Friday, September 27, 2013

Conference Scholarship for Students - USAIN

Conference Scholarship for Students

Attention USAIN Members:
The USAIN Awards Committee is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our biennial conference scholarship for library school students. We look forward to hearing from you!

One $1000.00 scholarship to be applied to the cost of attending the USAIN 2014 conference is available to a student interested in pursuing a career in the field of agricultural information.  The conference will be held May 4 - 7, 2014 at University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.

To apply, send a cover letter including name, address, e-mail address, and phone number, along with information about the program of study you are undertaking and a brief explanation of why you are interested in attending the USAIN conference or how agricultural information fits into your career plans.
Also, submit a typed essay on a separate page or pages.  The essay should be double-spaced, no more than 750 words, and address the 2014 conference theme: “Sustainable Agriculture: Stewardship of our Information Ecosystem.”
Additional conference information is available at  

Essays will be judged on the basis of thoughtfulness, quality of writing, and adherence to application guidelines as described above.  Submitted essays will not be returned.
A check will be presented to the recipient at the USAIN Awards ceremony at the Conference. USAIN reserves the right to withhold the awards if there are no suitable applicants.
Deadline is December 15, 2013.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 14, 2014.
Send the cover letter and essay via email to:
Valrie Minson
Outreach Librarian for Agricultural Sciences
Marston Science Library| University of Florida
444 Newell Rd.
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Thank you for your interest in the USAIN Scholarships.
USAIN Awards Committee 2013-2014
Valrie Minson (Chair), University of Florida; Brad Brazzeal, Mississippi State University;
Livia Olsen, Kansas State University; Suzanne Reinman, Oklahoma State University; Amy Shannon, University of Nevada