For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. Graduate Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, participating in Talking Circles, and presenting their own research papers. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. Meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and friendships are all additional benefits of this Award.
Graduate Scholars are entitled to free registration and are given special recognition during the conference proceedings. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate studies program. Awardees must be available on-site the day prior to the conference (for orientation and training) and throughout the conference.
The deadline for graduate scholar applications has been extended to 11 April!
"At The Learner conference of 2014, once again I learned and more about the work, scholarship, and experiences, from many familiar and new Learner Scholars, involved with my research interests During the conference I was able to continue developing strong alliances with researchers and educators at different location. Included in this network development I met two scholars who are located in the area where I will be conducting my dissertation this year. I was pleased to be further introduced to the Learner Scholar tools and hope to utilize them more going forward. I also learned more about Common Ground and The Learner publishing processes which I hope to utilize soon." - Tatzia Langlo
"My favorite part of the conference was the discussion section. I liked its format since the whole conference was very insightful but in an informal style. Additionally, I liked when I had to present my work and my colleague graduate scholar had to chair my session. It was just a memorable experience." - Julien
"Attending an international conference has made me more aware that educational research is being conducted worldwide and that we have colleagues from many different countries and universities with whom we can confer and collaborate, to our mutual benefit." - Rosemary Carolan