Pilot program for graduate students from Ohio State Suicide Prevention
Over the next year, Ohio State University Suicide Prevention will be introducing R U OK Buckeyes?, a stress and depression screening tool for graduate students. This program offers an anonymous, web-based stress and depression assessment. More
Before rolling out the service to the entire graduate community, The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention office is undertaking a pilot program designed to help decide the delivery model that is best for graduate students.
The Graduate School is working with Ohio State Suicide Prevention on this pilot project. Representatives from Ohio State Suicide Prevention will make a short presentation about this project during the Nov. 5 Graduate School semester meeting. Questions are welcome ahead of time. Contact: Ann Salimbene, 247-7268.
Free, confidential resource for alternative career exploration: The Versatile Ph.D.
The Versatile Ph.D. is a resource for members of the graduate community at Ohio State who are interested in exploring non-academic career options for graduate students. It is open to Ohio State faculty, staff, and graduate student alumni who are within one year of finishing their degrees. Use your Ohio State username and password to access the site. Contact: Kathleen Wallace, 247-7300.
Title: Fall 2013 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
Open Date: 10/04/2012 - Close Date: 11/27/2012
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), invites applications for the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for graduate environmental study for master's and doctoral level students. The deadline for submission of applications is November 27, 2012. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 80 new fellowships in the summer of 2013. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship. This amount covers a monthly stipend of $2,083 for up to 12 months totaling $25,000 for the year, $5,000 for authorized expenses, and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees. The actual amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is required. These fellowships are intended to help defray costs associated with advanced,
environmentally-oriented study leading to a master's or doctoral degree.
EPA recognizes that scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical (STEM) competence is essential to the Nation’s future well being in terms of national security and competitive economic advantage. For instance, the health and
vitality of the economy is predicated, in part, on the availability of an adequate supply of scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians, to develop innovative technologies and solutions. In other words, this country must engage all available minds to address the challenges it faces. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women historically have been under-represented in the STEM fields. For this reason, EPA strongly encourages all eligible applicants, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. At the same time, the EPA seeks to expand environmental conversations by including members of communities which have not previously participated in such dialogues; therefore EPA strongly encourages such eligible applicants, including applicants from Minority Academic Institutions, to apply.
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program – Due by December 15
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students studying at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or graduate school in the U.S. for the 2013-2014 school year. Students must be focusing studies on sustainable agriculture. International students may apply as long as they are studying at a U.S. school.
Annie’s accepts applications postmarked between October 1, 2012 and December 15, 2012. If you are chosen to receive an award, you will be notified by April 15, 2013, and funds will be dispersed directly to your school on or around July 15, 2013.
The Application: The application consists of two parts – your application and your supporting documents.
Your Application: Download and complete the application. Sign the form and draft a personal statement.
Supporting Documents: Official copy of your transcript, two letters of recommendation who can speak to your commitment to Sustainable Agriculture. The letters of recommendation must be from contacts that are NOT related to you. Letters of recommendation should be in a sealed envelope and the writer should sign the seal. Applications and supporting documents should be in ONE envelope to: Annie’s Scholarship Committee, 1610 Fifth Street, Berkeley CA 94710. See web site http://www.annies.com/our-practices/farming/agricultural-scholarships/apply/