Category Archives: Awards

Student Engagement Funds available for Summer Experiences-March 15 Deadline

The Student Engagement Network is now accepting grant applications for summer 2019! Apply now.

Through a competitive application process, awards are given to undergraduate students from across Penn State’s campuses, including World Campus. Grant recipients may use funding to cover the costs of living (i.e. housing, food, transportation), supplies and materials for events and presentations, and other costs related to an engagement experience.

Engagement experiences cover a wide variety of learning and growth opportunities, including research, internships, co-ops, study abroad, study away, service learning, artistic creation and performance, participation in student and professional clubs and organizations, peer mentoring, and philanthropic service, among others.
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 15.
Additional details about the grant program, including eligibility, requirements, and information about how to prepare a competitive application, can be found at engage.psu.edu/students/grants.
For the most recent news and announcements regarding Student Engagement Network opportunities, follow @EngagePennState on Twitter. For general ​questions or concerns, please email engage@psu.edu or call (814) 863-5995.

University of Delaware has funded assistantships for Masters and PhD degrees

The University of Delaware Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MSHN) has several funded assistantships (tuition waiver and stipend) available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Interested applicants can visit https://sites.udel.edu/bhan/graduates-index/mshn/ to learn more about our program and application requirements. Applicants should visit http://grad.udel.edu/apply/ to apply to the University of Delaware.

Additional information about our MSHN and PhD programs in Nutrition is below.

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University of Delaware PhD Description

Student Funding and Engagement Opportunities!

Check out these opportunities recently announced by the College of Health and Human Development:

  • The College of Health and Human Development will be offering Summer Research Funds for undergraduates to complete research under the direction of a faculty mentor for summer 2019. Funds may be used for student expenses and project costs. Students interested in requesting this funding can fill out the form at https://hhd.psu.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-grants or submit all materials via mail/email to Heather Zimmerman, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 344 Health and Human Development Building, or emailed to hdh3@psu.edu. Please note faculty supervisor requirements below. Students must be enrolled in a College of HHD major or be a premajor HHD student. Deadline is January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019 regarding funding decisions.
  • The Student Engagement Network Grant Program is accepting applications for Spring 2019! The SEN will be awarding grants of up to $3,000 to support student engagement experiences. Examples include financial support for unpaid internships or research opportunities, living expenses, travel costs, and conference fees. Grant funding can also be used to compensate a student working fewer hours in order to be involved in a student club or organization on campus. The application can be found at http://www.engage.psu.edu/students/grants/. If you have questions about the grant program or how to apply, visit us in 102 HUB-Robeson Center, email engage@psu.edu, or call us at our new number, (814) 863-5995.
  • Undergraduate students are now able to apply for the 2019 Erickson Discovery Grants, with applications due in January instead of February. Each year dozens of undergraduate students from all campuses are selected to receive a $3,500 grant in support of student engagement in original research, scholarship and creative work under the supervision of a faculty member. This year applications will be open from Oct. 15 through Jan. 21, 2019. Those interested in applying can do so here.
  • The application for Lion Ambassadors is now open for current Sophomores and Juniors, and they would love to have a strong representation of College of Health and Human Development students in our new class. If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to reach out directly to Nick Pazuchanics at President@Lionambassadors.com. The application is due December 8 and is found at: http://www.lionambassadors.com/join.html

Deadline approaching for Outstanding Senior Award

The Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the John E. Smith Outstanding Senior award.  This award is given yearly to a graduating senior (Fall 2018-Summer 2019) in recognition of their demonstrated exemplary leadership in the College of Health and Human Development and/or University and exemplary service to the community.

Students must have completed at least 90 credits including the course, Nutrition 445, and plan to graduate in December, May or August.

Students (undergraduate or graduates in Nutrition), faculty, staff, and alumni may make nominations. Students may also nominate themselves.

The award is typically presented at the spring NDAS brunch.  Application material and additional details can be accessed at the NDAS web site.

Complete nomination packets should be sent to Julie Brenneman, and must be received in the Nutritional Sciences office by November 30, 2018.

Applications being accepted for the John E. Smith Outstanding Senior award

The Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the John E. Smith Outstanding Senior award.  This award is given yearly to a graduating senior (Fall 2018-Summer 2019) in recognition of their demonstrated exemplary leadership in the College of Health and Human Development and/or University and exemplary service to the community.

Students must have completed at least 90 credits including the course, Nutrition 445, and plan to graduate in December, May or August.

Students (undergraduate or graduates in Nutrition), faculty, staff, and alumni may make nominations. Students may also nominate themselves.

The award is typically presented at the spring NDAS brunch.  Application material and additional details can be accessed at the NDAS web site.

Complete nomination packets should be sent to Julie Brenneman, and must be received in the Nutritional Sciences office by November 30, 2018.

Student Engagement Network offers grants of up to $3,000 for undergrads Fall 2018

The Student Engagement Network is now accepting grant applications for fall 2018! Individual awards of up to $3,000 are available to undergraduate students who are looking to expand their experience beyond the classroom.
 
Funding can cover unpaid internships, research opportunities, travel costs, living expenses, event fees, supplies and materials, books, software needed for projects and presentations, and more. Funding can also be used as compensation to work less hours in order to be involved in a club or organization.
 
