G.A.P Scholarship

Graduate Assistantship Program (GAP, Inc.) & Undergraduate Support Program (USP)

The Graduate Assistantship Program, Inc. (GAP) and Undergraduate Support Program (USP), established by a separate foundation, is a scholarship program to support graduate/undergraduate student attendance and participation in the NCOBPS Annual Meetings. These travel grants are awarded based on the following:

Category 1:
Graduate/Undergraduate Students presenting papers during the conference;
Category 2:
Graduate/Undergraduage Students whose professors recommend attendance at the conference to gain insights into research projects;
Category 3:
Graduate/Undergraduage Students attending the conference to gain insights on NCOBPS and considering membership in the organization.

Nominations and Requirements

  • All nominations and supporting materials must be received on or before March 1 of the award year.
  • There are no restrictions on nominees. Self-nominations as well as nominations by others are encouraged.
  • An independent selection committee reviews all applicants and selects the recipients.
  • Graduate students desirous of consideration for travel grants must pre-register for the Annual Meetings and provide the following:
    • Proof of enrollment in a degree-granting program (e.g. official transcript or official verification of current enrollment status); Proof of enrollment in a degree-granting program (e.g. official transcript or official verification of current enrollment status);
    • A copy of the paper proposal to be presented at the conference. A copy of documents from the online paper submission system is acceptable (Category 1).
    • A letter of recommendation from a professor and a brief description of research interests as it relates to the NCOBPS Annual Meeting (Category 2).
    • Statement of interest in NCOBPS that details personal gains that might accrue from membership in the organization (Category 3).

Submissions

Interested graduate students should submit required documents by March 1, to:

Kathie Stromile Golden, GAP President
Mississippi Valley State University
Office of International Programs
14000 Highway 82 West, # 5209
Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

Telephone: 662.254.3092
FAX: 662.254.3096
E-mail: kstromile@aol.com