COAMP Bridge to the Doctorate

Envision a PhD through the Bridge to the Doctorate Program

If you are a talented student and considering pursuing a PhD in a STEM field, a two-year, fully-funded graduate program and an academic support system designed to help you achieve your goal awaits you at CSM. The Louis Stokes Colorado Alliance for Minority Participation – Bridge to the Doctorate (COAMP-BD) Program at Colorado School of Mines is seeking prospective graduate students whose ultimate goal is to earn a doctorate and become a professor in higher education.

Participating students (Fellows) in the COAMP-BD will focus on activities that will enhance the preparation for PhD studies in science, engineering, mathematics and computer science. Each COAMP-BD Fellow will receive a $30,000 stipend per year for two years as long as targeted goals are achieved. In addition, COAMP‐BD will pay for tuition and fees and limited health insurance; opportunities are also available to receive funding for research supplies and travel to professional conferences to present research results.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS FOR THE COAMP‐BD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP ARE U.S.CITIZENS OR U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENTS WHO DO NOT CURRENTLY POSSESS A MASTER'S DEGREE IN A STEM FIELD. YOU MUST HAVE APPLIED AND BEEN ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSIONS TO CSM GRADUATE SCHOOL AND TO THE SPECIFIC DEPARTMENT IN WHICH YOU INTEND TO RECEIVE THE GRADUATE DEGREE. IN ADDITION, YOU MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN AN LSAMP OR AMP PROGRAM AT A PRIOR UNIVERSITY OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

COAMP-BD Fellows are expected to begin a PhD program by Fall 2012. Fellows eager to earn a Master of Science degree prior to beginning the PhD program are expected to complete the Master of Science degree within 24 months, beginning in Fall 2010.

Deadline To Apply:
** July 30, 2010 **

COAMP-BD FALL 2010 APPLICATIONPDF versionText only version

Students applying to the COAMP-BD program will receive a full refund of their application fee to Colorado School of Mines.

Additional Details

Application Information
•    Admission is governed by the standards of the Graduate School and the graduate program to which you are applying.
•    Applicants are encouraged to apply for the BD Fellowship program by July 30 for full consideration.  Department application deadlines may be much earlier than July 30.  Applications received before June 25 will receive priority consideration.  Applications will be considered until all 12 fellowships have been awarded.
•     Final admission is contingent upon successful completion of an undergraduate degree and fulfillment of all eligibility requirements.

Minimum eligibility qualifications*
•    Bachelor’s degree from a college or university with an LSAMP Program, and courses that meet program requirements for prerequisite coursework.  (Students should contact individual departments for details.)
•    US citizen or Permanent Resident
•    Entering CSM as a first year, full time, STEM graduate student
•    Planning to pursue a PhD and seek a career as a university professor
•    Have been admitted to the CSM Graduate School in a STEM graduate program from the following two lists.

1)    All Programs of Study in any of the following departments:
•    Chemical and Biological Engineering
•    Chemistry & Geochemistry
•    Engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, systems)
•    Environmental Science & Engineering
•    Geology & Geological Engineering
•    Geophysics
•    Mathematical & Computer Sciences
•    Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
•    Mining Engineering
•    Petroleum Engineering
•    Physics

2)    Interdisciplinary STEM Areas of Study:
•    Geochemistry
•    Hydrologic Science and Engineering
•    Materials Science

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Jahi Sauk Simbai
Director of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions
coampbd@mines.edu
303-384-2221

 


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