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Reminder: Apply for the NCIL Youth Scholarship by July 1!

NCIL’s Youth Scholarship is one of the most exciting parts of our annual conference. The Youth Scholarship allows youth with disabilities aged 26 and under to attend the conference at little or no cost to them. NCIL offers three tiers of scholarships:

  • Local – $110 to cover registration for youth based in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area (including youth who are in the area for summer internships or other programs)
  • Regional – up to $975 to cover registration, travel, and hotel for youth in Region III (DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania)
  • National – up to $1,200 to cover registration, travel, and hotel for youth based outside of Region III.

Please note that NCIL does not have the capacity to accept international applicants at this time. Youth under the age of 18 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

So far in 2019, we have awarded scholarships to nearly 30 youth from across the country. Previous Youth Scholarship recipients have gone on to serve in leadership positions on the NCIL board, get involved in their local CILs, and launch exciting careers in the field of Independent Living! You could be next!

To apply, please fill out our online application. For help, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email Cara Liebowitz at We are only accepting applications through July 1, 2019, so apply today!

NCIL’s Youth Scholarship Fund is 100% funded by generous supporters like you. Please make a donation so that more youth can experience the life changing magic of the Independent Living movement.

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