H. Thompson Price Scholarship
This award, if given, will be announced at the CASA Awards Banquet during CASA’s annual conference. The award is given to commemorate the life and service of H. Thompson Price, Jr., a dedicated servant to American consumers for more than twenty-five years. Through his innovative ideas, tireless work, and enthusiastic encouragement many food and drug regulatory officials and industry officials developed training programs and work sharing agreements that promoted more effective and efficient consumer protection programs.
The criteria for this award reflects the love and dedication that Tom Price had for CASA and for every person that belonged to CASA or supported its goals and objectives. This award stands not only as a tribute to Tom Price, but as a reminder that CASA must always bring new members into its ranks and must always support and encourage the training and development of people. It is a symbol that the role of CASA will not only live on, but that its role will expand and grow.
Criteria for Selection of Award Recipient
The following criteria will be used by the selection committee to select the award recipient. The applicant must be:
1. A CASA member or in the immediate family of a CASA member (spouse, child or dependent ) (includes all categories of membership, i.e., Regulatory, Associate, etc.; and includes deceased CASA members). Note: The length of time of CASA membership will also be considered when reviewing applications. The CASA member must be a paid member for this current year and the previous two (2) consecutive years.
2. A full time student or accepted as a full time student planning to attend college the next semester or a part time student pursuing an undergraduate degree. Applicants will be required to submit a narrative statement describing their career goals.
To help rank the applicants, consideration will be given to the following areas:
- Level of academic achievement and scholastic awards
- Financial need
- Community service work
- Narrative justification
- Applicants who have not received the H. Thompson Price Scholarship
To apply for the H. Thompson Price, Jr. Scholarship download and complete our scholarship application (PDF 71 KB). Completed applications should be emailed to: Sean Hejja at SandorSean.Hejja@vdacs.virginia.gov. Be aware, this application is in Adobe PDF format. You will need the FREE Adobe Reader (opens in new window) to download and complete.