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The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce its newest award—the Warren-Young Scholarship Award. This new award was created to honor Anne Warren, Executive Director of AAFS and FSF, and in memory of her late husband, Stephen Robert Young. Intended to encourage forensic science awareness and education at the middle and high school level, this scholarship award is available to middle and high school science teachers at schools with demonstrated financial need. The monetary award is to assist in purchasing supplies, equipment, and books to teach concepts of forensic science as part of their science curriculum. The award winner is also eligible for a scholarship to attend a Forensic Science Education Conference co-sponsored by the AAFS and financial support to attend the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The teacher must submit an essay explaining how the grant funds and forensic science knowledge are/will be used in teaching basic scientific principles in their classroom. An additional letter from school administrators demonstrating the financial need level of the school will also be required.
Purpose: This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school level.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: The Warren-Young Scholarship is intended to provide funds, not less than $1,000, for middle and high school teachers to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. Applications will be judged based on how the funds will further the goals of the Foundation. Priority will be given to programs with apparent financial need and those which provide forensic science education in underserved population areas.
- Application: To apply for funding, the following must be submitted:
- Teacher Letter;
- Teacher Applicant Name (please attach copies of any teaching certifications);
- School Affiliation;
- Course Description (please attach any course announcements or proposed syllabus) – Please describe how the grant funds and forensic science knowledge are/will be used in teaching basic scientific principles:
- Demonstration of Financial Need and Support for Forensic Science Education (please attach a letter from school administration official concerning the level of financial need and the current availability of forensic science education).
All submissions must be received and completed by May 1. The Committee chair will notify the scholarship recipient by June 1. Please submit the aforementioned Warren-Young Scholarship Requirements electronically to Kimberly Wrasse at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Kimberly Wrasse, FSF, 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. The FSF will confirm receipt of all submissions within two business days. If confirmation is not received within two business days, the applicant should contact Kimberly Wrasse at email@example.com.