October 20-23, 2019
Hilton Long Beach | Long Beach, CA
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 NSDTA Joan Carrera

2019 Memorial Conference Scholarship Guidelines

What are Joan Carrera Conference Scholarships?

Joan Carrera was a pioneer in staff development and training, a mentor, an inspiration, and a founding member of NSDTA. Due to her generosity, NSDTA is able to offer conference scholarships in her name to people involved in training and organizational development in public human services agencies. Joan and her husband, Louis Carrera, established the Joan Carrera Memorial Scholarship Trust which has been used since 2007 to provide the scholarships to NSDTA Conference 1st time attendees. The Carrera’s generous support allows scholarship recipients to attend the conference at partial to no cost.  Scholarships are open to anyone who provides training or organizational development technical assistance to public human services employees.


Full or Partial Scholarships will be available for those selected by the scholarship committee and can include:

  • Conference registration
  • Hotel room for up to 3 conference nights
  • Coach Travel to and from the conference (flights up to $500)

           o   NSDTA will cover up to $500 for coach airfare or Amtrak. Agency may be asked to pay the difference if airfare exceeds $500.  Any airfare change fee/upgrades are not reimbursed. The lowest fare rule mat be applied to all airfares for scholarships.

           o   Scholarship winners will be asked to use the appointed NSDTA Travel Agency (Gant Travel) to book their airfare or train. By using this service, you help us extend our fellowship budget due to lower airfares.  We encourage early booking to secure the lowest fare possible.

Click here to learn all the criteria for the NSDTA Joan Carrera 2019 Memorial Conference Scholarship.


For application questions:  Contact NSDTA Awards Chair, Sheila Blanton at 
[email protected]

For technical assistance:  Contact APHSA Conference Meeting Planner, Maurine Jones at [email protected] 

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