STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We welcome full-time students interested in volunteering at Evaluation 2005. Student volunteers work a 4-hour shift and receive either a discounted hotel room or waived conference registration. Click here to learn more about volunteering and to sign up to volunteer.


AEA STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS: AEA is pleased to offer an extensive travel award program thanks to the generosity of donations from professional development speaker’s fees. The Association awards two types of student travel awards, each with its own criteria and submission process.


TYPE I AWARDS - DEADLINE WAS JUNE 1, 2005:  DEADLINE HAS PASSED! Up to six $500 travel awards will be given to full-time students whose performance exemplifies the conference theme of “Crossing-borders, Crossing-boundaries.” These performances must be original work and may be poems, dramatic readings, songs, or a collection of visual media with narrative. Students will perform their work at the Graduate Student Reception held Wednesday evening of the conference, as well as at a session during the conference.


THE APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR TYPE I AWARDS: DEADLINE HAS PASSED! Students should prepare an original poem, monologue, song, or collection of pictures with narrative about the conference theme: Crossing-borders, Crossing-boundaries. These should be no more than 5 minutes in length (shorter is fine) when presented. The work should be submitted by June 1, 2005 in two formats: a written version and a spoken version recorded on a cassette or video tape. The recorded version should be presented by the student as he or she would intend to perform the work at the conference. Submissions may be humorous or serious. Each will be judged on its capacity to inform and entertain as well as its relationship to the conference theme of Crossing-borders, Crossing-boundaries.


Submissions should be sent via postal mail (not electronically) so that they arrive by June 1, 2005 to: AEA, 16 Sconticut Neck Rd #290, Fairhaven MA 02719. Please include a) your full contact information including the school at which you are enrolled full time, b) the written work headed by a line stating: “Submission for 2005 Student Travel Award.” Proposers will be notified on or before July 5 as to the status of their submission. If you have any questions about Type I travel awards, please contact Heidi McNeil in the AEA office at or 1-888-232-2275 (toll-free from the US and most of Canada) or 1-508-748-3326.


TYPE II AWARDS - DEADLINE WAS MARCH 11, 2005:  DEADLINE HAS PASSED! Up to five $500 travel awards are available to students identifying ways to increase the racial/ethnic diversity of people entering the field of evaluation and/or ways to increase the multicultural competencies of all evaluators. All students may compete for these scholarships; however, special consideration will be given to students who themselves will increase the racial/ethnic diversity of presenters at the conference. Winning proposals will be presented during a special session sponsored by the Multiethnic Issues TIG. Proposals that do not win will be reviewed as part of the general pool of proposal submissions.


1. Send an emailed cover letter to Imelda Castaneda-Emenaker at In the body of your email, note “Submission for Type II Student Travel Awards” and indicate your racial or ethnic background, and the title of the proposal you intend to submit. Questions may be directed to Dr. Castaneda-Emenaker via email or via phone at (513) 556-3816. 2. Submit the proposal itself by the March 11, 2005 deadline using the regular conference proposal submission guidelines. Select “Multiethnic Issues TIG” as the group to review your proposal. Only proposals that focus on the issues stated above will be considered.