Haitian Studies Association

Conference

Emerging Scholars Award 2021 (Call for Applications)

Emerging Scholars Event, 2018


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HSA established the Student and Emerging Scholars’ fund during the 2006 conference. Since 2008, the HSA board has earmarked $1000 annually to support student research and participation in our annual conference.

Two scholarships ($500 each), one for a graduate student and the other for an undergraduate student, may be applied toward travel and accommodation expenses incurred for attending an HSA conference and/or presenting a specific research project concerning Haiti and/or the Haitian diaspora.


Graduates

Click here to apply. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2021.

The graduate award is intended to encourage graduate students to attend HSA’s annual conference and present their research

Eligibility:

  • Full-time student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate proof of past or current research on subjects related to Haiti and/or the Haitian diaspora

Application Process:

  • A copy of the abstract of the proposal submitted for the upcoming HSA conference
  • A brief essay (750-1000 words) describing your commitment to pursuing Haitian Studies
  • A 100-250-word biography
  • One (1) letter of reference from a Haitian Studies scholar who is willing to serve as a mentor for the student.
  • Unofficial transcript

Graduate students awarded this scholarship will be asked to submit a copy of their final conference papers to HSA by the final day of the conference at the following address: emergingscholars2021@gmail.com.


Undergraduates

Click here to apply. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2021.

The undergraduate award is intended to encourage undergraduate students to attend their first HSA conference, without requiring that they present a paper.

Eligibility

  • Full-time student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated involvement in the Haitian community (for example, participation in school-related programs pertaining to Haiti or the Haitian diaspora or volunteer activities with Haitian organizations)

Application Process:

  1. A brief essay (500-750 words) describing your commitment to pursuing Haitian Studies
  2. A 100-250-word biography
  3. A copy of your unofficial transcript
  4. One (1) letter of reference, which should be from a Haitian Studies scholar who is willing to serve as a mentor for the student: emergingscholars2021@gmail.com.