The Washington, D.C. Chapter has 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 February 1, 2011 are eligible to apply. This includes student members, retired members, and those who are simultaneously members of other Chapters. Past recipients who have used their awards are not eligible. However, past recipients who have been prevented by circumstances from using their awards, and have returned the funds, are eligible. 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 2011 will reimburse the recipient for expenses incurred up to $1,500.
The application process shall consist of submitting a form and two professional references. The application form is available as a Word file on the Chapter website at http://units.sla.org/chapter/cdc/awards/StipendApplication2011.doc
There is no prescribed format for letters of reference, but they should be limited to no more than 250 words.
All materials, including the application and letters of reference, shall be submitted via email to Diane Schnurrpusch, DC/SLA Awards Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to her. Please contact her at 703-767-9069 for her address.
Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, March 4, 2011
Obtain application from Chapter website
Line up professional references
Complete application, gather letters of reference
Send application and reference letters via email or mail/package service to one of the addresses given above
Ensure receipt by Friday, March 4, 2011