SBSE Retreat Scholarships for Students
Application deadline: 1 April
2017; 8:00 pm PT
Selection/notification of scholarship recipients: anticipated by
detailed information on the retreat, see: http://www.sbse.org/retreat2017/Retreat2017Home.htm
Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is pleased to announce it
will provide up to six scholarships to qualified students to help
defray the cost of attending the 2017
SBSE Retreat—to be held in Sublimity, OR in late July. Each scholarship will cover the
on-site retreat costs (including lodging, several meals, and retreat
materials) and provide some support toward travel expenses.
scholarship applicant must be a Student Member of SBSE and each scholarship
recipient will be asked to renew his/her membership when registering
for the retreat. Recipients will be required to pay a substantially
reduced retreat registration fee of $25, and are responsible for
arranging their own travel arrangements
to/from the retreat site.
Applicants are encouraged to seek
additional support from their home institutions (department, college
and/or university) to help defray travel expenses beyond the amount provided by the scholarship.
It is the intention of this scholarship to provide $650 in total
support per recipient. The regular double-occupancy registration fee is
$450. Each recipient will pay a nominal $25
registration fee. The travel funding available to each scholarship
student is $225.
summary, scholarship recipients will:
have $425 of the retreat registration fee paid directly to SBSE on
receive $225 to use for other expenses (to be awarded via check during
● pay out-of-pocket a $25 registration fee and all travel
to attend and fully participate in retreat activities will void
the scholarship offer.
These scholarships are
offered to provide support for students who are interested in
teaching environmental control systems (or a closely related area of
building science). Retreat scholarships will be awarded on a
competitive basis following review of all applications received by the
deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
for retreat scholarships will be evaluated with the following criteria
an applicant must be a graduate student or recent masters/doctoral
graduate, who at the time of applying for this scholarship, is not yet
engaged in practice and/or full-time teaching,
an applicant should have prior (preferred) or impending experience as a teaching assistant in
an environmental control systems (or related building science) course,
an applicant will make a convincing case that they are potentially
interested in pursuing a teaching career in building sciences and will
benefit from retreat participation,
the selection process will favor those who have never attended an SBSE
retreat, geographic diversity among applicants, and balanced
representation from institutions—assuming all other selection
criteria have been successfully addressed.
reminder: the intent of
this scholarship program is to provide support for students interested
in teaching environmental systems who have limited institutional
resources at their disposal. The program is not targeted at faculty
or design professionals who are gainfully employed.
How to Apply
is no formal application template to fill out and submit. Applications
will consist of an electronically submitted pdf document that
provides the information requested and addresses the
criteria described above. Items 3 and 4 below are of particular
interest to the selection committee. Applications are limited to two
8.5 x 11 (or equivalent) pages.
Applications must be
limited to two 8.5 x 11 (or equivalent) pages, structured as
information: name of the applicant, current
institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and
SBSE membership status: evidence of prior/ongoing SBSE membership
will be considered a plus. Applicants must be a Student Member at the
time of application. Renewing one’s SBSE membership is a requirement
of retreat registration.
3. Building science
background: current and prior universities and programs, specific
coursework you have taken in environmental control systems (or related
building science), and relevant educational experiences gained through
practice (if applicable). Indicate your projected month and year of
4. Personal statement:
help the selection committee evaluate your application by addressing
your prior experience as a teaching assistant in an environmental
control systems (or related building science) course and your interest
in pursuing a teaching career in building sciences (why interested,
projected timeframe, anticipated role).
statement: briefly but clearly describe
the benefits you expect to derive from participation in the 2017 SBSE
Retreat. If you anticipate playing an active role at the retreat (as a
presenter, for example) be sure to note this.
6. Previous retreats:
indicate whether you have attended a previous SBSE retreat or
retreats, and whether you have previously received an SBSE retreat
critical dates and deadlines above. Late
applications will not be accepted.
Use the subject:
SBSE RETREAT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Coordinator (inquiries only): Walter Grondzik, firstname.lastname@example.org