- NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities.
- You must be nominated by Franklin College.
- The program is open to all American citizens who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution.
- Be in senior year.
- Must be accepted at a participating NPSC-member university or college and progress through a full-time study program leading to a graduate degree in the designated fields.
- The program provides a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency.
- It also provides a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.
- Initial support may be for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor.
- Campus due date: Please submit all required application materials to the campus representative by 5pm on September 15, 2012.
- Application deadline: November 30, 2012
- Must be made on-line.
- Institutions of higher education from which you have received or will receive a degree, which includes; Name of institution and address; dates attended, date graduated, major, overall GPA, GPA in major, and GPA Scale of Institution.
- Employment History (Maximum of three professional positions)
- Professional or Technical References (minimum of three maximum of five): You must use the NPSC Evaluation.
- Scholarships, honors and awards you have received
- Publications, presentations, poster sessions, etc., created or presented by you: (use standard bibliography format)
- A certified copy of your transcript
- Research Experience: Include on-campus research with a faculty member, summer research institutes, and other experiences outside of course work.
- Personal statement and professional goals: Explain why you want to go to graduate school, what are your expectations regarding the NPSC and its mentoring support, what will be your graduate program, etc.
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka
- NPSC covers the following fields of study: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their sub-disciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
- NPSC-member universities are:
California Institute of Technology
College of William and Mary
Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
New Mexico State University
Old Dominion University
Rensselaer Polytech Institute
University of CA, Berkeley
University of CA, Davis
University of CA, Santa Barbara
University of CA, Santa Cruz
University of Florida-Gainsville
University of Georgia
University of Illinois - UC
University of Maryland - CP
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of Texas-Austin
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin