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Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Application
Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program Application
Please complete the fields in the application below as well as submit the required documents to apply for the Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. Details of the program requirements and components are available in the program description. Interested students are encouraged to review the web site and research a grand challenge of interest. Students can then make an appointment with Kelli Delfosse in the Student Development Center, 3124 SC, to discuss the application process and program requirements. The spring application deadline is April 30, 2016; however, applications received after this date may be considered based on the availability of funds. The fall application deadline will be November 30, 2016.
Required Documents - These files can be uploaded as a PDF document at the end of the application. Faculty letters can be included with the application or sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you encounter any problems or issues uploading these documents, please email the documents to email@example.com.
1. Essay #1 - Discuss the motivation to pursue the chosen Grand Challenge.
2. Essay #2 - Outline plans for completing the five curricular components of the Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program, including which engagement level is anticipated for each componenet and how this scholarship's programmatic support ($1000/year) will be spent. (400 Word Max)
3. Resume including information pertinent to predicted success as a Grand Challenge Scholar such as educational background, professional experience and service activities (two page maximum)
4. Letter from the Faculty Research Advisor to the program coordinator, verifying that they will supervise the applicant in research relevant to the chosen Grand Challenge. The letter should include an estimate of student time involved, expectations for publications or presentations, and the source of research support (i.e., from the advisor vs from the program)