Conference Scholarship Application - Diversity
Diversity Scholarship application: The Association of Aquatic Professionals is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity within the aquatics industry. With this commitment, we are pleased to offer Diversity Scholarships to attend our Annual Conference & Exposition for AOAP Professional Members from minority backgrounds.
The Association of Aquatic Professionals offers scholarships to current professionals who might not otherwise be able to attend the AOAP Annual Conference. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity related to the applicant’s job, financial need, contributions of the applicant to his/her community and to the AOAP. Scholarships consist of a full conference registration as well as 1 night in the hotel being covered by and put on the AOAP Master Bill. Scholarship recipients MUST be current AOAP members. Scholarships will be awarded based on availability of funds from the AOAP Annual Silent Auction and will vary each year.
SELECTION CRITERIA USED TO DETERMINE CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:
Current AOAP member.
Two letters of recommendation - one from the applicant’s supervisor and one additional one from a colleague or professional contact.
Explanation of financial need.
Please note that all award recipients are required to stay at the conference hotel - in order to receive the scholarship. (unless you live within driving distance of the conference site)
All recipients will be requested to volunteer during the conference. This may be as a room host, ticket taker, etc.
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA (1-5 POINTS AWARDED WITH 5 BEING THE HIGHEST):
Contributions to the applicant’s job and to his/her community.
Demonstrated contributions to the Association of Aquatic Professionals (such as involvement in AOAP committees, board, etc. - contributions within the last 2-3 years – 4 to 5 points).
Participation summary: reason expressed, presentation, organization, clarity and writing skills.
Appropriateness of the educational opportunity related to the applicant's current position.
Previous scholarships received in the past years. (If an AOAP scholarship was received in the past points will be deducted from the application).