JCEP Public Issues Leadership Development Conference Scholarship

2022 scholarship information can be found below. 

Click here to read the Reflections Statements from past attendees.

Click here to access the 2022 PILD Scholarship Portal.

NEAFCS will provide 14 scholarships of $425 each to assist NEAFCS members in attending the JCEP Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference April 3-6, 2022.

Affiliate Presidents may use any criteria they wish to select one first-time representative from their state to apply for a PILD Scholarship. Prospective applicants should check with their Affiliate President prior to completing the application. 

Only one (1) scholarship will be awarded per Affiliate for a first-time attendee. Awardees will be designated on a first-come, first-serve basis when all application criteria are met.

If an Affiliate does not designate a scholarship representative, any individual from the Affiliate who would be a first-time attendee may apply. If more than one individual applies, the scholarship will be awarded to the application with the earliest submission date.

IMPORTANT - If you received the PILD Virtual Scholarship in 2020 or 2021, you are eligible to apply again. Any questions, please contact [email protected].

Scholarship recipients will be notified before the PILD Early Bird Registration deadline so they can take advantage of the discounted registration rate of $425.  The hotel room block sells out early too. We recommend you make your hotel reservation when registration opens in to get the conference rate.

NEAFCS members can only receive a registration scholarship from one JCEP Association to attend PILD even if they hold membership in more than one association. 

Attendance is required at all PILD general sessions and the NEAFCS association meeting.

Scholarship recipients will be required to register and pay with JCEP directly. Following the PILD Conference, scholarship recipients will compose a short reflective paragraph about their PILD experience which will be posted on the NEAFCS website and included in future NEAFCS news articles.  

Scholarships will be issued after the reflection paragraph is submitted to the NEAFCS Portal. Scholarships are paid directly to recipient, their state affiliate or university by NEAFCS. 

If you have any questions please contact Danielle Jessup at [email protected].

For more information on the JCEP PILD Conference visit www.jcep.org/pild