SSA 2012 Annual Conference
Notice: Registration officially closes July 1st so this is the last week to register.
Our annual conference is two weeks away! Some quick updates: we are no longer taking orders for conference T-shirts and July 1st is also the last day to reserve housing (along with registration). The conference schedule is up so you can take a gander at what activities we'll be up to. Registration for student members is still only $50 (get a student membership). Housing rates are $54 for a private room and $21 per person for a shared room of 4. We have reached our budget for Leadership Travel Aid but you can still register and make it out in time. Learn more at the conference webpage and join us July 6th! Also if you're going make it be sure to RSVP on Facebook!
Our interactive conference book is available for download on pdf! Check it out!
Scholarships for 2013
The Secular Student Alliance does not endorse the National Atheist Party
The deadline for Freedom From Religion Scholarships may have ended but there are still scholarships open for 2013! First the National Atheist Party has four new scholarships for secular students: two for high school students and two for college students. They are all valued at $1,000. To be eligible students must be pursuing an education in research/applied sciences or demonstrate secular activism. The submission deadline for college students is November 1st 2012 and the deadline for high school students is March 1st 2013. For more information check out the NAP scholarships page.
Next we have American Atheists Annual Founder's Scholarship. If you have a demonstrated record for activism in atheism this scholarship is available to you. The scholarship is $2,000 for first place and $1,000 for the runner up. The Founder's scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a university and to high school seniors who will be attending college next year. To apply, you must email AJ Johnson and ask for an application or you may call them at (908) 276-7300. The deadline for this scholarship is January 31st 2013. For more information go to AA's scholarship page. For more info on scholarships for secular students in general keep an eye out for our scholarships page.
Best Award Recipients
The winners of the 2012 best awards can be found below. If you see your name or group listed here, make sure to make it out for our conference as that's where awards and winnings will be presented.
Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics
@ University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Illini Secular Student Alliance
at The University of Texas at San Antonio
Alabama Atheists & Agnostics
at University of Alabama
|Best Active Alumni|
Atheists, Agnostics, and Skeptics
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Secular Student Alliance
at Central College
|Best Individual Activist|
|Best Individual Activist|
|Collegiate Affiliate of the Year|
Secular Student Alliance at UNLV
|High School Affiliate of the Year|
Secular Student Alliance at Smithson Valley
|Freethought Backbone Award|
Annie Laurie Gaylor
In Recognition of Exceptional and
Enduring Commitment to Our Movement
Congratulations to all our winners!
The application deadline for a web manager position
at Americans United for Separation of Church and State ends July 1st
. Last chance to apply!
Shelly Segal is a singer-songwriter and a secular activist. She is having a tour around the country and would love to speak at your campus during the fall. If interested, contact Nick
and he will get you set up with her. Check here
to see tour dates and areas.
Dr. Christopher DiCarlo
a philosopher who is an authority on evolution, ethics, critical thinking, and more. He can speak on a wide range of topics of interest to student groups