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Call for Applications: Gale Gibson International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals Educational Scholarship
Gale Gibson, entrepreneur in the field of occupational databases and founder of VERTEK, creator of OccuBrowse and OASYS software, was generous with his time and knowledge. He shared what he learned along the way with many in the rehabilitation community. In honor of his memory, IARP, along with his family, have instituted the Gale Gibson IARP Educational Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship fund is twofold: to provide funding for IARP members for professional growth opportunities; and to provide scholarship recipients venues to share their new knowledge with IARP members. Although this scholarship program originated within the IARP Forensic Section it is available to any IARP member.
This scholarship is funded by IARP members for IARP members. As long as members contribute, scholarships will be available.
Requirements: Members needs to present a proposal on an approved form outlining course/class/independent study/research project they propose to complete including:
• for course or class: course title and description; educational provider; method of delivery; timeframe; rationale for taking course; potential idea for sharing the knowledge with members; and the amount of funding requested.
• independent study: area of study; method of study; timeframe for study; rationale for independent study; potential method for sharing information with the members; and amount of funding requested.
• Research project: area of research; research proposal; methodology; questions the research hopes to answer; timeframe; potential method for sharing the information with the members; and the amount of funding requested.
Funding Amounts: Scholarships will be funded anywhere from $100.00 to a maximum of $1500 per proposal, depending on funding availability.
Timeline: There are two selection points each year. Scholarship requests must be submitted to the IARP Education Committee by either February 1st of each year or by August 1st of each year. Requests for proposals will be published in the Experts Express and on the IARP website.
The Education Committee will notify requesters of their status within 60 days of the due date (April or October) and the funds will be immediately available.
Awards will be announced in the Experts Express. An official presentation of the scholarship will occur at the following IARP Forensic Conference if the scholarship winner(s) choose to attend.
Submission: Please use our Online Scholarship Application form to submit your application.
If you have any questions, please send an email to Pat Sistler, IARP Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.