Scholarship Application: AASL First Time Attendee

NCSLMA is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for one NCSLMA member, who has never attended AASL before, to experience school librarianship's national conference. The 2011 AASL Conference titled "Turning the Page" will be held in Minneapolis, MN on October 27-30, 2011.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

1.) Be a current member of NCSLMA.
2.) Be a current member of AASL.
3.) Have never attended an AASL Conference before.

The AASL First Time Attendee Scholarship covers the cost of registration, travel, hotel, and meals up to $1,000. Approved travel expenses will be paid through reimbursement according to the travel guidelines on the NCSLMA website. In exchange for this sponsorship, the attendee agrees to share his/her learning with other NCSLMA members by completing the following tasks:

1.) submit a schedule of events/sessions attended.
2.) present a conference session at the 2012 NCSLMA annual conference
3.) write 1 post for NCSLMA's blog.
4.) contribute to a virtual professional development opportunity (webinar) for NCSLMA members.

Your attendance schedule and blog post must be completed by December 31, 2011. We are eager to hear about your experience and to have you share your learning with other NCSLMA members!

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete this form & submit it no later than August 25th, 2011. A committee will review all applications, make a selection, and notify the recipient no later than September 15th, 2011. Once notified, the recipient is expected to register for AASL before the deadline for advance registration ends on September 29th. Applicants who were already planning to attend AASL and have already preregistered are also eligible for this scholarship.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact April Dawkins at april.dawkins@ucps.k12.nc.us.
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