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2021 Student Access Awards

Application deadline: April 2, 2021

The NEACSM is excited to introduce the launch of a new initiative to support student engagement and address financial need. Student Access Awards will provide ten qualified undergraduate and graduate students with one year of NEACSM membership and one year of conference registrations (Spring and Fall) at no cost, as well as $300 available for reimbursement of related conference costs (e.g. transportation, lodging, technology). Additionally, winners will be paired with a mentor from the NEACSM community who will connect with them at both conferences and provide professional development support through the year. Funded in part through a generous ACSM Regional Chapter grant, these Awards will be granted to the first ten applicants who meet all criteria. Individuals do not need to be NEACSM members to apply.

 

Applications are now being accepted!

 

Applicants will need to provide:

  • A completed application, including student essay;

  • Faculty attestation of student’s demonstrated financial need, submitted directly by faculty member via email to neacsm1@gmail.com; and

  • Documentation of current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program related to sports medicine/health sciences.

 

Submit applications to neacsm1@gmail.com. Applications are due by Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5pm ET.

 

Please share widely. Faculty, please encourage your students to apply!

 

 

 

 

2021 Undergraduate Research Experience Grants 

Application deadline: March 22, 2021

The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine is proud to announce that applications for the 2021 Undergraduate Research Experience Grants are now being accepted.  Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2021. This scholarship is designed to highlight professional and academic excellence in undergraduate students attending non-R1: Doctoral Universities institutions in the New England states that have a strong emphasis on teaching but often lack the resources to support research activities. The scholarship can be used to either help fund research or offset the expenses associated with presenting the research at the NEACSM Annual Fall Meeting. Please encourage students at your institution to apply for this grant. 

 

The criteria for this grant are outlined by clicking the button above. Grant winners will receive an award of $500 in June 2021 and be recognized at the NEACSM Annual Fall Meeting in October 2021. Grant recipients are required to present the outcomes of their research experience at a NEACSM meeting.

 

Please note that all applications must be accompanied by the NEACSM cover sheet and be received at the NEACSM Office via e-mail by March 22, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered (this includes the letter of support provided by the faculty research advisor). 

 

Sincerely,

 

Robert Gregory, Ph.D.

Amanda Hickey, Ph.D.

Scholarship/Awards Committee Co-Chairs

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners! Winners were announced at the Virtual Fall Conference on Oct. 16, 2020.

 

Watch a recording of our Awards Ceremony, which aired live during the 2020 Virtual Conference: 

2020 Scholarship Award Recipients

  • Linda S. Pescatello 2020 Doctoral Scholarship: Robert T. Marcotte, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Mark Connolly Memorial 2020 Masters Scholarship: Ciara Manning, University of Connecticut

  • Robert S. Axtell 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship: Zachary Racow, Springfield College

  • Lawrence E. Armstrong 2020 Minority Scholarship: Joseph A. Gordon III, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Donna Murphy 2020 Service Scholarship: unawarded

  • NEACSM 2020 Honor Award: Samuel Headley, PhD

  • NEACSM 2020 President’s Award: Paul Gallo, PhD

  • NEACSM 2020 New Investigator Award: James W. Whitworth, PhD, Boston University

  • NEACSM 2020 Student Investigator Undergraduate Award: Andreas T. Himariotis, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

  • NEACSM 2020 Student Investigator Masters Award: Nicole Bajdek Emmons, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • NEACSM 2020 Student Investigator Doctoral Award: Ashley M. Goodwin, Teachers College, Columbia University

  • NEACSM 2020 College Bowl Champion: unawarded due to cancelled in-person event

    • Springfield College (2019 winner) will represent NEACSM at ACSM 2021 National Conference

  • NEACSM 2020 Undergraduate Research Award: Sarah Seron, Smith College

  • NEACSM 2020 Undergraduate Research Award: Christopher Havens, Salem State University

  • NEACSM 2020 President's Cup: Ashley M. Goodwin, Teachers College, Columbia University 

2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

  • Linda S. Pescatello 2019 Doctoral Scholarship: Greg Panza, University of Connecticut

  • Mark Connolly Memorial 2019 Masters Scholarship: Colleen Sands, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Robert S. Axtell 2019 Undergraduate Scholarship: Monique Forte, Springfield College

  • Lawrence E. Armstrong 2019 Minority Scholarship: Robert Marcotte, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Donna Murphy 2019 Service Scholarship: Nicole Batista, Southern Connecticut State University​

  • NEACSM 2019 Honor Award: Douglas Casa, PhD

  • NEACSM 2019 President’s Award: Dain LaRoche, PhD

  • NEACSM 2019 New Investigator Award: Tanya J. Benitez, PhD, Brown University

  • NEACSM 2019 College Bowl Champion: Springfield College

    • Declan Morrissey, Monique Forte, and Harrison Korzenowski

  • NEACSM 2019 Undergraduate Research Award: Kaylyn Stewart, Merrimack College

  • NEACSM 2019 Undergraduate Research Award: Christopher Havens, Salem State University

 

  • NEACSM 2019 Student Investigator Undergraduate Award: Nicholas Remillard

  • NEACSM 2019 Student Investigator Masters Award: Dina Pitsas

  • NEACSM 2019 Student Investigator Doctoral Award: Jay Porter

  • NEACSM 2019 President’s Cup: Michelle Stehman  

2018 Scholarship Award Recipients

  • David N. Camaione 2018 Doctoral Scholarship: Sarah Burkhart, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Mark Connolly Memorial 2018 Masters Scholarship: Christopher Moore, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Robert S. Axtell 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship: Emily Sargent, Central Connecticut State University

