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The GCLS offers scholarships to help readers, authors, and editors attend our annual conference, who would otherwise not be able to come due to financial limitations. You do not need to be a member of the GCLS to apply.
Due to the high demand for scholarships, and in an effort to assist as many people as possible, the GCLS Conference Scholarships cover the cost of hotel rooms only.
When you request a scholarship, please only request the amount that you truly need, so that we can be sure to help as many people as possible to attend. If you will be sharing a room – please only request a 50% or shared-room scholarship.
Other ways to save:
Conference Registration is available on a monthly payment plan to help with the more difficult outlay of a single payment. You can purchase the less expensive no-food ticket/registration and bring food or purchase cheaper food outside the conference venue to help keep your costs down. The no-food tickets are also available on the monthly payment plan.
Recipients of conference scholarships are required to work as volunteers at the conference.
Scholarships are funded by members and non-members who donated funds at the previous conference, to help you attend this conference. Volunteering at the conference is your opportunity to thank those who donated to cover your hotel costs. Volunteer commitments are commensurate with the amount of scholarship awarded to you. Generally, the obligation is between 4 and 8 hours. If you have a disability that limits your assignments, we can work with you. There are lots of different kinds of things that need doing and require various levels of dexterity or ability.
Scholarship Recipients will be contacted about two months before the conference, by Aschlie Lake, our Director of Volunteers. She will send you a questionnaire that you need to fill in. Aschlie will then notify you of your volunteer assignment and times. You can reach her at Aschlie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Do scholarships pay for conference registration, travel &/or food costs?
If I receive a scholarship, AND I am not notified until after January 31st can I still buy my registration at earlybird prices?
I got a scholarship two years ago, so I can apply again this year, right?
What are the priorities for getting a scholarship:
QUESTIONS? Contact us at email@example.com