mood, learn about how to manage depression and anxiety, and that provides tools to assist in your day to day!
  • [email protected] is a FREE student success app that can help with goal setting for wellness, connection, and academic success.
  • Complete an online, confidential mental health screening.
  • Take Kognito, an online suicide prevention training that helps save lives!
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MSU Writing Center services for Graduate Writers

Where: Online

The MSU Writing Center is here to support graduate students!

This summer the MSU Writing Center has two graduate tutors available to provide online one-on-one tutoring. The accountability of regular tutoring sessions can help keep you on track and discussing your ideas with someone, whether during initial brainstorming or final editing, can be motivating through the summer months.

Tutoring sessions are online; you can make an appointment at https://montana.mywconline.com/  by creating an account (if you don't already have one) and filling in your details for their chosen appointment time. To access the online session when it's time,  return to the schedule, click on the appointment, and click on Start or Join Online Consultation.

The Writing Center is also offering the option of a drop-in writing group. Summer schedules are so often in flux. A drop-in group allows writers to get feedback from multiple readers, without committing to a weekly schedule. You can sign up for a one-hour time slot and submit a short section of your work. Groups are limited to four participants and a writing center tutor will divide the time equally among participants and facilitate the session.

FUNDING & FELLOWSHIPS

Fall 2021 - PhD Dissertation Completion Award

DEADLINE: June 30

The PhD Completion Award application period is now open until June 30. MSU PhD students who will be in their final term of PhD research and dissertation writing can apply for a PhD Dissertation Completion Award. The expectation is that recipients of this award will graduate at the end of the term of the award. This will be a competitive process with a limited number of these awards for Fall 2021. For more information and the application link, visit the Graduate School’s Funding & Fellowship page under Student Initiated Opportunities for internal funding opportunities.

Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM)’s 2021 scholarship program

DEADLINE: Sept 1

Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM) specializes in providing high-purity chemicals for research institutes, universities, and various industries (automotive, semiconductor, electronics, etc.) Many graduate students are active in participating in scientific research and study, and this $2000 scholarship opportunity is for them.

SAM welcomes students to 1) talk about what technological problem will pose the biggest challenge in the next decade, or 2) share previous projects or course experiences using advanced materials via videos.

For more funding opportunities, visit MSU’s Research Funding Opportunities or the Graduate School’s Funding & Fellowships webpage.

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