National Convention Scholarship

2019 Disability Advocacy Scholarship

It’s important to us that adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are passionate about advocacy can come to The Arc’s National Convention. We offer competitive scholarships to help people with disabilities attend the convention, and we encourage all self-advocates to apply!

Please note: If you received a Disability Advocacy Scholarship in 2018, you are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive a scholarship this year.

Application Deadline: July 17

Disability Advocacy Scholars will have the following responsibilities:


Disability Advocacy Scholarships include the following:


Scholarships DO NOT include travel to and from the event, food (per diem), or daily travel during the event.

You can apply online for a scholarship here:

The Arc will accept scholarship applications until July 17.

A selection group will review each application and notify scholarship recipients by August 16. The selection group will include members of The Arc’s advocacy team, national staff, and our National Council of Self-Advocates.

We will pick scholars based on:


We will also make sure that scholars reflect the diversity of people with I/DD around our country.

Do you have questions or need help applying? Contact Jenny Sladen at