Conference Scholarships

Each year, NGA offers three scholarships for the National Conference on Guardianship through the special projects fund, which is supported by the silent and live auctions held at NGA’s annual conferences. Each scholarship provides one complimentary registration to the conference, and limimted travel and lodging expenses.

The application deadline for all scholarships is Friday, July 7.

The NGA Family Guardian Scholarship
Because family guardians bring an important perspective to the guardianship profession as effective advocates for quality services, the NGA Family Guardian Scholarship has been created to reward a family guardian who is a member of NGA, or who holds membership in one of NGA’s affiliate state organizations. A family guardian is defined as an individual who acts as a guardian for one or more vulnerable adults related to the guardian by blood, adoption, or through marriage or friendship.

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The Fred Kretz Memorial Scholarship for Public Guardians
Fred Kretz was a California Public Guardian who was an unassuming consensus-builder. He donated many hours of personal time and financial resources to help create a certification process for guardians. For Fred, ethics and credentials were important pieces to the profession of guardianship. The scholarship, created in his honor, rewards a public guardian who is a member of NGA, or who holds membership in one of NGA’s state affiliate associations, and who has earned certification from the Center for Guardianship Certification.

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The NGA Board Legacy Scholarship
The Board Legacy Scholarship honors past directors of NGA’s board, and committee volunteers who have worked to establish and execute the mission of the organization. It is intended to reward a person who is an NGA member and who:

  • is currently, or has been previously, active on an NGA committee and/or
  • is a past member of NGA’s board of directors and/or
  • is a current or past volunteer for a state guardianship association

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