SBSE will provide up to three scholarships valued at $700 to support student engagement in Solar 2018, the annual conference of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), this coming AUGUST in Boulder, Colorado. The objective of these scholarships is to provide support to students who are presenting papers or posters—or otherwise actively participating in—the conference.
SBSE gratefully acknowledges a continued generous donation from John Reynolds who has consistently supported such scholarships. Funds from sales of the Sun Angle Calculator [add purchase link] (conceived and implemented by Alison Kwok) also support these scholarships. The partial support offered by these scholarships makes a substantial difference for many participants. Applicants are encouraged to seek additional travel and per diem support from their home institutions (department, college, and/or university).
To be eligible for an SBSE Solar 2018 travel scholarship, an applicant must be able to claim an active role in the conference (see criteria below), be enrolled as a full-time student at the time application is made, and be a member of SBSE. Faculty or practicing professionals are not eligible.
The following criteria will guide the selection process:
- Applicants presenting formal papers will be given preference over those with other conference roles, which may include a poster presentation, participation in a forum panel or presentation, and/or assistance with a conference workshop.
- Applicants with multiple conference roles (as indicated in the information submitted in the application document) will be given preference over single-role participants.
- Where there are multiple student authors for a single paper or presentation, preference will be given to the primary presenter (as indicated in the information submitted in the application document) or the scholarship application may be submitted on behalf of multiple students (who will be treated as a single application for selection purposes).
- The selection process will favor geographic and institutional diversity of recipients.
Selection of scholarship recipients will be based upon a holistic evaluation of the applications received, with due consideration of the criteria noted above.