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Awards and Prizes

Bertie Acker Gaduate Student Award (2019)     

APPLICATION – PDF 

The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) seeks nominations from qualified graduate candidates for its annual Bertie Acker Graduate Student Award. SCOLAS established its scholarship program in 1991 to recognize and encourage outstanding students who wish to pursue a career in any area of Latin American Studies. For the 2018 SCOLAS conference in Campeche, México, up to three $300 awards will be granted at the graduate level.

ELIGIBILITY : Students must be nominated for the scholarship by an active SCOLAS member who serves on the faculty of an accredited college or university. Once nominated, a student may apply for scholarship consideration. To be eligible for the undergraduate scholarship, nominees must be enrolled at an accredited college or university that offers courses in the study of Latin America. To be eligible for the graduate scholarship, nominees must be enrolled at an accredited college or university at the graduate level that offers courses in the study of Latin America. No applicant will be discriminated against for any reason. The finalists will be selected by faculty recommendations and the quality of their research projects and/or course work. The decision of the SCOLAS scholarship committee will be final.

DEADLINES : The deadline for receiving completed applications is February 1. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


APPLICATION PROCESS
 : In addition to the attached application, nominees should request two letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with their work. One of these recommendations should come from the SCOLAS sponsor. The sponsor should also verify the candidate’s GPA, course work and grades. While an official transcript is not required, the candidate’s sponsor should include a photocopied transcript with the recommendation letter.Each application should also include a sample or samples of the candidate’s written work or other research, a maximum of 25 pages. Each application should include a Resume of the applicant’s activities, academic achievements, and course work.Undergraduates should include a brief statement of their career goals. Graduate students should submit a brief statement of their research project and career goals.Work submitted may be in either English or Spanish. Please send the original and two copies of the complete application to:

Pauline Warren
Houston Community College-Southeast
6815 Rustic Ave.Houston, TX 77087
(713) 718-7065  
pauline.warren@hccs.edu


Harvey L. Johnson Book and Article Awards

The Harvey L. Johnson – The 2018 Publication Awards to be presented at the 2017 SCOLAS Congress in Campeche, México.

ELIGIBILITY : 1. A scholarly monograph (single author work) or other book-length publication relating to any topic on Latin America or Latinos in the U. S.; 2. an article relating to any topic on Latin America or U. S. Latinos.

AUTHOR ELIGIBILITY : Authors must have been members of SCOLAS for at least three consecutive years prior to the award.

PUBLISHING REQUIREMENTS : Nominated works must have been published or accepted for publication within three years preceding the close of the award year (the previous calendar year).

NOMINATIONS: may be made by members of SCOLAS to the chair of the committee. No other nomination will be considered.

COPIES and DEADLINES : The nominee must provide three (3) copies of the book or article to the committee by no later than: 15 December 2017 (postmark). The deadline and the number of copies is absolute. Failure to meet the deadline or to send the requisite number of copies will disqualify the entry for the year’s competition.  

Nominations and copies should be addressed to:

Mary Fanelli Ayala
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Eastern New Mexico University
1500 S Ave KPortales, NM 88130
mary.ayala@enmu.edu
Phone: (575) 562-2421


Bill L. and Gerre D. Andrist Paper Prize
Call for submissions:

Each year SCOLAS awards a prize for an outstanding paper related to Latin American women, to be presented at the upcoming conference.  The prize carries an award of $l00. 

Requirements:1. Authors nominated for the awards must have been members of SCOLAS for three consecutive years, two of which must be prior to the award.2. Nominated works must not have been previously published or accepted for publication before presentation at the next conference, following the closing for nominations, 1 February.3. Nominations may only be made by members of SCOLAS to the chair of the committee, using the form included in this Bulletin. It is the responsibility of the nominee to provide THREE PRINT AND/OR THREE ELECTRONIC copies of the paper to the Articles Committee for adjudication prior to 1 February. 

Please submit your nominations to:

Dr. Juan Carlos Ureña 
P.O. Box 13042, SFA Station
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
(936) 468-2300
urenajuan@sfasu.edu


John Mason Hart – SCOLAS Journal 
Article Award

The prestigious John Mason Hart – SCOLAS Journal Article Award is given to one article submitted for publication per edition of the SCOLAS Journal. The award is presented at the yearly SCOLAS Conference and is accompanied by $500.

AUTHOR ELIGIBILITY: The author must have been a member of SCOLAS for at least two consecutive years prior to the award.

PUBLISHING REQUIREMENTS: Articles submitted for publication at the SCOLAS Journal are automatically nominated for the award.

NOMINATIONS: The external-blind reviewers will nominate the finalists.

ARTICLE SUBMISSION: Please submit your article for publication consideration to the editor, Jeana Paul-Ureña at jpaulurena@sfasu.edu, following the guidelines posted on the SCOLAS Journal webpage: http://www.modlang.txstate.edu/scolas/The-SCOLAS-Journal.html

INFORMATION: Questions concerning the John Mason Hart – SCOLAS Journal Article Award should be directed to the editor: jpaulurena@sfasu.edu.