AASECT's New Creating Community Scholarship Fund
As many of us know, gathering together at AASECT's Annual Conference and Summer/Winter Institute is not only a chance to learn and grow in our knowledge of the field of sexuality but also a chance for us to network, socialize and expand our AASECT community. As a new professional or student, these experiences can be invaluable opportunities for growth and advancement, but there are often financial obstacles that may prevent many from attending.
While attending a recent conference for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), I met one of our new AASECT Student Members who told me he had hoped to attend the upcoming conference in Puerto Rico in June. He told me he had submitted a research poster for the conference but knew he wouldn't be able to attend even if it was accepted because of costs associated with registration, travel and other expenses. I know that this student is not the only one facing such limitations. As we were discussing this conundrum, two of our wonderful AASECT members overheard our discussion. After the student left for a session, they each volunteered to donate $500 toward an AASECT Scholarship Fund.
AASECT is excited to announce the Creating Community Scholarship Fund which has been developed with the goal of building a more inclusive environment for promoting sexual health and advancing the field of sexuality. We hope to make this an ongoing scholarship so that new professionals and students can continue to take advantage of this fund for many years to come!
Please consider giving the gift of education and community by donating to the AASECT Creating Community Scholarship Fund. Your tax-deductible donation will help to secure the future of sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists while also strengthening the AASECT community as a whole! For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation please click here: https://www.aasect.org/donate-aasect.
Konnie McCaffree, PhD, CSE, CSES, CFLE