SCHOLARSHIP FOR INNOVATION
Funds available up to $1,000
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association
All applications will be reviewed by MPAEA’s Scholarship Committee. The recipient of the Scholarship for
Innovation will be announced at MPAEA’s Annual Conference.
To be eligible for MPAEA’s Scholarship for Innovation, the organization, institution or person submitting the
application must be a member of MPAEA or be sponsored by a member. The sponsor should encourage
membership at the time of application submission. Note: The Scholarship for Innovation may not be used to provide
funds for on-going operating support.
The purpose of MPAEA’s Scholarship for Innovation is to foster innovative approaches to adult education and
develop new models which have potential for replication in other adult and continuing education programs in the
Mountain Plains area (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY, ND). The recipient of the Scholarship for Innovation
has the responsibility for presenting the project and its outcome at the MPAEA Annual Conference the following Spring.
This can be written and presented as a handout or presented in a workshop format.
The timeline for implementing an innovative project must fall in the year between the annual MPAEA Conferences.
For tax purposes, the award will be sent to the organization or institution represented by the individual submitting
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Cover Sheet - one page
A. Applicant’s name, address, phone, fax, and e-mail information
B. Name and address of sponsoring organization
C. Abstract of the proposed project, not more than 150 words
2. Narrative – no more than four typed pages
A. Explain the innovative nature of the proposed project.
B. Give a clear description of the proposed project including where and when it will be implemented.
C. Describe the predicted outcomes of the project in measurable terms. Who and how many will benefit; how
will the project benefit them; and how will you evaluate the success of the project?
D. Describe the settings you envision for successful replication of the project. How will the project be helpful
to other MPAEA programs?
E. Briefly, describe your organization’s background and the need for the proposed project.
F. Defend the feasibility of the project. Will the project require additional funding?
G. Identify any proposed staff positions and describe the general duties of the positions. You may attach
resumes of staff members involved in the proposed project, up to three pages.
3. Budget – no more than two pages. Provide sufficient detail to give a clear understanding of the project costs.
4. Attachments – no more than ten pages (optional). May include such support documents as resumes, brochures,
Mail three copies to the MPAEA Scholarship Committee Chairperson:
840 East 400 South
Smithfield, UT 84335
(435) 750-3238 wk
Three copies must follow faxed or e-mailed information via mail.
Applications must be postmarked no later than December 31st.