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CEA-Wisconsin Adds New Benefit for Members:
Professional Development Scholarships

The CEA-Wisconsin Board has voted to establish scholarships for members who wish to pursue professional development.  At least two $500 Professional Development Scholarships will be awarded to CEA-Wisconsin members per calendar year. The CEA-Wisconsin Board may elect to award additional Professional Development  Scholarships depending on the number and quality of scholarship applications and funding available.

Professional Development  Scholarship monies are available up to $500 per individual for varied professional development activities. Activities which may qualify for the scholarship include educational or correctional conferences, skills training, industry trade shows, or other activities that relate to the member’s teaching responsibilities.

Scholarship Requirements:

·        To be nominated and receive a Professional Development Scholarship. The individual must be a resident of Wisconsin and a voting member of the Correctional Education Association and have been a member for a minimum of one year prior to application. The individual must also agree to maintain membership for two years following completion of the scholarship.

·        Current CEA-Wisconsin Board members may not apply for the Professional Development Scholarship. 

Scholarship Uses:

·        Attendance at Correctional Education Association conferences or other professional meetings where a direct benefit to correctional education can be established.
Presentation of a workshop at the Region III CEA Conference, International CEA Conference, the Wisconsin GED/HSED & Adult Literacy Conference, or some other professional education or correctional conference.

·        Attendance at skills training, industry trade shows, or other activities that relate to the member’s teaching responsibilities.

·        Research in issues or topics related to correctional education. Results are to be published or presented at a correctional education or correctional related conference or symposium.

·        Since CEA-Wisconsin offers a scholarship for undergraduate or graduate study, the Professional Development Scholarship.   may not be used for undergraduate or graduate courses.

Completion Requirement:

·        Proof of conference registration or meeting attendance along with a critique of the program, including its applicability to correctional education.

·        Research results are to be published or presented at a correctional education or correctional related conference or symposium.

·        Scholarship awards must be completed in a pre-approved timeline. Extenuating circumstances may be considered at the discretion of the Committee.

Scholarship Procedures:    Professional Development Scholarships

·        Applications must be received by the CEA-Wisconsin Awards Committee designee at least forty-five (45) days before the first day of planned activity. The application must include total costs and funding sources. Professional Development Scholarships will be limited to expenses not reimbursable through other sources. The Awards Committee will determine the amount to be advanced and the schedule for advancement.

·        The application form must be fully completed in order to be considered by the committee. The quality of the application will be taken in to consideration.

·        The applicant will be notified by letter of the Committee’s decision. The “Letter of Scholarship Award” will include the steps to receive and account for the funds along with a delineated timeline. A “Letter of Scholarship Denial” will include the reason(s) for the denial. An applicant may reapply with a revised application that addresses the denial or provides additional information. The reapplication must meet the forty-five (45) days prior to participation requirement.

·        Professional Development Scholarship recipients will be required to submit all receipts for the expenses related to the scholarship award. The award funds may be issued in advance of participation with a written request and documentation of expenses. Upon completion, a final expense report with receipts must be submitted to the CEA-Wisconsin Awards Committee.

·        Within 30 days of the completion of the participation, a report of 300-500 words on the benefit of the Professional Development Scholarship must be submitted to the CEA-Wisconsin Awards Committee.

·        In order to receive a Professional Development Scholarship, the recipient must give permission to CEA-Wisconsin for the use of the report at CEA-Wisconsin’s discretion for publication and publicity.

·        Professional Development Scholarships may not be used for illegal activities or to purchase equipment. In the event this occurs, the recipient must return the full scholarship to CEA-Wisconsin.

·        Should an individual who has received Professional Development Scholarship monies not participate in the planned use of the scholarship, the recipient must return the full scholarship to CEA-Wisconsin.

Scholarship Limits:

·        Professional Development Scholarship amounts will be limited up to $500 per year per recipient. The Awards Committee will determine the amounts of the scholarships.

·        Priority will be given to first time applicants.

·        Professional Development Scholarships are limited to one per CEA-Wisconsin member.

Scholarship Application:

·        The Professional Development  Scholarship Application Form may be found on the www.ceawisconsin.org website. Click on “Professional Development Scholarships.”

·        Questions may be directed to:

Tim Malchow, CEA-Wisconsin Treasurer

            Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution
            920-526-3244 Ext. 2358





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