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The National Children's Advocacy Center is pleased to offer 14 scholarships to child abuse response professionals from Tribal Nations to attend the 39th International Symposium on Child Abuse on March 21-23, 2023, in Huntsville, AL. The Symposium is one of the largest child maltreatment conferences in the United States.


Scholarships will cover registration to the 2023 Symposium and reimburse* recipients for travel:

  • Roundtrip airfare (economy class) or, if driving, mileage at the federal rate of $0.625/mile
  • Up to three nights hotel at the federal GSA rate of $98/night plus taxes; lodging cannot be at a privately owned room, apartment, or house
  • Ground transportation from the Huntsville airport and recipient’s hotel and the conference venue to the airport
  • Home airport parking up to four days

Optional Fees:

  • Pre-conference (Monday, March 20, 2023) - $129
  • Continuing Education Application Fee - $75

To be eligible, applicants must be associated with an established or emerging Tribal Nation Children’s Advocacy Center. Preference will be given to applicants applying with their multidisciplinary teams.

Applications are now closed. Recipients will be notified the week of January 2, 2023.

*Recipients will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements.  Reimbursement is subject to NCAC travel policy and federal guidelines and will require the submission of scanned receipts and boarding passes.

These scholarships are supported by Award No. 2020-CI-FX-K001 awarded to NCAC by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.