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Apply for a 20NTC Scholarship

The 20NTC Scholarship Application Period is now closed


Each year NTEN provides at least 50 scholarships in order to include community members who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference. The application period for 20NTC scholarships is open November 1 – December 15, 2019.

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Thank you to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for sponsoring the 20NTC scholarships.

Partial support for these scholarships comes from generous donations from the NTEN community and our 20NTC sponsors.  Please note that scholarships do not cover travel or hotel expenses.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship

We strive to be inclusive and to increase diversity at the NTC. We’re allocating scholarships for individuals who identify as part of an underrepresented group, including, but not limited to:

  • Black, Indigenous, or other people of color
  • Gender nonconforming community members
  • Members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • People with disabilities
  • People living in rural areas

Do you feel that you belong to an underrepresented group, but don’t fit into any of the above categories? Do not hesitate to apply for the DEI scholarship. The above scholarship categories are examples of how we seek to diversify the thoughts, perspectives, and people attending NTC, but this is by no means the limits of the diversity we hope for the 20NTC.

Local Scholarship

Thank you to Mal Warwick • DonorDigital for sponsoring the 20NTC scholarships.

The local scholarship is for people from the Baltimore area. We want to give local organizations and communities the opportunity to participate in 20NTC. Thank you for sharing your city with the NTEN community!

General Scholarship

Everyone is welcome to apply for a general scholarship. Confirmed Speaker scholarships are included under General.


All applicant information will be kept in the strictest confidence and used only to help inform the allocation of scholarship spots. Scholarships cover the cost of registration only. Travel and hotel are NOT included in the scholarship. (Note: Many conference attendees carpool and share rooms. Look for opportunities in the 20NTC community forum, which will open in December 2019.)

We will prioritize applications from first-time attendees or those who have not already received an NTEN conference scholarship. We will give only one scholarship per organization.

Applicants who submit during the application period and do not receive a scholarship will be given the opportunity to register at the Early Bird rate (Member: $649 | Non-Member: $949). This means that if you don’t get a scholarship you can still access the cheapest rate depending upon your membership. There is no need to register in advance to access this rate. We will reach out to you after the scholarships are awarded.

Another opportunity to receive a reduced rate and see “behind the scenes” is through the NTC volunteer program. If you are also interested in applying for a volunteer role, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship and wait until you learn your award status. Scholarship applicants who do not receive a scholarship will have an opportunity to apply to be a volunteer. Review the volunteer page for more information.

We ask scholarship recipients to assist with conference promotion. Participation is not required.

Last-minute cancellations and no-shows mean that we’ve missed an opportunity to extend a scholarship to another community member. All cancellations must be made in writing by January 31.

20NTC Scholarship Timeline

Thank you to PayPal for sponsoring the 20NTC scholarships.

Application period: November 1 – December 15, 2019
First-round award notifications: December 20, 2019
Second-round award notifications: January 10, 2020


Feel free to email us.


The 20NTC Scholarship Application Period is now closed.