Ascending Professionals ForumASCLS Developing Professionals Forum

Available Grants

The Ascending Professionals Forum (APF) and the Developing Professionals Forum (DPF) will collectively award over $10,000 worth of travel and registration scholarships to Ascending and Developing Professionals attending the Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) either in-person or virtually. The exact breakdown of these scholarships will be determined by the number of applicants and their preference of attendance.

How to Apply:

Complete the online form below.

Deadline for Submission: April 15, 2023


To be considered for a scholarship, each applicant must:

  1. Be a current ASCLS member.  Your application must coincide with your membership category:
    1. Developing Professional members are eligible to apply for the DPF grant
    2. Ascending Professional members are eligible to apply for the APF grant
  2. Be attending as a full conference attendee to the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting—either virtually or in person.

Preference is given to the following:

    1. First-time attendees.
    2. Members who have a record of active professional/student organization involvement, and/or interest in professional activities.
    3. Length of ASCLS membership.

To receive a scholarship, awardees must:

    1. Attend the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting for the entire duration—either virtually or in-person. Participation is expected at the following events:
      1. Any DPF or APF meetings (whichever one is applicable to you) that are offered.
      2. The ASCLS Issues Update/Professional Issues Open Forum
    2. Submit a one-page summary of your experiences within two weeks of the end of the Joint Annual Meeting.

Funds distribution:

Funds will be distributed for hotel and transportation after confirmation of attendance to the meeting and receipt of the JAM Scholarship Reimbursement and Travel form.  Registration will either be refunded (if the awardee previously paid prior to notification of award) or the attendee will be able to register using a promotional code that will be sent with notification of the award.

It is expected that recipients will maintain their ASCLS membership and provide active service at the local, state, or national level after receipt of scholarship.