Family Guardian Scholarship

Family guardians bring an important perspective to the guardianship profession as effective advocates for quality services.

The NGA Family Guardian Scholarship was created to reward a family guardian who is a member of the National Guardianship Association, or who holds membership in one of NGA’s state affiliate associations and who:

  • exercises the highest ethical standards in decision-making
  • displays competency in his or her actions
  • demonstrates integrity, understanding, and compassion

A family guardian is defined as an individual who acts as guardian for one or more vulnerable adults related to the guardian by blood, adoption, marriage, or friendship.

This scholarship is defined as one complimentary registration to the National Guardianship Association’s National Conference on Guardianship taking place in year of the nomination and up to $500 in travel and lodging expenses. It does not include any items for which there are separate charges such as conference intensives. The holder is also responsible for his/her own travel and lodging above the $500 maximum, as well as any meals not included as part of the conference.

Scholarship Criteria

  1. All current and NGA and CGC board members, members of NGA, and CGC certified guardians are eligible to nominate an individual for the NGA Family Guardian Scholarship. Self nominations will be considered.
  2. Nominations must be received on the NGA Family Guardian Scholarship nomination form.
  3. The nominee must be a member of the National Guardianship Association or an affiliate association of NGA.
  4. The nominee must currently be serving as a guardian for one or more vulnerable adults related to the guardian by blood, adoption, marriage, or friendship.

The NGA scholarship committee will review all nominations and any supporting documentation. The committee will make a decision and notify the recipient at least 30 days prior to the conference. The committee reserves the right to not present this award in any one year.

Scholarship applications are due by Friday, June 7.

NGA Family Guardian Scholarship Application

  • What self-education has the nominee pursued that demonstrates commitment and genuine interest in being a guardian?
  • Please explain why the nominee is in need of this scholarship and how it will benefit him/her as a guardian. It is not necessary to provide income information, but you may indicate how cost might be a factor in attending the conference.
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