Funded by NAEYC’s Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign, NAEYC conference scholarships allow emerging leaders to experience many opportunities for professional development and networking at NAEYC conferences. Scholars apply through a competitive application process and are awarded funding to cover registration fees for NAEYC's Annual Conference or the Professional Learning Institute.
Applications and references are reviewed by members of the NAEYC Governing Board Alumni network. Reviews are based on the following criteria for each applicant:
- Demonstrated commitment to the early childhood profession.
- Likelihood of using the conference experience effectively.
- Potential to make significant contributions as an emerging leader.