One-Person Child Life Program Conference Scholarships


Beginning in 2019, ACLP was able to award two One-Person Program Conference Scholarships annually. Applicants were Certified Child Life Specialists working full time in hospital-based, one-person programs who had never attended an ACLP conference. In 2020, the scholarship requirements were expanded to include additional application questions and a personal statement.

The scholarships include:*

  • One full-conference registration,
  • Two half-day or one full-day intensive,
  • Sunday tour of local child life program,
  • Access to digital, recorded conference content for 1 year,
  • Hotel accommodations for three nights,
  • Airfare: $500 towards the cost of air travel expenses,
  • Per diem: $500 to cover ground transportation to/from airport, food & beverage, ground transportation to/from hotel.
  *In 2020, the recipients attended conference virtually.

About the Scholarship Recipients

The recipients of the One-Person Program Conference Scholarships for the 2020 Child Life Virtual Conference were Sarah Bournique, CCLS, and Nicole Perez, MA, CCLS. See their bios and read their essays about their first ACLP conference experience

About the Sponsor

These scholarships were made possible through the generous sponsorship of enCourage Kids Foundation.
For 34 years, enCourage Kids Foundation has helped humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community. Serving more than one million children annually, our programs offer relief from the constant burden of treatment, hospital stays, and doctor appointments, while also helping pediatric facilities to meet the unique needs of their patients. enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child–regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey—experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.

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