Evaluation 2018 Student Attendance Travel Awards
Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

AEA is pleased to offer two kinds of student travel awards for Evaluation 2018 for students enrolled full-time at a college or university during the fall of 2018!

Type I: AEA will provide up to three $1000 competitively awarded student travel stipends to offset travel costs to attend Evaluation 2018 for those who must travel over 100 miles to attend the conference.

Type II: AEA will award up to three $1000 competitive student travel stipends to attend Evaluation 2018 for students identifying avenues for increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of people entering the field of evaluation and/or the cultural competence of evaluators more generally.

Eligibility: To be eligible for any student attendance award, students must anticipate being enrolled full- time at a college or university in the fall of 2018. If a winning student ultimately is not enrolled full- time in the fall, she/he/they will forfeit the award.

Type I Student Travel Award: To be considered for the 2018 Type I Student Travel Award, students should submit a short essay of no more than 500 words, including any and all footnotes or appendices, addressing one or more of the questions posed by AEA President Leslie Goodyear related to her conference theme of Speaking Truth to Power

  • What is power? Who has it, and how can they best be influenced? What is the power held by evaluators and evaluation?
  • What is truth? Whose truth? How can we best discover these truths?
  • And, what is speaking? Whispering? Public pronouncements? Influence? Activism? And by whom on behalf of whom?

Your short essay should address one of the above questions posed, answering it as critically and thoughtfully as you can within the 500-word limit. You may find out more about the conference theme and President Goodyear's thinking on it here. Your essay will be judged on writing quality,clarity of description/argument, the extent to which the essay demonstrates innovative thinking, and how likely the essay is to contribute to the dialogue around the conference theme.

To apply for this award, click here. Please be sure to include:

• Your essay as an attachment
• The name of the university or college at which you will be enrolled full-time in the fall of 2018
• The city or town, state, and postal code from which your travel will be originating for Evaluation 2018

Type II Student Travel Award: This award is available to full-time students submitting a short essay, of 500 words or fewer, identifying ways to increase the diversity of people entering the field of evaluation and/or ways to increase the cultural competencies of evaluators more generally. All students may compete for this scholarship; however, special consideration will be given to students who themselves will increase the diversity of attendees at the conference. 

To apply for this award, click here. Please be sure to include:

•Your essay as an attachment
The name of the university or college at which you will be enrolled full-time in the fall of 2018
•In the space provided, a statement of ways in which you believe that you will increase the diversity of presenters at the conference