To apply for a scholarship, go to Web Portal Login, and use the “Award and Scholarship Information” then “Request a Scholarship” button on your User Menu Page. You may apply online between February 2 – May 11, 2017.
There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. Those receiving scholarships will have their conference registration fee waived and a hotel room (double occupancy) will be provided to share with one other scholarship recipient. Hotel rooms are for the four nights of the conference (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). The scholarship covers the room fee only; recipients will be responsible for other charges (telephone, food and so on). We are sorry, but there is no funding available for travel, food or other expenses or for hotel stays outside of the four conference nights.
Scholarships will be awarded to individuals in financial need who can make an important contribution by attending the conference. That contribution may be to the conference community, or your home community. Preference is given to members of the Society and people presenting during the conference, either during the regular sessions, at the PhD Colloquium or for special pre- or post-conference activities. In addition to financial need, scholarships are awarded based on evaluation of written work. You are encouraged to submit a paper to the main conference or the PhD Colloquium. If you do not you will need to submit a scholarship evaluation paper. To do this select paper type “Other” from the Web Portal “User Menu” page then, in the notes field at the bottom of “Paper Information for Submission” page, add “Scholarship Review Submission.”
If you would like to apply for a scholarship please use the Web Portal to provide us with a short paragraph describing why you need the support, and what you think is special about the contribution you will make to the conference, or take home from the conference to your community. In reviewing scholarship applications we will have access to the paper or papers you may have submitted, so you do not need to repeat that content.
Scholarship applications are due on May 11, 2017. If you are awarded a scholarship you will be contacted soon after the notifications of paper acceptances have been sent
To donate to the conference scholarship fund, please click here.