The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Conference Travel Scholarships

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee is proud to announce the 2019 VASTA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Conference Travel Scholarships

As an organization, VASTA values the benefit of hearing the voices and ideas of a diverse group of practitioners. These scholarships will provide an opportunity for practitioners with the U.S. and Canada to attend the VASTA Conference.

This year the conference will be held in Orlando, Florida - August 4-7, 2019   


VASTA will offer:

  • One $750 scholarship to early career voice practitioners (adjuncts, lecturers, & freelancers.)

  • One $500 scholarship to a graduate student.

  • Each recipient's conference fee will be waived (a $350 value)

Applicants need not be current VASTA members. 


The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Conference Travel Scholarships are intended for: 

  • A member who demonstrates a need

  • Practitioners who have attended no more than one conference.

  • U.S./Canada residents only

You are eligible for the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships if you identify as a member of an underrepresented group including, but not limited to: 

  • race

  • ethnicity

  • religion

  • sexual orientation

  • differently-abled

  • gender identification

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


Applicants will be reviewed and voted on by members of the VASTA Diversity Committee. In the case of a tie, the Committee Chair 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 & Inclusion Committee.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.

* required

E-Mail Address *

Name *

Phone # *

Your Postal Service Permanent Mailing Address *

Do you meet the requirements for one of the Diversity Scholarships? *

Which Diversity Scholarship are you applying for? *

How do you identify with a diverse community? *

How would attending the conference benefit your practice and/or career? *

Please upload a 2-page condensed C.V. *