CCASTD Deb Colky Scholarship

Deadline fast approaching! – The Chicagoland Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (CCASTD) is pleased to accept applications for the 6th annual Dr. Deb Colky Student Award.

 The Dr. Deb Colky Student Award was established to honor the legacy of Dr. Deborah Lavin Colky, Ed.D., published author, esteemed colleague, professor, and beloved mentor at Roosevelt University and her efforts to support students and the transformation of the learning profession.

 “Students are the lifeblood of any organization and CCASTD is no different” said Sue Weller, CPLP, 2012 CCASTD President.  “By offering this award, not only do we applaud the dedication, achievement, and contributions of all the talented students advancing the workplace learning and performance profession but we also pay honor to Deb Colky’s enduring legacy in both our field and within CCASTD.”

 This CCASTD $1,000.00 cash award recognizes a student who shows excellent potential in the Workplace Learning & Performance (WLP) field. In addition, the student also embodies the following traits characteristic of Dr. Deb Colky: effective, efficient, passionate about organization development, people-centric, and humanistic. Each year, one recipient is honored at the annual December CCASTD Holiday Party. Here, they are given a one-time cash award of $1,000.00, a commemorative plaque, a one year membership to CCASTD, and the opportunity to have one article published in the professional magazine Training Today.

 Eligibility requirements are simple – If you are enrolled in a degree program that is related to the field of workplace learning and performance, are planning a career in the field, and reside in the Chicago area, you are eligible to apply. For more information, or to apply, visit the CCASTD Web site at Completed applications must be received by November 19, 2012.

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2 Responses to CCASTD Deb Colky Scholarship

  1. Katie Kacich says:

    I won in 2009 and it meant the world to me! Please make sure that you take advantage of this. It was a great achievement and of course the monetary prize helped to continue to afford attending school. Don’t miss out and GOOD LUCK!!!

  2. Daniel says:

    Folks, this is very worthwhile. I won the runner-up award last year, which was a 1-year membership in CC-ASTD. In addition to networking at the meetings/dinners (you can meet the people who are writing our textbooks), you establish yourself prior to graduation. If you win the scholarship itself – well, naturally, it’s free money. But it’s also something that goes right to your resume as an achievement of distinction. It took very little time to get what I needed for the application – take a moment to do yourself a favor. Good luck.

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