Scholarships

The Reform Conference is pleased to offer scholarship assistance to allow a diverse group of people to attend the 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta, GA.

These scholarships are not intended to cover the full cost of attending the conference and successful applicants will be expected to make a contribution to their own expenses.

We always receive many more requests than we can accommodate, so please continue your search for alternate funding.

Apply for a National Scholarship

The application process for the 2017 National Scholarships is open. Please note there is no guarantee of an award. 

Start your National Scholarship application

We are extending the deadline to June 9, 2017! We will begin notifying successful applicants beginning on August 15, 2017. 

Requirements
In order to receive a national scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Live in the United States
  • Be in need of financial assistance to attend
  • Are in a position to clearly benefit from going to the conference, with a solid potential to take home new knowledge, skills and contacts that will benefit their local work
  • Are able to cover at least part of their costs

Fees

  • The application fee is $20 and is non-refundable
  • If you are awarded scholarship support, your application fee will be applied to your registration cost.
  • If you are not awarded scholarship support and are still able to attend the conference, your application fee will be applied to your registration cost.

For questions about the national scholarship application process, please contact Laini Madhubuti at lmadhubuti@drugpolicy.org.

International Scholarships

The application process for the 2017 International Scholarships is open. Please note there is no guarantee of an award. We are very excited to have many of you join us at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference later this year!  

Please contact Zara Snapp at zsnapp@drugpolicy.org for application information.

We are extending the deadline to May 28, 2017. Please apply and disseminate this information among your networks. Due to the extension, we will begin notifying successful applicants beginning on June 23, 2017. We hope you can be patient as we move forward with this process.

Requirements

In order to receive an international scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Live outside the United States
  • Be in need of financial assistance to attend
  • Are in a position to clearly benefit from going to the conference, with a solid potential to take home new knowledge, skills and contacts that will benefit their local work
  • Are able to cover at least part of their costs

For questions about the international scholarship application process, please contact Zara Snapp at zsnapp@drugpolicy.org