ORAEYC offers a variety of scholarship programs to help those with a financial hardship in attending professional development opportunities. Explore the list of options below to find the financial assistance that best meets your needs. All scholarships are limited and have specific criteria so be sure to meet the qualifications for the program of your choice. If you have any questions about qualifications, please don't hesitate to contact our office for assistance.
Please note that most scholarships do not cover the full cost of the conference and you are responsible for the balance due.
OCCD Scholarship Program
The Betty Gray Early Childhood Development Endowment Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation might be able to help you! You must be at Step 3 - Step 8.5 on the Oregon Registry, then accepted into the scholarship program to be eligible for a scholarship for this conference. For information on The Registry and scholarships, contact The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
Once you receive your scholarship eligibility email/letter, send it with your registration and the balance owed by April 2nd. The OCCD Scholarship only covers $70 per day, you are responsible to pay the balance.
ORAEYC Conference/Membership Scholarship
If you require some financial assistance to attend this conference but do not qualify for the Betty Gray Scholarship program, the Family Child Care Scholarship, or the Home Visitor Scholarship, you may be eligible for assistance through ORAEYC. Please note that scholarships are limited and awarded on merit of NAEYC/ORAEYC membership and then on a first come first served fashion.
Family Child Care Scholarship
Oregon’s Family Child Care Scholarship provides financial support to individuals for the purpose of professional development in the early learning field. The scholarship is available to individuals named as the Provider on an Oregon Registered Family or Certified Family Child Care license. Depending on the activity, a provider may choose to apply for a voucher or a reimbursement. A voucher is like a check that you give the college/organization before you begin the professional development activity. A reimbursement (check or direct deposit) goes directly to you after you have already completed and paid for the professional development activity. Scholarships are available first come, first served through June 30, 2019 for a total determined by scholarship type (college coursework, training, conference, or credential).
The Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program is offering a conference scholarship for Early Childhood Professionals who use the Home Visiting Model. You must currently work at least part time in one of Oregon's home visiting programs serving infants and toddlers.
Volunteers who work half time to support the conference can attend the other half for a $25 per day fee. Workshop hosts who attend all sessions receive first priority in attending the sessions of their choice. We also have volunteer opportunities at our office in Gladstone prior to the conference. Contact our office by April 2nd with inquiries.