Young Scholars Program – Getting Ready for Vancouver

Application deadline: November 1, 2011 
By Jeff Cookston, Desiree Qin, and Anne Perdue

Are you an undergraduate from an underrepresented ethnic minority group interested in adolescent development? Are you a graduate student looking to mentor others and get connected in a professional network? Are you a tenured faculty member looking to enrich your experience at the 2012 SRA Biennial Meeting?

If so, the SRA Young Scholars Program (YSP) has something for you!

Application deadline: November 1, 2011 
By Jeff Cookston, Desiree Qin, and Anne Perdue

Are you an undergraduate from an underrepresented ethnic minority group interested in adolescent development? Are you a graduate student looking to mentor others and get connected in a professional network? Are you a tenured faculty member looking to enrich your experience at the 2012 SRA Biennial Meeting?

If so, the SRA Young Scholars Program (YSP) has something for you!

The Young Scholars Program is designed to support junior and senior undergraduate students from ethnic minority groups in North America to pursue graduate work and careers in adolescent development. Selected scholars attend the SRA Biennial Meeting and participate in special preconference activities that focus on careers in adolescent researchapplying to graduate school and fundingcurriculum vitae workshops, and navigating the Biennial Meeting. The Young Scholars will receive mentorship from graduate students and senior scholars who are active in the field of adolescent research.

We are thrilled about our upcoming 2012 Vancouver meeting. Here are four reasons why the 2012 YSP is going to be the best yet:

  1. LeShawndra Price, Ph.D., will again lead a panel on the inner workings of NIH/NIDA funding for undergraduate and graduate students and emerging scholars.
  2. We are inviting the scholars and mentors from 2008 and 2010 to join us for dinner during the preconference.  We believe including our alumni will create a rich and unique opportunity for networking.
  3. The program has been streamlined to focus on the information that young scholars need right away.
  4. We’ve added even more opportunities for our participants to interact informally.

More news on the program can be found at the program webpage and will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars for November 1st, the deadline for applications for young scholars and the junior and senior mentors.

While you enjoy your summer, I hope you’ll get the word out about the YSP and will add November 1 to your calendar as the date that applications are due.  If you have questions don’t hesitate to contact us by email — Co-Chair Jeff Cookston, email cookston@sfsu.edu; Co-Chair Desiree Qin, email dqin@msu.edu; or Anne Perdue, email aperdue@s-r-a.org.  We look forward to receiving your application and seeing you in Vancouver in 2012!