GARY SAILES GRADUATE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
(One Master’s and One PhD)
Gary “Doc” Sailes is an award winning professor at Indiana University. He is widely recognized for his research and advocacy on collegiate sport access and Critical Race Theory. A champion of student-athlete development, Dr. Sailes has led Congressional hearings, and presented to the International Olympic Congress on abuses in college athletics and the value of diversity across sport. A recipient of the 2011 NASSS Distinguished Service Award, “Doc” continues his support of the NASSS community by bestowing resources that annually fund the Graduate Diversity Scholarship.
In recognition of the recommendation made by the Racial Diversity Committee in the fall of 2003, the NASSS Conference Program Committee implemented a scholarship for a graduate student who is a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group. Starting in 2013, the scholarship goes to one Master Degree student and one Doctoral candidate. The purpose of the scholarship is to create a mechanism to identify underrepresented racial and/or ethnic graduate students who are doing research in the area of sport sociology, and to provide a means of supporting their work and association with NASSS. The $500 award applies toward expenses associated with attendance at the NASSS Conference.
The application process and criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- NASSS member and graduate student status (PhD. or Master’s)
- Applicants must prepare a one-page essay, which addresses how they plan to contribute to the field of sociology of sport/physical activity.
- Essays should be submitted along with a recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with the student’s work and aspirations.
- Applications will be reviewed by the NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee.
- All documents must be sent via e-mail and contain the applicant’s mailing address.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
- Announcements regarding the selected applicant will be made at the end of September 2016.
- The winner of the award will be recognized at the 2016 Annual NASSS Conference Business Meeting in Tampa, FL
Submit materials to:
Chair, NASSS Diversity and Conference Climate Committee
|2016||Master’s Award: Urooj Shahzadi(University of Toronto); Doctoral Award: Traci Canada(University of Virginia)|
|2015||Master’s Award: Alexander Deeb (Western Illinois University); Doctoral Award: Bahar Tajrobehkar (University of Toronto)|
|2014||Master’s Award: Caroline Piquette (Laurentian University); Doctoral Award: Ember Skye W. Kanelee (University of Massachusetts Amherst)|
|2013||Master's Award: Bahar Tajrobehkar (York University); Doctoral Award: Satoko Itani (University of Toronto)|
|2012||Chelsea Johnson (University of Southern California)|
|2011||Albert Y. Bimper, Jr. (University of Texas)|
|2010||Nikolas Dickerson (University of Iowa)|
|2009||Jasmine Hamilton (Louisiana State University)|
|2008||Kyoung-Yim Kim (University of Toronto)|
|2007||Rachel Sarabia (University of California, Santa Barbara)|
|2006||Nicola Potopsighn (Queen's University)|
|2005||Bryan Bracey (University of Maryland)|