Thursday, August 23, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: Graduate diversity


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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