CASE is offering about 20 scholarships to cover conference registration fees for advancement professionals at selected CASE programs.
The Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship Program is for you if you have less than three years' experience in educational advancement, or if you've moved from one advancement discipline to another in the last three years (e.g., from alumni relations to development). Among the criteria for awarding the scholarships are "career potential," an applicant's statement about resources available through their institution, and the candidate's "ability to express him or herself."
If selected to receive a scholarship, you will have conference registration fees waived, but will still have to cover, travel, hotel and meal costs to attend. Conferences NOT covered by the Smith Scholarship are the Summer Institutes, the Summit, or the annual District conferences. But that still leaves you with many options from the CASE professional development calendar.
Get your application started, though: the deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, June 11, 2010.
Click this link to download the application packet from the CASE web site [180kb PDF]
And in case you're wondering, Virginia Carter Smith was a CASE president, and founder of CURRENTS Magazine.
Other CASE scholarships:
International Scholarships Programme (for global access to advancement training)
SimpsonScarborough Scholars (for young communications and marketing professionals)
Peter Buchanan ASAP Scholarship Award (for student advancement programming)