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Group Professional Conference Grants

We are currently accepting applications for two group conferences:

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA National Conference Grant)

Grant Deadline: Friday, June 16th, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST
Conference Dates: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24, 2023

TheDream.US invites you to apply for funding to attend and participate in the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) 2023 Convention. ALPFA is a diverse organization, serving and providing opportunities for professional development across nationalities, not just Latinx populations. ALPFA has more than 95,000+ professional and student members across the country. In addition to networking and professional leadership development opportunities, members have access to paid summer internships through hundreds of Fortune 1,000 corporate partners. Attending professional conferences is extremely beneficial. You learn from others, improve your own skills and knowledge in your future career, and network with professionals who are successful in their field. Please note, you do not need to be Latino in order to attend this convention or qualify for this grant.

TheDream.US will assist you with the following major expenses associated with attending or presenting at this conference:

  • Conference registration fee
  • Air/train fare
  • Up to 3 nights of lodging at the conference hotel

Conference Grants DO NOT COVER:

  • Local travel including to/from the airport or train station to conference site
  • Gas or tolls for car travel
  • Meals outside those included with the conference registration
  • Hotel and travel accommodations for local conferences

Qualification & Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you meet all the following criteria:

  • Currently eligible for the Scholarship when you apply for the grant and when you attend the conference
  • Must submit grant application by Friday, June 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST
  • All Scholars, regardless of race/ethnicity and immigration status, are welcome to apply
  • Conference must be directly related to your major/career of interest
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher when you apply
  • Must have earned 30+ cumulative credits by the time you attend the conference
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a LinkedIn profile account

If you need flight/train and hotel accommodations:

  • Must have a valid photo ID (not expired) for hotel check-in
  • Must have a valid travel ID (not expired), if traveling by plane
  • Must arrive in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, August 21, and depart on August 24 (a 3-night hotel stay – 2 Scholars to a room). Scholars are required to attend the full conference days: August 22 and August 23.

Please Note: To ensure we are providing this opportunity to as many Scholars as possible, priority will be given to Scholars who did not already receive a Professional Conference Grant.

Application Deadline & Approval Timeline

The application deadline is Friday, June 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST.  Final decisions will be emailed to you by Tuesday, June 27, 2023.

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete the following:

  1. Create or Update Your LinkedIn Profile
    Creating a LinkedIn account is free (do not pay for a premium account) – go to www.linkedin.com on a desktop computer and register for an account. Once you’ve created an account, create a LinkedIn profile. Ensure your LinkedIn profile has the information listed here.
  2. Complete an Online Application
    As part of the online application, you will need to answer a short essay question: “How will attending this conference contribute to your future career and/or academic goals?” (no more than 2-3 short paragraphs).

Questions?

If you have questions about this grant, please contact Chris Aviles at [email protected].

If you have questions about traveling while undocumented, please refer to this travel guide created by Immigrants Rising.


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE National Conference Grant)

Grant Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST
Conference Dates: Wednesday, November 1 – Saturday, November 4, 2023

If you are a TheDream.US Scholar in a STEM-related field, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2023 National Convention is a great networking and professional development opportunity! TheDream.US is organizing a group of Scholars to attend this national convention of STEM professionals and students for two full days of panel discussions, workshops and networking. SHPE is a diverse organization supporting all nationalities and ethnicities within the fields of STEM. We encourage all STEM Scholars, including non-Latinx Scholars, to apply for this grant. Please see the information below on how to apply for funding.

TheDream.US will assist you with the following major expenses associated with attending or presenting at this conference:

  • Conference registration fee
  • Air/train fare
  • Up to 3 nights of lodging at the conference hotel

Conference Grants DO NOT COVER:

  • Local travel including to/from the airport or train station to conference site
  • Gas or tolls for car travel
  • Meals outside those included with the conference registration
  • Hotel and travel accommodations for local conferences

Qualification & Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you meet all the following criteria:

  • Currently eligible for the Scholarship when you apply for the grant and when you attend the conference
  • Must submit grant application by Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST
  • All Scholars, regardless of race/ethnicity and immigration status, are welcome to apply
  • Conference must be directly related to your major/career of interest
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher when you apply
  • Must have earned 30+ cumulative credits by the time you attend the conference
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a LinkedIn profile account

If you need flight/train and hotel accommodations:

  • Must have a valid photo ID (not expired) for hotel check-in
  • Must have a valid travel ID (not expired), if traveling by plane
  • Must arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, November 1 and depart November 4 (a 3-night hotel stay; 2 Scholars to a room). Scholars are required to attend the full conference day: November 2 and 3.

Please Note: To ensure we are providing this opportunity to as many Scholars as possible, priority will be given to Scholars who did not already receive a Professional Conference Grant.

Application Deadline & Approval Timeline

The application deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST.  Your application will be reviewed the week of August 7, 2023. The final decision will be emailed to you by Friday, August 11, 2023.

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete the following:

  1. Create or Update Your LinkedIn Profile
    Creating a LinkedIn account is free (do not pay for a premium account) – go to www.linkedin.com on a desktop computer and register for an account. Once you’ve created an account, create a LinkedIn profile. Ensure your LinkedIn profile has the information listed here.
  2. Complete an Online Application
    As part of the online application, you will need to answer a short essay question: “How will attending this conference contribute to your future career and/or academic goals?” (no more than 2-3 short paragraphs).

Questions?

If you have questions about this grant, please contact Chris Aviles at [email protected].

If you have questions about traveling while undocumented, please refer to this travel guide created by Immigrants Rising.