Professional Development Day 2018: scholarship application form
Professional Development Day 2018
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2017
Time: 8:15 am - 5:15 pm
Place: American Association for the Advancement of Science (1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005)

Thank you for applying for a scholarship to DCSWA's Professional Development Day. This scholarship application is open to any DCSWA member who is a student, early-career journalist, or other science writer for whom paying for Professional Development Day would be a hardship. Only a limited number of scholarships are available.

If selected for a scholarship, you would be required to attend Professional Development Day from start to finish (8:15 am - 5:15 pm), write a report of one of the plenary or breakout sessions summarizing the main points discussed (which will be posted to the DCSWA website in the weeks following the event), and staff the registration desk for one hour.

Please fill out this application and send your resume to DCSWA president Lauren Lipuma at president@dcswa.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but the deadline to apply is Friday, March 23, 2018. Applicants will be notified of whether they have been awarded a scholarship by Friday, March 30, 2018. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the DCSWA board.

Contact president@dcswa.org for any questions.

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Please provide several sentences summarizing your current job position, student status and/or other science writing activities you're currently involved in, as well as why you are a good candidate for a Professional Development Day scholarship. *
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