The Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Awards

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Awards recognizing Dr. Janice Epp’s significant contributions to The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Dr. Epp was renowned as a passionate advocate for students, an inspiring teacher, and a wise mentor. She worked tirelessly to expand opportunities for students to be a viable part of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. As a result of Dr. Epp’s long- time dedication, legions of students have become vital members of SSSS and many have gone on to distinguished careers in sexual science. 

To continue Dr. Epp’s dedicated work to attract future scientists and scholars to the field of sexual science, the Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Awards will be given annually to encourage students to participate in SSSS academic meetings by defraying the cost of registration. The applicants, in addition to information describing their current student status, must include a letter of no more than 500 words, describing their interest in sexual science, their interest in attending a symposium or the annual meeting, and how they plan to use the knowledge obtained. 

Application Guidelines for The Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship

Procedures: Under the auspices of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Awards will provide compensated registrations for 2 students to attend a SSSS academic meeting. One award will be given for a student to attend a Western Region Symposium and the other for a student to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society. If, in any given year, a WR Symposium is not being held, then only one award will be given to enable a student to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university. The applicant does not have to be a member of SSSS.  Those applying for the WR meeting do not need to live within the Western Region.

Application Process: Applications for the Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Awards must be submitted electronically to Mandy Peters (thesociety@sexscience.org). The applicant, in addition to information describing their current student status, must include a letter of no more than 500 words, describing their interest in sexual science, their interest in attending a regional symposium or the national meeting, and how they plan to use the knowledge obtained. A student can apply for both awards, but will only receive one award in any given year.  

 

Application for the Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Awards

 

Date: _____________________________

Part I

Name: _________________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

Contact information (phone, email):__________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Name of degree-granting program at a college or university you are currently attending: _______________________________________________________________________

 

The SSSS meeting location and the meeting dates you are applying for:

Western Region__________________________________________________________

Annual Meeting__________________________________________________________

 

Part II - In our review of Part II of this application, we do not want to know the identities of applicants, so in answering the following questions, please do not reveal any identifying information, i.e., your name, where you are studying, etc. Please do not exceed 500 words total for all of your answers combined.

 

#1: What are your specific interests in the field of sexual science?

#2: What are your specific reasons for wanting to attend the meeting(s) you listed in this application?

#3: How do you plan to use the information obtained from your attendance at a meeting?

 

Please submit this application electronically to Mandy Peters at the SSSS office (mlpeters@sexscience.org).The successful award recipients will be notified at least 60 days prior to the appropriate SSSS meeting. Deadline for application submission is August 1, 2014.

For more information about The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, visit www.sexscience.org. And for more info about SSSS awards and honors, click on “Honors.” 

 

The Janice M. Epp Student Scholarship Awards Committee

Carol Cassell, Anita P. Hoffer, Elizabeth Rae Larson, and Stella Resnick

For additional information contact: Carol Cassell at carolmcassell@yahoo.com 

 

 

 

 Award Recipients 

  • 2013Corey Flanders and Virginia Lynn Ramseyer Winter
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