Thursday, August 28, 2014

SCHOLARSHIP: Gary Sailes Graduate Diversity Award


(One Master’s and One PhD)

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 2014 Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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

*NASSS member and graduate student status (PhD. or Master’s)
*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 Committee.
*All documents must be sent via e-mail and contain the applicant’s mailing address.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2014

*Announcements regarding the selected applicant will be made at the end of September 2014.
*The winner of the award will be recognized at the 2014 Annual NASSS Conference Business

Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Submit materials to:
Dr. Demetrius Pearson
University of Houston
Chair, NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee

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