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2018 ATD Student Scholarships

Friday, November 17, 2017

ATD offers students the opportunity to further their professional development by applying for a membership, conference, or workshop scholarship. Additionally, individuals who have recently received a PhD may be eligible for the ATD Dissertation Award. 
Student Scholarships—Apply Today!

Students in a doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate program are encouraged to apply for the John Coné ATD Membership Scholarship, ATD International Conference & Exposition Registration Scholarship, and the ATD Essentials Series Workshop Scholarship. Applicants should be current students at the time of submitting the application. There is one online application for all three scholarships. The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017.
Eight students will be selected to win the scholarships.

  • John Coné ATD Membership Scholarship: Six winners will receive one year of Professional Plus membership benefits, including a TD magazine subscription, access to webcasts and podcasts, free research whitepapers, and the full State of the Industry report.
  • ATD International Conference & Exposition Registration Scholarship: One winner will receive a complimentary full conference registration to attend the ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition in San Diego on May 6-9, 2018. 
  • ATD Essentials Series Workshop Scholarship: One winner will receive a complimentary registration to the Essentials Series workshop of their choice. Access a list of currently offered Essentials Series programs.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in the equivalent of at least half time at an accredited university or college, or be an active ATD chapter student member at the time of applying. Students are eligible to win only one ASTD/ATD scholarship during their higher education career; previous winners are not eligible to win again even if submitting in a different scholarship category.
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ATD Dissertation Award (PhD Graduates)


PhD graduates whose degrees are received between August 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017, are encouraged to apply for the ATD Dissertation Award. This award is given to foster and disseminate research in the practice of talent development. The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017. Learn more about the guidelines for submission.
The dissertation must focus on issues of relevance to the practice of developing talent in organizations. Illustrative areas of concentration include: 

  • training and development
  • organization development and learning
  • performance improvement and analysis
  • work design
  • career development
  • human resource planning.

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities. Contact Erin Strider, project manager, for more information or if you have any questions. 

About the Author

Erin Strider is a project manager for ATD supporting chapter services and the higher education community, coordinating activities at ATD’s annual International Conference and Exposition for these groups and managing various projects for chapter leaders, students, faculty, and talent development professionals within a college or university setting. She holds a BS in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University and has experience in association education and program/project management and operational logistics.  

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I have seen many scholarship schemes available for both technical and non-technical background students. Some scholarship schemes in India offers up to 100% Tuition fee while some offers other benefits like free laptops along with some amount of tuition fee as scholarship. i have applied for AIEESE primary through online website
please let me know if i can apply for ATD scholarship, I have done my graduation from India
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