The Graduate Student Scholarship is intended to provide CSPA-NYS graduate student members with a monetary contribution toward tuition, fees, books, or supplies needed to successfully complete their coursework.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee chaired by the President-Elect and scholarships will be awarded to recipients who best fulfill the outlined requirements. One or more $250 scholarship(s) may be awarded annually, however, the committee may choose not to award scholarships on the basis of the quality of applications received.

Applications are due by September 20, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a paid graduate student member of CSPA-NYS | Register for Membership

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree by August 1 prior to the application year (August 1, 2019)

  • Have earned a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA in your current degree program or your most recent baccalaureate degree if they have been enrolled in a graduate program for less than a semester

  • Be accepted to and matriculated in a higher education or related field degree program in New York State

  • Be willing to commit to CSPA-NYS involvement over the next academic year, which could include, but is not limited to any or all of the following:

    • Submit an article or column for a CSPA-NYS E-Lert

    • Submit a conference presentation proposal for the next annual conference

    • Participate in a CSPA-NYS committee or leadership role

    • Volunteer at the annual conference or other CSPA-NYS event

Application Materials:

  • Resume: a current resume that includes most recent degrees earned or pursued and professional experience.

  • Recommendation Letter: a minimum of one letter of recommendation from a current supervisor or graduate program faculty.

  • Proof of Enrollment: either an unofficial transcript from current graduate program or a letter from current graduate program chair.

  • Essay: no more than 500 words describing why you are seeking the scholarship and how you will benefit. Please include previous, current or potential involvement in CSPA-NYS.

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