International Scholarships 


The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) provides three international scholarships to enable recipients to attend the Child Life Annual Conference.

Each scholarship will cover registration for the conference, up to five nights lodging at the conference hotel, actual cost of economy round-trip airfare up to $1,800 U.S., and a small stipend for meals and incidentals. Please review the application carefully in order to understand what expenses are covered by the scholarship.

Applicants may be from any country outside North America. (Residents of Canada, the United States, and US territories are not eligible.) Applications are encouraged from any healthcare professional outside North America who has an interest in the psychosocial care of children. The award process will look most favorably on professional practitioners or administrators in a position to be able to introduce, or greatly enhance, psychosocial care consistent with child life practice and principles in their respective parts of the world. Applicants must have proficiency in English, as it is the official language of the conference.

We encourage ACLP members who have worked in care facilities around the world to help spread news of this opportunity to individuals who may be interested in applying.

How To Apply

ACLP will offer 8 International Scholarships for the 41st Annual Child Life Conference in Grapevine, Texas from June 15 to June 18, 2023.

Applications will become available August 1, 2022 and are due on August 15, 2022. All applications should be sent via email to All materials will be reviewed by the ACLP Awards Committee, and recipients will be selected and notified in September of 2022.

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Past International Conference Recipients

2023 International Scholarship Recipients

ACLP awarded eight international scholarships to enable recipients to attend the 40th Annual Child Life Conference which will take place May 26-29, 2022.
Read about the 2022 scholarship recipients below.

2022 International Scholarship Recipients

  • Atoofa Najmi

  • Kristina Silfvenius

  • Madiha Mustafa

  • Maryam Al-Bahar

  • Nicola Mooney

  • Priscila Flores Carrillo

  • Sara Costa

  • Sonia Tordera

Child Life Profession