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Conference Scholarship Program

March 11-14, 2017 | Sheraton Seattle Hotel | Seattle, WA - The National CASA Association offers a scholarship program to provide assistance for staff and volunteers planning to attend the 2017 National CASA/GAL Conference. The scholarship program was developed by National CASA in response to network requests, and we are pleased to continue to offer a limited number of free registrations to support individuals attending the conference. We anticipate awarding 40 registration scholarships; 24 for volunteer advocates and 16 for staff.

What Do Scholarships Cover?

2017 scholarships will cover the cost of conference registration only. Scholarship recipients are 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). 

Scholarship recipients will be scheduled to assist the National CASA Association team for up to three hours with various duties during the conference (e.g. registration table, information booth, workshop proctor).

2017 Scholarship Categories and Eligibility

In 2017, a total of 40 scholarships will be awarded in two categories:

  • Active CASA/GAL Volunteers: We encourage all active CASA/GAL volunteers, currently serving on a case, to apply for a scholarship and attend the conference. Volunteer advocates cannot also be paid CASA/GAL staff members.
  • CASA/GAL Program Staff: Open to all CASA/GAL program staff members.


  • 2014, 2015 and 2016 scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for the 2017 scholarship program. Priority will be given to applicants who have never attended the National CASA/GAL Conference.
  • Applicant and applicant’s program must operate in compliance with the Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs or Standards for State CASA/GAL Organizations.

Scholarship Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the National CASA/GAL Conference scholarship program.

Please be aware that this application form must be completed in its entirety in order to be submitted properly. We recommend that you draft your answers before beginning to fill out the form. Once you are satisfied that the content is final, copy and paste responses into applicable fields. After you click the submit button, your application is complete and cannot be modified. You must complete the application in one sitting - you will NOT be able to save and come back to finish your work.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 2, 2016. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted utilizing the online form. Mailed, faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted. 



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