This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level in any of the above-listed disciplines in which a master’s degree is offered. The scholarly “product” eligible for this competition is a formal written thesis. If the nominee’s department offers both a thesis option and a project option, only the thesis is acceptable for consideration for this award. A nominee must have earned the master’s degree within the period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. The 2015-2016 award consists of a certificate of award, $1000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to receive the award at the annual meeting of the Association. One nomination will be submitted in this category to WAGS. Interested students must submit the following materials:
Eligibility requirements for graduate school grants can vary considerably based on the type and source of the grant. They can also fluctuate based on the degree you seek and what you plan to study. Need based grants are awarded almost entirely on your income and amount of unmet financial need, which will need to be documented thoroughly when you apply. Research grants awarded at the doctoral level are based almost entirely on academic and professional qualifications. For example, the HUD Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant is available only to doctoral candidates pursuing policy-relevant research issues who are also receiving substantial support from their institution.
We would like to welcome Dr. Lisa Moyer to the Department as a Postdoctoral Associate. Lisa received her PhD from Virginia Tech in Integrative STEM Education and stayed with the department for a year as a Postdoctoral Associate. In her role as an educational consultant, her recent projects have included building professional development protocol for NASA's Out of School Learning Network, developing a master's degree program in Community Based Education and Leadership for Stevenson University, and helping Radford City Schools transition to more innovative teaching and learning practices. Lisa taught in public schools (gifted education, elementary and middle) for 17 years. An avid trail runner, she also co-owns a small outdoor adventure business.