2018 NCIL Youth Scholarship Application
Thanks to the tremendous support of our sponsors, NCIL is proud to release the NCIL 2018 Youth Scholarship Application. This scholarship provides funding for young people to attend the Annual Conference on Independent Living, which will take place from July 23-26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Please share this opportunity with your networks and with the Deaf and Disabled young people in your community!
After record numbers of young people attended the 2018 NCIL Annual Conference, we are ready to welcome #GenerationADA back to DC for another year of workshops, presentations, organizing, and community building. This year's conference theme is Mobilize: Resistance Through Action.
As Deaf and Disabled young people, your attendance is integral to the Conference and your existence and advocacy is crucial to the Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement. Therefore, NCIL invites you to apply for this Youth Scholarship.
The only requirements to apply are:
• identifying as a Deaf person and / or a person with a disability or disabilities; and
• being 26 years old or younger (NCIL categorizes “youth” as 26 years old or younger).
If you receive a scholarship, please know that the NCIL Youth Caucus expects you to attend an orientation/in-person meeting, as well as the Youth Caucus Mixer. Dates/times/locations of these events will be available closer to the conference date. You are also expected to pick an area of interest that aligns with one of NCIL’s caucuses, committees, or subcommittees other than the Youth Caucus and make a connection with that caucus, committee, or subcommittee.
We would like to have as many youth as possible attend, thus we are more likely to grant funding to applicants who are working with Centers for Independent Living, Statewide Independent Living Councils, other disability and social justice organizations, and / or schools to gain additional funding. However, please apply even if you do not have other sources of funding!
As we are committed to bringing a diverse group of youth with disabilities to the NCIL Conference, we especially encourage low income youth, youth of color, LGBTQIA youth, English Language Learners, returning citizens, and other multiply marginalized youth to apply.
Please note: Due to limited funds, the scholarships will most likely not cover all costs. Please contact Hindley Williams, Youth Transition Fellow with any questions and/or comments at email@example.com.
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Do you have a disability or identify as Disabled and/or Deaf?
What is your disability/disabilities?
Age (you must be 26 or younger to apply)
Are you LGBTQIA?
Are you an English Language Learner?
Are you a returning citizen? (Have you been formally incarcerated?)
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Which scholarship option are you applying for? Please select the option that applies to you.
(Note: Please do not select Regional Option if you are from the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area)
Local (Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area): $110 to cover registration costs
Regional (NCIL Region 3: DE, PA, MD, DC, VA, WV): Up to $975 available to support registration, airfare, and hotel costs
National (Everywhere else): Up to $1,200 available to support registration, airfare, and hotel costs
If you selected the Regional or National scholarship options, please enter the amount you are requesting. Please break down in detail what that amount will be used for (ex. registration, travel costs, hotel costs, accommodation costs). Remember, you can only request up to $975 if you are Regional & $1,200 if you are National. IF YOU DO NOT EXPLAIN IN DETAIL HOW YOU WILL USE THE MONEY WE CANNOT GRANT YOU A SCHOLARSHIP.
Have you connected with your local independent living center or other organizations for support? If so, which organizations and how are they supporting you?
In 250 words or less, please describe why you want to attend the 2018 NCIL Conference. How will attending this conference help you advance your personal and professional goals?
Thank you for applying for the NCIL Youth Scholarship! Please contact Hindley Williams, Youth Transition Fellow with any questions and/or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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