2024 Travelers Aid International Annual Conference
Barrington Scholarship Application

We are pleased to offer Barrington Scholarships for the 2024 Travelers Aid International Conference, set for September 17-20 in Ontario, California. These scholarships are made possible by a generous bequest from Aldene Barrington in 2006 that allows TAI to financially assist member agencies in sending a representative to the annual conference, an individual who otherwise might not be able to attend.

Maximum of two scholarships per agency.

Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the annual allotment has been filled.

How it Works

Interested candidates will submit the completed application form online and can expect to receive a response in 3-5 days. When applying, please describe your interest in attending the TAI conference and why you believe you would benefit from participating.

Please note: Applicants should inform their supervisor and/or agency contact of their interest before applying, as each agency will receive a maximum of two scholarships in any given calendar year.

Award Formula

Travel 0 – 800 Miles: $600 total reimbursement eligibility + waived registration fee

Travel 800+  Miles: $900 total reimbursement eligibility + waived registration fee

*Award is provided as a reimbursement for costs incurred

The Fine Print:

  • Each member agency is limited to a maximum of two scholarships in a 12-month period.
  • Hotel: Hotel reimbursement will be limited to the cost of the room at the special room block rate, including taxes and fees. Any additional charges incurred, such as room service, mini-bar charges, in-room entertainment, and dry cleaning, will be the sole responsibility of the attendee or sponsoring agency and are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Airfare: Travelers Aid International will only reimburse the cost of an economy or basic economy class airfare.  Travel purchased with reward program points or airline credits are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • Travel by Other Than Airplane:  Up to a $350 stipend will be reimbursed on a rail or bus ticket purchase or, if traveling by car, reimbursement is calculated at the standard published IRS mileage rate from the city of origin.
  • Second Attendee Scholarship:  This scholarship does not apply to spouses, partners, or guest attendees; only member agency representatives are eligible for consideration.
  • Reimbursement Policy: In compliance with our auditing standards, Travelers Aid International will reimburse expenses only upon submission of receipts.

2024 Scholarship Form

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