Organizational Scholarships for Survivor Inclusion

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NHTTAC offers organizational scholarships for survivor inclusion to agencies hosting conferences or events that wish to provide scholarships to survivors of human trafficking who have at least one (1) year of experience working with other survivors and/or populations at risk of human trafficking. Scholarships are awarded to enhance the recipient’s ability to deliver a public health response to human trafficking.

Organizational Scholarships for Survivor Professional Development

Up to $1,000 may be awarded to an organization to provide scholarships covering some or all transportation and lodging expenses for survivors of human trafficking with at least one year of experience working or volunteering with human trafficking survivors or populations at risk of human trafficking.

Awards are based on the availability of funding.

Who is eligible?

Organizations hosting conferences or events that wish to provide scholarships to survivors of human trafficking who have at least one (1) year of experience working with other survivors and/or populations at risk of human trafficking. Scholarships are awarded to enhance the recipient’s ability to deliver a public health response to human trafficking.

Your organization must be engaged with work that is aligned with the Office on Trafficking in Persons’ (OTIP) mission.

To qualify for an award, the organization must:

  • Demonstrate the ability and/or prior experience in managing an award program of this nature
  • Demonstrate a commitment to addressing the needs of human trafficking survivors through the proposed conference event

The event must be statewide or nationwide in scope and audience.

The organization must waive any registration fees for the scholarship recipient.

NHTTAC is federally prohibited from providing technical assistance that may be used to participate in, support, or advocate for the legalization or practice of prostitution.

Who can receive scholarships from the organization?

Scholarship recipients must be survivors of human trafficking with at least one year of experience working or volunteering with human trafficking survivors and/or populations at risk of human trafficking.

Organizations may not award scholarships to:

  • OTIP T/TA consultants or staff from OTIP grantee agencies
  • Federal employees and active military personnel
  • Students or individuals seeking degrees, certification, or licensure who do not meet the one year professional experience requirement
  • Individuals featured as speakers or trainers at the event for which they are requesting support
  • Individuals who do not work with human trafficking survivors and/or populations at risk of human trafficking
  • Applicants who have received a scholarship from OTIP within 12 months from the conference or training date

What can scholarships be used for?

Scholarships can be used to cover:

  • Transportation expenses, such as air, train, or bus fare (not to exceed $500 per individual survivor recipient)
  • Lodging expenses (up to the Federal Government rate in that area)

Organizations are encouraged to use the least costly mode of transportation to and from the event. Rental car services are not reimbursable under any circumstances.

The organization must waive any registration fees for the scholarship recipient.

How do I apply?

For more information on how to apply for an organizational scholarship, email NHTTAC or call 844-648-8822 to speak with a NHTTAC specialist and determine your eligibility.

Your application must include:

  • An overall budget outlining how the funds will be distributed
  • A tentative conference or training agenda that demonstrates a strategy to address human trafficking survivors or populations at risk of human trafficking
  • Detailed information on any conference cosponsors.

The completed application and all supporting materials must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.

An organizational scholarship for survivor inclusion may only be granted once within a 12-month period from the start date of its conference.

Contact NHTTAC

National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance CenterEmail NHTTAC or call 844-648-8822 for more information or to speak with a NHTTAC specialist. The NHTTAC call center is open from 8:30 to 5:00 EST Monday through Friday. All email inquiries will be responded to within 1 business day.

NHTTAC services are free and delivered based on need.

Last Reviewed: January 25, 2017

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