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NSCA.COM TSAC-F OF THE YEAR AWARD Nominations are complete and we encourage you to vote for the nominee you feel is the most deserving of the new Tactical Strength and ConditioningFacilitator (TSAC-F) of the Year Award. Voting will begin February 15 and go until March 1, 2014. The award will be presented at the TSAC Conference in San Diego, CA on April 14, 2014. CONGRATULATIONS We would like to congratulate Coach Joe Kenn with the Carolina Panthers for winning the first ever Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award, Coach Shannon Turley with Stanford University for winning the College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award, and Coach Caitlin Quinn with Florida State University for winning the Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award. Thank you to all of our members for voting. All three of these coaches represent what the NSCA is all about. Muscle Milk is the sponsor for all coaching awards presented at the Coaches Conference. REMINDER The All-American Athlete of the Year nominations will open February 1, 2014 and go until March 1, 2014. Please nominate your outstanding high school and/or collegiate athletes. Coaches, please be sure to nominate only one male and one female to represent your schools. Muscle Milk is the proud sponsor of the All-American Athlete of the Year awards. GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation supports the mission of the NSCA by providing funding for educational and research activities that enhance the practical application of strength and conditioning. A summary of available grants and scholarships are below. For complete information about each award and how to apply, please sign into the NSCA Foundation website at www.nsca.com/ foundation. Application deadline: March 15, 2014 Applications are currently being accepting for the following grants and scholarships: CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP The Challenge Scholarship is given to NSCA Members seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree in a strength and conditioning-related field. HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP This program provides funding to high school seniors preparing to enter college. MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is designed to encourage women to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. GNC® NUTRITIONAL RESEARCH GRANT GNC® sponsors this nutrition-based research grant. The purpose of the project must fall within the mission of the NSCA. GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT – MASTER’S AND DOCTORAL This grant program funds graduate research in strength and conditioning that is consistent with the mission of the NSCA. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION GRANT The NSCA International Collaboration Grant has been established to solicit creative proposals to facilitate collaboration among an American-based colleague and an international colleague. Applicants can apply to visit one or multiple international colleagues or propose to host one or multiple international colleagues in support of the proposed project. SENIOR INVESTIGATOR GRANT This grant program funds full-time faculty members in a senior faculty position at the rank of associate professor or higher. The purpose and specific aims of the research project must be consistent with the mission of the NSCA. YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANT This grant program funds individuals employed by non-profit research organizations who are within seven years from conferral of their doctorate degree. NSCA BULLETIN | ISSUE 36.02 5