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!
Students must complete an online application and have a faculty member complete a recommendation form and letter. Instructions for applying and the recommendation information are in the 2023 LDTP application document.
Click here to complete the online LDTP application
The deadline to complete the LDTP application is 5:00 pm ET on December 16, 2022. Decisions will be communicated by January 13, 2023.
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
TJ Exford, North Carolina A&T State University
Jonathon Ruiz-Ramie, Augusta University
Alicia Bryan, Columbus State University
Karissa Peyer, University of Tennessee Chattanooga