[APRA-NW] Conference scholarship deadline

Mary C Gatlin mgatlin at uoregon.edu
Mon Apr 23 12:34:37 PDT 2012

APRA-NW members and soon-to-be members,

Don't miss out on the chance to apply for a scholarship to put your "Best Foot Forward" at APRA-NW's annual conference! We've extended the application deadline to this Friday, 4/27, so take a break from your sun-induced haze and tell us in 350 words or less why you'd like to attend the APRA-NW conference in Seattle on May 18 for free. (See guidelines below.)

Learn more about the conference at http://tinyurl.com/apra-nw2012 and submit your scholarship application ASAP! Not an APRA-NW member yet? Join at http://www.apra-nw.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1092814.


APRA-NW is pleased to offer two scholarships to pay the registration fees for our 2012 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting to be held in Seattle on May 18, 2012 (http://tinyurl.com/apra-nw2012). Funds will be applied directly to conference fees. The scholarship does not cover transportation, lodging, or food expenses. Awardees will be chosen from APRA-NW member applicants in good standing making a statement of financial need and describing the value that conference attendance will bring to them professionally and to their organization. To apply, mail, fax or email this completed form, postmarked by April 27, 2012, to:

APRA-NW Scholarship Committee
c/o Mary Gatlin
University of Oregon, Portland Development Office
70 NW Couch St., Ste. 320
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-412-0466
Fax: 503-412-0477
Email: mgatlin at uoregon.edu<mailto:mgatlin at uoregon.edu>

All forms of responses accepted; email preferred. Email applicants will receive verification that their application was received.

* All applicants must be members of the APRA-NW chapter in good standing and with current year's dues paid as of Tuesday, April 27, 2012.
* The applicant will provide a statement of financial need to be eligible for the scholarship.
* There is no requirement of experience or length of time in prospect research but information about the applicant's research duties may be requested.
* All APRA-NW board members and members of the Scholarship Committee will be ineligible to receive the scholarship award.

Selection of Recipients
The APRA-NW Scholarship Committee will review the applications and choose the recipients. The Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee will be responsible for ensuring all applications are received by the deadline and distributing it to the committee for review and discussion. The Scholarship Committee Chair is chosen by the APRA-NW Board and the committee is recruited from among the membership.

Applications must be received or postmarked by April 27, 2012, 5:00 PM PST. The scholarship winners will be announced May 4, 2012.

Other requirements
The scholarship recipients may be approached by the Board to share their experience for the benefit of future APRA-NW members and, by accepting this award recipients agree to speak to APRA-NW members at large about their conference experience, if asked.

City: State: Zip Code:
Phone: Email:

1. Brief description of your prospect research and development background and/or your current or anticipated prospect research duties:

2. How attending the APRA-NW Annual Conference will impact you and/or your organization:

3. Statement of financial need (why attending the conference would be difficult without a scholarship):

Please limit responses to a total of no more than 350 words.

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