This endowed assistantship was established in 2005 by Dr. Neal R. Gamsky, Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs at Illinois State University. The purpose of the Dr. Neal R. Gamsky Endowed Assistantship is to recognize a promising, high-potential, first-year student enrolled in the CSPA master's degree program, and to encourage involvement in student affairs broadly through a generalist graduate assistantship position. The chosen recipient will be known as the Gamsky Fellow.
Gamsky Fellows are employed for 20 hours each week during the academic year by the Educational Administration and Foundations Department working in support of the College Student Personnel Administration master's degree program. The Division of Student Affairs may provide opportunities for involvement for the Gamsky Fellow through meetings and committee assignments. The following describe the duties of the Gamsky Fellow:
Compensation is $900 per month for 10 months, plus tuition remission for 12 months. Since Gamsky Fellows are first year students, this assistantship can be held for one year only. However, the Gamsky Fellow title can be retained throughout the student's academic career. During the second year, the Gamsky Fellow can seek a different assistantship opportunity to further expand his/her skills and broaden the learning opportunities available within student affairs.
The deadline for application is March 1st every year. To be considered for the assistantship, please complete the following:
The required materials must be received at the following address by March 1st of each calendar year:
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations
Dr. Neal R. Gamsky Endowed Assistantship
Campus Box 5900
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5900
For more information regarding the Dr. Neal R. Gamsky Endowed Assistantship, please contact the CSPA Program Coordinator Phyllis McCluskey-Titus.