Heritage Region Scholarship Program for World Conference 2021

Nominations closing Friday, April 30


The scholarship program enables Heritage Region IABC members, who otherwise would find it financially difficult, to attend the virtual IABC World Conference June 28-30. The Region will grant two scholarships for the standard conference registration ($675 value).


To qualify for the scholarship, nominees must:

  • Be an IABC member in good standing (member ID will be entered on application form)
  • Have the ability and time to attend the conference
  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance to attend
  • Not have attended the IABC World Conference in the last five years
  • Commit to writing a blog for the Heritage Region website within 30 days of the conference

Application Process

Interested members in good standing must submit their applications via the application form by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Review Process/Committee

A scholarship review committee composed of three IABC Heritage Region members will use a rubric to assess the anonymized nominations. In the event of a tie, two additional reviewers will conduct a tie breaker review. The Region Chair and Finance Chair approve the final selections. 

Evaluation Criteria

When considering applications, the review committee will assess candidates based on:

  • Demonstration of financial need (20 points)
  • Demonstration that conference attendance would be meaningful professionally (10 points)
  • Plan to share information from the conference with communications community (10 points)
  • (Bonus) Past, current, or commitments for future contributions of volunteer service and leadership (5 points)

Nominations Open: March 29, 2021
Nominations Close: April 30, 2021
Scholarship Recipients: Notified By May 15, 2021

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