Thanks to the generous support of members who contribute to the AFCC Scholarship Fund, scholarships are awarded to AFCC Regional Trainings, Child Custody Symposiums and Annual Conferences. The AFCC Resource Development Committee determines the number and type of scholarships awarded to each event and selects the recipients.
All scholarships include registration fees for the conference/symposium, one full‐day pre‐conference/pre-symposium institute, attendee food and networking functions and a certificate of attendance. Recipients are responsible for funding their own travel, lodging, additional meals and all other related expenses. Scholarships are non-transferable and must be used to attend the event for which they are awarded. In some instances, scholarships will include a stipend intended to assist with travel and lodging costs. Preference for stipends is given to those with higher travel costs, international applicants and those who show financial need. Stipends are also non-transferable and must be used to attend the event for which they are awarded.
Preference for scholarships is given to AFCC members, although anyone may apply. If you are not a member and would like to join AFCC, please complete the online membership application or contact AFCC at email@example.com or (608) 664‐3750. AFCC membership status will be verified on the application deadline.
Prior Conference Attendance
Preference is given to applicants who have not attended an AFCC conference.
Prior Scholarship Recipient
Due to the large number of applications, those who have received an AFCC scholarship in the past five years are not eligible.
Additional Funding Support
Because of the increased need for support, the application asks if additional funding support will be provided by an employer or source other than the applicant or AFCC.
The applicant’s personal financial need is a consideration of the committee. The application therefore includes questions regarding the applicant’s income, number of dependents, household income and employment status.
Relevance of Organization/Practice
The relevance of the applicant’s organization/practice to the AFCC mission is considered.
AFCC strives for diversity among colleagues, professions and services. Our collective differences enhance the work of AFCC by providing different perspectives. Diversity includes, but it is not limited to: age, ethnicity, geographic region, disability, religion and sexual orientation.The application includes an opportunity to explain additional circumstances the applicant would like the committee to consider when evaluating applications. This short answer section is the applicant’s opportunity to share or explain things not addressed by other questions on the application.
The impact that the applicant's attendance at an AFCC event will have on their clients and/or institutions, organizations and people in their community is considered by the committee..
The application includes an opportunity to explain additional circumstances the applicant would like the committee to consider when evaluating applications. The short answer section is the applicant's opportunity to share or explain things not addressed by other questions on the application.
Contact AFCC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 664-3750