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Educator's Scholarships

Educator Scholarships

Chair: Rick Mercer, University of Arizona,

Important Dates
    Application due date (late applications may not be considered)
  • July 24, 2006
    Notification of decision
  • August 14, 2006
    Confirmation of acceptance (recipients must confirm)
  • August 28, 2006
  • Register by the early registration date
    Attend the entire conference
  • Octtober 22-26, 2006
    Submit expense report
  • November 13, 2006
    Submit experience report
  • November 13, 2006


OOPSLA is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for educators from 2- and 4-year colleges and universities to participate in OOPSLA 2006 and its prestigious Educators' Symposium. These scholarships are generously sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN).

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Registration to the OOPSLA 2006 Conference.
  • Registration to the OOPSLA 2006 Educators' Symposium.
  • Registration to one full-day tutorial, or two half-day tutorials, at the conference.
  • Reimbursement for transportation and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of $600 within North America or $1200 outside of North America.

Selection Criteria

Educator scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:

  • financial need
  • contribution to the symposium, through presentation or participation
  • involvement in teaching OO

Involvement may consist of introducing OO instruction into a department, developing materials for teaching OO, disseminating ideas for teaching OO into the community, and so on.

Submission Requirements

Each applicant must submit:

  • a completed application form (see below)
  • two signed letters of support
    • one from your department chair or dean.
      • This letter should speak to the applicant's role teaching OO courses at the institution and on the applicant's financial need.
    • one from another person who can speak about the applicant's involvement in teaching OO technology.
      • This letter should speak to the applicant's teaching of OO and how the applicant (and thus the applicant's institution) will benefit from receiving a scholarship.

Submission Process

All application materials must be submitted in two ways:

  • First, send an electronic copy of the completed application form to Rick Mercer at
    Electronic submissions must be either plain text or PDF.
  • Second, send the full set of application materials (hard copy version of your application and both letters) to the OOPSLA 2006 administration office at:
    OOPSLA 2006
    6220 NE Glisan St.
    Portland, OR 97213

    If you have any questions for the office, call +1-503-252-5709. Fax submissions will not be accepted.

Acceptance Requirements

Scholarship recipients must accept the award by 28-August-2006, by sending an e-mail message to Rick Mercer at . In accepting an educator scholarship, the recipient agrees to:

  • Register for OOPSLA 2006 using the on-line registration system by the conference's early registration deadline.
  • Complete the on-line registration form. Print the completed form for faxing to the OOPSLA office and, in the space for payment method, write "EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT" prominently.
  • Attend the full conference, October 22-26, 2006.
  • Submit an expense report for reimbursement of transportation and accommodation expenses by November 13, 2006.
  • Submit an experience report by November 13, 2006 that details concrete results from having participated in the conference and educators' symposium.

Application Form

Please use this form for your application.

For more information

For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the track chair

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