Student Initiative Conference Scholarships Available

ADECThe Student Initiative Committee announces a call for applications for Student Initiative Conference Scholarships for the 2011 Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, USA. The award consists of payment for conference registration (contingent upon conference attendance) and one-year student membership in ADEC (for new members only). Students will be asked to complete four hours of volunteer services while at the conference. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of non-student members.

To apply, submit the following materials, which must be included in the application:

1. Cover letter

  • Name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Institution attending, program of study.
  • Student status (part-time or full-time, level of study: undergraduate or graduate, and year in the program). If you are a part-time student, briefly describe your need for financial assistance with conference registration costs.
  • Anticipated graduation date.
  • Whether you have submitted a paper for any student paper competitions.

2. Letter of recommendation

  • Letter of recommendation from a professor familiar with your interest/work in the area of thanatology.

3. List of honors and activities

  • One page list of honors, awards, extracurricular / volunteer activities.

4. An essay

  • The essay should be one to three pages describing:

a. Your interests and experiences within the field of thanatology.
b. Any ADEC involvement (if applicable).
c. How ADEC involvement will facilitate your goals.


  • The essay should be one to three pages describing:

a. Year(s) during which you have received a SIC conference scholarship.
b. Your interests and experiences within the field of thanatology.
c. Length of ADEC membership / types of involvement in SIC activities or other roles within ADEC (active involvement required for receipt of multiple conference scholarships).
d. Description of how continued involvement in ADEC will facilitate your goals and your future plans for active involvement within ADEC and in what capacity do you plan to be involved.

Restrictions: Only one ADEC award will be given to offset conference expenses. Should a candidate receive a student paper award, the SIC scholarship will be given to an alternate. PRIOR SIC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ARE ELIGIBLE; however, priority for repeat awards will be given to those who are actively involved in the activities of the SIC.

Please submit the application materials to:

Sheri L. Goldstrohm, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
WPIC: 3rd Floor
3811 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

E-mail questions to:<>

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