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.



MSPM: In the Know, June 25, 2014

MSPM: In the Know


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 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 MSPM students can access software tools, such as SAS, Decision Tools, and Expert Choice via the VCL.

As a reminder, 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 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. Grad School Resource Center has created a dedicated hub for those interested in pursuing or currently pursuing graduate school. I recommend all MSPM students review the site for helpful information on the following topics:

  • financial aid 101
  • scholarship search
  • joint degrees
  • student loan strategy

The web address for the site is

The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning

The Steven and Diane Robinson Knapp Fellowship has been established at the George Washington University by Steven Knapp and Diane Richardson Knapp to recognize, reward, and facilitate creative public service and academic engagement. GW undergraduate or graduate students are selected to design and implement entrepreneurial service-learning projects. Fellows work with the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, a faculty member and may work with other students or community partners to execute a project that makes a significant difference to the lives of others.

One or more Fellowship awards will be distributed annually, within the range of $2,500 to $10,000. Fellows may apply for this award to assist with conducting research and an action project for an independent study course. However, funds cannot be used for tuition. Fellows will receive professional development opportunities as they will be able to work with community partners and/or faculty members who are subject experts. Additionally, faculty advisor will receive funding for their role as an academic advisor to selected fellows.

For more information and to apply, visit  The application deadline varies annually, but is within the November to January time frame.

HSF/General College Scholarships:

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:

  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Community College Students
  • Community College Transfer Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students

Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Please visit their website for application information and deadlines.

HSF/Nissan North America, Inc. Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Nissan North America, Inc. have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding college students in selected geographic locations.   The award amount is $2,500.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident , or eligible non-U.S. citizen
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Fifth-year Senior or Masters student studying full-time in a degree-seeking program at a four-year U.S. accredited institution
  • Must be pursuing a major in either a Business or Engineering discipline
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must have a permanent address OR attend an institution in one of the following areas: 
    • Arizona (state)
    • Dallas, Texas (metro)
    • Fort Worth, Texas (county)
    • Michigan (state)
    • Mississippi (state)
    • San Diego, California (metro)
    • Tennessee (state)

IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics, statistics, operations research, and optimization), business sciences (including financial services, risk management, marketing, communications, and learning/knowledge management), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME). Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas.

Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The faculty member is encouraged to contact an IBM colleague prior to submitting the nomination to assure mutual interest. They must be enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program, and they must have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination.

Delta Gamma Fellowships

Delta Gamma Foundation fellowships are grants awarded on a competitive basis to qualified initiated members pursuing graduate/professional degrees.  Selection is based on scholastic excellence, contributions to chosen field, past and current Delta Gamma activities and leadership roles in collegiate chapter and alumnae group, campus and community involvement, and required recommendations.

The yearly application deadline is April 1.

If a fellowship is awarded, funds are sent directly to the university for credit to the recipient’s account beginning in the fall academic term.  Funds are restricted to educational expenses only.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships provide between $20,000 to $25,000 for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. A New American is defined as a permanent resident, or naturalized US citizens if born abroad (children naturalized US citizens).

To be eligible for the fellowship, you must meet all of the three following sets of conditions

1. Status as a New American

If you were born outside the United States (as a non citizen), you must, as of the annual deadline, be either a naturalized citizen or in possession of a green card (i.e., be a resident alien).

Note:  if you are a foreign student studying in the United States on a student visa, you ARE NOT eligible for this program unless you have a green card in hand on the annual deadline.

If you were born inside the United States, your parents must have been born outside the United States and at least one of them must be a naturalized citizens of this country.

2. Age

You must not have reached or passed your 31st birthday as of the annual deadline.

3.  Academic Standing

You must be a college senior in good standing or hold a bachelor’s degree.

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program in the United States, you must be in your first or second year in that program.

  • If you continued in the same institution and department through a master’s  degree to candidacy for a PhD.,  the two year clock began when you started work on the master’s degree, unless you were awarded your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree concurrently.
  • If you are in a joint degree program, you must be scheduled to start in the upcoming year — or be in the first or second year of — the degree program that you would be pursuing under the fellowship in the next academic year.
  • Even if you have already been awarded – or will receive in the first half of the upcoming year — a graduate degree, you are eligible to apply for support to cover study in a subsequent graduate degree program in the United States.

If you are a college senior, or will not be enrolled in a graduate program as of the application deadline, you will be expected to have

  • decided on a field of study to begin in the Spring or Fall of next year and
  • identified graduate programs in the United States to which you plan to apply.


American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Scholarships


The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year. Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see website). Awards are made in all fields.


Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Terms of Award:

The number and size of awards granted annually varies widely between countries. Contact the ASF’s cooperating organizations for specific information regarding eligibility, award size and application deadlines. The ASF’s Fellowships and Grants Division will be happy to assist with general inquiries.