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2014 National CASA Conference

Conference Scholarship Program

The National CASA Association offers a scholarship program to provide financial assistance for staff and volunteers planning to attend the annual conference. This program was developed by National CASA in response to network requests, and we are excited to continue to offer funds to help individuals attend the conference.

What Do Scholarships Cover?

2014 scholarships covered the cost of conference registration only.

Scholarship winners were responsible for all other costs associated with attending the conference, including but not limited to airfare, hotel, transportation, additional meals and extra activities (for example, Institute sessions). 

2014 Scholarship Categories and Eligibility

In 2014, a total of 60 scholarships were awarded in two categories:

  • Active CASA/GAL Volunteers: We encouraged all active CASA/GAL volunteers to apply for a scholarship and attend the conference. Volunteer advocates cannot also be paid CASA/GAL staff members. (Thirty-five scholarships awarded.) 
  • CASA/GAL Program Staff: Open to all CASA/GAL program staff members. (Twenty-five scholarships awarded.)


  • 2013 scholarship recipients were not eligible to apply for the 2014 scholarship program.
  • Applicant and applicant’s program must operate in compliance with the Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs or Standards for State CASA/GAL Organizations.
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