Scholarships & Fellowships

The purpose of the Thomas Moorman Fellowship Program is to provide intensive professional development experience, mentoring, and support to future leaders in the Association and the field of Student Affairs. The Program is funded by the TACUSPA Foundation. Each year the Foundation Committee recommends the number of fellows that can be supported based on the cost of conference registration and lodging and revenue generated from the prior year’s donations. The Program pairs selected Fellows with a TACUSPA volunteer leader to complete a project selected by the Board of Directors. Throughout the fellows’ term, they will be guided and mentored by an experienced Association volunteer leader under the supervision of a Board Member.

Projects have been developed by the Board of Directors. The Program will be promoted and applications will be available at the Fall Conference. Fellows will be selected in January and will then begin working on their assigned project with their mentor(s). The project must be completed by October 1 in order to be eligible for complimentary conference registration and lodging reimbursement. Fellows will present their completed project to the Board during a regular meeting and they will be recognized at the Fall 2022 Conference.

The application process includes the submission of the Fellows application, professional reference/support from a faculty member or immediate supervisor.

BENEFITS:

1. Opportunity to work with Association leadership on a project.

2. Mentoring by a leader in TACUSPA.

3. Upon successful completion of the requirements, Fellows will receive:

a. Complimentary TACUSPA Fall Conference and Pre-Conference registration.

b. Conference lodging reimbursement.

c. Upon successful completion of the requirements, Fellows will receive financial compensation, up to $2000 in value. Included in this compensation:

  • Complimentary TACUSPA Fall Conference and Pre-Conference registration.
  • Conference lodging reimbursement.
  • Cash Stipend for hours worked on the project

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be a current graduate student or new professional (1-3 years full-time experience).
  • Be a member of TACUSPA. New members may join at http://tacuspa.net/Memberships
  • Complete an assigned project.
  • Meet regularly with mentor via phone and email to complete project.
  • Write a brief article for the TACUSPA journal or newsletter related to the project.
  • Attend at least one TACUSPA Board meeting during the year to present the completed project.
  • Attendance at Fall conference, including New Professionals Institute.
  • Present project at at Fall conference.

TIMELINE:

  • April 30: Fellows applications due; select finalists
  • May 6: Board will review and approve finalists and winners will be announced (including Fellow’s name, project, and mentor)
  • October 1: Deadline for Fellows to complete all requirements in order to receive complimentary conference registration and lodging reimbursement.
  • October 23: Recognize each Fellow and their projects at the Fall Conference.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP PROJECTS: 

  • PROJECT 1- Institutional Assessment, Recruitment, and Promotion
  • PROJECT 2- Marketing -enhance the member experience through digital platforms, engaging members on social media during the conference, and further developing the brand of TACUSPA
  • PROJECT 3- Journal Support: Learn and support journal editorial board recruitment, calls, administration, submission reviews, and publication with the Editor and Associate Editor of TACUSPA’s journal Student Affairs on Campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Vienne, Chair of the Thomas Moorman Fellowship Program, at kristyvienne@shsu.edu.

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