Young Scholars Program


APEE has received a grant to help young faculty and graduate students attend our annual meeting April 1-4, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Successful applicants will have their registration fees reduced to $80 (normally $499) and may be eligible for a stipend to help offset travel expenses. These funds are designed to encourage younger scholars to consider the advantages of APEE membership. Funds are limited, and a strong preference will be given to first time attendees who are on the program. While second time recipients will remain eligible, limited funding dictates that recipients of more than one past award under the program should not expect to receive funding.

To apply, please supply the following: (1) a short essay (250-300 words) explaining why the applicant wishes to attend the meeting; (2) a short letter of reference, preferably from an APEE member or someone known to APEE, indicating why support should be provided to the nominee, and (3) a brief note from the applicant’s department chair or graduate director indicating the level of departmental support that the applicant can expect for this trip. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018. Those selected will be notified within two weeks of that date. Successful applicants will be required to register for the conference (at the reduced rate of $80) by February 28, 2018.

Please send applications to Dr. Frank Stephenson at If you have questions, you may email him or call him at (706) 238-7878.