International Scholarships for the 2021 Child Life Annual Conference


The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) will provide three international scholarships to enable recipients to attend the Child Life Annual Conference, which will take place May 27–30 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, California.

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. 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.

How To Apply

Please submit your application to the ACLP office as an attachment to an e-mail sent to (preferred method), or by mail to 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 520, Arlington, VA 22209 USA. If you have difficulty downloading the Word application, notify the ACLP office and supply us with an email address, fax number, or mailing address and we will send you an application form. 

All applications must be received by the ACLP office no later than October 9, 2020.  

The ACLP Awards Committee has been appointed by the Board of Directors to review applications and select recipients. All applicants will be notified of the decision by mid-December 2020.

Download the International Scholarship Application.

2020 International Scholarship Recipients

ACLP awarded five international scholarships to enable recipients to attend the 2020 Child Life Virtual Conference, which took place online May 20–23. The 2020 recipients will also attend the 2021 Child Life Annual Conference in Los Angeles (May 27–30) along with three additional award recipients who will be notified in December 2020.
Read about the 2020 scholarship recipients here

Child Life Profession