  • Lawrence E. Armstrong 2018 Minority Scholarship: Yasuki Sekiguchi, University of Connecticut

  • Donna Murphy 2018 Service Scholarship: Amanda Zaleski, University of Connecticut​

  • NEACSM 2018 Honor Award: MaryJane de Souza, PhD

  • NEACSM 2018 President’s Award: Jason Melnyk, PhD

  • NEACSM 2018 New Investigator Award: Huimin Yan, PhD, University of Massachusetts - Boston

  • NEACSM 2018 College Bowl Champion: University of Massachusetts - Amherst

    • Kali Shamaly, Patrycja Bugajska, and Matthew Conlon

  • NEACSM 2018 Student Investigator Undergraduate Award: Francis Gesel, University of New Hampshire

  • NEACSM 2018 Student Investigator Masters Award: Aurora Foster, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • NEACSM 2018 Student Investigator Doctoral Award: Christine St. Laurent, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • NEACSM 2018 President’s Cup: Christine St. Laurent, University of Massachusetts - Amherst  

2017 Scholarship Award Recipients

  • David N. Camaione 2017 Doctoral Scholarship: Brittany Masteller, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Mark Connolly Memorial 2017 Masters Scholarship: Greg Petrucci, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Robert S. Axtell 2017 Undergraduate Scholarship: Mikaela Frechette, University of New Hampshire

  • Lawrence E. Armstrong 2017 Minority Scholarship: Melanna Cox, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Donna Murphy 2017 Service Scholarship: Albino Schifino, Central Connecticut State University

  • NEACSM 2017 Undergraduate Research Award: Kara Hecker, University of New England

  • NEACSM 2017 Honor Award: Sean Walsh, PhD

  • NEACSM 2017 President’s Award: Janet Whatley Blum, ScD

  • NEACSM 2017 New Investigator Award: Christie Ward-Ritacco, PhD, University of Rhode Island

  • NEACSM 2017 College Bowl Champion: Central Connecticut State University – Emily Sargent, Taylor Pelletier, Natalia Tamjid

  • NEACSM 2017 Student Investigator Undergraduate Award: Dhanya Kumar, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • NEACSM 2017 Student Investigator Masters Award: Julia D. Meihm, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • NEACSM 2017 Student Investigator Doctoral Award: Sarah Burkart, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • NEACSM 2017 President’s Cup: Corinna Serviente, University of Massachusetts - Amherst 

2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

  • David N. Camaione 2016 Doctoral Scholarship: Jocelyn Hafer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Mark Connolly Memorial 2016 Masters Scholarship: Corinna Serviente, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Robert S. Axtell 2016 Undergraduate Scholarship: Stephanie Ostrowski, University of New England

  • Lawrence E. Armstrong 2016 Minority Scholarship: Brittany Masteller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

  • Donna Murphy 2016 Service Scholarship: Jonathan Petrocelli, Central Connecticut State University

 

  • NEACSM 2016 Undergraduate Research Award: Albino Schifino, Central Connecticut State University

 

  • NEACSM 2016 Undergraduate Research Award: Stephanie Ostrowski, University of New England

 

  • NEACSM 2016 Undergraduate Research Award: Gabriella Narowska, Quinnipiac University

 

  • NEACSM 2016 Honor Award: Jaci Van Heest, PhD

 

  • NEACSM 2016 President’s Award: Melissa Roti, PhD

  • NEACSM 2016 New Investigator Award: Garret Ash, Ph.D., Yale University

 

  • NEACSM 2016 College Bowl Champion: University of Massachusetts, Boston – Sean Derby-Kilfoyle, Tri Vo, Lindsay Breidel

 

  • NEACSM 2016 Student Investigator Undergraduate Award: Albino Schifino, Central Connecticut State University

 

  • NEACSM 2016 Student Investigator Masters Award: Erica Castro, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

  • NEACSM 2016 Student Investigator Doctoral Award: Andrea Duran, Columbia University Medical Center

 

  • NEACSM 2016 President’s Cup: Katherine Hayes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2015 Scholarship Award Recipients

  • David N. Camaione 2015 Doctoral Scholarship: Katherine LaBarbera, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Mark Connolly Memorial 2015 Masters Scholarship: Sarah Burkart, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Robert S. Axtell 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship: Emily Anne Larson, University of New Hampshire

  • Lawrence E. Armstrong 2015 Minority Scholarship: Yuri Hosokawa, University of Connecticut

 

  • Donna Murphy 2015 Service Scholarship: Christine Greenwood, Central Connecticut State University

 

  • NEACSM 2015 Undergraduate Research Award: Lexie Basiliere, University of New England

 

  • NEACSM 2015 Undergraduate Research Award: Kaylee Pobocik, University of New England

 

  • NEACSM 2015 Undergraduate Research Award: Mallory Morin, University of New England

 

  • NEACSM 2015 Honor Award: William Kraemer, PhD

 

  • NEACSM 2015 President’s Award: Lara Carlson, PhD

  • NEACSM 2015 New Investigator Award: Lindsey K. Lepley, University of Connecticut

 

  • NEACSM 2015 College Bowl Champion: Norwalk Community College

 

  • NEACSM 2015 Student Investigator Undergraduate Award: Emily Larson, University of New Hampshire

 

  • NEACSM 2015 Student Investigator Masters Award: Erica Hartman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

  • NEACSM 2015 Student Investigator Doctoral Award: Nina Moore, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

  • NEACSM 2015 President’s Cup: Cory Greever, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • DuPont Grant: Allison Derosier, Southern Connecticut State University

Student Scholarship Recipient History: 1986-2014

 

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