The Washington Evaluators is devoted to strengthening and sustaining the evaluation community in the Washington DC area by recruiting and helping to educate the next generation of evaluators. Part of this year's Next Generation 2020 focus on students, the “New Professional Scholarship" is intended to support new professionals in integrating state-of-the-art knowledge and information sharing into their evaluation practices and approaches within their respective organizations and/or future practice. The Scholarship serves as one means to recruit new professionals into the evaluation community and facilitate continued diversity in the profession. The Scholarship is open to new professionals, currently enrolled students, postdocs and new graduates.
Deadline for Submission
Friday, April 10, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. EST
Criteria for Award Selection
1 / Defined to include the following by the Office of Management and Budget: DC, MD (Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties), VA (Alexandria, Arlington, Clarke, Culpepper, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Loudon, Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fredericksburg, and Warren cities and counties), and WV (Jefferson County).
The following are required for a complete application.
3 / Professor or other college administrator may be substituted for professional letter of recommendation, in the absence of professional evaluation experience
Benefits to the Scholarship Recipient
Individuals who receive the scholarship award will have the opportunity to become increasingly active in the local and national evaluation communities, including professional development events and networking opportunities. Specifically, funds will be awarded to support the recipients' participation in the July 2019 training opportunities offered by The Evaluators' Institute (TEI), in Washington, DC. In addition, Washington Evaluators will provide a one-year complimentary membership, with participation in the Washington Evaluators Mentor Minutes program.
Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Task Force on a 100-point scale, allocated as follows:
Commitment of the selected New Professional Scholars
How to Apply
Please submit completed application materials (see Application Materials) by 11:59 p.m. EST by Friday 10, 2020 via email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Application for 2020 New Professional Scholarship”
Scholarship Recipients will be notified via email by Friday, April 24, 2020. Confirmation to Washington Evaluators will be required from the Scholarship Recipient by Tuesday, April 28, 2019. Up to two scholars will be selected from applicant submissions.