Scholarships and Funding

COSET Graduate Recruitment Scholarship

The College of Science and Engineering Technology (COSET) Graduate Recruitment Scholarship is a $1000 competitive scholarship awarded to outstanding students entering their first semester of a COSET master’s program at SHSU and who have not been awarded a graduate assistantship.

To be considered for the COSET Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, a student must be accepted into a master’s program in the College of Science and Engineering Technology, be entering their first semester in the program, and plan to be a full-time student. Nominations for the scholarship will be accepted from SHSU faculty, or students may self-nominate. An international student applying for the scholarship must have a transcript evaluation on file with the COSET Dean’s office (transcript evaluations by qualified SHSU faculty are acceptable). Applicants will be evaluated by their cumulative GPA and GRE scores.

An application can be found here, and applications must be scanned and emailed to Ms. Shellie Armstrong at sda006@shsu.edu by 5:00 pm on July 15, 2018. Paper applications will not be accepted.


COSET Graduate Achievement Scholarship

Academic Year 2018-2019

The College of Science and Engineering Technology (COSET) Graduate Achievement Scholarship is a $1000 competitive scholarship awarded to students demonstrating outstanding academic progress in a COSET master’s program.

To be considered for the COSET Graduate Achievement Scholarship, a student must be enrolled full-time in a master’s program in the College of Science and Engineering Technology and have an SHSU graduate GPA. Students in their first year of a COSET graduate program who have been awarded a graduate assistantship are not eligible for the scholarship.

Complete applications require:

  1. a personal statement from the applicant describing their academic progress toward the degree, including planned graduation date, and progress on the thesis or capstone project (where applicable), and
  2. a letter of evaluation from the applicant’s major advisor or graduate program coordinator describing the applicant’s progress toward the degree and overall performance in the graduate program.

Applicants must email their personal statement to Anne Gaillard (argaillard@shsu.edu) with Graduate Achievement Scholarship in the subject line by 5:00 pm on the day of the deadline.

The letter of evaluation must be emailed directly from the applicant’s major advisor or graduate program coordinator to Anne Gaillard (argaillard@shsu.edu) by 5:00 pm on the day of the deadline.

The application deadline for the Fall scholarship is July 1st, and the application deadline for the Spring scholarship is December 1st.


COSET Summer Research Award 2018

The College of Science and Engineering Technology would like to announce a research funding opportunity for summer 2018. This award has been modeled after the EURECA summer FAST grant, with some modifications. Faculty who applied for, but did not receive a summer 2018 FAST grant, or have a “pending” status, are encouraged to apply, as are faculty who did not previously apply for a FAST grant. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 9, 2018.

Eligibility:

All faculty are eligible to apply for the COSET Summer Research 2018 award. Full-time undergraduate students enrolled at SHSU during the spring semester of 2018 are eligible to be team members. Faculty mentors may submit only one proposal. Note – All Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols must be completed before funds will be distributed. IRB and IACUC guidelines are available on the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website at http://www.shsu.edu/dept/office-of-research-and-sponsored-programs/. At least three proposals are expected to be funded.

Funding:

Each student team member (up to two student team members maximum) will receive $2000 for participating in the summer project. Up to $500 per proposal is available to fund student research supplies and travel. Funding is not available for faculty stipends.

Selection:

Awards to conduct scholarly or creative projects will be granted by a competitive selection process. The COSET Undergraduate Research Committee, an interdisciplinary committee composed of faculty from each department, will evaluate and prioritize proposals for funding based on these criteria:

  • design and feasibility of the project’s plan
  • significance of the expected results to your discipline
  • potential contributions the project will make to the students’ future studies and/or future careers
  • the level and type of student involvement in the project. Outstanding proposals will have clearly delineated roles for each student member of the team, will strongly emphasize what the student team members will gain from this experience, and will clearly outline which aspects of the project each team member can lay claim to as their contribution

Outcomes:

Each awarded research team is required to submit a final report to COSET that includes:

  • a one-page PDF document written by the faculty mentor(s) that briefly describes the process and findings/results of their funded project
  • a one page reflection report from each student member outlining his or her role in the project and the project’s impact on his or her professional development

Failure to submit the report by the deadline may result in the faculty member and students being ineligible for future COSET research funding.

In addition, student researchers are strongly encouraged to present the findings of their research at the SHSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, as well as at state, national, or international conferences.

Application Process:

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, and must include the following:

1. A cover page (attached; can also be obtained by emailing argaillard@shsu.edu)

2. A two-page proposal, written in an interdisciplinary style, that:

  • describes the project’s objectives, methods/approach to be used, and expected outcomes for summer 2018
  • describes follow-up activities to be completed in the fall (2018) and spring (2019) semesters
  • indicates whether this is a new project, or part of an ongoing project
  • explains the significance of the expected results
  • uses a font no smaller than 11-pt and has 1” margins

3. A works cited page (as needed) (does not count toward the two-page limit)

4. Student information forms for each student team member (attached; can also be obtained by emailing argaillard@shsu.edu)

5. Budget form (as needed) (attached; can also be obtained by emailing argaillard@shsu.edu)

6. A statement of interest written by each student team member (<200 words)

These documents must be merged into a single PDF file and sent by email to Anne Gaillard (argaillard@shsu.edu) with COSET Summer Research Award 2018 in the subject line by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2018.