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Date of Birth (If applying for a Young Member stipend) (mm/dd/yyyy)
Name of Post Affiliation from whom Endorsement is requested.
Name of Post President or National Board Member from whom Endorsement Requested
Upload Letter of Endorsement by Post President or National Board Member here. Endorsement from the Post President is required at a minimum, and additional endorsements are accepted and encouraged. Please upload a single pdf file with all endorsements included.
Were you a member of SAME on or before January 1, 2013? Check if "yes"
SAME Participation and Leadership: Describe your participation with your local Post or at the national level, including any leadership roles you have held. Deployed military or civilian members should describe their deployment status as it relates to any time period that may have prevented them from participating fully in SAME so their participation can be appropriately evaluated. (Fill in text block, or upload a Word document)
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Professional Accomplishments & Recognition: Describe the professional accomplishments you have achieved in your career, and any recognition you have received. (Fill in text block, or upload a Word document)
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Professional Development: Describe your participation in continuing education and other activities to develop yourself personally and professionally. (Fill in text block, or upload a Word document)
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Before accepting a stipend, applicants must obtain approval from his/her supervisor; Federal employees (military and civil service) should seek the advice of their local ethics counselor.
I have received approval from my supervisor or local ethics counselor (if military or civil service).
I have read the ELA Stipends information and eligibility.
Thank you for nominating a Young Member (under the age of 39) to be awarded a stipend to attend the 2014 Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference, taking place November 10-11, 2014, in Reston, Va. All applications must be submitted to SAME HQ no later than July 30, 2014, using the web-based form.
Each Post is permitted to nominate one YM for the stipend. All Post nominations will be forwarded to the respective Regional Vice President (RVP). Each RVP may select one individual from among the Post nominations to represent the Region. RVP nominees (up to 16—one for each region) will then be reviewed by a panel of Fellows, from which eight finalists will be selected to attend the ELA Conference.
This is a highly-selective process, but a great opportunity for our Young Members! Again, thank you for your continued support of SAME Young Members.
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