NCAIED American Indian Business Scholarship Program

The program just learned of this scholarship opportunity from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Application deadline is September 5, 2014. Scholarship eligibility criteria is below with full details online:

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be majoring in a business related field
  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • If selected, candidate must be able to attend the NCAIED Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Students should submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Official State or Federal Tribal enrollment document
  • Personal Essay on the following (250 min-350 max words per category):
    • Personal challenges you overcame in pursuit of higher education
    • Community involvement
    • Reason for pursuing higher education in business
    • Business Related Experience (Paid or Volunteer)
    • Plans following completion of degree program
    • Activities and commitment to community to be considered
  • Official Transcripts (sealed and signed)
  • Official Letter of Admission/Enrollment for 2014-2015 academic year
  • Copy of class schedule for Fall semester

MSPM: In the Know, July 23, 2014

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Need-Based Scholarship Deadline is Tomorrow, 24 Jul
MSPM Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug
Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 2, 1 Aug

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Need-Based Scholarship Deadline is Tomorrow, 24 Jul

Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for the need-based scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester. Full details on scholarship criteria and application process available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applicants who do not follow the application guidelines will not be considered.

MS in Project Management Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug

The GW MS in Project Management Alumni Network cordially invites alumni and current students to connect at the program’s fall orientation. This will be a great opportunity to welcome the incoming class of MSPM students.

Hors d’ouevres, beer and wine will be served. While there is no charge to attend the event, registration is requested. Event will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm on Friday, 15 Aug, in Duques Hall, 6th floor.

Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 2, 1 Aug

Friday, 1 Aug, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form for Summer Session 2 classes.

MSPM: In the Know, July 16, 2014

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Need-Based Scholarship Deadline, 24 Jul
Graduate Fellow Position, GW Military and Veteran Career Services
1 More Volunteer Needed for Fall Orientation

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Need-Based Scholarship Deadline, 24 Jul

Thursday, 24 Jul, is the deadline to apply for the need-based scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester. Details on the criteria and application process are available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

Essays received with spelling errors, poor grammar, or formatting issues receive less consideration than those that exhibit graduate-level writing. Take full advantage of the GW resources that your tuition payments fund, such as the GW Writing Center or the English for Academic Purposes Program.

Graduate Fellow Position, GW Military and Veteran Career Services

The Interdisciplinary Career Services Initiatives office within the GW Center for Career Services is looking to fill their Graduate Fellow for Interdisciplinary Initiatives position for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellow will participate as a member of the team charged with advancing career services and resources for military-related students including current service, veterans and military families.

Fellow is paid an hourly rate and is expected to work 20-25 hours per week. Must be a current GW graduate student that is either a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent to fill the position. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Marva Gumbs Jennings, Managing Director, Interdisciplinary Initiatives with subject line: Grad Fellow-Military and Veteran Career Services to mgumbs@gwu.edu.

1 More Volunteer Needed for Fall Orientation

One additional volunteer is needed to assist with the bridge game during the fall 2014 MSPM orientation scheduled on Friday, 15 Aug. This is a great way to meet the incoming students, plus lunch is provided. Time commitment is 1:30 to 4 pm. Contact Cambria Happ at chapp@gwu.edu if you are interested.

MSPM: In the Know, July 9, 2014

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Fall 2014 Need-Based Scholarships, 24 Jul Deadline
10-Month Annual Payment Plan Enrollment, 10 Jul Deadline
Last Day to Add/Drop Summer Session II Courses, 13 Jul Deadline

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2014 Need-Based Scholarships, 24 Jul Deadline

Need-based scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2014 semester. The program will award up to three scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500. Full details on the need-based scholarships, the eligibility criteria, and the application is available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm EDT Thursday, July 24, 2014; late applications will not be accepted.

Scholarship applicants are encouraged to utilize the University Writing Center or the English for Academic Purposes Program to ensure that they put forward a graduate-level writing effort. Essays received with spelling errors, poor grammar, or formatting issues receive less consideration than those that exhibit graduate-level writing.

10-Month Annual Payment Plan Enrollment, 10 Jul Deadline

GW has partnered with ECSI to offer an interest-free monthly payment plan available to all students. For those interested in the annual plan, you may spread your tuition payments out over a 10-month period. The first deadline to sign up for the service is Thursday, 10 Jul. Those who sign up by 10 Jul will pay a reduced application fee of $55. Details are available on the Student Accounts Office website.

Last Day to Add/Drop Summer Session II Courses, 13 Jul Deadline

Sunday, 13 Jul, is the last day to add a class using the GWeb Information System, and to drop a class using any means, for Summer Session II. After this date students must use a Registration Transaction Form to make changes to their schedule. GWeb registration is available from 7am – 10pm.

Please also be aware of the refund schedule for summer courses, as the policies differ from the regular schedule. Failure to plan or to take action could cost you money.

