Scholarship Application for NCADV's 2010 Conference: Changing Faces of the Movement

Deadline for Applications: July 1st, 2010

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is currently offering 100 registration scholarships to battered or formerly battered women for NCADV's 14th National Conference on Domestic Violence: Changing Faces of the Movement, August 1-4, 2010 in Anaheim, CA. You can find out more information about this conference at www.ncadv.org.

General Information

Scholarships cover the costs of registration fees only. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, please know you will be responsible for financing your own transportation, accommodations, meals and other expenses for the conference.

Only women who self-identify as battered or formerly battered and are in financial need are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The scholarships are granted on an individual basis only and will not be granted to an organization. Scholarships are not transferable to another individual.

While we understand and abhor the traumatic effects of child witnessing of domestic violence, unfortunately, we are limited by the number we can award. Therefore, we must restrict these scholarships only to survivors of domestic violence in current or past romantic relationships.

If you are eligible, please complete the following application.

Applications will be accepted until June 1st, 2010 and selections will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are selected, you will be asked to verify your acceptance of the scholarship by a specified deadline which NCADV will provide you. If you do not accept the scholarship by the deadline given to you, your application will be forfeited and you will be placed on the scholarship waiting list.

Please note: there is no way to save your information and return to this form, therefore, we suggest you complete it at one time to avoid losing information.

Thank you,

NCADV

Applicant Information
Please provide us with the most reliable way to contact you. Your information will be kept confidential. NCADV prefers e-mail communication; however, if you do not have an e-mail address or access to a computer, we will be happy to communicate with you by phone.




First and Last Name
Address
City State Postal Code
Email Address (list "none" if you do not have one)
Phone


With which NCADV caucus, if any, do you personally identify? (Please check all that apply):







Please list any other traditionally marginalized group(s) with which you identify and is not represented by an NCADV caucus:


In the spaces provided below (or on a separate sheet of paper if you do not have access to a computer), please respond to the following statements. Please limit your responses to two typed, double-spaced pages (total) or 250 words per answer. Your information and answers will be shared with NCADV's scholarship review committee which is made up of NCADV staff and board members. However, please know your information will not be shared or accessible by anyone outside of this committee.

1) Please explain why you would like to attend NCADV's 14th National Conference on Domestic Violence: Changing Faces of the Movement. Specify how you will use the knowledge and experience you gain at the conference. Also, please detail how you will share what you learn with your community-at-large. Please limit your response to 250 words.


2) As stated earlier, NCADV understands and abhors the traumatic effects of child witnessing of domestic violence, but must restrict these scholarships only to survivors of domestic violence in romantic relationships. Please explain your experiences with domestic violence as it occurred in a current or past romantic relationship. Please limit this response to 250 words.


3) The theme for this year's conference is "Changing Faces of the Movement." Please explain what this theme means to you. Please limit your response to 250 words.


4) NCADV has formed caucuses that serve to represent members of groups made up of people who are disenfranchised, marginalized, and traditionally silenced in the battered women's movement and society as a whole through organized, institutional oppression. Please share your thoughts on this philosophy, and how you feel it is connected to ending domestic violence. Please limit your response to 250 words.


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