NAPHC Scholarships for Students
deadline: 23 August 2017
Notification of award recipients: around
30 August 2017
Submit application to: email@example.com
detailed information on the conference, see: http://www.phius.org/conferences-calendar-of-events/naphc2017-call-for-papers-presentations
Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is pleased to announce that
it can provide two scholarships to qualified students to help defray the
cost of attending the 2017 North American Passive House Conference (NAPHC)—to
be held in Seattle, WA. Each scholarship will
provide $650 from SBSE to assist in meeting the costs of participating
in the conference. In addition, the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
will waive the conference registration fee for the SBSE
scholarships are offered to provide support for students who are
interested in the passive house approach to high-performance building
design. Conference participation is an excellent way to improve one’s
knowledge of passive house design principles, construction techniques,
and developing issues in building science.
will be provided to scholarship recipients at the conference; they
cannot be advanced prior to participation. Funds may be used to defray
any aspect of conference attendance (lodging, meals, transportation)
without submission of receipts. Late applications will not be
for NAPHC scholarships will be evaluated with the following criteria in
an applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student who will be
enrolled in a building design or construction related academic program
at the time of the conference,
an applicant will make a convincing case that they are seriously
interested in high-performance buildings as embodied by passive house
and will benefit from conference participation,
the selection process will favor those with previous exposure to the
passive house approach (as presented in response to item 2 above), seek
geographic diversity among applicants, and encourage diverse
representation among academic institutions—assuming other selection
criteria have been successfully addressed.
the selection process will favor applicants who are members of
SBSE, assuming other criteria have been successfully addressed.
accepting an offer of a scholarship will—by the act of
acceptance—commit to full conference participation (excluding
workshops and tours).
reminder: the intent of this scholarship program is to provide support
for students interested in passive house buildings who have limited
institutional resources at their disposal. The program is not targeted
at faculty or design professionals who are gainfully employed. Late
applications will not be considered.
is no application form or template to fill out and submit. Applications
will consist of an electronically submitted pdf document that provides
the information requested below and addresses
the criteria described above. Items 4 and 5 below are of particular
interest to the selection committee. Applications are limited to two 8.5
x 11 (or equivalent) pages, structured as follows:
Contact information: name of the applicant, current institutional
affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Academic status: A clear description of the applicant’s academic
program and current status within the program.
SBSE membership status: student member, member, non-member.
house background: previous experiences with the passive house
approach; coursework—internships, summer employment, self-study, etc.
5. Impact statement: briefly but clearly describe the benefits you
expect to derive from participation in the 2016 NAPHC. If you
anticipate playing an active role at the conference (as a presenter,
for example) be sure to note this.
Previous conferences: indicate whether you have attended a previous
critical dates and deadlines above. Late applications will not be
Submit applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the subject:
NAPHC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Coordinator (inquiries only): Walter Grondzik, email@example.com