Leading Adults Toward a Better Tomorrow

Scholarships

​​​​​ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Maximum $1,500

Applicants for the GAEA Academic Scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a member of GAEA
  2. Be a resident of Georgia
  3. Be employed by an active institution (or organization) of higher education that is based in the State of Georgia
  4. Be employed in the field of adult/continuing education
  5. Be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate academic credit program
  6. Have a written, approved plan of study
  7. Intend to pursue a career in adult/continuing education
  8. Can receive only one Academic Scholarship award

 

Applicants for the GAEA Academic Scholarship are required to provide the following items to the Scholarship Committee:

  1. Written statement, not to exceed 500 words, describing how applicant’s plan of undergraduate or graduate study is related to personal career goals and his/her commitment to the field of adult/continuing education.
  2. Copy of approved plan for undergraduate or graduate study and academic transcripts of previous college work
  3. Resume which includes: a. Education b. Employment c. Honors and awards d. Community service and related activities
  4. Three letters of recommendation from:

          Current supervisor

          Current internal professional colleague (within organization)

          Current external professional colleague  (not within organization)

     5. Amount requested (maximum of $1,500).

     6. List other funding sources that will assist in paying for the academic program.

The GAEA Academic Scholarship is awarded solely on the basis of outstanding merit.  Specific criteria for selection are as follows:
 
POINTS  0-10  Experience with adult/continuing education 0-10  Future potential for service and leadership in adult/continuing education 0-5  Awards and honors in the field of adult/continuing education
 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Maximum $500

Applicants for the GAEA Professional Development Scholarships must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a member of GAEA
  2. Be a resident of Georgia
  3. Be employed by an active institution (or organization) of higher education that is based in the State of Georgia
  4. Be employed in the field of adult/continuing education
  5. Can receive one award per year

 
Applicants for the Professional Development Scholarships are required to provide the following items to the Scholarship Committee:

  1. Description of the program (may be a printed brochure describing the program).
  2. Written statement, not to exceed 500 words, describing how the program will enhance their job performance in the field of adult/continuing education or leadership ability to GAEA.
  3. Resume which includes:

         a. Education

         b. Employment

         c. Honors and awards

         d. Community service and related activities

     4. Amount requested (maximum of $500)

     5. List other funding sources that will assist in paying for the professional development program

  • Academic Scholarship for up to $1,500
  • Professional Development Scholarship for up to $500 
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  • Application deadline: TBD
  • E-mail applications to cbrister@GwinnettTech.edu
  • Awards will be announced during the Annual Conference

GAEA SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY


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