NAPLA - The Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors

Conference Scholarships

2017 NAPLA Conference - Pittsburgh, PA

2017 NAPLA Conference
Monday, June 12th through Thursday, June 15th
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 NAPLA Conference will be held Monday, June 12th through Thursday, June 15th in Pittsburgh, PA. This page includes information to aid in planning for the conference. Check back periodically, as updates will be added to this page regularly.

The deadline to request a scholarship for the 2017 NAPLA Conference in Pittsburgh has passed.  All of those who applied will be notified soon.

NAPLA is excited to once again offer scholarships of up to $1,000 to Pre-Law Advisors who wish to attend the 2017 NAPLA Conference in Pittsburgh, but whose institutions are unable or unwilling to provide funding for conference expenses. This scholarship can be used to help defray the costs of attending the conference, including conference registration fee (NAPLA one-year membership fee included), reasonable overnight accommodations, and transportation.

Scholarship Details

Who Can Apply?

All pre-law advisors who are NAPLA members are eligible to apply for a conference scholarship, BUT these grants are intended to provide assistance to those pre-law advisors whose institutions cannot or will not provide funding for conference expenses.  The application does include a required Certification Form whereby the applicant’s supervisor must certify that institutional funds will not be provided for conference attendance.  In awarding scholarships, preference will be given to those applicants who…

  • Are new to pre-law advising; or
  • Have not attended the conference in the past

How Do They Work?

Scholarships are awarded based upon available funds and the number of qualified applicants.  If awarded a conference scholarship, the recipient will need to retain receipts for expenses incurred for conference registration, qualifying lodging, and qualifying transportation.  These receipts will then need to be submitted to NAPLA, along with an expense form, at which time expenses up to the value of the scholarship awarded will be reimbursed.  Reimbursement generally takes up to three weeks from receipt of completed expense forms.

How Do I Apply?

Completed applications must include two documents.  Both documents MUST be complete and received by the application deadline in order to be considered for a conference scholarship.

  1. Scholarship Application Form This form is completed and submitted online.  All fields are required, and applications must be complete to be considered submitted.
  2. Institutional Certification Form:  This form must be completed and signed by the applicant’s supervising department head, the applicant’s dean/director, or the president of applicant’s institution.  Completed forms should be submitted via email to Kyle Kopko at kopkok@etown.edu.

When Do I Need to Apply?

All completed applications must be received by Friday, April 1, 2017.

When Can I Expect a Response?

Applicants can expect a response to their application in early May.

Who Do I Contact if I Have Questions?

For all inquiries, please contact Kyle Kopko, NAPLA President, at kopkok@etown.edu.

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