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VCSU Project Nexus Echo IMLS Scholarship No Longer Seeking Applications

VCSU’s Nexus Echo Project, funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush Grant, offering tuition support for students who committed to earning a master’s degree from Valley City State University’s graduate M.Ed. program with a Library and Information Technologies concentration (M.Ed/LIT) is no longer seeking applications. All available tuition support has been awarded and IMLS funds for those identified recipients will be available only through June 30, 2016.


Scholarship Selection Committee

Following a review of applications by the Grant Project Director, scholarship recipients were selected by a committee made up of two people from the key grant project staff. Decisions of the Scholarship Selection Committee are final.

Criteria for Selection of Nexus Echo Recipients
Applicants must:

  • Have applied for or have been accepted into Graduate Studies at VCSU
  • Indicate a commitment to completing the degree
  • Confirm that they are able and willing to fund the remaining costs of studying at VCSU
  • Agree to apply for certification as a school library media specialist/teacher librarian upon completion of the degree

Conditions of Continued Support
Recipients must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate degree coursework,
  • Be accepted into Graduate Studies at VCSU prior to beginning the second semester of coursework,
  • Maintain satisfactory progress, defined as the successful completion of a minimum of twelve graduate credits per calendar year,
  • Submit a Project Nexus Echo Request for Funds and updated Program Planning Guide to the Project Director each semester on or before the deadline, and
  • Cooperate in request for funds and data gathering processes.


Reporting Forms for Scholarship Recipients ONLY

Congratulations to all Project Nexus Echo Scholarship recipients. The two forms for requesting already awarded funds each semester are linked below and are intended for the use of Nexus Echo Scholarship recipients only:  Nexus Echo Grant Project Director Donna James may be contacted for information at donna.james@vcsu.edu or by phone at 701-845-7275.

Office Information

Mailing Address:
Office of Graduate Studies and Research
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701.845.7303
Fax: 701.845.7190
Email: graduate@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Library and Information Technologies
concentration contact:
Donna James - Library Director
Phone: 701.845.7275
Email: donna.james@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Technology Education
concentration contact:
Dr. Peder Gjovik - Department Chair
Phone: 701.845.7448
Email: peder.gjovik@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Teaching & Technology concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199
Email: heather.kvilvang@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
Elementary Education concentration contact:
Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Phone: 701.845.7199
Email: heather.kvilvang@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
English Language Learners concentration contact:
Dr. Joan Aus  
Phone: 701.845.7187 
Email: joan.aus@vcsu.edu

For more information on:
English Education concentration contact:
Dr. Greg Brister 
Phone: 701.845.7317 
Email:  greg.brister@vcsu.edu
Contact Information

Questions on Graduate Studies:
Misty Lindgren
Phone: 701.845.7303
Email: graduate@vcsu.edu

Office of Graduate Studies
Dr. James Boe - Director
Phone: 701.845.7304
Email: jim.boe@vcsu.edu

Complaint Compliance
Valley City State University is committed to providing a high quality educational experience, fully supported by a range of academic and administrative services. It is our intention to meet the student's educational goals through a positive and rigorous academic experience. In an instance where the student has a concern, information is available on this website.
To pursue state level resolution, contact Lisa Johnson, 701-858-3494.

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