Apra-MN offers scholarships to its members to cover the cost of attendance at the Apra-MN local conference, the annual Apra International conference, and other opportunities that arise.
Apra International Conference ScholarshipThis scholarship covers the full cost of the conference including registration, airfare, and hotel stay. Applicants must be members of both the Apra-MN chapter and Apra International. A formal application is required, the winners are chosen by a committee assembled and headed by the Apra-MN Vice President.
Apra-MN Local Conference
Scholarships cover the full registration cost of the conference. Winners must be members of Apra-MN to receive scholarship.
Applicants are asked to submit a brief description of how they anticipate attending the conference will benefit them and their organization. Winners are chosen at random.
Apra-MN Professional Development Grant
Congratulations to Ryan Marshall from Concordia University, Saint Paul and Sara Buesing from Catholic Charities of Saint Paul & Minneapolis, recipients of the new Apra-MN Professional Development Grant! After a review of those who applied for the grant this spring, Ryan and Sara were selected to receive this grant designed to help chapter members in their professional development outside of the regular opportunities offered by Apra. Check back later to read their experiences with the endeavors they have selected to peruse!
Am I eligible?
Scholarships for local and international conferences are available for members not currently serving on the chapter board. Applicants for the international conference must also be members of Apra International or become members in order to receive the award. Winners of international conference scholarships must wait one year before applying again.
How are scholarships awarded?
The award process varies for each of the scholarships. For the scholarships that require a committee to review, the applications are reviewed without applicant names. The most successful candidates write about both their merit and fiscal needs.
How do I win a scholarship?
Apply! Scholarship announcements are made before every conference. Specific deadlines and timelines of the award will be communicated to the membership for each scholarship.
If I have additional questions, who can I contact?