Scholarships

Scholarship Call for STF 17

 

SHARING THE FIRE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION/APPLICATION

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION – extended to  FEBRUARY 10, 2017

 

The 2017 Sharing the Fire Conference (March 24-26, 2017) NES/LANES will offer five types of scholarships to applicants interested in increasing their storytelling skills and participating in the conference: the Next Generation Scholarship, the New Teller Scholarship, the Jumpstart Scholarship, Helping Hand Scholarship and new this year, the Jennifer Justice and Doug Lipman Artist Educator’s Student Scholarship and the Dr. Allen-Tamai ELL Scholarship. Please see details of each scholarship below.

 

Next Generation Scholarship

Eligibility:

Adults age 18-35 (graduated from or no longer attending high school) interested in using storytelling in their own fields or careers – for instance, in education, psychology, museum work, environmental education, healing arts, law, religion, business, theater, freelance storytelling, and so forth.

Winners receive:

  • Free conference registration
  • Saturday night banquet ticket
  • Sunday morning breakfast buffet
  • Sunday lunch
  • NES/LANES membership for one year
  • In addition, each scholarship winner will be paired with a NES/LANES member who will act as guide/resource during the conference.

Note: Winners must provide their own transportation to and from the conference, and their own lodging and meals other than those meals included in the full conference registration.

How to apply:

Please supply the following information:

  • Name, Address, City, State, Zip
  • Telephone numbers (home and cell)
  • Email address
  • Your date of birth
  • Employer/Job Title  (if applicable)
  • School/Year you will graduate, and degree (if applicable)

 

Answer these questions:

  1. How did you hear about the Next Generation Scholarship?
  2. Why are you interested in attending the Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference?
  3. Describe your experience with storytelling and/or story listening.
  4. How can storytelling be used in your present or desired line of work?
  5. Please identify two people who can tell us about your interest in and dedication to storytelling.  These references can be teachers (current or former), work supervisors or associates, storytelling colleagues or mentors, etc.  For each reference, please tell us
  • Name
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Your connection to this person (how does he/she know you and your storytelling?)

 

New Teller Scholarship

Eligibility:

Novice tellers over the age of 18 (graduated from or no longer attending high school) who have been performing as storytellers for less than two years and who have not yet received fees for their performances.

Winners receive:

  • Free conference registration
  • Saturday night banquet ticket
  • Sunday morning breakfast buffet
  • Sunday lunch
  • NES/LANES membership for one year
  • In addition, each scholarship winner will be paired with a NES/LANES member who will act as guide/resource during the conference.

Note: Winners must provide their own transportation to and from the conference, and their own lodging and meals other than those meals included in the full conference registration.

How to apply:

Please supply the following information:

  • Name, Address, City, State, Zip
  • Telephone numbers (home and cell)
  • Email address
  • Your date of birth
  • Employer/Job Title  (if applicable)
  • School/Year you will graduate, and degree (if applicable)

 

Answer these questions:

  1. How did you hear about the New Tellers Scholarship?
  2. Why are you interested in attending the Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference?
  3. Describe your experience with storytelling and/or story listening.
  4. How can storytelling be used in your present or desired line of work?
  5. Please identify two people who can tell us about your interest in and dedication to storytelling. These references can be teachers (current or former), work supervisors or associates, storytelling colleagues or mentors, etc.  For each reference, please tell us
    • Name
    • Postal address
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Your connection to this person (how does he/she know you and your storytelling?)

 

(PLEASE NOTE: at the committee’s discretion, either two New Teller Scholarships or two Next Generation scholarships may be awarded in lieu of one in each category.)

 

Jumpstart Scholarship

Eligibility:

Fulltime college students interested in learning more about storytelling who would not be able to attend the conference without financial assistance.

Winners receive:

  • Free attendance at the three Saturday workshops
  • NES/LANES membership for one year
  • In addition, each scholarship winner will be paired with a NES/LANES member who will act as guide/resource during the conference.

Note: No other events or meals are included.  Winners must provide their own transportation to and from the conference, their own lodging if needed and meals.

How to apply:

Please supply the following information:

  • Name, Address, City, State, Zip
  • Telephone numbers (home and cell)
  • Email address
  • Your date of birth
  • Employer/Job Title  (if applicable)
  • School/Year you will graduate, and degree (if applicable)

Answer these questions:

  1. How did you hear about the Jumpstart Scholarship?
  2. Why are you interested in attending the Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference?
  3. Describe your experience with storytelling and/or story listening.
  4. Please identify one person reference. This reference can be a teacher (current or former), work supervisor or associate, mentors, etc.  Please include the following information for your reference
    • Name
    • Postal address
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Your connection to this person

 

Helping Hand Scholarship

Eligibility:

This scholarship offers full registration to STF (not including intensives, lodging or meals other than those meals included in the full conference). It is designed for an individual of limited means who volunteers significant time and energy to NES/LANES, its storytelling guilds and/or storytelling in the Northeast.

