The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Conference Travel Scholarships

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – 2020 Conference Travel Scholarships

The VASTA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee is proud to announce the 2020 VASTA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Conference Travel Scholarship. VASTA, as an organization, values the benefit of hearing the voices and ideas of a diverse group of practitioners. These scholarships aim to provide an opportunity for Voice practitioners from underrepresented or historically marginalized populations in the U.S. or Canada to attend the VASTA Conference. This year the conference will be held in:
 Sydney, Australia at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)- July 24-28, 2020.

APPLICATION DUE: March 15, 2020


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Conference Travel Scholarships:
(available to U.S./Canada residents only)
VASTA will offer:

  • One $1000 scholarship to an Early Career voice practitioner (adjuncts, lecturers, freelancers.)
  • One $500 scholarship to a current Graduate Student considering entering the voice practice
  • A waived conference fee per scholarship recipient- (a $350 value).
  • One year free membership to VASTA per recipient – (a $120 value).

Applicants need not be current VASTA members.

You are eligible for the VASTA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Conference Travel Scholarship if:

  • You identify as a member of an underrepresented group (including, but not limited to
  • race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, differently-abled, and/or gender identification).
  • Have financial need to travel to the conference.
  • Have not attended more than one VASTA conference.

Applicants must submit the following: (Incomplete applications will not be considered).

1) An application essay that addresses:

  • How you identify as a member of an underrepresented group
  • Your financial need to travel to the conference
  • Your career goals
  • How you hope to impact the field, your community, and VASTA by attending the conference.

2) A 2-page condensed C.V. (with current contact information)

3) Your Postal Service permanent mailing address and phone number
(Applications will be reviewed and voted on by members of the VASTA’s EDI committee. In the case of a tie, the Director of EDI will make a final decision. Scholarship recipients will be asked to write a post-conference article for the VASTA newsletter about their experience. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to serve on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Recipients will be notified by mid-April 2020.)

Please Note: Please submit your materials in .doc or .pdf via the form below by the March 15, 2020 deadline.

* required

E-Mail Address *

Name *

Phone # *

Permanent Postal Mailing Address *

Do you meet the requirements for one of the EDI Conference Travel Scholarships? *

Which EDI Conference Travel Scholarship are you applying for? *

Upload Application Essay - (Please see requirements above and be sure to address all questions) *

Upload 2-page condensed C.V. *