The Diversity Scholarships

The Diversity Committee is proud to announce the 2018 VASTA Conference Diversity 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/PAVA Joint Conference. 

This year the conference will be held in Seattle, Washington - August 11-14, 2018.      


VASTA will offer:

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

  • One $500 scholarship to a graduate student.

In addition, each recipient's conference fee will be waived.

Applicants need not be current VASTA members. 


The Diversity 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 Diversity Scholarships if you identify as a member of a diverse 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 International Committee or the Diversity Committee.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2018.

* 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. *