Scholarships

Our Conference Scholarship process will open January 2019.

While we are determined that financial difficulties not prevent anyone from attending our Conference, funds are not unlimited. Due to the increasing number of applications in the previous years, once we reach our allotment no other submissions will be accepted. 

Information for 2019

Thanks to the generosity of the Alvin Liben Fund, special donors, and many of our supporters, we are determined that financial difficulties will not prevent anyone from attending our Conference. However, funds are not unlimited, and due to the increasing number of applications each year, we aren’t able to award as much as we’d like.  We encourage those with financial hardships to apply, but please keep in mind that we do not offer 100% scholarships for anyone and that funds are limited.  In addition, yearly scholarship funding may run out before the deadline, so if you know that you will need to apply, don’t hesitate!

Please read and follow the Scholarship Application Process precisely. (Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have). Applications for our 2019 Annual Conference will open in 2019.

Prior to filling out the application:

  • Please note that our scholarships are for use towards our Annual Conference (hotel, travel) only.  This is not an educational scholarship.  In addition, no cash is awarded directly to the recipient.
  • Determine the amount needed and clearly state what scholarship funding will be used for if awarded.
  • A short personal statement using our question prompts.
  • A scanned photo ID (state issued, student ID, passport, resident card, etc.).
  • Finalized the first page of your most recent tax return (with sensitive ID information, such as social security number, blacked out)

Particulars:

  • Scholarship funding may end before the deadline, depending on the number and timing of applications received.
  • The NSA does not provide 100% scholarships for anyone.
  • Due to the increasing number of applications each year, funds are limited,
  • Scholarships are applied directly towards airfare, hotel costs, or registration. No cash is awarded directly to the recipient.
  • Scholarships are not applicable towards Conference ‘extras’ (Celebration dinner, tours, NSA store, auction, etc.).
  • Priority is given to citizens/permanent residents of the United States. International attendees are welcome to apply, but the NSA will not provide invitation letters/visa documentation.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Cancellations & Refunds

Should your circumstances change and you find yourself unable to attend, please contact us immediately. Cancellations received on/before May 31, 2019, will result in a full refund minus a cancellation fee of $100.00 to cover our costs incurred related to your registration. Cancellations received on/after June 1, 2019, are ineligible for a refund of any amount.

Let us know any questions you may have through our Contact Us page.

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