Scholarships and Funding

College of Sciences Graduate Summer Stipend for Thesis Research 

The College of Sciences will award ten stipends of $5000 each for graduate students to conduct thesis research in Summer 2016. To be eligible for the stipend, applicants must be graduate students in a College of Sciences graduate program and be in good standing with that program. Additionally, a minimum SHSU graduate GPA of 3.2 is required, and the thesis prospectus must be completed and signed by the thesis committee prior to the application deadline. Awardees must be actively engaged in thesis research over the summer and may not be employed during this time**. Awards will be given on a competitive basis.

To apply for the stipend, the following must be submitted:

  • A statement from the student describing the thesis research to be conducted over the summer and a timeline for completing the thesis/graduation
  • An updated CV from the student
  • A letter of support from the student’s thesis advisor

Applications should be submitted electronically to Anne Gaillard (argaillard@shsu.edu) no later than Monday, May 16, 2016, to be considered for the award. 

**Outside employment is only permitted if it is thesis-research-based and if payment is less than $5000. Awardees may be funded up to a maximum of $5000 for the summer. For example, if a student will be paid $2000 as a research assistant over the summer, the maximum award from the COS Graduate Summer Stipend for Thesis Research will be $3000.  


College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program

Dean John Pascarella has launched a program to support undergraduate research among the seven departmental units in the College of Sciences. This innovative program provides awards to successful student applicants that will help defray the expenses associated with conducting scholarly research as well as presenting research at professional conferences. Students will gain valuable experience throughout the research process – from developing an idea with a faculty mentor to preparing an academic proposal and budget, conducting research, and presenting the outcomes to members of the academic community.

Full-time students with strong academic records and who are currently enrolled as majors in the College of Sciences are encouraged to work with a faculty mentor in their program to prepare and submit an application for review. The deadline for travel applications is Friday, April 29, 2016, and the deadline for research applications is Friday, January 29, 2016. Please note that for the remainder of the semester, travel applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis

 


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

A nine-week summer mathematics REU program, supported by the National Science Foundation, will provide an opportunity for 12 undergraduate students, working in four teams of three students each, to study under a professor in an area of specific interest. The dates of the 2014 program are June 2–August 1, 2014. The participants will work with their professors to produce research results. Students participating in the REU program will also receive a stipend and provisions for housing for the duration of the program.

See details on the program here.

Deadline for receipt of all materials (including faculty references) is 5 p.m., March 5, 2014. 


Special Graduate Scholarship

The Special Graduate Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship from the College of Sciences. It is awarded each fall and spring semester to select graduate students whose academic accomplishments and university or community citizenship are excellent in every respect.

For more information about scholarship eligibility, please see the application form. Applications for the fall scholarship are due April 1st, and applications for the spring scholarship are due November 1st.

College of Sciences Special Graduate Scholarship application