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SEACSM Leadership and Diversity Training Program (LDTP)

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Leadership & Diversity Training Program

The SEACSM Leadership and Diversity Training Program (LDTP) encourages student members from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences to participate in activities that will lead to successful mentored experiences at the Annual Meeting, enhanced pathways to degree completion and career opportunities, and increased SEACSM and ACSM service.

LDTP recipients will be matched with a professional SEACSM member who will assist the student with setting goals, preparing for attending the Annual Meeting, providing active mentorship at the meeting to connect the student with potential academic, research, and service opportunities, and guide the student through next steps to achieve their educational/professional goals after the meeting.LDTP award winners receive a travel stipend to participate in the Annual Meeting.

Students in the LDTP program have gone on to be successful graduate students, professionals, and leaders. Some have become LDTP mentors themselves!

The 2022 LDTP students and mentors are:


Students
Sydney Jones, Tuskegee University
David Diaz, Florida Atlantic University
Alexis Dick, University of South Carolina Aiken
Kayla Brow, North Carolina A&T State University

Mentors
TJ Exford, North Carolina A&T State University
Jonathon Ruiz-Ramie, Augusta University
Alicia Bryan, Columbus State University
Karissa Peyer, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

The application for the 2023 LDTP program will be available in the fall of 2022.

Attention SEACSM Student Minority Members: Apply for a grant to attend the 2022 SEACSM Annual Meeting

The purpose of the SEACSM Leadership and Diversity Training Program (LDTP) is to encourage student members from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences to participate in activities that will lead to successful mentored experiences at the Annual Meeting, enhanced pathways to degree completion and career opportunities, and increased SEACSM and ACSM service. The LDTP awards are for up to $599 each. Students may participate in the program for one year.

LDTP recipients will be matched with a professional SEACSM member who will assist the student with setting goals, preparing for attending the Annual Meeting, providing active mentorship at the meeting to connect the student with potential academic, research, and service opportunities, and guide the student through next steps to achieve their educational/professional goals after the meeting.

ELIGIBILITY

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group that is underrepresented in the sciences according to NIH criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
  • Be a citizen, citizen national, or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be currently enrolled in a program in kinesiology, exercise science, sports medicine, epidemiology, or a related field.
  • Have a financial need for the award.

HOW TO APPLY

All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on December 22, 2021. The application includes an online form and a written recommendation.

Before you begin, review the LDTP program guidelines and application instructions.

The online application form is available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRcjLDzQ-TL76x_08I8GdQwZPk2f2eZIyGTtFIpA7mdYKuLQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

The form includes:
Applicant information, including eligibility and education history
Responses to the following “essay” questions:
1.    Why you are applying for the SEACSM LDTP program
2.    Your reasons for wishing to attend the SEACSM Annual meeting
3.    Your goals for the mentoring experience
4.    How the LDTP award will help you and your plans as a student and professional
5.    How you think this experience will advance your academic and scholarly goals
6.    Your interest in greater involvement with SEACSM and ACSM in the future
7.    The reason(s) for your financial need to attend the SEACSM Annual Meeting

Additionally, you must provide one recommendation which will be submitted separately by the recommender. This includes:
1.    Evaluation form
2.    Letter of recommendation

Review process
Your application will be reviewed by a panel of SEACSM professional members based on:
a.    meeting the application criteria
b.    the completeness and professionalism of your application
c.    demonstrating your reasons and goals for the program in your essay
d.    the support of your professional reference
e.    submission of all application materials by the deadline

Decisions will be communicated to applicants by January 14th, 2022.


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