FAQs

Eligibility

Undergraduate sophomore STEM majors and senior STEM education majors from all Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium affiliate institutions are eligible to apply.

Participants must:

-Be a US citizen
-Be a sophomore STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) major as of fall semester 2014 OR senior STEM education major as of fall semester 2014
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
-Be a current student in good standing OR newly admitted for 2014 / 2015 to an Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Institution (OU, OSU, Southern Nazarene, Cameron, Langston, SOSU, SWOSU, ECU)
-Continue qualified enrollment for the 2014/2015 academic year (spring and summer 2014 graduates not eligible

Application Deadline

April 30, 2014

Application Materials

All students must submit the online application, three letters of recommendation and transcripts for all previous course work.

Reference letters:

Inform your references that they will receive an email from Melissa Scott mscott@ou.edu with the subject line Reference for (your name). This email will include instructions for them to submit the letter of recommendation electronically, notification if you have waived access to the recommendation (optional) and a deadline of April 30. A sample of the form is available at http://csa.ou.edu/content/recommendation-sample

Transcripts:

Transcripts for all college or university work are required to complete application. Unofficial transcripts are suitable for application purposes, upload these in PDF format. If selected to receive a fellowship you will be required to provide official transcripts by May 16th so do not delay in requesting these.

Additional Information:

Upon selection fellows will be required to sign a letter of agreement, a photo release and scholarship/fellowship acknowledgement form for submission by May 15th along with official transcipts. These forms are available for reference below. Questions regarding any of these items can be directed to Melissa Scott at mscott@ou.edu

Selection Date

Applicants will be notified of status by May 5th, 2014

Fellowship Details

The fellowship award of $2,000 includes:

-Laptop provided for GIS lessons (will be given to student upon successful completion of the program)
-Student version of ArcGIS software
-$1000 stipend paid to the student upon successful completion

Fellowship recipients are expected to:

-Complete six online GIS lessons
-Participate in three online webinars
-Complete a GIS project of thier choice from ArcLessons

Program Dates

Laptops, software and additional information will be provided prior to the program which runs June 2 - 27.

Additional Information:

Complete and full participation is required to receive the laptop and fellowship stipend. Students who do not complete the program requirements will be required to return the laptop to the Space Grant representative at their home institution.

Stipend

Stipend checks will be issued after course projects are finished to all students who complete the program.

Laptops

Laptops will be distributed for use in study through the Space Grant representative at your institution.

During the study term of use students shall:
-retain original packaging and paperwork
-refrain from altering or damaging the laptop in any way

Upon successful completion of the program laptops will be permanently transferred to student ownership. Students who do not complete the program will be required to return the laptop in full working condition to the Space Grant representative at your institution.

Logistics and Orientation

After being selected as a fellow you will be contacted via email by Dr. May Yuan regarding your course of study and Melissa Scott regarding laptops, software and other items.

Longitudinal Tracking

Students will be contacted by the National Space Grant Foundation in order to track program impacts and outcomes.

Accommodations of the Basis of Disability

For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Melissa Scott at mscott@ou.edu

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