Conference Scholarship for Drama Therapists with Disabilities

PURPOSE: Drama therapists who have disabilities often have additional costs involved in traveling to a conference and in handling expenses required for necessary accommodations in order to participate. Often these costs make attending a conference prohibitive. Beginning in 2008, the Drama Therapy Fund will annually offer a scholarship specifically to assist a drama therapist or drama therapy student who has a disability and who has additional financial needs for accommodations related to travel, housing, or personal assistance so s/he can attend the annual North American Drama Therapy Association National Conference. See the NADTA Website for dates and information on the latest upcoming conference.

ELIGIBILITY: Any member of the North American Drama Therapy Association or any credentialed drama therapist from an international drama therapy organization who has a disability and needs accommodations which add an extra financial burden to the costs of attending a conference.

AMOUNT OF GRANT: $500 - $1,000

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: August 1st - (When the National Conference is in November -- move date backward one month for each month the conference is scheduled earlier.)

NOTIFICATION: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by September 1st or before the deadline for early conference registration discounts have passed.


1. Evidence of need for accommodations related to travel, housing, or personal assistance while at the conference which creates a financial burden with an estimate of costs involved to make the accommodation(s).

2. Evidence of financial need.

3. Evidence of membership in NADTA or another international drama therapy organization.


At the top of your 1-2 page essay of need, please list your:

1. Name
2. Address
3. Email
4. Phone Number
5. Region (East, Central, West, Canada, or International)

6. If you are a student (Which University? or BCT, if Alternative Training?) OR if you are over 65 years of age.

Write a short essay detailing your needs for accommodation and what the additional costs will be for you (i.e., a complete budget).

Send in electronic form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If mailing via post address application to:

The Drama Therapy Fund
1626 Leavenworth Street
Manhattan, KS 66502