Need-Based Registration Fee Waivers for Presenters and Attendees
Financial aid applications for presenters are closed
A limited amount of financial aid in the form of registration fee waivers is available. Applicants must submit a separate Financial Aid Application, outlining financial need and professional importance of participation.
The application for presenters should be submitted by February 15, 2020. Presenter applicants will receive notification on or by March 6, prior to the March 18 acceptance deadline when presenters must send in their notice of commitment.
The application for attendees (those who are not presenting) is available via the link above, and should be submitted by June 1, 2020. Attendee applications will receive notification by July 1, before the end of the early registration period. Applicants should not register for the symposium prior to receiving notification. Any applicants who have already paid for registration will be disqualified.
Student and New Professional Scholarship Awards
SNPA applications are now closed
Five Student and New Professional Scholarship Awards (SNPA) will be given. Each award consists of a registration fee waiver. Individuals who apply for this award are encouraged, but not required, to present papers. This award is based on criteria of excellence. The application is available via the link above, and should be submitted by February 15, 2020. Applicants will receive notification on or by March 1, prior to the March 18 acceptance deadline. Read more about the award on the TSA awards page: https://textilesocietyofamerica.org/programs/awards-scholarships/
Founding Presidents Award
The Founding Presidents Award (FPA) recognizes excellence in the field of textile studies and ensures that the finest new work is represented at the Symposium. There is no application process for this award, for which all accepted presentation proposals are eligible. The FPA Committee will nominate five proposals for the award; their authors will receive a registration fee waiver and be asked to send finished papers for consideration by July 1, 2020. The FPA Committee will make the final selection from the full papers, and the winning author will be announced at the Symposium and will receive a monetary award. The five nominees are required to present their papers at the Symposium, publish them in the Symposium Proceedings, and fully participate in the program. Read more about the award on the TSA awards page: https://textilesocietyofamerica.org/programs/awards-scholarships/