Welcome all COM majors, minors, and graduate students,
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on the blog, so I wanted to reintroduce myself and the blog itself. My name is Dr. Kelly Wood, and I’m head of the department of communication. You are receiving this blog because you are either a COM major or minor, conflict certificate student, or graduate student. This blog is intended to serve as a source of information and feedback on what the department of communication offers to you. You can search previous posts and see that I’ve provided information upcoming events, course schedules and courses offered, and opportunities for you as COM students. My goal for the blog is that it provide information you can use to complete your degree and succeed in the area of communication.
In this post you will find information about scholarships in communication, an upcoming free workshop on sending your work to a conference, and Public Relations Student Society. Read on….
|Scholarship Opportunities Abound at MSU|
|Apply for nearly 850 Missouri State scholarships with 1 application!For many students, financial aid is the difference between a successful college career and struggling to make dreams reality. To meet that need Missouri State offers financial aid to nearly 3 out of 4 students, including nearly 850 donor-funded scholarships in addition to the more traditional university financial aid with which students are familiar.
Scholarships Exclusively for Communication Students
Many Missouri State donor-funded scholarships are set-up for students seeking degrees in specific departments or programs. The Communication Department within the College of Arts and Letters has scholarships established just for its students. They are listed below.
How to Apply for Scholarships
For the nearly 850 donor-funded scholarships, MSU has implemented Scholarship Manager, a new online database that allows students to search and apply for our scholarships all in one location.
Rather than having to fill out multiple hard-copy applications, students fill out one online application and it automatically applies them for all 850 scholarships, vastly increasing their chance of receiving an award. The first date of priority consideration for scholarships is March 1, 2011!
If students are just interested in Communication scholarships they should…
Fill out the General Information Section on Pages 1-6. ?Fill out Page 7 if they are or are going to be a Graduate Student. ?Fill out the Communication Section on Page 9 .
In order to access Scholarship Manager, Missouri State University students should:
1. Go to the My Missouri State Portal and log-in to access Scholarship Manager.
2. Once logged into the My Missouri State Portal you will select the PROFILE tab along the top, find the FINANCIAL AID channel within the tab, and select GENERAL AND DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. This will automatically log you into Scholarship Manager.
Undergraduate Students: (read more about these in the scholarship manager)
Adams Public Service Internships
The Faculty Scholarship in Communication
The Holt V. Spicer Scholarship
The Russell Keeling Scholarship
The Donal and Vicki Stanton Scholarship
The David L. Dollar Scholarship
Chris Sifford Memorial Scholarship
The Berquist & Bourhis Engaged Scholar Award
The Richard R. Stovall Graduate Scholarship
The Christina S. Drale Graduate Scholarship
The first date of priority consideration for scholarships is March 1, 2011!
2. Learn about how to submit your original research to a conference!
Many students complete exceptional papers in courses that can be presented at an academic conference. Do you know how to do that?
On Friday, February 4 at 11:50am in Craig 320, all students are invited to attend a free workshop on the process of submitting a paper to an academic conference. Dr. Heather Carmack will facilitate this workshop and it is designed to help students easily navigate the submission process! These are questions that will be addressed in the workshop:
- Wondering how to decide which paper is right?
- What is an academic conference really like?
- What division do I send a paper to?
- What are the deadlines to submit?
- If mine is accepted, what expenses can I expect?
3. PRSSA activity this spring
The Public Relations Student Society of American will host their first semester meeting (TODAY) Tuesday Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. in Craig 325. Among other activities this semester, PRSSA Day planning (Mar. 18) is already starting. Attend this meeting if you are interested in joining!
**In my next post, I will update you on the summer and fall course schedules so that you can plan. A draft of the summer/fall schedule will be available on mymissouristate.edu February 1. I hope to have an advance look at it (COM courses only) before then. Keep your eyes open for that post. If you have any suggestions for summer classes, please let me know in your comments here, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.