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2022 Barry Izsak/Glorya Sklair Conference Scholarship Application

2022 Barry Izsak/Glorya Sklair Conference Scholarship Application

The Barry Izsak/Glorya Schklair Conference Scholarship was established to help NAPO members attend the NAPO Annual Conference who may otherwise not be able to attend for financial reasons or other extenuating circumstances.

Each year, the NAPO Scholarship Committee will select no fewer than two scholarship recipients.  
Important Information: 

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  • The deadline for the scholarship application for the NAPO2022 Annual Conference is Thursday, November 4, 2021. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after November 4 will not be considered. No exceptions.
  • For the NAPO2022 Annual Conference, the scholarship will provide complimentary full-conference registration, plus up to 2 nights standard hotel room expenses.  All other hotel and conference-related expenses, including transportation, food, alcohol, etc., must be paid by the recipient.
  • Scholarship awards are not transferable and can only be used for the conference for which it has been awarded.
  • All applicants must complete the entire application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants will be notified by January 12, 2022, regarding the status of their application for the NAPO2022 Conference.
  • All supporting documents must be attached to applicants application (letters of recommendations and personal essay) and the Acceptance of Application Terms must be electronically signed.
  • If not accepted, applicants may re-apply in subsequent years with updated information in a new application, noting that they applied in the past.
  • NAPO Members who have been past recipients of the scholarship may not apply again.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Beth Fuchs, NAPO Conference Scholarship Fund Committee Chair, at

Application Process:

Applicants must submit the following items via the digital application on NAPO's website on or before Thursday, November 4, 2021 (no exceptions):

  1. Complete application form.

  2. Three (3) letters of recommendation preferably from a variety of sources, e.g. clients, professional colleagues or other persons with significant knowledge of applicant's professional expertise and commitment indicating why they think the applicant should receive a conference scholarship.

  3. A personal essay of 400 words or less expressing why she/he is a deserving candidate, has specific financial, medical or family needs and should be considered for this year's scholarship.

  4. The applicant must agree to a personal interview with a member of the Conference Scholarship Fund selection committee via telephone if requested.

  5. If your circumstances change from your submitted application or if there is additional information to include, applicants have the option to re-submit an application before the deadline.

The deadline for submission of application is November 4, 2021.  Incomplete applications or applications submitted after that date will not be considered.
You will receive an email confirmation when your application is submitted.