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IITSEC Scholarships

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is pleased to announce the National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA) 2022 Postgraduate Scholarships, offered at a master’s level in the amount $5,000 and at a doctoral level in the amount of $10,000. If suitable candidates for one level are not identified, funds may be combined to provide two awards at the same level of study. Applications are due June 24.

The Annual RADM Fred Lewis I/ITSEC Postgraduate Scholarships are being offered to stimulate student interest and university participation in preparing individuals for leadership in the modeling & simulation, training, and education communities. RADM Fred Lewis served as the NTSA president from 1995 – 2012 and initiated important core programs to identify and credential a professional workforce and established educational programs to stimulate interest in M&S careers at all grade levels. Lewis knew by investing in our future workforce through scholarships would encourage expansion of the I/ITSEC community and promote innovation through direct investment in our community’s future leaders.

The Annual Leonard P. Gollobin Postgraduate Scholarship program was generously bequeathed by Leonard Gollobin to direct students developing their technical talents into the defense industry. Throughout his career, Gollobin led scientific initiatives that improved defense systems and strategically shaped military capabilities. NTSA administers this scholarship with the intent to provide financial support for those seeking advanced degrees and a path to leverage their commitment to strengthen our nation’s security.

New for I/ITSEC 2022 is a Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP) Postgraduate Scholarship at the master’s level in the amount of $5,000. The Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional (CMSP) certification program was created in 2002 to provide the modeling & simulation (M&S) industry with its own professional certification that remains valid for four years before recertification is required. The CMSP designation recognizes professionals with extensive experience and expertise in M&S. For more information about the CMSP program, visit www.NTSA.org/CMSP.

The National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA) manages the Annual Barbara McDaniel Undergraduate Scholarship program, implemented in 2018. Instead of following the post-graduate scholarship submission process, the NTSA scholarship committee pre-selects three academic institutions and those three institutions select up to two students for a combined award of $10,000. McDaniel began her career as an educator prior to joining NTSA in 1993, so these awards honor her life-long passion in the education of our youth. NTSA understands the importance of students pursuing modeling & simulation degrees and how vital it is to the modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) industry. These scholarship awards will keep the MS&T workforce pipeline filled, starting at the undergraduate level.

The scholarship recipient(s) will attend I/ITSEC 2022 (28 November – 2 December 2022) at the expense of NTSA, where they will be recognized; view the latest in simulation, training, and education technologies; and meet leading figures from government, industry, and academia associated with this community.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens who have successfully completed undergraduate studies by the end of Spring Term 2022. The applicant also must be enrolled or accepted for a full-time masters or doctoral program in any of the following disciplines:

  • Engineering (Modeling, Simulation, and/or Training Related, Systems Engineering)
  • Operations Research/Systems Analysis/Mathematics
  • Distance Learning Methodologies
  • Human Factors (Psychology or Engineering)
  • Instructional Design and Training Methodology
  • Computer Science and/or Information Sciences

Applicants will be selected based upon their stated interest and career goal in the Modeling & Simulation, Training, and/or Education Industry and their merit.

Learn more about the available scholarships, criteria, and conditions at https://www.iitsec.org/education/students-and-teachers/scholarships.

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