SCHOLARSHIPS/WORK-STUDY

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All scholarship/work study applications are now closed.  

Scholarships

RETTA WARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In honor of the late Secretary of the Department of Health’s commitment to school health and the health of all New Mexicans, we have established a scholarship for attendance to the Head to Toe conference. This scholarship is bestowed to an individual new to the field of school health whose passion and commitment for their profession and improving the lives of others echoes that of Retta’s.  The scholarship covers the cost of registration fees and if living more than 60 miles outside of Albuquerque, lodging and mileage.

APPLY AT:  CLOSED

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
Wednesday, January 31

APPLICANT NOTIFICATION
Friday, February 16

 

Work Study Program

We understand the cost of attending Head to Toe may be a hardship for some individuals/organizations.  Therefore, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in the conference in a work-study capacity. 

There are a limited number of work-study positions available.  Every consideration will be given to each applicant, but not every application will receive a grant.  We will attempt to balance requests from first-time applications with those who already have experience working at the conference.  We encourage all applicants to consider whether they could pay the registration fee before they apply for a work-study position.

If you are not selected and would still like to attend, you will be granted an extension to take advantage of the early bird registration rate.

Job Summary: As a work-study scholarship recipient you receive complimentary full conference registration to the Head to Toe Conference. In exchange, you will be required work 10 hours. This can occur before, during and/or after the conference, depending on shift availability.   

Examples of tasks that may be assigned are as follows:

Pre event:

  • Preparing conference materials (room host packets, exhibitor welcome packets, speaker gifts)
  • Exhibitor outreach

During event:

  • Conference set-up and break-down
  • Working registration; handing out badges and materials
  • Directing traffic
  • Exhibit hall assistance: checking in exhibitors; helping with load in/out
  • Lunch seating assistance – guiding people to open seats
  • Setting Up Signage
  • Staffing Info table
  • Acting as runners for logistical support
  • Social media during conference
  • Session monitoring: handing out and collecting session evaluations

Post event:

  • Processing evaluations
  • Compiling continuing education paperwork

 

APPLY AT: CLOSED

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
Wednesday, February 14

APPLICANT NOTIFICATION
Wednesday, February 28