September 7-9, 2016      
WESTERN USERS OF SAS SOFTWARE                                                                       


Junior Professional Award

September 7-9, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square, San Francisco, California

The annual Western Users of SAS (WUSS) educational forum and conference is an opportunity for furthering the education, training, and networking of conference attendees in the use of SAS. In order to facilitate the achievement of these goals among new SAS users, the WUSS Executive Committee is providing a limited number of awards to junior professionals to attend the 2016 WUSS conference with complimentary conference registration and up to two ½ day classes (Wed AM and/or Fri PM).

  1. Applicants for JPA must be employed using SAS in a job three years or less at the start of the conference.
  2. Applicants for JPA must be employed in the WUSS region and would not otherwise be funded by their company to attend the conference.
  3. Applicants for JPA may receive the award a maximum of two years. To be eligible for the second year, applicants must submit an abstract and be selected for oral or poster presentation.
  4. Applicants for JPA must provide proof of employment where SAS is being used.
  5. Award recipients are expected to volunteer as a session or class coordinator which takes approximately 4 hours at a pre- or post-conference class or in-conference presentations. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: applications and accompanying verification documents for all applicants must be submitted no later than July 11, 2016

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: applicants submitting for a second-time award must submit an abstract no later than May 2, 2016.  Please see Important Dates for the call for papers deadline (go to to submit your abstract). The WUSS presentation mentoring program is available to all presenters. 

*If you have questions about the scholarship program or appropriate presentation topics, e-mail us at


Junior professionals who meet the outlined eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. All applicants must submit a complete online application and proof of employment by the deadline.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


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