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Awards

Submit names of students, educators, and administrators for the following FASS awards:

Addison Wesley Longman Scholarship Award

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This $500 scholarship is sponsored by Addison Wesley Longman Publishers. The following criteria must be met by each applicant:

  • Attends a Florida college
  • Has successfully completed required reading and writing class(es)

The following documents must be included in the application packet:

  • This scholarship application.
  • Up‐to‐date college transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from his/her reading instructor)
  • Typed essay (300 ‐500 words) describing how reading a specific book has changed the applicant’s life. The essay must list the name of the book and the author and must focus on that one book. The essay should be typed double spaced as a Word document in size 12 font. E‐mail a copy of the essay to smithe@scf.edu.
  • Photograph or photo file in jpg format and signed release at the bottom of application page.

Developmental Math Scholarship Award

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This $500 scholarship is sponsored by FASS and will be given to a deserving developmental mathematics student at FASS’s annual conference. The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Attends a Florida college
  • Has successfully completed at least one developmental math class with an A or B grade
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

The following documents must be included in the application packet:

  • This scholarship application.
  • Up‐to‐date college transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation from one of the applicant’s developmental math instructors or math lab learning specialists.
  • Typed narrative explaining an innovative method for solving a math problem.  Include step by step process and state the objective to be covered.  The narrative should be typed double spaced as a Word document in size 12 font, no longer than one page in length.  Applicants should contact their computer lab or math lab instructor for assistance with any math symbol programs. Additionally, e‐mail a copy of your narrative to smithe@scf.edu.
  • Photograph or photo file in jpg format and signed release at the bottom of the application page.

Joseph Howland Scholarships

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Two Joseph Howland Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, are available to be presented at the annual FASS conference. The following criteria must be met by each applicant:

  • Attends a college with a FASS institutional membership.
  • Has successfully completed one developmental math course and one other developmental course either in writing or in reading.
  • Has six semester hours of gateway or general education college level course work (AA/AS).
  • Has achieved an overall 3.0 grade point average for all course work.

The following documents must be included in the application packet:

  • This scholarship application.
  • Up‐to‐date college transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from an instructor of a developmental education course and one from an instructor of a gateway or general education college level course).
  • Typed essay (500 ‐750 words) describing how the developmental mathematics or developmental writing course has influenced your life. The essay should be typed double spaced as a Word document in size 12 font. Additionally, e‐mail a copy of your essay to smithe@scf.edu.
  • Photograph or photo file in jpg format and signed release at the bottom of the application page

Outstanding Educator Award

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Do you know someone who stands out in the field of developmental education? If so, nominate them for FASS’s Outstanding Educator Award. This award is traditionally presented during the association’s annual conference. The outstanding educator will be selected based on his or her demonstrated excellence in the areas described below.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Must be a person whose work exemplifies the philosophy of developmental education.
  • Must demonstrate excellence in teaching or appropriate professional skills (e.g., counseling, tutoring, and administration) with developmental education students.

  • Must show responsiveness to individual students and commitment to professional growth.
  • Each nominee must be a current member of FASS.

The following documents must be included in the application packet:

  • This award application.
  • Typed biographical sketch which includes the name of the person you are nominating, and the institution and title/position of nominee. The document should also include your nominee’s role in developmental education. Additionally include outstanding achievements in each of the following: (a) teaching/other professional skills; (b) relationships with students; (c) professional developmental activities. The document should be typed double spaced as a Word document in size 12 font. Additionally, e‐mail a copy of your document to smithe@scf.edu.
  • Photograph or photo file in jpg format and signed release at the bottom of the application page.

Student Essay Scholarship Award

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Sponsored by FASS, the Student Success Essay Scholarship is awarded to the winning essay in the amount of $500 at the annual FASS Conference.  The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Attends a Florida Community or State College
  • Has successfully completed at least two developmental level courses.

The following documents must be included in the application packet:

  • This scholarship application.
  • Up‐to‐date college transcript.
  • One letter of recommendation from one of the applicant’s developmental education instructors.
  • Typed essay (300 ‐ 500 words) on the topic of choice.  The essay should be typed double spaced as a Word document in size 12 font.  Additionally, e‐mail a copy of your essay to smithe@scf.edu.
  • Photograph or photo file in jpg format and signed release at the bottom of the application page.

Sharisse Bronson Turner Graduate Study Scholarship

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Awarded to a member of FASS who is pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution.

Awarded annually at the FASS state conference

To be eligible:

  • Must be employed (full-time or part-time) at a Florida college or university
  • Must be a financial member of FASS
  • Must have been admitted to a graduate program at a regionally accredited institution

Application process:

  • Must submit a letter explaining how the scholarship will help achieve professional and/or personal goals
  • Must submit resume
  • Must show proof of admittance into a graduate program
  • Must submit two letters of recommendations. One letter must come from a financial member of FASS.

Award process:

Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the institution

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