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SBSE Retreat 2003
Student Scholarships

Scholarship Coordinator
Jim Wasley, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

SBSE Student Scholarship recipients have been announced.
Also, the Agents of Change project has provided task-oriented support for additional student participation in the retreat.
Click here for details.

The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is pleased to announce that it will provide up to seven scholarships (valued at approximately $300) for qualified students to help defray the cost of attending the 2003 Summer Retreat. Each scholarship will allay most of the on-site retreat costs: lodging, retreat materials and shuttle transportation to/from the Indianapolis airport. Scholarship students pay a reduced registration fee ($25), SBSE Student Membership Dues ($15), travel, and other non-retreat meals.

These scholarships are intended to provide support for students with a keen interest in teaching environmental control systems (or a closely related area of building science). The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis following review of all applications received prior to the application deadline of 5:00P central time, Monday 3 March, 2003. To be eligible for a retreat scholarship an applicant must be a graduate student with experience gained prior to the summer retreat as a teaching assistant in an environmental control systems (building science) course or participation in an Agents of Change Training Session. Interest in pursuing a future teaching position in building sciences is expected. All other issues being equal, the selection process will favor geographic diversity of applicants.

The intent of this scholarship program is to provide critical support to currently enrolled students with limited (or no) institutional resources at their disposal. The program is not targeted at faculty currently holding teaching or practice positions. Interested students are encouraged to seek additional support from their home institutions (department, college, and/or university) to help defray travel expenses.

Applications may be submitted by surface mail, fax, or e-mail (preferred) and should address the following issues (which constitute the selection criteria established for the scholarship). Please submit 2 pages, maximum!

1. Contact information: name of the applicant, institution, address, telephone number, and e-mail address

2. Educational background: current and prior institutions and programs, specific course work in environmental control system (building science), relevant learning experience through practice (if applicable)

3. Summary of teaching experiences: as a teaching assistant in environmental control systems (building sciences) -- briefly describe the scope of your experience, your roles, and their context.

4. Personal statement: briefly describe your interest in teaching building sciences, why you are interested, when you hope to begin teaching, your anticipated teaching role, and the benefits you expect to derive through participation in the SBSE Summer Retreat

5. Letter of support: a brief statement in support of your application from a current SBSE member. This letter may be submitted by surface mail, fax, or e-mail (preferred) to Jim Wasley.

Attendance at the retreat by both faculty and student will be viewed favorably in evaluating applications. Scholarship recipients will be notified by March 17, after which you must register for the retreat.

Please submit applications before 5:00P CST, Monday, March 3, 2003 to:
Jim Wasley, SBSE President-elect
Department of Architecture
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Fax: (414) 229-6976

Scholarship recipients are expected to complete the registration form and pay a $25 reduced registration fee, $15 SBSE student membership dues, travel expenses, and non-retreat meal costs. SBSE will make arrangements and payment for double-occupancy accommodation in the WayCross Center. 
Pro-rated cost scenarios have been developed if you wish to bring your spouse or significant other.  See the registration page for details.  The retreat venue offers opportunities for outdoor activities.


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