Undergraduate Awards

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Fall Semester 2018

Miami Family Fund

Application Deadlines

  • June 1, 2018 (for fall use)
  • November 1, 2018 (for winter term use)
  • November 15, 2018 (for Spring 2019 use)

Each year, families play a critical role in supporting and enhancing the Miami Experience through the Miami Family Fund. Made possible through the private support of Miami families, this powerful fund, strengthens the University’s efforts to provide a safe, well-rounded, vibrant college experience by offering critical support in a variety of areas.

Undergraduate Presentation Award (UPA)

Application Deadline: Apply before attending a relevant conference

Any Miami undergraduate student whose work is accepted for presentation at a conference and who will be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time of the presentation may apply.

Doctoral Undergraduate Opportunity Scholarships (DUOS)

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

The DUOS program aims to heighten the synergy between graduate and undergraduate research at Miami University. The undergraduate student and graduate student will work together on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in a Ph.D. granting department. Either the undergraduate or graduate student may initiate the application, but the undergraduate student is to have primary authorship of the project. DUOS Program is open to any undergraduate student and any post-master’s doctoral student in good standing who agree to abide by program requirements. The selection committee MAY provide funding for up to 11 awards, which will be announced via email in late early December. Each project may receive up to $1,000 total. Awardees must budget 75% of funds to be used in direct support of the research project. The remaining 25% of the funds ($250) may be used for dissemination of research results (e.g., publication costs, conference attendance). The award amount includes $100 per awardee for participation in the required mentor/mentee training.

Patten Senior Prize in Psychology

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

The Patten Senior Prize is awarded to an outstanding senior, selected by the Chair of Department of Psychology in consultation with the Department Awards Committee. This prize is awarded to an outstanding senior major in psychology, based on exceptional academic performance and engagement in scholarly activities. Typical award recipients are seniors with very high grade point averages who are also conducting senior thesis projects in a timely fashion. All senior honors students will be considered for the prize by default, and faculty are invited to nominate other seniors in the department who are not completing an honors senior thesis project (please email the Chair of Psychology before October 15 to nominate such a student). The Patten Prize recipient will be notified before the end of October to facilitate including this recognition in their graduate school applications materials during the late-fall application cycle. Nominations should be sent via email with the subject line of 'Patten Senior Prize nomination' to the following two addresses in one email: psychology@miamioh.edu and psychawards@miamioh.edu .

Undergraduate Research Award Program (URA)

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018 (for Spring 2019 use)

The Undergraduate Research Award (URA) program encourages students to seek out a faculty-mentored experience in developing a research grant proposal. The aim and result of specific projects supported by the program may be modest as long as the work can reasonably be interpreted as research or a creative endeavor. Applications may be made for support of a research project that is also being conducted for academic credit.

Spring Semester 2019

Undergraduate Summer Scholars (USS)

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

Undergraduate Summer Scholars (USS) is a program of individual faculty mentorship for Miami University sophomores and juniors. The USS program enables Miami undergraduate students to conduct research or other creative scholarly activities in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. Students are responsible for seeking a faculty member to mentor the project, or a factually member can suggest a project to a student. Nominations should be sent via email with the subject line of 'Undergraduate Summer Scholars nomination' to the following two addresses in one email:  psychology@miamioh.edu and psychawards@miamioh.edu . 

President’s Distinguished Service Award

Application Deadline: February 12, 2019

The President's Distinguished Service Award is presented to a select group of students, whose service through campus life, community service, intellectual and cultural leadership, or as a university employee, demonstrates the spirit of being a citizen leader of uncommon quality. Eligible students for 2019 include December 2018 and January 2019 graduates, as well as those preparing to graduate in May and August 2019. A written letter of nomination is required for this award. Nominations are evaluated by a Reading Committee, composed of faculty and staff from Oxford, Middletown, and Hamilton campuses. Academic performance and student disciplinary records are considered during this process. The timing and significance of a violation of the Code of Student Conduct may impact eligibility to receive the award. Winners of this award are honored at a special ceremony and receive a distinctive medallion to wear with their commencement robes.

18 of the Last 9 Award

Application Window: February 19, 2019 through March 17, 2019

The 18 of the Last 9 Award yearly recognizes 18 outstanding alumni who have graduated in the last nine years, brings them back to campus, and connects them with students, staff and faculty. If you know a Miamian who has started a business, been recognized in their field, or made a significant impact on a movement, then please consider nominating them for 18 of the Last 9. Nominations are typically accepted during January and February each year.

Miami Family Fund

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 (for summer use)

Each year, families play a critical role in supporting and enhancing the Miami Experience through the Miami Family Fund. Made possible through the private support of Miami families, this powerful fund, strengthens the University’s efforts to provide a safe, well-rounded, vibrant college experience by offering critical support in a variety of areas.

Undergraduate Research Award Program (URA)

Application Deadline: March 4, 2019 (for Summer or Fall 2019 use)

The Undergraduate Research Award (URA) program encourages students to seek out a faculty-mentored experience in developing a research grant proposal. The aim and result of specific projects supported by the program may be modest as long as the work can reasonably be interpreted as research or a creative endeavor. Applications may be made for support of a research project that is also being conducted for academic credit.

Dean’s Scholars

Application Deadline: March 12, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Offered by the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, this program is designed to encourage scholarly activity among Miami's best seniors. Approximately 30 students are selected in the spring of their junior year to participate as Dean's Scholars their senior year. Dean Scholars are chosen on the basis of proposals they submit in March. The project must be conducted under the direction of a faculty mentor. Students will conduct the study under the individual department's Independent Study or Departmental Honors course numbers. The number of credit hours awarded is determined by the department, usually 3-4. The student is allocated a research fund of $750 to support the study, and the mentor receives a $750 professional expense allocation. Starting in 2018, the process for Dean’s Scholars nominations changed, with the process being initiated by the student. Students will complete the CAS application via formstack, but faculty members who wish to upload their letters of recommendation privately (i.e., not provide them to the student) can upload their recommendation letters before the March 12 deadline with the subject line of "Dean's Scholars nomination for XXX" (where XXX is the student's name) to the following two addresses in one email: psychology@miamioh.edu and psychawards@miamioh.edu . 

Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award (PSAAA)

Application Deadline: March 4, 2019 due to chair of the department

The Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award (PSAAA) is given annually to students who have achieved an outstanding record of academic excellence. The selection committee reviews nominations and awards 10–15 students with a $1000 scholarship and certificate of recognition.

Faculty should send their completed nomination (please make your subject line "PSAAA nomination for Student Name" by email to the chair (johnsojg@miamioh.edu) and to PsychAwards@miamioh.edu before the deadline.

 

Need-based Travel Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Funding Amount: $1,500 annually (up to $750 per student depending on demonstrated need) If you would like to present research at a research conference but are unable to pay for the costs associated with conferences (e.g., travel, hotel, registration), please complete an application for need-based funding. For this application, you can submit for funding BEFORE or after you apply for a research conference and therefore be assured that you will have the funding to attend the research conference. Email Leanna Smith (psychology@miamioh.edu) for more information if you are interested in applying.

 Need-based Travel Application