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MSPM in the KNOW: March 21, 2017

Top 3 for 21 March 2017

1- Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule for Summer 2017 now available. Schedule for the weekly live chat sessions via the Blackboard Collaborate for Summer 2017 is now available on the blog. Students enrolled in the summer semester are highly encouraged to participate in the blackboard collaborate sessions.

2- Decision Sciences needs a Grader. The department of Decision Sciences is in need of a part-time Grader for Summer 2017. Eligibility includes current students in good standing who had already taken the DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context (formerly DNSC 6290). If interested, please send your resume to: by 7 April.

3- Resources. Interested to learn about your funding options and professional development opportunities? Review your funding options via MSPM blog under financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships.

PMI Educational Foundation offers academic and professional development scholarships. Learn about eligibility criteria and deadlines via this link.

Veterans may be eligible for GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials such as PMP certification exam. Check GW VALOR website if interested to apply.

As announced last week, naisA is offering career development fellowship opportunities. A large career and recruitment fair is coming up on 20 April in CityCenter, Downtown DC from 6 – 9 pm. Check out event web page at MSPM students may be able to waive registration by sending a resume to Angela at before 31 March.



Columbian Women of The George Washington University Scholarship, Due March 13, 2017

The Columbian Women of The George Washington University scholarship application is now open.  Each year, Columbian Women awards $90,000 in scholarships to women attending GWU. Scholarships are provided to students of all GWU schools; it is not limited to students in Columbian College.

The application can be found at

Deadline is Monday, 13 March 2017.

The objective of The Columbian Women Scholarship (TUITION ONLY) is to recognize and assist women pursuing a degree program in any field of study at The George Washington University who demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to their chosen profession.

The Columbian Women Scholarship is based on merit and financial need. Applicants are first evaluated for financial need; applicants meeting the need criteria typically have an expected family contribution of less than $10,000 as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All applicants are required to complete a FAFSA application prior to applying for a Columbian Women Scholarship.

Awards will only be made for the 2017-2018 academic year. Although award amounts may vary, approximately $90,000 will be awarded in 2017-2018 with most individual awards ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. Scholarship awards will cover tuition costs only.

See for more information about our organization and our scholarship opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact

You can also join Columbian Women at our Networking Happy Hour at Cities Restaurant & Lounge (19th Street NW) on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 pm. Columbian Women Board, members, and past scholarship recipients will be on hand to answer questions about our organization and our scholarship.  Please RSVP for Happy Hour by emailing


Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply to the program in efforts to be selected as Finalists. Finalists are then eligible for appointment as Presidential Management Fellows (Fellows; PMFs). The application will launch on November 18, 2016 and close on December 1, 2016. Critical application details are listed on this website: Become a PMF.

MSPM in the KNOW: November 8, 2016

Top 3 for 8 November:

1- Spring 2017 registration began, 2 Nov. If you have not done so, register for spring classes to ensure your seat in the courses you need to graduate. Review your plan in DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates if you are not sure what courses to take.

Registration in DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) is not available via GWeb. To register, complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to The professor’s signature is not required, but you will need to enter all details for the course per the Schedule of Classes. Those in the DE section are required to participate in the residency week scheduled from 15-19 May, 2017.  University Commencement is on Sunday morning, 21 May, on the National Mall. Students are highly encouraged to attend all commencement activities after the residency week.

2- The 10th Circle Project is offering a semi-annual scholarship to all currently enrolled students at the George Washington University. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards costs of education. Apply by 1 December 2016. Application details and the 2016/2017 essay question are available on our website at:

3- Events:

University PM Talk | Friday, 11 November | The George Washington University School of Business | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Rm. 651 Washington, DC 20052 | 6– 6:30pm Networking | 6:30– 8:30pm PM Talks

PMIWDC Luncheon: It’s a Leadership Thing, Promoting Leadership Through Volunteerism | Wednesday, 16 November | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Rm. 453 |11:30-Noon Networking |12-1:00pm Presentation 

MSPM 20th Year Celebration | Friday, 9 December | The George Washington University School of Business | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, 6th Floor | Washington, DC 20052 | 5-5:30pm Remembering MSPM’s Early Beginnings | 5:30-7:00pm Networking and Hors D’ Oeuvres  


The 10th Circle Project Scholarship, due Dec. 1st!

The 10th Circle Project is offering a semi-annual scholarship to all currently enrolled students at the George Washington University. Apply now through December 1, 2016!  This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards costs of education.  All of the application details and the 2016/2017 essay question are available online:


Applications for AAUW International Fellowships, Due December 1, 2016


AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.  International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2016, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.

Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Funding: $18,000$30,000

December 1

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Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellowship

Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps
Multiple locations including New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL;
Boston, MA; and other U.S. cities and towns
Job Type: 10-12 week summer fellowship

EDF Climate Corps is the premier graduate fellowship program to jump-start your career in clean energy or sustainability. Fellows gain access to an exclusive network of over a thousand EDF Climate Corps alumni and other energy and sustainability professionals, interactive training and unique resources, including career opportunities. Our competitive program selects qualified candidates from a variety of disciplines to work for a summer embedded within leading organizations to identify customized energy management solutions. Apply today!

Since 2008, EDF Climate Corps has placed over 700 fellows in host organizations including JP Morgan Chase, City of Boston, JLL, Verizon, General Motors, Comcast, PG&E,Vassar College and the Chicago Housing Authority. A list of 2017 host organizations will be available to candidates during the interview process and fellows are matched with host organizations based on their location, industry and project type preferences. See the full list of past organizations on our website.

Compensation: $1,250 per week and reimbursement of travel costs to the May training and fall Energy Solutions Exchange (network) event.

Application Deadline: Please visit our website to complete your 2017 fellow application. For early consideration and the best opportunity to be matched with your preferred host organization, please apply by December 6, 2016 11:59 pm PT. The final application deadline is January 6, 2017 11:59 pm PT.

For more information about the timeline and program, please visit the EDF Climate Corps website.