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Scholarship Opportunity

March 1 – 31, 2015

 

29th National Conference on Problem Gambling
New Challenges – Creative Solutions • Baltimore, Maryland • July 10-11, 2015

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (The Center) and The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling are Co-Hosts of the 29th National Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore City, July 8-11, 2015. This is the first time that the National Conference is being held in Baltimore and will take place at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor.

The Center will be offering limited Scholarship Opportunities to the Main Conference, July 10-11, 2015. The limited scholarship opportunity is to encourage as many Maryland professionals to participate in multi-disciplinary learning sessions on gambling and problem gambling.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

1.) Scholarship Applications will be available online beginning March 1, 2015

2.) Scholarship Applications may only be submitted online through The Center’s website – mdproblemgambling.com

3.) Only one (1) submission per person

4.) Scholarship Application Submission deadline is 5:00 PM EST on March 31, 2015

5.) The Center will not be responsible for any technical or electronic errors that might occur in the application and transmission process.

6.) Scholarships are not transferrable

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY INCLUDES

1.) Main Conference Registration (July 10-11, 2015) – attendee materials; conference sessions; meals (breakfast, breaks, lunch); and CEUs

2.) One Year Individual Membership to the National Council on Problem Gambling

3.) Optional – One (1) Night Stay at Hilton Baltimore (hotel room and tax only), Friday, July 10, 2015 (check-out Saturday, July 11, 2015)

NOTE: The Scholarship does not cover any additional conference related expenses (such as Pre-Conference Workshop registration; optional social events), or any expenses that may be incurred (such as parking, additional meals, or hotel services).

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CRITERIA

Professionals with current Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Social Worker Licenses/Certificates and Prevention backgrounds, who have demonstrated an active interest in integrating problem gambling prevention, treatment, research and/or recovery within their work, will be eligible to apply.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PRE-REQUISITES:

1.) Completion of 15 hours minimum of gambling related training during July 1, 2012- March 31, 2015. Gambling related training includes clinical training, the annual conferences and webinar trainings sponsored by The Center. Additionally, certified gambling trainings that have been offered through the County Health Departments; OETAS; NCADD-MD; NAMI; membership and community organizations; profit and non-profit organizations; and in-patient and out-patient providers.   [NOTE: not required for Students/Researchers]

2.) Resident of the State of Maryland

3.) Clinicians must have current license or certificate in state of Maryland

4.) Students must be full time and provide proof of enrollment

5.) Researcher applicants must include listing of relevant research in problem gambling, addiction and/or mental health

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION REVIEW PROCESS & TIMELINE

1.) Scholarship Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2015

2.) Only one (1) submission per person

3.) There are a limited number of Scholarships that will be awarded

4.) Each Scholarship Application Submission will be evaluated on meeting the pre-requisite criteria as well as offering the most diverse representation of Maryland professionals (e.g. geographically, professionally, and client populations served)

5.) Scholarship recipients will be notified of their acceptance by April 13, 2015 via email (the same email address used for Scholarship Application Submission)

6.) Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a Scholarship Agreement Form, which confirms acceptance of the Scholarship and details the recipient’s responsibilities. The Scholarship Agreement Form is due by April 30, 2015. The Center has the right to revoke any Scholarship Opportunity for Agreement Forms returned after the deadline date

7.) Scholarships are not transferrable

8.) Scholarships cannot be altered in any way

APPLICATION

To submit an online application, please click on the preferred Application below. Applications will be accepted through March 31.

Professional Scholarship Application 

Student Scholarship Application

Researcher Scholarship Application

CONTACT INFORMATION

All questions regarding this Scholarship Opportunity and the Scholarship Application Process should be directed to:

Carl Robertson
Prevention Manager
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Phone: 667-214-2120

Email: croberts@psych.umaryland.edu