Each year, the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference receives a limited amount of funding from the Washington State Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, several Dispute Resolution Centers, and other community-minded organizations to defray the cost of deserving applicants interested in attending the conference.
The Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference Planning Committee will award full or partial scholarships on the basis of need and ADR practice experience to applicants who work in nonprofit or underserved settings of the profession such as legal services, community mediation and government.
All applications received by March 10, 2017, will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified about the status of their application by email by March 17, 2017. Any applicant not awarded a scholarship will still be allowed to register at the early-bird registration rate.
Scholarships are awarded by the sole discretion of the Planning Committee. Priority will be given to early filed applications and to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship.
Please note: the conference materials will not be provided in hard copy. The materials may be downloaded in advance of the conference for free.
Scholarship recipients are expected to provide assistance with conference logistics during the event. Duties can include providing assistance at the registration tables each day, distribution of water bottles to classrooms for the conference speakers, directing attendees through the buffet lunch on Friday and to the Burke Museum for the Friday evening reception.
Please contact Kathy Kline, Conference Coordinator, if you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process. Her direct phone number is (206) 543-8881. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.