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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be offering International Scholarships for 2022. Instead, we will be inviting the recipients of the 2020 and 2021 scholarships to the 2022 Child Life Annual Conference that will be held May 25-28, 2022 in National Harbor, MD.

If you have an questions, please contact

2021 International Scholarship Recipients

ACLP awarded three international scholarships to enable recipients to attend the 2021 Child Life Virtual Conference, which took place online May 24–28, 2021.
Read about the 2021 scholarship recipients here

Child Life Profession