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!
Learn more about the LDTP program, eligibility, and how to apply:
Download the 2024 LDTP application information
Complete your 2024 LDTP application:
2024 LDTP Application
The deadline to submit your LDTP application is November 1, 2023 by 5:00 pm ET.
The 2023 LDTP students and mentors were:
Mason McIntosh, Auburn University
Jasmine Parker Brown, University of South Carolina
Nevaeh Rose Nez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Liliana Renteria, Florida State University
Mervin Jajika, Augusta University
Marc Cook, North Carolina A&T State University
Yuri Feito, ACSM National Office
Leanna Ross, Duke University
Lauren Reid, South College-Atlanta
Jonathan Ruiz-Ramie, Augusta University
The 2022 LDTP students and mentors were:
Sydney Jones, Tuskegee University
David Diaz, Florida Atlantic University
Alexis Dick, University of South Carolina Aiken
Kayla Brow, North Carolina A&T State University
T J Exford, North Carolina A&T State University
Jonathon Ruiz-Ramie, Augusta University
Alicia Bryan, Columbus State University
Karissa Peyer, University of Tennessee Chattanooga