AITP Region 5 is pleased to announce that it awarded National Collegiate Conference (NCC) grants to 4 student chapters within the Region to help them participate in this year's NCC.
The 2010 AITP National Collegiate Conference will be held in St. Louis Missouri this year. The 15th annual meeting will be held in Region 5's own backyard, which may be a contributing factor to the record number of applications for the grant that were received this year. The Region 5 NCC Funding Committee received a total of 17 entries for this year's grant, which is a record number of applications. Unfortunately, one was received after the deadline, so only 16 entries were considered for the 4 grants of $300 each to be awarded for 2010.
The entries were evaluated on:
Completeness of funding request
Student chapter activities/accomplishments through the previous year.
Number of students that will be attending the NCC.
Number of competitions and number of teams that the chapter will be entering in the competitions.
Activities undertaken by the student chapters to obtain the funds to cover the costs to attend.
Description of how the funds would be utilized if awarded.
A review was conducted to ensure they are a chapter in good standing with at least 10 members paying dues as of January 2010 end-of-month reports. The final check was to ensure that the chapters are part of Region 5, the "Pacesetter Region." Because of the dissolution of the old Region 9, there are some "orphaned" chapters from Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky that were allowed to participate by virtue of being in the geography of Region 5. Two student chapters of the Greater Evansville professional chapter were also allowed to participate, even though Greater Evansville has not officially joined the Region.
After careful consideration by the committee, Region 5 is pleased to announce the winners for the 2010 Region 5 NCC Student Chapter Grant. The winners, in no particular order, are:
Region 5, the "Pacesetter Region", represents 12 professional and 43 student chapters in Illinois, Indiana, Eastern Iowa, Northern Kentucky, St. Louis Metro Area of Missouri, Michigan and Wisconsin. Region 5 provides a vehicle for the exchange of information among chapters in the Region. It provides guidance for successful chapter management. The Region also provides educational and networking opportunities for its members.