Thursday, June 21, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: Graduate Diversity Award


In recognition of the recommendation made by the Racial Diversity Committee in the fall
of 2003, the NASSS Conference Program Committee has implemented a scholarship for
a graduate student who is a member of a racial or ethnic “minority” group. The purpose
of the scholarship is to create a mechanism to identify racial and/or ethnic “minority”
graduate students who are doing research in the area of sport sociology, and to provide a
means of supporting their work and association with NASSS. The award is for $500 to
be applied toward expenses associated with attendance at the NASSS 2012 Conference in
New Orleans, LA (USA).

The application process and criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

*NASSS member and graduate student status

*Applicants must prepare a one-page essay, which addresses how they plan to contribute
to the field of sociology of sport/physical activity.

*Essays should be submitted along with a recommendation from a faculty
member who is familiar with the student’s work and aspirations.

*Applications will be reviewed by the NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate

*All documents must be sent via e-mail.

*Announcements regarding the selected applicant will be made at the end of
September 2012.

*The winner of the award will be recognized at the 2012 Annual NASSS Conference
Business Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2012

Submit materials to:

Dr. Demetrius Pearson
University of Houston
Chair, NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee

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