2017 Scholarships


About the conference scholarships:

CAPLAW is pleased to offer the Robert M. Coard and Winston Ross Emerging Leaders Scholarships for the 2018 National Training Conference. The scholarships were created by the CAPLAW Board of Directors in memory of two Community Action pioneers whose advocacy for low-income individuals spanned decades, and whose leadership on the CAPLAW board guided the organization from its early days. Robert Coard served as CAPLAW’s founding president from 1989 until 2009; Winston Ross served as the organization’s president from 2009 until 2015. Apply by April 27, 2018!

Who is eligible for a scholarship?

An individual must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a scholarship:

What do the scholarships cover?

Each scholarship covers the 2018 conference registration fee and a reimbursement to the scholarship recipient's CAA for up to $1,000 in actual, documented travel expenses associated with the scholarship recipient's conference attendance (airfare, hotel, ground transportation, per diem).

How do I apply for a scholarship?

To apply for an Emerging Leaders Scholarship, please complete the 2018 scholarship application form and submit the additional required materials (below). Remember that a scholarship applicant must be nominated by his or her organization. Completed applications must be submitted by email to ashley.billingsley@caplaw.org by April 27, 2018.

Scholarship application required materials include: