Valerie Gregg Student Scholarship

Val Gregg

Give a Student the support to attend the International Conference on Digital Government Research

Help ensure that the next generation of students will participate in the annual International Digital Government Research conference. Do you remember the support you received in entering the field? Many educators and researchers cite their first conference as a major source of commitment to Digital Government work.

The International Conference on Digital Government Research is now in its 15th year. Held at CIDE in Mexico, the dg.o 2014 conference will explore leading edge issues in digital government. Over the years, the conference has been attended by hundreds of students who in turn have taught thousands of other students, conducted ground-breaking research, and made digital government a reality.

Included in the conference is a Doctoral Colloquium. The colloquium is a full-day forum in which Ph.D. students meet and discuss their work with each other and with senior faculty from a variety of disciplines associated with digital government research. Students receive invaluable guidance and form international connections that they can build on throughout their career.

This is your opportunity to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and tools they need nurture technical, social, and organizational transformation in the public sector. Get involved with a future Doctoral Colloquium by helping provide a scholarship to a student.

While the Doctoral Colloquium is free, the conference registration and travel are a significant additional expense for students. This is a difficult time for students. The students who apply for the doctoral colloquium are self-motivated learners who simply cannot afford the expense.

The Society Board has launched the Valerie Gregg International Student Fund to honor Valerie Gregg's commitment to building a sustainable digital government research community. As an NSF program manager for digital government, Valerie worked tirelessly to build bridges across disciplines, professions, and cultures. The Fund is dedicated to Valerie's special interest in supporting doctoral students as they embark on their research careers. The fund is seeded with a bequest from Valerie's estate. Please honor Val’s memory and support the Fund with a contribution.

A full scholarship is $1,000, but any amount will help. All donors will be recognized at each year's conference. If you decide to provide a full or multiple scholarship(s), your scholarship can be named for yourself or your family. Given the individual's permission, you may also honor your favorite professor or researcher by naming the scholarship after them. Please help us meet our goal of providing at least fifteen scholarships this year!

If you have any questions or wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities and the value your contribution will have to your organization as well as the Society, please contact Dr. Soon Ae Chun (DGS President)  or the DGS Treasurer Dr. Andrea Kavenaugh for further information.

Please donate with a credit card, or make checks payable to the Digital Government Society of North America, indicate the donation is to go to the Valerie Gregg International Student Fund, give the name of honorees for full scholarships and send to the following address:

Digital Government Society
c/o Dr. Andrea Kavenaugh
2202 Kraft Drive
Virginia Tech (0902)
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Department of Computer Science
2202 Kraft Drive
Virginia Tech (0902)
Blacksburg, VA 24060
T +1 540 231-1806
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