Future Leaders Scholarship


Two scholarships of $500 to attend the ASCLS-IL State Meeting or ASCLS Annual Meeting will be awarded each calendar year. Notification of awards will be made by March 31st of the application year. A letter via email will be sent to the recipient informing him or her of the award.


  1. Be a student member or first year professional member of ASCLS and a resident of Illinois.

  2. Demonstrate an interest in involvement in the society at the local or state level.

  3. Demonstrate the potential for future leadership on the ASCLS-IL Board of Directors or on committees within the society.

  4. Applicant must commit to service on an ASCLS-IL Committee for the year following the receipt of the scholarship

Deadline & Award Notification

Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by March 15th of the application year.


1. A member of the ASCLS-IL Board of Directors or committee member must submit a letter on behalf of the candidate describing the candidate’s merit for the scholarship, professional/academic strengths and potential for involvement in ASCLS-IL leadership positions.

2. Applicants are selected based on their past involvement and potential future contributions to the society. The candidate will submit a short biographical essay which, at a minimum, should address the following topics:

    • Past involvement in the society (if applicable).
    • Goals and interests for future involvement in the society with specific reference to plans for involvement on preferred committee.
    • Reasons for attending meeting.
    • Explanation of the need for this scholarship to support your attendance at the meeting.