Scholarships Available


The National Center for Student Leadership (NCSL) and its sponsors recognize that the cost of attending an NCSL conference may be an obstacle for some. In order to open this potentially life-changing event to as many students as possible, several types of scholarships have been created.

Conference Registration Scholarship

Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Travel and incidental costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

Currently 5 available


Conference Registration & Travel Stipend Scholarship

Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Travel and incidental costs are the responsibility of the attendee, with a $500 scholarship stipend being given to the attendee when they check in at the conference.

Currently 5 available


Social Media Intern Scholarship

The social media scholarship would involve being in charge of posts during the conference for the NCSL Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter pages. The intern would make at least 10 posts to the platform per day that gives highlights, key points, pictures from NCSL. Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Travel and incidental costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

Currently 2 available


Sponsor-Customized Scholarship

Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Other benefits, such as a larger travel stipend, established by the sponsor may be included.


Return your scholarship application as early as possible for possible scholarship awards.

Scholarship sponsors: If you or your company is interested in sponsoring an NCSL Conference Scholarship please request no-obligation details from Bill Haight, NCSL Scholarship Manager.

 

Download your PDF APPLICATION.


Scholarship FAQ

What does a scholarship include?

It depends on the scholarship you are awarded. Several types of scholarships have been created:

  • Conference Registration Scholarship
    Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Travel and incidental costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

  • Conference Registration and Travel Stipend Scholarship
    Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Travel and incidental costs are the responsibility of the attendee, with a $500 scholarship stipend being given to the attendee when they check in at the conference.

  • Social Media Intern Scholarship
    The social media scholarship would involve being in charge of posts during the conference for the NCSL Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter pages. The intern would make at least 10 posts to the platform per day that gives highlights, key points, pictures from NCSL. Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Travel and incidental costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

  • Sponsor-Customized Scholarship
    Registration fee for the conference and the optional Certified Student Leader program paid in full. Other benefits, such as a larger travel stipend, established by the sponsor may be included.

How do I apply?

Download and fill out the PDF application and return to NCSL by mail, fax or email.

Scholarship Application PDF.

Return to:
NCSL
2718 Dryden Dr.
Madison, WI 53704 or
Fax: 608-2473597 or
Email: billh@magnapubs.com

How are the recipients selected?

An anonymous committee formed by NCSL awards the limited scholarships based on this criteria:

  • The student’s demonstrated interest in improving leadership skills
  • The student’s initiative in the past in seeking leadership positions
  • Any other skills which may be applicable to a certain type of scholarship, such as the Social Media intern scholarship mentioned above

When are scholarship winners notified?

To allow for making travel plans, scholarships are selected approximately 60 days before the start of the respective conference. All applicants, whether winning a scholarship or not, are notified at that time.

If I am awarded a scholarship, what do I need to do?

When you are notified of your award, you will be given full details about getting registered at the conference and making your travel arrangements.

Who sponsors the scholarships?

Companies, associations, institutions can all be scholarship sponsors. Generally, the sponsors remain anonymous throughout the selection process. Because sponsoring a scholarship carries significant PR and promotional value they are generally tax deductible to the sponsor as an advertising/membership expense, rather than a charitable deduction.

Does a scholarship recipient have any special obligations while at the conference?

A scholarship winner will be treated exactly the same as any other attendee. They may be identified with a special ribbon and introduction at a meal function, but this is optional at the choice of the individual.

If I am not selected for a particular conference, is my application automatically considered for the next conference?

No, if you wish to be considered for the next conference you should resubmit your application.

Is there a limit to the number of scholarships one individual or one college may receive?

Yes, because of supply and demand, an individual who has received a scholarship is not eligible for another. Also, only one scholarship per college per conference is allowed.

My company/organization may be interested in sponsoring a scholarship. Who should I contact?

Contact Bill Haight, billh@magnapubs.com for full information.