The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation announced that three students in the Exercise Physiology Ph.D. program have been awarded funding through several of their programs. Alex Klemp, Brittany Allman, and Ashley Artese were selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship and Grant Committees after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants.
“Congratulations to the winner’s for this well-deserved honor,” said Brian Schilling, NSCA Foundation Board President. “They are outstanding students with an extremely bright future. We are proud to support their studies to be a future leader of the strength and conditioning industry.”
“The scholarship applicant pool was strong this year, making the process very competitive. Students should be very proud of this accomplishment. I look forward to seeing them grow within the profession,” said Carissa Gump, NSCA Foundation Director.
Alex Klemp was named a recipient of the NSCA’s Challenge Scholarship for 2017. This program awards $1,500 to NSCA members seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree in a strength and conditioning-related field. Alex earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from FSU and completed his Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University. Alex is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University in Exercise Physiology under the mentorship of Dr. Jeong-Su Kim. His primary research interests include optimizing resistance training program designs and nutrient provision to augment exercise-induced adaptations.
Brittany Allman was named a recipient of the NSCA’s Women’s Scholarship for 2017. This $1,500 scholarship is designed to support women, ages 17 and older, to enter the field of strength and conditioning. Brittany is a Ph.D. candidate in Exercise Physiology at FSU and is CSCS certified. Her research focuses on the effects of protein ingestion and resistance training on fat metabolism in women. Outside of academia, Brittany is passionate about mentoring young women for success in higher education. She practices jiu-jitsu and kickboxing.
Ashley Artese was named winner of the NSCA’s Graduate Research Grant – Doctoral for 2017. The grant programs funds graduate research in strength and conditioning at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Doctoral Student Research Grant proposals are not to exceed $15,000. Ashley is currently pursuing a PhD in Exercise Physiology at Florida State University. Her research focuses on investigating the effects of exercise interventions that include strength training, functional training, and yoga on health, body composition, and functional outcomes in breast cancer survivors, older adults, and other special populations. She is working under the mentorship of Dr. Lynn Panton. She earned a B.S. in kinesiology from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in exercise science from the University of South Carolina.
About the National Strength & Conditioning Association Foundation
The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications. The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors.
Since its establishment, the NSCA Foundation has awarded 120 grants and 440 scholarships, totaling over $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCA Foundation is one of the few foundations that fund work at the Master’s level and across all levels up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning fields. A major goal of the foundation is to continue to maximize assets in order to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members.