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Marilyn Gaddis and ELPA faculty Julie Mead

Gaddis Student Travel Awards


In recent years the Department has been able to provide some financial assistance to students attending conferences of professional organizations and associations such as those listed on our website (on the Department’s home page, choose “reference,” “links,” and “professional organizations and associations”. The amount of funding available each year depends on a number of factors including the number of students requesting support, travel and registration costs, and the interest earned by Department accounts at the UW Foundation. Historically, the Department has provided students with travel support ranging from $150-400 for one conference annually, with preference given to students who will present a paper or who have been chosen to represent the Department at a national conference (e.g. UCEA Graduate Student Research Seminar), or whose travel is related to dissertation research. 

The Marilyn Gaddis Fund was established in 2001 with a gift from Marilyn T. Gaddis, a 1977 Educational Administration graduate.  The purpose of the fund is to support graduate student travel to attend conferences, present papers or do research.  Her generous gift continues to provide students in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis with the opportunity to travel and to present at national conferences including but not limitied to UCEA, AERA and ASHE. The crucial networking opportunities afforded students at conferences is made possible by her gift.   

Call for application announced twice a year with awards made in late September again in January.

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