Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Conference Travel Scholarships


The VASTA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee is proud to announce the 2019 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 will provide an opportunity for 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 Orlando, Florida - August 4-7, 2019.


These scholarships are intended for:                                APPLICATION DUE: April 15, 2019

  • Members who demonstrate a need
  • Practitioners who have attended no more than one conference  VASTA will offer:

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

  • One $750 scholarship to early career voice practitioners (adjuncts, lecturers, freelancers.)
  • One $500 scholarship to a graduate student
  • A waived conference fee per recipient  - a $350 value

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) and/or practitioners who are non-native English speakers.

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

      1) A 2-page condensed C.V. (with contact info)

      2) A statement which includes:

      Affirmation that you meet the above requirements

      Self-identification as a member of an underrepresented group

      An explanation of how attending the conference would benefit your practice and career

      3) Your Postal Service permanent mailing address and phone number


Applicants will be reviewed and voted on by members of the VASTA Diversity respectively. In the case of a tie, the Committee Chairs will make a final decision.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to write for the VASTA newsletter about their experience at the conference, or how their experience at the conference affected their subsequent work. Scholarship recipients will be invited to serve on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Please Note: Applicants need not be current VASTA members. Please submit your materials in .doc or .pdf via the form below by the April 15, 2019 deadline.