June 1st, 2021
This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate program contact staff, and graduate faculty. Graduate students receive a weekly email on Mondays from the Graduate Student Council. Information about student events and opportunities are also shared here to keep graduate program administrators, faculty, and staff informed.
Graduate School newsletter connects with alumni
On May 27, the Graduate School distributed our spring newsletter to share updates and accomplishments with Graduate School alumni. The newsletter included an invitation for alumni to express how they would like to engage with the Graduate School on initiatives to support graduate student success. We are pleased to have already received responses to a brief survey from several interested alumni. We wanted to share the alumni newsletter with you, our graduate program constituents, to keep you informed of our communications with alumni.
Thank you for your continued service to graduate research and education at Kansas State University!
Graduate Program Directors
Encourage students to serve as Graduate Student Ambassadors
The Graduate School continues to accept applications for new Graduate Student Ambassadors to share their K-State experiences and to welcome prospective and incoming graduate students to the K-State community. If you have students who are proud and passionate to be a K-State student and would be positive representatives of their program and the graduate community, please encourage them to consider this service role. Graduate student ambassadors respond to email inquiries and provide campus tours to prospective and incoming graduate students. Application deadline is June 18. Questions may be directed to Megan Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Applications Processing
The internal deadline to recommend admission for International applicants for Fall 2021 was February 1st. This includes individuals who are: Living outside of the United States, applicants who are currently enrolled at an institution in the United States who plan to graduate in spring and plan to travel outside of the United States prior to August.
Departments are encouraged to submit their program recommendations for both International and Domestic applications for admission for Fall 2021.
Graduate Student Success
Graduate School and GSC provide over $90,000 in grad student scholarships to support student needs
The Graduate School and GSC offered special Graduate Student Support Scholarships in Spring 2021. The funds came from converting the traditional funding for travel to professional conferences into needs support. Over 180 graduate students received a scholarship. The scholarships primarily provided relief for expenses graduate students incurred as a result of many teaching and learning activities being conducted in a remote format since last March. Scholarships ranging from $125-$300 provided support for investments students made in technology (including Internet service), and scholarships in the amount of $100-$600 assisted students with additional enrollment fees associated with many courses being held in an online format. Additionally, a few scholarships ($900-$2,000 each) were allocated to assist graduate students with publishing their first-author work in open access journals or books.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2021
The Histochemical Society’s Graduate Medical Trainee and Graduate Student Cornerstone Grant is encourages interest in histochemistry and histochemical-based research techniques in early-career physicians and scientists. This grant will provide funds to assist graduate medical trainees and graduate students in conducting research involving immunohistochemistry or histochemical techniques and in situ hybridization. The 2021 grant amount is $2,000. Applicants must be graduate medical trainees (residency or fellowship), graduate students (PhD or thesis-based Master’s), or combined degree program students. Click here to submit an application for a Cornerstone or Capstone Grant.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
View the Graduate School’s full calendar of events.