About the Scholarship
The ASP Conference scholarship is named for Sumner Alpert, co-founder and
long-time Secretary of the Association, who passed away in June 2004. The
scholarship recognizes his life long commitment to learning and continuing
The scholarship pays a full-time student's registration fee to the ASP Annual
Conference. The number of scholarships awarded in any given year is dependent
upon available funding. The scholarship is funded through donations by members
and friends of the Association.
Hendrix College, Arkansas
2008 WinnerVishal Agrawal
Vishal is currently studying at the Graziadio School of Business and
Management, Pepperdine University. While working with a career counselor at
the school, he learned about the Association of Strategic Planning. He was
particularly interested in attending the conference as he wishes to pursue a
career in strategic planning.
Vishal is a Chartered Accountant (equivalent to US CPA) and worked in
banking and manufacturing in India before coming to the US to study for his
MBA. At Pepperdine, he is a member of that school's recently formed
Management Consulting Club.
Following his attendance at the annual conference, Vishal commented
"Strategic planning is an important driving force in today's dynamic
business environment and in the future. In this age of information and
globalization, knowledge of strategic planning will be an important asset
for my future aspirations and I believe that the Association for Strategic
Planning will be a good place to network with my future colleagues."
The scholarship is available to any full-time student with an interest in
strategic management, planning, strategy, or a similar discipline or area of
To qualify, students must send a Statement of Interest and their resume. They
also need to have a professor provide a reference letter or email. Please send
all submissions to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 323-954-0507.