Student & New Professional Award Application

The Student / New Professional Award (SNPA) was established by the Board of Directors of the Textile Society of America (2004-2006) to support and encourage students and young professionals in the textile field to attend the biennial Symposium. The award is merit-based and covers the cost of the Symposium registration, including receptions and the awards banquet. Recipients are responsible for covering travel costs, accommodation, and any meals not included in the registration fee. Any TSA member who is currently a student in a textile-related field, or has graduated from a textile-related field within the past three years, or has been in their first job in the textile field for less than three years is eligible for the Award. Current members of the TSA Board are not eligible to apply. Applications, including a short essay, resume, and bio, are reviewed by a committee and judged based on merit and professional benefit of symposium attendance.

Awardees will be acknowledged at the Symposium banquet dinner on Friday, September 12. Bios and photos of awardees are published in the TSA newsletter and on the website. Awardees are asked to write a short article reporting on the highlights of the Symposium to be published online and in TSA’s fall 2014 newsletter.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Recipients will be notified of the committee’s decision the week of June 15th.