Child Life Council Announces Worldwide Outreach Scholarships for 2010 Annual Conference

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The Child Life Council is offering two full scholarships for international attendees to participate in the CLC 28th Annual Conference on Professional Issues, taking place June 10-13, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Child Life Council (CLC) is pleased to announce the availability of two international scholarships to attend the 2010 CLC Annual Conference on Professional Issues in Phoenix, Arizona, June 10-13, 2010. Funding for these scholarships has been allocated by the CLC Board from part of an unrestricted contribution made to CLC by The Walt Disney Company in 2009.

Applicants may be from any country outside North America. Applications are encouraged from Certified Child Life Specialists, but since there are countries in which the child life profession has yet to have a formal presence, applicants are not required to be a Certified Child Life Specialist. In all cases, the award process will look most favorably on applicants who are professional practitioners or administrators in a position to be able to introduce, or greatly enhance, the use of child life practice and principles in healthcare facilities in their country or part of the world. Individuals from countries that are classified as developing or emerging economies are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have proficiency in English, as that is the language that all presentations are delivered in at the Annual Conference.

Each scholarship will cover registration for the conference, up to five nights lodging at the conference hotel, actual cost of economy round-trip airfare up to but not exceeding $1,800 US, and a small stipend for meals and incidentals.

Applicants should submit their complete applications to the CLC office via e-mail (preferred method), postal mail, or fax. All applications must be received by the CLC office no later than March 19, 2010. The Application form is available at An application form can also be requested by contacting the CLC office by phone at +1.301.881.7090, extension 10; by fax at +1.301.881.7092; by e-mail at; or by postal mail at 11821 Parklawn Drive, Suite 310, Rockville, MD 20852 USA.    Deadlines cannot be waived due to delays in communication or delivery.

A committee appointed by the CLC Board will review applications and select recipients. Awardees will be named and all applicants will be notified of the decision by no later than April 15, 2010.

The Child Life Council thanks Disney for its generous contribution that is being used in part to make these scholarships available in 2010 to help promote child life practice and the development of the child life profession worldwide.


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