April 13: The deadline to apply for financial assistance has now passed. Of course, you may still apply to attend the conference without a grant or housing assistance.
A limited number of grants are available to cover all or part of the conference participation fee, with awards made on the basis of merit and need. Of these, the Defilippis-Rosselli Scholarship is awarded to an applicant whose work demonstrates a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Recipients of grants are automatically also offered community housing with local residents who’ve donated their spare rooms for the conference week. Those not applying for grants may seek community housing by applying for financial assistance and specifying that they seek only housing on the application form. If you are offered community housing, you will owe a $50 fee to cover processing and placement costs upon acceptance.
To apply for either form of financial assistance, include in your application cover letter:
- personal and, if married, household income
- any academic stipends, fellowships, or teaching assistantships you currently receive
- information on any financial responsibilities you may have, such as childcare or tuition
- anticipated travel costs to the conference
- any other factors (such as health) which affect your ability to pay the conference fee
If you are accepted to the program but do not receive financial assistance, and cannot otherwise attend, we will return your deposit.