Apra-MN offers scholarships to its members to cover the cost of attendance at the Apra-MN local conference, the annual Apra International conference, and other opportunities that arise.
Apra-MN Professional Development Grant
The Apra-MN board is pleased to announce applications are now being received for the 2018 Apra-MN Professional Development Grant. The grant, which could award a recipient with up to $500, is open to all chapter members to be used for a wide array of professional development opportunities. This is offered in addition to conference scholarships that the chapter normally provides to support members seeking broad professional development opportunities, not limited to Apra-MN educational conferences.
Potential uses for this grant can include, but are not limited to, web-based learning tools such as a webinar or online class, regional conference or educational offering. However, the grant cannot be used for Apra International Conference expenses.
In this application, you are asked to describe how you plan to use the Apra-MN Professional Development Grant, details its usage, and how you anticipate this will affect your work and professional development. Apra-MN hopes you can use this to further your career and learn new skills. The best applications are well written and contain details that display an eagerness to grow within the field.
Applications will be received until Friday, March 9. The Apra-MN Board will review the applications and award a winner on Monday, March 19.
Apra International Conference ScholarshipThis scholarship covers the full cost of the conference including registration, airfare, and hotel stay. Applicants must be members of both the Apra-MN chapter and Apra International. A formal application is required, the winners are chosen by a committee assembled and headed by the Apra-MN Vice President. Check back in May 2018 to apply.
Apra-MN Local Conference
Scholarships cover the full registration cost of the conference. Winners must be members of Apra-MN to receive scholarship.
Applicants are asked to submit a brief description of how they anticipate attending the conference will benefit them and their organization. Winners are chosen at random. Check back in April 2018 to apply.
Am I eligible?
Scholarships for local and international conferences are available for members not currently serving on the chapter board. Applicants for the international conference must also be members of Apra International or become members in order to receive the award. Winners of international conference scholarships must wait one year before applying again.
How are scholarships awarded?
The award process varies for each of the scholarships. For the scholarships that require a committee to review, the applications are reviewed without applicant names. The most successful candidates write about both their merit and fiscal needs.
How do I win a scholarship?
Apply! Scholarship announcements are made before every conference. Specific deadlines and timelines of the award will be communicated to the membership for each scholarship.
If I have additional questions, who can I contact?