2020 NEFHS Conference Scholarship Application
NEFHS Conference Scholarship Application 2020

The New England Federation of Humane Societies (NEFHS) is proud to offer scholarship funding in collaboration with the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation for the 2020 Annual Conference in Nashua, NH (April 4 - 6, 2020)!

In accordance with the grantors wishes, priority will be given to applicants from organizations fit the following criteria:

o Annual budget of less than $500,000
o Has not sent anyone to the conference in the past 3 years.

If your organization does not meet this criteria, you may still apply, and additional scholarships for people not meeting these criteria may be awarded as funds permit.

In order to ensure your application is considered, please read the information below and abide by the requirements for application submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Scholarship Information:

    o While NEFHS has a limited number of scholarships available each year, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to offer additional scholarships thanks to the additional grant funding.

    o Thanks to the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation, scholarship awardees will receive free conference registration, as well as free hotel room and mileage reimbursement for travel to the conference as needed. Mileage reimbursement will be capped at $200 per participant.

    o Scholarship includes breakfast and lunch catered at the conference each day, but does not included meals outside of the conference or other personal expenses.

    o Do not register online or by mail for the conference until you have been notified by the Scholarship Committee about scholarship awards (all applicants will be notified with sufficient time to register for the early bird registration fee).

    o Scholarship recipients are expected to attend sessions and assist with assignments in between the conference sessions. Assignments are included but not limited to: feedback form distribution and collection, raffle ticket sales, merchandise sales, check in, photography, data entry and other duties as assigned. If selected as a scholarship recipient, you will receive your assignments prior to arrival at conference.
  • Scholarship Requirements & Conditions:

    o Applications & supporting documents must be received by January 22, 2020 to be considered. Late applications will only be considered on a resource available basis.

    o Complete this online form to apply for the scholarship.
    ------Be sure to have your essay and letter of reference ready for electronic submission.
    ------If you are unable to complete this online form, send completed application & supporting documents to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Karina King, kking@newenglandfed.org

    o You must initial both parts of the Statement of Commitment and electronically sign the application.
    o Please be sure to submit the application & supporting documents at the same time.
    o Each person applying for a scholarship must submit a separate application.
    o All Scholarship recipients are required to assist with duties during the conference.
  • Application

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  • Mileage is reimbursed at 54.5 cents per mile and capped at $200/per participant.
  • Necessary Supporting Documents

  • Essay: In 700 words or less (or one page document if uploading a file), please describe:
    ~ Why you are interested in attending this program
    ~ How you hope to use what you learn at the conference
    ~How long have you been involved in animal welfare
    ~ How did you learn about this scholarship opportunity?

    You may type directly into the space below, or upload a Word or PDF document.
  • Letter of Support: Upload a one page (maximum) letter of support from a supervisor, colleague, or peer from the organization that you are representing explaining why you should be chosen to receive scholarship funding for this conference.
  • Statement of Commitment

    1) I understand that scholarship funds are in high demand and not all applicants can/will be funded. I understand cancelling last minute or not attending without notice does not allow NEFHS to offer the funds to wait-listed applicants. I am initialing below to indicate my understanding that if I am to receive scholarship funds, I commit to attending the NEFHS Annual Conference.
  • 2) I understand that I will be given job assignments as well as need to attend meetings during the conference (details to be provided to all recipients in advance). Jobs are included but not limited to: feedback form distribution and collection, raffle ticket sales, merchandise sales.
  • If you feel you cannot perform any of these duties, please contact Karina King.

  • Questions or Concerns?

    Contact Karina King, Scholarship Committee Chair, at kking@newenglandfed.org or call
    413-781-4000 x115

    For more information on the 2020 NEFHS Annual Conference visit www.newenglandfed.org.
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