2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are university appointments that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students. These assistantships allow students to gain experience in teaching and research at the university level.

Graduate Assistantships:

  1. Give faculty more time for research and faculty development, thus strengthening the graduate program;
  2. Are used as a recruiting tool to attract talented students to Minot State University;
  3. Benefit all areas and programs on campus as a graduate may pursue a graduate degree in one program while conducting research or teaching in another area;
  4. Improve the academic quality of Minot State University.

An assistantship is based on a portion of a student’s full-time status for the specific job assigned. This could be teaching one class or conducting research for 5 hours per week during the academic year or 10 hours during the summer term. Each department chair will provide a job description to the Graduate Assistant and the Graduate School. It is expected that a 1/8 time assistant would relieve faculty time for that job for 1/8 time. The student receiving a graduate assistantship must enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours of course work during the fall or spring semester or 3 semester hours during summer session or be completing thesis or project credits. Students enrolled in thesis or project credits or who have an in-progress grade and are enrolled in Continuing Enrollment are eligible to receive 2 years of graduate assistantship funding. Students enrolled in the Education Specialist program and have thesis or project credits in-progress are eligible to receive 3 years of graduate assistantship funding. Students enrolled in a doctoral program and have dissertation credits in progress are eligible to receive 4 years of graduate assistantship funding.

To be recommended by their department, a graduate student will need to submit the Graduate School Assistantship Application to their Program Director.  The form is located on the Graduate School website at www.minotstateu.edu/graduate.  Priority given to applications received by June 1 for the next academic year.  Awards are based upon actual enrollment, and the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits. This award may be renewed each semester providing the student maintains eligibility within the graduate program.

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Scholarships and Tuition Awards

Graduate students may apply for Graduate Awards and scholarships by submitting the Graduate Scholarship Application or the Graduate Diversity Award application by the priority deadline of February 15.

Graduate Awards

A limited number of Graduate Awards are awarded to graduate students as a reduction in tuition.  To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Enroll in six or more on campus course credits
  • Be fully admitted to a Minot State University graduate program
  • Submit the Graduate Scholarship application and be recommended by their department
  • Applications will be accepted through June 1 with priority given to applications received by February 15
     

Cultural Diversity Awards

Cultural Diversity Awards may be granted to North Dakota resident students from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds.  The award may be renewed from year to year.  Applicants must:

  • Enroll in six or more on campus course credits
  • Be fully admitted to a Minot State University graduate program
  • Submit the Graduate School Cultural Diversity Award Application to the Financial Aid Office and ensure that the student's ethnic background matches the applicant's admission application information
  • Applications will be accepted through June 1 with priority given to applications received by February 15

Other Awards

Several MSU departments may have additional scholarships or research assistantships. These are offered on a year-by-year basis pending availability of funds. Contact specific program directors for more information. In addition, students should contact the MSU Financial Aid Office (701) 858-3375 for additional information on other support resources.

Communication Disorders Scholarships

Scholarship are awarded each year to graduate students in Speech Pathology.

North Dakota Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Scholarships

Available to graduate and undergraduate students of a least junior status majoring in communication disorders. Apply by completing the scholarship application.

Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship

Established by the Minot Sertoma Club to aid students in hearing and speech. One scholarship is awarded each year to a student in education of the deaf and one to a student in speech pathology, both on the basis of scholarship and need. Apply by completing the scholarship application.

Hearing and Training Center

Scholarship for graduate students in Communication Disorders minimum GPA is 3.5. Apply by completing the scholarship application.

Edna Gilbert

Scholarship available for anyone majoring in Communication Disorders. Apply by completing the scholarship application.

Dr. Audrey Lunday Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to single-parent graduate students who desire employment in a medical setting.

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MSIS Scholarship

Scholarship available to students fully admitted to the MSIS program with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.  Requires enrollment in a minimum of 6 or more credits per semester.

Special Education Scholarships

Elsie May Deeter Hearing Impaired Scholarship

Established by Elsie May Deeter, who spent her entire teaching career working with the hearing impaired. It is for the benefit of hearing impaired students or those students studying to be a teacher for the hearing impaired. Apply by completing the scholarship application.

Florence Lake Scholarship

Established by Florence Lake, a leader in education of the hearing-impaired children who was instrumental in establishing the program at Minot State University. This annual scholarship is awarded to students in education of the deaf on the basis of academic achievement and financial needs. Apply by completing the scholarship application.

Frances V. Leach Scholarship

Established by the late Mrs. Thomas W. Leach of Towner, North Dakota, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, to encourage and support special education. Priority is given to a graduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in learning disabilities. If no graduate student applies, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in special education. Apply by completing the scholarship application.