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MAACE Scholarship


Notification for Scholarship Assistance

Montana Association for Adult and Community Education

Deadline:  Applications for activities must be postmarked or sent by e-mail no later than

September 25, 2006.

(Application form below at the bottom of the screen)

Notification of Scholarship Assistance

Montana Association for Adult and Community Education 

Deadline:  Applications for activities must be postmarked or e-mailed by Sept. 25, 2006.

MAACE is pleased to announce its scholarship round for 2006-07.  The purpose of the scholarships is for MAACE members to have opportunities for assistance to attend the October MAACE conference in Billings or other professional development events.  An individual may receive only one scholarship during the grant year of September 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007.

Background Information:

Because of the importance of professional development, MAACE receives state leadership funds from OPI to provide these opportunities for its members.  This year, the priority will be to encourage participation at the MAACE fall conference.  Scholarships are individually awarded and are based primarily on the individual's ability to demonstrate how his or her attendance at the proposed event will be professionally and programmatically beneficial.  Students enrolled in adult literacy tutor programs or ABLE programs may also apply if they are MAACE members.

Scholarship Categories for 2006 - 07:

This year, up to 18 scholarships may be awarded for the MAACE/MEA conference in Billings.  The amount of each award for MAACE may not exceed $500.00.  Local programs are encouraged to fund the travel portion of applicants' expenses.  Registration is expected to be $25.00 per person, and lodging is estimated to be $73.00 per night, plus tax.

Eight additional scholarships may be awarded for other professional development opportunities.  The amount of each of these awards may not exceed $1,000.00.  MAACE members may be interested in considering the following events:


Philadelphia, PA

March 25 - 28, 2007


Coeur d'Alene, ID

April 25 - 28, 2007


San Diego, CA

October 15 - 17, 2006


Atlanta, GA

October 4 - 7, 2006


Seattle, WA

March 21 - 24, 2007


Scholarships are to be used for the conference or workshop for which they were awarded.  If a recipient wishes to make a change, a request must be made in writing in advance.  E-mail requests are acceptable.  A scholarship may not be transferred to another person.

Criteria for Selection:

1.   Must be currently involved in adult/community education in Montana.

2.   Must be an active, current (2006) member of MAACE.

3.   Selected conference or workshop must fit into a professional development plan and demonstrate that the activity will enhance the individual's professional skills.

4.   Applicant must write a two-page report after completion of the activity, as well as indicate at least one other means of sharing new professional information with others after the event. The two-page report does not fulfill the obligation to write a MAACE newsletter article if an applicant selects that option.  Individuals who do not fulfill their assignments will be ineligible for scholarships the following year.  2005-2006 scholarship recipients who have not fulfilled this obligation are ineligible to receive a scholarship this year.

5.   Some consideration may be given for geographic distribution of awards.

6.   Some priority will be given to individuals who have not received a scholarship during the last two years of the program.

7.   Application is postmarked or e-mailed by the established deadline.

Review Process:

All applications will be reviewed by three members of MAACE appointed by the President and the Board of Directors.

Reviewers will look for evidence that the applicant is an active MAACE member and that the proposed event will benefit not only the applicant, but also others.

The following rubric is used to make awards after the reviewers have indicated point totals:

77 - 85 points

100% of requested amount may be awarded

68 - 76 points

80% of requested amount may be awarded

60 - 67 points

50% of requested amount may be awarded

Under 60 points

No award

Notification of awards and amounts will be sent to applicants as soon as possible after input is received from reviewers (approximately 2-3 weeks after the application deadline).

Application Procedure:

Applications for activities must be postmarked or submitted electronically by September 25, 2006, for consideration.

Please limit responses to the space provided.  Anyone needing a hard copy of the application mailed out may request one by phone at 248-3774 or e-mail (see address below).

Send application to Margie Sylvester, MAACE Treasurer, at 961 Senora Ave., Billings, MT 59105, or to .

Payment of Scholarship:

Funds will be paid after the activity is completed and appropriate receipts and report are submitted.


Click here F  for MAACE Scholarship Application Form. (pdf)


For this form you will need Acrobat Reader to read and complete the application.  (This form can not be saved unless you have Adobe Acrobat.  You will have to print it and snailmail it.  You may want to key in your answers to the longer questions into a word processing program and then copy and paste the information into the form.)


Click here F  for MAACE Scholarship Application Form. (Word)

This form is in Word.  You can download and save it.  However, the scholarship committee asks that you please do not write more than the field will hold.  Be sure to proofread!!!