Sylvia Ramirez Director of Budget & Planning
University of Wisconsin Colleges
Director of Academic Programs
Georgia Regents University
SCUP Fellows Updates
The 2015 application will be posted on October 22, 2014. Applications are due December 19, 2014.
The SCUP Fellows Program is designed to support fresh, innovative ideas and approaches to higher education planning.
To this end, the SCUP Annual Fund will provide—during this inaugural year—two fellows with support towards attendance to two of the society’s annual, international conferences (SCUP-49 and SCUP-50), a registration to attend Step I of the SCUP Planning Institute, and one year of membership in the society.
SCUP Fellows will be expected to attend, in their entirety, the two back-to-back annual, international conferences as well as a SCUP Planning Institute step during their fellowship year.
The first annual conference will be at the beginning of their fellowship year and the second at the end of the fellowship year. During the first annual conference (SCUP-49, July 12-16 2014, in Pittsburgh, PA), the fellows will be involved in an aspect of the meeting that informs or complements their project. This will be determined through conversation with the society once the award has been announced.
During the second annual conference (SCUP-50, July 11-15, 2015, in Chicago, IL), the fellows will participate in a way that showcases their project.
SCUP will provide $500.00 towards travel and complimentary, full-conference registration to each of the two meetings.
The fellows also will attend the Step I workshop on the Saturday prior to their first annual meeting (July 12, 2014). SCUP will provide each fellow with a Step I registration (or Step II if the fellow has already taken Step I).
SCUP Fellows Benefits (applies to 2014 SCUP Fellows)
Awards are based on merit (not need) and consist of:
A one-year individual membership in SCUP,
Registration to attend two SCUP annual, international conferences (one at the start of the fellowship and one at the end),
Two $500 travel stipends to go toward each meeting, and
A registration to a Step I workshop of the SCUP Planning Institute (or Step II if a fellow has already attended Step I).
Fellows will pay for anything related to their travel beyond the $500 travel stipends.
Who Should Apply for 2015?
The program targets higher education “emerging leaders” who are interested in acquiring good planning skills to advance their careers. Successful applicants must meet the following criteria:
45 years of age or younger at the time of submission
Affiliated with a college or university as either as an employee, a student or both
Brings a fresh perspective from educational, professional, and/or life experience that contributes to and enriches SCUP’s mission and educational offerings
2015 Application Process
The 2015 online application form will be posted by October 1, 2014. Applications must be complete and submitted, along with a project essay, a resume/CV, and at least one letter of reference, by the December 19, 2014, deadline to be considered by the society. Applications submitted after December 19, 2014, will not be considered.
On March 1, 2015, the fellows will be notified by telephone or email of their award. Applicants not selected for the fellowships will be notified by SCUP by email after March 1, 2015.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is 12/19/2014 at 11:59 pm eastern time.
All documents must be received by 12/19/2014.
You will need the following for your application:
1. A completed application form with a signature from your work supervisor or faculty advisor
2. A project essay (up to 750 words)
3. A recent resume/curriculum vitae
4. At least one letter of recommendation
Additional supporting materials are not requested, but you may provide them. Supporting materials might include, for example, a copy of an article or a paper written on some aspect of higher education planning. The supporting materials will be reviewed at the committee’s discretion.
2015 Application Timeline
October 1, 2014—SCUP will begin accepting applications.
December 19, 2014—the application process will be closed.
March 1, 2015—individuals will be notified of their selection by email
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