The winning recipient will be selected at random from all applicants who meet the criteria.

Winners receive:

  • Free conference registration
  • Saturday night banquet ticket
  • Sunday morning breakfast buffet
  • Sunday afternoon lunch

 

How to apply:

In order to apply for the Helping Hand 2017 scholarship, the applicant should send a letter outlining her/his volunteer work for NES/LANES, one of NES/LANES’ guilds, and/or storytelling in the Northeast in the year July 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016. In addition, the letter should describe briefly the applicant’s financial need.

Jennifer Justice and Doug Lipman Artist Educator’s Student Scholarship

This year we are happy to announce that several donors have made generous contributions to fund two student Sharing the Fire scholarships in gratitude and to honor the contributions of two important educator/artists to the art of storytelling, Jennifer Justice and Doug Lipman. The donors are passing along the gifts that were given with the intent that the tradition and art of storytelling will flourish.

Eligibility:

Graduate or undergraduate students, full-time or part-time, interested in learning more about storytelling.  No age limits.

Winners receive:

  • Free Saturday conference registration including keynote, workshops, Saturday night banquet, and performances
  • NES/LANES membership for one year
  • In addition, each scholarship winner may choose to be paired with a NES/LANES member who will act as guide/resource during the conference
  • $20 stipend which may be spent on books, food or transportation

Note: Winners must provide their own transportation to and from the conference, and their own lodging and meals other than the banquet. Winners must present receipts from the day of conference to receive stipend.

How to apply:

Please supply the following information:

  • Name, Address, City, State, Zip
  • Telephone numbers (home and cell)
  • Email address
  • Your date of birth
  • School/Year you will graduate, and degree

In a brief statement, answer the following question:

Why you are interested in storytelling and how you would use storytelling in future endeavors?

Note:  If awarded the scholarship, you would be expected to write a 200 to 500 word article about your experience at the Sharing the Fire Conference which could be posted on the Northeast Storytelling blog.

This Scholarship Is Named in Honor of Jennifer Justice and Doug Lipman.  Click here to learn more about these honored storytellers.

 

Dr. Allen-Tamai ELL Scholarship

Inspired by the creation of the Jennifer Justice and Doug Lipman Artist Educator’s Student Scholarship, another anonymous donor has provided funding to create a new scholarship, the Dr. Allen-Tamai ELL Scholarship.  This scholarship is given in gratitude to honor of Dr.Mitsue Allen-Tamai.
Eligibility:
Full-time or part-time teacher in any sector, public or private, who is interested in learning more about storytelling  with he intent of using oral narrative to lift up engagement in ELL or inclusion classrooms.  No age limits.

Winners receive:

  • Free Saturday conference registration including keynote, workshops, Saturday night banquet, and performances
  • NES/LANES membership for one year
  • In addition, each scholarship winner may choose to be paired with a NES/LANES member who will act as guide/resource during the conference
  • $20 stipend which may be spent on books, food or transportation

Note: Winners must provide their own transportation to and from the conference, and their own lodging and meals other than the banquet. Winners must present receipts from the day of conference to receive stipend.

How to apply:

Please supply the following information:

  • Name, Address, City, State, Zip
  • Telephone numbers (home and cell)
  • Email address
  • Your date of birth
  • School/Year you will graduate, and degree

In a brief statement, answer the following question:

Why you are interested in storytelling and how you would use storytelling in your practice as an ELL instructor?

Note:  If awarded the scholarship, you would be expected to write a 200 to 500 word article about your experience at the Sharing the Fire Conference which could be posted on the Northeast Storytelling blog.

Learn More About Dr. Mitsue Allen-Tamai:

Dr.Mitsue Allen-Tamai  teaches elementary school teachers and young learners of English in Japan. She is a Professor at Aoyama University in Tokyo and lectures widely throughout Japan and Asia. Her contribution to storytelling as a teaching tool are many but she is best known for designing a comprehensive program that has teachers using folk tales at the center of ELL classes for elementary aged learners. Her storytelling program was implemented in a large Tokyo school district and her research is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Dr. Allen-Tamai tirelessly promotes the use of storytelling to build literacy and her Story Trees: Story-Based curriculum was published in 2013 by Shogakukan-Shueisha.

JUDGING AND DEADLINES

 

  • Judging: The Scholarship Committee will consider applications and select scholarship recipients.
  • Announcement of awards: Winners will be notified as soon as possible after February 10 and must register for the conference by March 22.
  • Deadline: for receipt of application: now extended to February 10

 

Email applications accepted only: director@lanes.org