The application will close end of day on Friday, August 31. Award notifications will be sent on Friday, September 14. For questions or concerns, please email engage@psu.edu or call the Student Engagement Network office at (814) 863-5995.
 

Amazing Summer CV Health Research Opportunity!

The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development announce the 2018 Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Science Institute. This program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is available to undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular science who have completed more than 60 credits and have a grade point average of 3.25 or greater.
Penn State students are required to spend two additional semesters in lab after the completion of the STCSI summer program. The STCSI will fund up to ten undergraduate students to conduct research related to cardiovascular disease, focusing in particular on the cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease pathology, the determinants of cardiovascular disease risk across the lifespan, and the development of cardiovascular device technology to address disease. This research will be conducted during the summer 2018 (10 weeks from May 29August 3) under the direction of one or more faculty members.
Stipend: A stipend of $4,000 will be provided for each student. For more information, contact:

Keefe Manning, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Schreyer Honors College
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
kbm10@psu.edu

Lacy Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
lma191@psu.edu

Internship Enrichment Funds – Apply by April 6th

The College of Health and Human Development will be offering funds to provide assistance for undergraduate students in the College who are required to complete a credit-bearing field experience, practicum, or internship as part of their course of studies. Fund expenditures shall conform to University policy and may include, but are not necessarily limited to, tuition costs, scholarships, housing costs, transportation/parking, and professional attire.

Eligibility: Students eligible for this funding may be completing their internship in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018.

Application Deadline: Students interested in receiving this funding should complete the application form found at http://hhd.psu.edu/undergraduate-education/undergraduate-internship-enrichment-fund by April 6, 2018.

Questions: For more information, contact Heather Zimmerman, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, 344 Health and Human Development Building, or via email at hdh3@psu.edu.

Attention Freshman and Sophomores interested in becoming an honors student

Apply to join the Schreyer Honors College via the Gateway application process. Applicants must have at least one completed semester at the time of application. The application is available starting March 1 of each year, and closes on May 10.

Selection Criteria
The Gateway entry process is based upon an evaluation of a student’s performance and research potential. The evaluation of all applications is done by the faculty and/or administrators of an academic unit, and is overseen by the SHC administration. The evaluation is typically based on:
  • Academic achievement since beginning college
  • Desire, ability, and motivation to conduct research or creative projects leading to the completion of an undergraduate honors thesis
  • Interest in and aptitude for leadership, civic engagement, and international experiences as an undergraduate
Eligibility
The SHC requires Gateway applicants to have:
  • At least one full-time semester of study completed at Penn State at the time of application (transfer applicants may request consideration based on their previous institution’s complete record)
  • A minimum of four full-time semesters of study remaining before graduation
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.70 or higher at the time of application
  • An application semester GPA of 3.50 or higher for rising juniors and 3.70 for rising sophomores

The criteria stated here are minimums set by the SHC. In some cases, additional criteria for Gateway entry have also been established by the academic unit (e.g., higher cumulative GPA, specific courses, declaration of major, etc). The online application form includes additional criteria for your academic unit. In all cases, the department or academic college reviews applications and makes decisions which are communicated to applicants by the SHC.

Application Process
The components of the Gateway application are:

  1. A transcript (which we attach to the application from LionPath after spring grades are posted)
  2. The name and email of a faculty reference whom the selection committee can contact
  3. Two essays:
    1. In 500 words or less, tell us why you are interested in joining the Schreyer Honors College
    2. In 500 words or less, tell us about a topic in your intended major that you might be interested in pursuing for honors thesis research or creative project if you are accepted into the Schreyer Honors College. Why is this topic of special interest to you? If you have already taken steps towards research or creative work in this topic, e.g. through a lab placement or work with a faculty member, please provide details.

Submit all of this to the Schreyer Honors College via the Gateway application process by May 10, 2018 for consideration.  Good luck!

Know an Excellent Student Writer? Nominate Them (or Yourself) for the Francis Hoffman Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Francis Hoffman Award for Excellence in Writing. Faculty and/or students may nominate any paper written by any Health and Human Development undergraduate student in the Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 for the award. Any student paper written for a class, a chapter of a thesis, article submitted for publication, or other forms of professional writing can be nominated for this award.

Each department will have approximately $300 to award, departments may nominate 1 to 3 papers to the College for recognition. Departments may have their awardees selected by their scholarship or awards committee, their undergraduate program committee, or by separate committee for the Hoffman award. Departments should notify the college of their award decisions by March 30, 2018.

To nominate someone for this award, complete this form: Francis Hoffman Award for Excellence in Writing-2j71owy  and then attach a copy of the completed form to the reverse side of the paper being nominated and submit both to the appropriate Departmental Office. Nominations are due by March 16, 2018 and should be dropped off to the locations indicated below for each specific department.

Department of Biobehavioral Health, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 308 Ford Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

Department of Health Policy and Administration, 604 Ford Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

The School of Hospitality Management, 201 Mateer Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 119 Health and Human Development Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

Department of Kinesiology, 276 Recreation Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

Department of Nutritional Sciences, 110 Chandlee Laboratory, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, 801 Ford Building, ATTN: Hoffman Writing Award

(All addresses are University Park, PA 16802)