2017 National Sexual Assault Conference Financial Assistance Application

Welcome! Financial assistance for the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference will be offered in the form of travel scholarships which can cover your mode of travel to and from the conference as well as lodging costs. The decision for these scholarships will be made by the National Sexual Assault Conference Scholarship Committee staffed by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) based solely on the information you provide on the following application. Applications are due February 22, 2017.

All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee prior to applying for the travel award and no funds will be conferred until the registration fee has been paid.

The theme of the conference this year- Courageous Conversations, Critical Action – reflects our ongoing commitment to honor the successes and struggles of our movement as we look toward the future with optimism. In that spirit, we ask you to provide information to help us make an informed decision.   We are prioritizing full time staff at sexual assault and dual centers who work specifically and predominantly with underserved populations as defined below. In addition, we are prioritizing assistance for applicants who are traveling a great distance. Our decision will include the demographic information you share as well as brief responses to questions. Each application will be reviewed by a minimum of two people.  We are committed to an open and straightforward process.

If you have specific questions regarding this application, please email Shelli Collins at

Please allow for enough time to complete your application in one sitting. Once you submit your answers, you will not be able to make any changes.