Monday, April 18, 2011

Doctoral or Masters Student Recruitment (Forest Products Marketing & Business Development), Gilbert Foundation Scholarship , Louisiana State University

Doctoral or Masters Student Recruitment, Gilbert Foundation Scholarship

School of Renewable Natural Resources, Forest Products Marketing & Business Development, Louisiana State University

For Fall 2011, The Louisiana Forest Products Development Center at Louisiana State University is soliciting applications for the prestigious Gilbert Foundation Scholarship. Both M.S. ($20,000/year for 2 years) and Ph.D. ($25,000/year for 4 years) degree candidates are encouraged to apply.

In keeping with the intent of the Foundation goals, recipients must have academic credentials that place them in the upper 5 % of applicants to the graduate program in the School of Renewable Natural Resources. Eligibility will be based on the evaluation of the grade point averages, performance on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, and written), letters of reference, and other tangible evidence of eligibility. The minimum qualifications for MS eligibility are an earned cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 with a 3.25 for the last 60‐64 hours of work towards their undergraduate degree based on 4.00.

For the Ph.D. program, the minimum requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.6 during the pursuit of their MS, but 3.75 if undergraduate GPAs are below the 3.00 and 3.25 GPA standards. Scores on the GRE should be at least 1200 (V + Q) with each section above 500 and a writing score of 4 or greater. Performance on the GRE will be evaluated in combination with GPA, letters of reference, and other evidence of the applicant’s potential success in pursuing a graduate degree and representation of the Gilbert Foundation ideals.

Recipients are entitled to a scholarship covering student fees. The Graduate School pays tuition and gives an allowance for medical insurance. The recipient has a 20 hr/wk work commitment and is covered by workman’s compensation insurance. We can evaluate candidates contingent on acceptance by the Graduate School. Applications are done on‐line. Information can be found at: the Louisiana State University Graduate School Home Page.

The Forest Products and Business Development Program offers a multi‐disciplinary approach that provides students an opportunity to develop practical skills and academic depth in a variety of areas of specialization such as promotion & branding, eBusiness, certification, wood‐based biofuelsbioprocessing, and forest‐based economic development/policy. The research area will depend on the interests of the successful candidate.

In addition to the on‐line application process, please email me a letter of intent and interest, unofficial transcripts, resume, GRE scores (when you have them) and TOEFL score (if applicable) to Other contact information: Dr. Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center: Phone: (225) 578‐4527; Fax (225) 578‐4251, Address: Room 227, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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