The goal of the Spring Youth Forum is to recognize and reward youth prevention teams that have implemented a successful project within their communities; provide a venue to showcase prevention projects that were considered, created, and shaped by youth leaders during and following previous Prevention Summits or other youth trainings; give students from across the state an opportunity to learn from one another through a series of forums presented by the prevention teams accepted to attend; and share success stories from youth groups with future groups to encourage sustainability of their programs.
Application Review Process
The scholarship review process will begin on March 17. Teams that are unable to meet the deadline should inquire about any remaining scholarships, as space may still be available. The Team Adult Advisor should complete and submit the scholarship application. All communication will be sent via email to the Team Adult Advisor and email address indicated on the application form. Please be sure the correct email is provided on the application. Reviewers will evaluate and approve applications based on completeness of application, the stated criteria and information provided. The application score accounts for 40 percent of the total score for each team. Teams are not guaranteed scholarships and some partial scholarships may be awarded.
Confirmation of Receipt of Scholarship Application
Once the scholarship application has been submitted, the Team Adult Advisor will receive an email notification from a CASAT representative stating that the application has been received. This email will also address any questions regarding the answers on the form, or any missing documents. All missing information or documents must be received by the application deadline in order for the application to be considered complete. If a confirmation email is not received within 48 hours of submitting the application, the Team Adult Advisor is responsible for contacting CASAT immediately to follow up on the scholarship submission and to confirm receipt. Should a team submit an application on the due date, it is the Team Adult Advisor’s responsibility to follow up with a phone call to ensure receipt of application. It is important to be sure your team’s application was received, and the Team Adult Advisor is responsible for confirming receipt.
1. Free registration and acceptance to participate (a value of more than $200 per person and a chance to win the grand prize)
2. Travel assistance (will vary based on need)
3. Lodging (a value of more than $250 each night)
4. Meals (a value of more than $100 per person)
5. Waterpark Passes (a value of $40 each)
Prizes will be awarded to teams based on completion of application, quality of application and quality of presentation given during the Spring Youth Forum. Teams may win awards in each of the criteria categories and by presentation room. Presentation room winners will compete for the Grand Prize. Please read and follow all instructions carefully to give your team the best opportunity to win!
Each team must present information about their project to other youth teams. Teams will vote on presentations immediately following each team presentation. Please see the Presentations webpage on the conference website for tips, guidelines and downloads that will assist with presentations.
For a sample score sheet, please click here.
If your team is awarded a travel assistance amount and will be mailed a check, a W-9 form is necessary to have on file for the payee. If you, or your organization, have not received a check for the Summit or Spring Youth Forum as part of a scholarship in the past we will need you to complete a W-9 (or obtain one from your organization) and submit it to CASAT. If this is the case you will be notified in your Notice of Scholarship Letter/Acceptance Letter. The link to download a W-9 form is www.irs.gov.
The time it takes to respond to this survey may vary. It may take between 5-10 minutes to respond to the survey, if you have prepared your answers in advance.
We suggest that you prepare your answers in advance by preparing to answer the questions in the document below to 1) avoid being "timed out" if called away and having to start over in the system and/or 2) not have to take too much time online with the narrative response items.
When you have prepared your answers, copy and paste the narrative responses into the system from your Word document. Of course, this is not necessary, but it is a suggestion to prepare for longer answers.
Use the document in this section to view the Narrative questions that will be in the online Scholarship Application below. (You may also use a Word document to prepare your answers to copy and paste into the onilne application.) Application Narrative Question Sample Document
Tip: You may copy and paste by using a right click of your mouse, or by highlighting what you want to copy in your document, click "CTRL + C", then click into the survey and push "CTRL + V".
This application will turn off automatically at Noon on March 16. The application period is now closed.