Each year the United States Military Academy invites the Department of Political Science to send one student as a delegate to the annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA). The SCUSA 64 conference will be held in West Point, New York from November 7 – 10, 2012.
This year's theme is “Leading in Lean Times: Assuring Accountability and Assessing American Priorities in an Age of Austerity”.
"…SCUSA is the largest, oldest and most prestigious conference of its type in the world. …Many delegates use their passion and experiences honed at SCUSA to pursue a career in public service. SCUSA is more than a four day conference, however; it is a year-long leader development experience-the West Point Leader Development System in action!”
Please visit the following web site for more information: http://www.westpoint.edu/sosh/SitePages/SCUSA.aspx and read the SCUSA 64 Theme Paper (attached) before submitting your application.
West Point will provide housing and meals. The student that is selected will be required to apply for a UROP/CUSE grant to cover all other expenses.
TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT 2 COPIES THE FOLLOWING, STAPLED AND IN THIS ORDER:
1) your resume, including the name of a POLS professor who is willing to serve as a reference (you do not need a letter of recommendation),
2) a brief (1-2 pages) statement that discusses why you are interested in this conference and what you can contribute to the discourse on this year's topic. It should also include any relevant courses and experience.
Your statement is critical in the selection process.
BE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON EACH PAGE OF YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PACKET TO:
By FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012