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 two fellows with support towards attendance to two of the society’s annual, international conferences, a registration to attend Step I of the SCUP Planning Institute, and one year of membership in the society.
During their fellowship year, the SCUP Fellows will work on a project of their choosing to be delivered to the society at the end of their fellowship year.
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Commitment (Applies to 2015 SCUP Fellows)
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-50, July 11-15, 2015 in Chicago, IL), 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-51, July 9-13, 2016, in Vancouver, BC), 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 11, 2015). 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 2015 SCUP Fellows)
Two SCUP Fellows will be selected for 2015. 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