2019 Convention Attendance Grant Opportunities

2019 Convention Attendance Grant Opportunities

Apply for the CoSIDA Attendance Grant at CoSIDA.com/Awards
Apply for the NCAA Inclusion Grant

CoSIDA Convention Attendance Grant Applications Close February 8

Opportunities to attend the 2019 CoSIDA Convention next June 9-12 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida are available for all CoSIDA dues-paying members through CoSIDA’s annual attendance grant selection process and through the NCAA inclusion grant program. 

CLOSED: CoSIDA Convention Attendance Grant

The CoSIDA Convention Attendance Grant recognizes the unique circumstances of the association’s membership when it comes to attending a yearly convention by annually selecting 20 deserving members for attendance with two additional grants designated specifically for ethnic minorities in the profession.
CoSIDA’s grant includes reimbursement of up to $1,000 in expenses related to travel, lodging and meals in addition to a complimentary convention registration. Networking opportunities at the convention and mentorship opportunities throughout the year are also available. To apply for the grant, go to CoSIDA.com/awards and click on the Contests, Grant Programs and Scholarships button. Key dates listed below:
7006Key dates
December 3, 2019: Application opens
February 8, 2019: Application closes; materials due
(no later than midnight ET)
Early March, 2019: Applicants notified
June 9-12, 2019: CoSIDA Convention

For information about the CoSIDA Convention Attendance Grants, contact Laurie Bollig at lauriebollig@cosida.com.

CLOSED: NCAA Inclusion Grant

The NCAA Inclusion CoSIDA Convention Grant presents a professional development opportunity geared towards the inclusion, advancement and retention of ethnic minorities within the field of media relations/communications. The grant will provide attendance at the convention, mentorship and leadership opportunities during the academic year.
6470Key dates
December 7, 2018: Application opens
January 11, 2019: Application closes; materials due
(no later than midnight ET)
February 1, 2019: Participants notified
June 9-12, 2019: CoSIDA Convention
August 2019: NCAA National Office Visit

The NCAA and CoSIDA will cover the cost of hotel and travel accommodations to the CoSIDA convention; and hotel and travel accommodations for a national office visit. Grant recipients will also receive a complimentary CoSIDA convention registration, CoSIDA membership and CoSIDA mentor pairing for one year.

Two applicants from each division (I, II, and III) will be selected each year.

Identify as an Ethnic Minority (Male or Female).

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to intercollegiate athletics (specifically related to sports information/media relations), and support of advancing and advocating for diversity within athletic communications. 

Applicants must be Athletics communicators from NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III with five years or less in the industry. 

Applicants must complete the following:
  • Brief essay (800 words or less) on how they demonstrate the qualities listed above as well as what they hope to learn at convention and the national office visit
  • Submit one supporting letter of recommendation
  • Resume
For more information about the grant program, contact Sahar Abdur-Rashid at srashid@ncaa.org

CoSIDA convention registration will open February 13 at Noon (ET) at CoSIDA.com/2019Convention.