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MWSUG 2012 Junior Professional Program

The MidWest SAS Users Group (MWSUG) exists to serve users of SAS software in the Midwestern region by providing educational opportunities and resources and by facilitating communication among SAS users and SAS Institute, Inc. To further these goals and encourage the new SAS users to attend the conference, MWSUG will pay conference registration fees for up to 15 professionals to attend the MWSUG 2012 conference. MWSUG will be held September 16-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In addition, for junior professionals who submit abstracts and are accepted to present in the conference, MWSUG will provide a grant to reimburse up to 2 nights of hotel. If you are a junior professional who uses SAS and you would like to attend MWSUG 2012, we invite you to apply for this scholarship.

All applicants must complete the scholarship application. The applicant must:
  1. Be a full-time employee using SAS in daily work.
  2. Have less than 3 years of working experience with current employer and graduated in or after 2009.
  3. Participate in MWSUG 2012 as a volunteer. For more information on volunteering, please visit the volunteer webpage.
  4. Have written supervisor approval to attend the conference if selected.
  5. Submit an abstract for presentation if applying for special grants to cover 2 nights of hotel.
Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements is encouraged to apply for scholarship. Individuals who apply do not need to live or work in the twelve state MWSUG region; all geographies are welcome to apply.

In addition to completing this form, applicants must email a PDF copy of their resume and supervisor approval letter or email by the application deadline to

You can find out more about MWSUG and the Junior Professional opportunity at

Important Details:
  • Deadline to apply is August 3, 2012
  • Notifications will be made by August 7, 2012

MWSUG 2012 Junior Professional Application

First name: (As displayed on your passport or driver's license)
Last name: (As displayed on your passport or driver's license)
Phone number: (555) 555-5555
Cell phone number: (555) 555-5555
Email address:
School last attended:
Last degree obtained:
(Bachelors, Masters, PhD, etc and discipline)
Most recent graduation date:
How long have you been using SAS software?
How long have you been employed using SAS?
  • Current position?
  • Previous positions?
  • Employer:
    Number of years at current employer?
    Job title:
    What are your job duties?:


    Supervisor's first name:
    Supervisor's last name:
    Supervisor's email:
    Supervisor's phone:

    Work address:
    Zip code:
    Work phone:
    How do you currently use SAS in your job?
    Explain why attending MWSUG would be beneficial for you:
    Does your company offer funds to attend conferences?
    Please Explain:
    Explain why MWSUG should select you to receive this funding:
    Will you be you presenting at MWSUG?
    If yes, in what section? (Include your submission number)
    List awards related to SAS, e.g. Student Scholarship.
    List any SAS presentations you have made at SAS events:
    (SAS Global Forum, regional or local users group, etc.)
    Have you ever attended any SAS conferences?
    If yes, what conferences, and did you attend on a scholarship?
    Include additional information you would like us to consider with your application:
    Please send a PDF of your resume to