DC/SLA established the Annual Conference Stipend Award to enable a chapter member to attend the SLA Annual Conference. All chapter members as shown on official SLA records as of 1 February 2010, are eligible to apply, including student members, retired members, and those who are simultaneously members of other chapters. Past recipients of the award are not eligible, except for past recipients who had been prevented by circumstances from using the award and returned the funds. Board members are not eligible.
The award criteria include future professional leadership potential in SLA and the profession, contributions to SLA and the chapter, and financial need. Preference is given to newer members who have already begun to take a leadership role. The award recipient shall be chosen by the board upon recommendation of the Chapter Awards Committee. The award for 2010 will reimburse the recipient for expenses incurred up to $1,500.
To apply complete a form (available at http://tinyurl.com/yzgkk8k) and submit two professional references of no more than 250 words. All materials must be submitted via email or physically mailed to Diane Schnurrpusch at email@example.com by Friday, 30 April. Please contact Schnurrpusch at 703.767.9069 for her address.