American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists

Student Scholarship

The American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists is pleased to announce its program of Student Scholarships to support studies in palynology. Currently, two scholarships for $1500 (US) each may be awarded annually. Ordinarily, the scholarships will be awarded to beginning graduate students, but advanced undergraduate students may also apply.

Basis of Awards - The qualification of the student, the originality and imagination evident in the proposed project, and the likelihood of significant contribution to the science of palynology are factors that will be weighed in selection of award winners.

To Apply - Part A of this form is to be filled out by the student and Part B by the student's faculty supervisor. The faculty supervisor will send both forms together to the address given at the end of Part B. A total of four pages, including forms A and B will be accepted. Additional material will not be considered. Receipt of the packet will be acknowledged to the student's email address. Scholarship applications must arrive no later than March 31, each year and awards will be announced by May 1, each year.

Part A - Application for A.A.S.P. Student Scholarship

Student's name: ______________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________

Email address: _______________________________________________________________

Three most recent universities or other institutions attended (earliest listed first). Include the institution that you will be attending during tenure of the scholarship, the degree you will be seeking, and the anticipated completion date:

Institution Degree Beginning
Date
Ending
Date
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Current Academic Supervisor: ___________________________



Background in palynology: Palynology classes, seminars and short-courses:*
Date Instructor Title
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Palynological experience: Research and publications*
Date # Samples Counted Citation or description
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Awards, honors and funding (include institutional support):*
Date Amount Agency (source of award) Title
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Title of proposed investigation: _________________________________________________________

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*Use additional sheets as needed, but a total of only 4 sheets, including forms A and B will be accepted.

(Form A)

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Summary of the investigation (250 words or less); include objectives, why you selected this problem, its significance, and how you plan to approach and carry out the investigation.

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I agree that the recommendation I am requesting from my faculty supervisor

will be held in confidence by officials of my institution, and I hereby waive

any rights I may have to examine it. yes ______ no ______

Date: __________________ Applicant's signature ____________________________________

Part B - Endorsement by Faculty Supervisor

1. Ranking of the applicant versus other students you have known who are pursuing the same degree:
lower 50% ___ upper 50% ___ upper 25% ___ upper 10% ___ upper 5% ___
2. Did the idea for the project originate from student? yes ______ no _____
3. Can you verify the student's statements as to other awards, honors, or financial aid received or applied for?
yes ______ no _____

Comments: ___________________________________________________________________________________

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4. Please provide a brief summary (100 words or less on an attached sheet) or your assessment of the applicant's project and his or her potential to attain the objectives. Among other traits, please comment on the student's native intellectual ability, ability to express him (her)self, perseverance, imagination and the probable creativity, and the value of the project.

Faculty supervisor's name _________________________________________________________________

Position: _____________________________________________
Institution: _____________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________
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Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: __________________

Please return Parts A and B to:   Prof. Paul K. Strother Phone 617 552 8395
  Dept. Geology & Geophysics   FAX 617 552 8388
  Boston College Weston Observatory   strother@bc.edu
  381 Concord Road  
  Weston MA 02493-1340 U.S.A.  

A total of only forms A and B plus 2 additional sheets will be accepted
(Form B)
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