Conference Scholarships

WA-ACTE FACSE Conference Scholarship

Washington Association Family and Consumer Science Educators

Conference Scholarships

The mission of the Family and Consumer Sciences Educators section of WA-ACTE is to provide leadership and services to the members through advocacy, education, networking, and recognition. Members are valued as professionals facing the challenges of empowering individuals and families in a diverse global society.

To that end, scholarships of $350/person will be offered each year for both the WA-ACTE Summer Conference and for the Washington FCS Annual Conference in October. For each conference, one scholarship will be available to a member at-large, and one to a current FACSE Executive Board member. The purpose is to enable attendance at a conference when the costs of attending are otherwise an obstacle. Funds will be reimbursed by check from the association treasurer, to an individual or their school district, upon receipt of appropriate documentation. They may cover registration and/or lodging up to a total of $350 per scholarship.

FACSE CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATION DEADLINES

May 15th for August WA-ACTE Summer Conference

Sep. 10th for the October Washington FCS Annual Conference

SELECTION CRITERIA

Requirements:

-Current membership (as of application deadline) in WA-ACTE.

-Current membership (as of application deadline) in the FACSE Section of WA-ACTE.

(If you are not sure of your membership status, please contact the WA-ACTE office in Olympia to check on current membership or to pay dues in either organization.  Phone: 360-786-9286 or email to wa-acte@wa-acte.org)

-Applicant has not received either of these scholarships in the last five years.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who:

-Have never/seldom attended the conference being applied for

-Have fewer years of teaching experience in FACSE compared to other applicants

-Are in a single FACS teacher district or department

-Are receiving little or no financial support to attend from their district and will not be able to attend without the scholarship.

TO APPLY

Please prepare a document of no longer than ONE PAGE that includes your name, school and school district names, a preferred contact phone number and email address, the number of years you have taught FACSE, and your WA-ACTE membership number at the top. Then describe personal and professional reasons why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship, referencing the Selection Criteria listed above, as applicable.

Email this document to Executive Director Kathi Hendrix at hendrixhm1@gmail.com no later than the deadlines listed above. Deadlines will not be extended in the absence of applicants.

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

Applications will be reviewed and final decisions made by the current FACSE Executive Committee that is made up of the elected officers of the association.  Recipients will be notified within two weeks after the application deadline, by email or phone, and given instructions to receive their reimbursement.

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