The Sharon Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
If you submitted an application to attend CIT 2020, your application will be considered for CIT 2021. New applications for 2021 will also be accepted for consideration. Due to the minimal cost associated with a virtual CIT, we are pleased to announce that 10 scholarships will be awarded. This will be for the 2021 conference only.
Financial assistance is available for first time attendees to the SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT). The Scholarship aims to encourage new faculty and staff involved in teaching, learning, and instructional technology initiatives to pursue opportunities for professional development and networking with colleagues across the SUNY System. CIT was established in 1992 to provide faculty and instructional support professionals with an opportunity for professional growth, to share experiences and expertise, discuss common problems, brainstorm solutions, and explore innovative avenues for improving the learning environment with technology.
The Sharon Gallagher Memorial Scholarship covers recipient’s costs for:
- CIT Registration fees
- Conference meals*
- Fees associated with on-campus housing*
*These costs are not included in the scholarship award for CIT 2021. CIT 2021 is a virtual conference and does not include conference meals or housing.
Full-time SUNY Faculty/Staff attending the SUNY CIT Conference for the first time
How to Apply:
Please provide a letter (one to two pages) highlighting why attending the SUNY CIT conference will benefit your professional development.
Submit your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Line: Sharon Gallagher Scholarship.
The Sharon Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Committee will review letters and announce the recipient by May 3, 2021.
The SUNY CPD is accepting donations to the Sharon Gallagher Memorial Scholarship. Donate by sending a check made out to the The Upstate Foundation to: SUNY Center for Professional Development, Attn: Sharon Gallagher Scholarship, 6333 State Route 298, Suite 102 East Syracuse, NY 13057.
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SUNY FACT² Scholarships
CIT 2021 will be a fully virtual conference and is just $25 to participate; therefore, the Presenter’s Scholarships will not be offered for 2021.
SUNY FACT² is pleased to support participation in CIT by providing a $50.00 Scholarship toward the cost of the conference registration for the lead presenter (the individual who submitted the abstract). This scholarship is automatically awarded and scholarships are limited to (1) per person. Presenters will be given a discount code to use when registering.
All remaining costs are the responsibility of the individual. This includes the balance of the conference registration, lodging, travel, and optional pre-conference workshops.
Transfer of Scholarship – The entire amount or a portion of your scholarship may be transferred to a SUNY individual who is co-presenting on the same presentation. To transfer your scholarship to a co-presenter, you must notify the SUNY Center for Professional Development in writing so that the scholarship can be applied to the correct individual’s registration.
Co-Presenters – Due to the limited amount of scholarships available, co-presenters do not automatically receive a Scholarship, but are encouraged to apply for one by submitting a ‘Statement of Interest’ (see below).
SUNY FACT² will award a limited number of $50 scholarships to support attendance at CIT!
Eligibility Requirements – Applicants must be full-time SUNY faculty or professional staff involved in instruction or instructional support at one of SUNY’s 64 campuses.
Selection Criteria – A demonstrated commitment to technology application in a classroom environment as evidenced in your ‘Statement of Interest.’
Application will be reviewed and scholarship recipients will be selected in accordance with procedures established by FACT² and the CIT Planning Committee.
Applicants must submit an email ‘Statement of Interest’ indicating why they should be considered for a FACT² Scholarship. These should be submitted by the 3rd Sunday in April to be considered.
Submit Statement of Interest to email@example.com