Scholarships

The scholarship application period will be open through June 15th, 2024

The Convention Steering Committee has established a budget to offer scholarships to members with financial hardships. There are three levels of scholarship available: 50%, 75%, or 100% of the cost of registration. Each person can decide which level of scholarship to request, with no supporting information required. This sliding scale will make it possible to provide more scholarships as some people may not need to ask for full scholarships. We appreciate that members must cover other expenses in order to attend a convention, and trust that those requesting scholarships will consider their needs and choose the level of scholarship that is right for them.

For those who request full scholarships, we encourage you to give back by doing service during the convention. There is a service checkbox on the form that will inform us of your willingness. The volunteer coordinator will take into consideration any physical limitations before assigning tasks and ensure that assignments do not interfere with attending workshops or other key pieces of the convention programing. The total time commitment will not exceed four hours. 

While a limited number of additional scholarships may be offered after the initial round, if you intend to come to the convention and would like to receive a scholarship, please apply for one before June 15th. We plan to notify all applicants about the status of their application on June 17th.

Please contact [email protected] with questions.

We are aware that some people are encountering technical issues trying to submit the registration form. If you are having trouble or receive an error message, please try to access the form directly here. If you are still having trouble, please email [email protected].

Scholarship Registration
First Name and Last Initial
For those who request full scholarships, we encourage you to give back by doing service during the convention. The volunteer coordinator will take into consideration any physical limitations before assigning tasks and ensure that assignments do not interfere with attending workshops or other key pieces of the convention programing. The total time commitment will not exceed four hours. Leaving this box unchecked will not impact the ability to receive a scholarship.