Educators ScholarshipsEducator Scholarships

Important Dates

  1. Deadline for applications: July 25, 2008
  2. Notification of decision: August 20, 2008
  3. Deadline for confirmation of acceptance: August 30, 2008
  4. (Applicants must register by the early registration date.)
  5. Attend the entire conference: October 19-23, 2008
  6. Deadline to submit expense report: November 17, 2008
  7. Deadline to submit experience report: November 17, 2008


OOPSLA is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for educators from 2- and 4-year colleges and universities to participate in OOPSLA 2008 and its special 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 for the OOPSLA Conference, including the Educators' Symposium.
  • Registration for one full-day tutorial or two half-day tutorials at the conference.
  • Reimbursement for transportation and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of $700 within North America or $1300 outside of North America.

Submission Requirements

Each applicant must submit:

  • a completed application form (see below)
  • two signed letters of support:
    1. 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.
    2. 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:

Acceptance Requirements

Scholarship recipients must accept the award by the confirmation date shown above, by sending an e-mail message to the chair at \n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In accepting an educator scholarship, the recipient agrees to:

  1. Register for OOPSLA 2008 using the on-line registration system by the conference's early registration deadline.
  2. 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.
  3. Attend the full conference, October 19-23, 2008.
  4. Submit an expense report for reimbursement of transportation and accommodation expenses by the expense report deadline above.
  5. Submit an experience report by the experience report deadline above that details concrete results from having participated in the conference and educators' symposium.

For More Information

For additional information, clarifications, or questions, please contact the Educators' Symposium chair James Heliotis at \n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Application Form




Your position in the department:

Have you received prior support for attending OOPSLA conferences?

If YES, describe briefly the support you received, and how the experience of attending OOPSLA helped you and your institution improve its OO education and training.

Have you applied for any other support for attending OOPSLA 2008:

If YES, indicate the other forms of support for which have you applied.

List the courses in your department that include OO technology. Give the course name and number, and the number of students enrolled annually. Indicate which of these, if any, you are involved in teaching.

Either (1) describe something innovative that you are doing in teaching OO or (2) describe how the symposium can play an essential role in helping you to advance the state of teaching OO in your curriculum.

List your objectives for attending OOPSLA 2008.

Describe how you will satisfy these objectives at OOPSLA 2008.

Explain how you will use your experience at OOPSLA 2008 to promote OO technology within your department or college. Be specific, and provide a target date for achieving each objective.

Reply to each of the following:

  • I am able to attend the full conference, October 19-23, 2008.
  • I intend to participate in the Educators' Symposium in some way, by presenting a paper or nifty assignment, sharing a resource, leading a discussion, moderating a session, or wherever I am needed.
  • I am able to submit my expense report by November 17, 2008.
  • I am able to submit my experience report by November 17, 2008.

Include any other information that will help explain your need and desire to attend OOPSLA 2008.