Fall 2014 Need-Based Scholarships Announced for Current MSPM Students – Jul 24, 2014 Deadline

Need-based scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2014 semester. Up to three scholarships will be awarded.

MSPM 201403 Need-Based Scholarship Application

Overview of scholarship guidelines:

  • Up to three scholarships will be awarded, each in the amount of $2,500
  • Must be registered for a minimum of 3 credits in the fall 2014 semester
  • Must have been enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits or on an approved Leave of Absence in the spring 2014 semester
  • Student must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Video or essay required
  • Full guidelines and eligibility criteria are included in the applications

Deadline to apply is July 24, 2014. Review the application in detail for the full list of guidelines, eligibility criteria, and the complete application process. Be mindful of spelling, grammar, and formatting in your essays. All students are encouraged to utilize the University Writing Center to ensure they put forward a graduate-level writing effort.

Good luck!

MSPM: In the Know, July 2, 2014

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Summer Session II Begins 7 Jul
DNSC 6254 and DNSC 6257 DE Sections Full
Nationals Baseball Outing for MSPM Alumni and Students

Dear MSPM students,

As a reminder, GW is closed on Friday, 4 Jul, in celebration of Independence Day. The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer Session II Begins 7 Jul

Summer Session II begins on Monday, 7 Jul. For those looking to take a class during this session, we do still have seats available in DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis for Decision Making with Prof Forman. Register via GWeb before 7 Jul to avoid late registration fees.

DNSC 6254 and DNSC 6257 DE Sections Full

The online sections of DNSC 6254 Risk Management and DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control are at capacity for the fall term. Schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm to discuss alternatives if you are unable to register for these sections/classes.

Nationals Baseball Outing for MSPM Alumni and Students

MSPM alum Anna Matsiras is organizing a group outing to watch the Nationals v. Orioles game for MSPM alumni and students. Game is on Tuesday, 8 Jul, at 7:05 pm. Contact Anna for more information at apmatsiras@gmail.com. She’s also posted information to the LinkedIn group and Facebook page.

MSPM: In the Know, June 25, 2014

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Volunteers Needed at Fall 2014 Orientation, 15 Aug
GW Virtual Computer Lab

New & Improved Financial Aid Website

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Volunteers Needed at Fall 2014 Orientation, 15 Aug

Approximately 4 volunteers are need to assist with the bridge game at the MSPM orientation on Friday, 15 Aug. Remember the fun you had as an incoming MSPM student at orientation? Now is your chance to help lead the bridge game! The game is scheduled for Friday, 15 Aug, from approximately 1:30-4 pm. Contact Cambria Happ at chapp@gwu.edu if you are interested in volunteering.

GW Virtual Computer Lab

Instructions on how to access the Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) have been added to the Resources tab of www.gwprojectmanagement.org. MSPM students can access software tools, such as SAS, Decision Tools, and Expert Choice via the VCL.

As a reminder, www.gwprojectmanagement.org provides information on how to access a variety of software tools that you’ll use within the MSPM program. The site also provides a list of training and tutorial resources to learn how to use the various software tools.

New & Improved Financial Aid Website

GW’s Office of Student Financial Assistance launched their recently redesigned website. The site should be more user friendly with informative and intuitive navigation. When reviewing information under the “Getting Assistance” and “Assistance Types” sections, be sure to confirm that you select the “Graduate” tab. The Office of Student Financial Assistance has also put together a helpful one-pager on the federal and private alternative loan process.

If you are awaiting financial aid before registering for the fall semester, please be sure to comply with all deadlines to keep the process moving. If you have questions on your course options for the fall, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Remember, I serve as the academic adviser for all MSPM students and am here to help you complete the program in the proper sequence and in a timely manner, while abiding by all necessary policies.

MSPM: In the Know, June 18, 2014

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University Bulletin 2014-2015
Call to Employees of SAIC, Leidos, LMCO, and OAS
Research Study on Ethical Behaviors and Corporate Governance

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

University Bulletin 2014-2015

The University Bulletin is now available online and has been updated for the 2014-2015 academic year. The bulletin provides details on university regulations, school policies, and more.

Call to Employees of SAIC, Leidos, LMCO, and OAS

Students enrolled in the MSPM program and employed by SAIC, Leidos, Lockheed Martin (LMCO), or the Organization of  American States (OAS) should contact me immediately to discuss possible tuition discounts. Should it be determined that you qualify for a tuition discount based on your employer and program mode, you must contact me and register for fall classes no later than Monday, 30 Jun.

Research Study on Ethical Behaviors and Corporate Governance

Eduardo Victor Lopez, PMP, PgMP, an alum of the MSPM program, is conducting a research study as part of his PhD dissertation. He has requested the assistance of the MSPM students in completing a 12 question survey on ethical behaviors and corporate governance. Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZY6K2LJ by 14 Jul.