The Impact of NCFR's Student Access Grant: Stories of a Difference Made
Thanks to our generous Student Access Grant donors, over $1700 has been raised this year to fund conference registration fees, a travel stipend, and one year of NCFR membership for students from historically marginalized racial communities.
We are close to meeting our goal to provide grants to 4 Students of Color. With your help we can exceed this goal.
If every NCFR member gave $10 we would be able to fund every student who applies this year.
Time to support this important initiative is running out. Please make your donation to the Student Access Grant by Monday, Sept. 12.
Here are stories from just a few of the grant recipients from 2020-2021, for whom the grant has made a huge difference in kick starting their careers:
As a member of NCFR I have been provided with professional development and mentorship opportunities that have helped me throughout my time as a doctoral student which I will carry with me into my future career.
Being a member of NCFR provides me with opportunities to network with other family scientists who share a similar passion to make a difference in this world. I also receive important communications through the NCFR Zippy News. Also, being able to present at conferences allows me to practice my research skills and gain feedback from my peers.
In the past two years I have been privileged to receive the NCFR grant which has fostered even deeper appreciation for [Family Science] thanks to increased access to [NCFR's] journals and vast learnings garnered at the conferences. I am grateful that, having been awarded the NCFR grant, I was able to be armed with not just theoretical knowledge but statistical and visual tools which could be used contribute to the [family] field.
As a member of NCFR, I have been offered opportunities for connection, networking, and getting to know other Family Science professionals that I would not have received otherwise. NCFR's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has also provided me with opportunities for unique insight into the experiences of those different than me.
I have gained several valuable professional development experiences by being a member of NCFR! In addition to attending the 2021 annual conference, I participated in the CV review, am part of the mentoring program, and became a fully Certified Family Life Educator in January 2022.
Sakina Toyah Sackaloo Dixon (not pictured)
Thank you to all who have contributed this year to help maintain NCFR's commitment to addressing systemic racism and opening doors where racial and ethnic barriers exist.
Please give a donation to the Student Access Grant by Sept. 12.