The scholarship application deadline was Monday, September 19, 2016 and we are no longer accepting scholarship applications. People who submitted scholarship applications will be notified by October 31, 2016. 

Priority will be given to:
  • Victims of Crime 
  • Victim Advocates 
  • Tribal Multi‐Disciplinary Teams 
  • Service Providers 
  • Tribal Leader/Official 
  • Tribal Law Enforcement 
  • Tribal Court Personnel 
  • Tribal Youth 
  • Tribal Elders
Criteria for Receiving a Scholarship
A scholarship review committee will review and score your application based on the successful and effective completion of the below criteria:
  • Scholarship application is complete with all required information.
  • Scholarship application was received by the deadline of September 19, 2016.
  • Priority work categories are clearly communicated.
  • Applicant indicates if they are willing to car pool, share a room, or only needs a partial scholarship, etc.
  • Statement of Need should be 500 words and addresses all of the required areas below. Points will be deducted for incomplete, inadequate or minimal responses to these required questions.
    • Why you need this scholarship. 
    • Your experience working with, or interest in working with victims of crime in Indian country. 
    • How you will utilize the information from the conference in your own community and/or career. 
Please note that scholarships to attend the 15th National Indian Nations Conference are not guaranteed and are subject to the availability of funding. A scholarship review committee will review and score your application based on the criteria listed above. Scholarships will be awarded to the top scoring applications. If you would like to apply for a scholarship to attend the conference, please complete this form and make sure to click the Submit button at the end of the form below. If you have any questions about this form, or need assistance completing it, please contact our staff at (323) 650-5467 or by email at conference@tlpi.org.

How to Submit an Application
Please take a few moments and complete this online scholarship application form—please be accurate and avoid typographical errors.

Form fields with red asterisks (*) are required fields and cannot remain blank. The scholarship application form requests the following information:

Contact Information
Along with supplying your name and where you live or work, please be sure to enter your email address correctly as this is the primary way that you will be contacted by us. If we cannot contact you at the email address that you provide us, we will attempt to contact you at the phone number provided.

Priority Groups
Please check off on the scholarship form what priority groups are applicable to you.

Pre-Conference Institutes
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, special all day workshops (Pre-Conference Institutes) will be offered prior to the beginning of the conference. If you wish to attend an institute, please select only one institute from the list. 

Statement of Need
Statement of Need should be 500 words (maximum) and addresses all of the required areas below. Points will be deducted for incomplete, inadequate or minimal responses to these required questions.

  • Why you need this scholarship. 
  • Your experience working with, or interest in working with victims of crime in Indian country. 
  • How you will utilize the information from the conference in your own community and/or career. 

Grantee Funding
If your Tribe is an OVC, OVW, and/or BJA Grantee, explain why your U.S. Department of Justice grant cannot fund your travel expenses.

Waiver of Registration Fee and Scope of Assistance
Please answer the questions regarding waiving of conference registration fee and the type of assistance you are requesting.
 

Mileage
If you are requesting mileage reimbursement, we will reimburse you at the current 2016 federal GSA rate of 54 cents per mile (not to exceed the cost of round trip airfare to and from your local airport to the conference hotel). Please provide us with the approximate mileage from your home/office to Palm Springs and back using this Online Tool. Mileage reimbursement will not be granted if you are requesting to fly to the conference. If you are awarded a scholarship that induces mileage reimbursement, a check will be waiting for you at the conference.

Room Sharing
If you are requesting lodging assistance and are willing to share a room with another conference attendee, or have made arrangements to share a room with someone, please let us know.

Smoking Room Request
Please note that the conference hotel (Renaissance) does not have smoking rooms, so if you request a smoking room, you will be placed in a nearby hotel.

Special Needs
Please let us know if you have any disability access, dietary, or other special needs.


Further Scholarship Information
Scholarships may include all or some of the following expenses (subject to change based on DOJ travel guidelines and conference approval).

If you are awarded a travel scholarship, round trip airfare will be provided to you. We cannot reimburse you for baggage fees, in-flight meals, beverages, movies, or other airfare related expenses. Please note that your airline ticket will be non-transferable and non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend and have to cancel your ticket, you will be required to reimburse the Tribal Law & Policy Institute for the cost of your airline ticket. The airline credit will be issued in your name. 

If you are awarded a scholarship that includes lodging, your scholarship will only cover the room costs and applicable tax. Scholarships do not include hotel incidentals, ground transportation, non-approved meals, per-diem, and personnel expenses. All expenses are subject to change and must be in accordance with current DOJ travel guidelines. Your room reservations and arrangements will be completed by the Tribal Law & Policy Institute staff. 

Scholarships do not cover CEU Credit and you are responsible for the $25 fee if you wish to apply for CEU's. 

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified by October 31, 2016. You will receive an online scholarship acceptance email so please ensure your email is correct. You must reply by email to accept the terms and conditions of the scholarship.

Questions about the upcoming National Indian Nations Conference? You can call our office at (323) 650-5467 and speak to our staff, or you may email your questions to Conference@tlpi.org.