Funding Available to Help Families Attend Special Events & Conferences

The Jim Kelly Scholarship Program

Parent Network of WNY, in conjunction with the Kelly for Kids Foundation, are pleased to provide a scholarship program for families/caregivers of individuals with disabilities, as well as self-advocates, to attend special events and conferences that have a cost associated with them.

The scholarship program will provide funding to assist with the cost of conference/event registration fee, as well as transportation and accommodations where applicable. Scholarships are awarded to those with the greatest need, in hopes of providing an opportunity for attending whereas without assistance, they would be unable to attend.

Jim Kelly Scholarship Program Guidelines

Who Should Apply?
Self-advocates and/or parents/caregivers of an individual with a disability are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Awards will be determined primarily on financial need. All applications received by the due date will be considered.

How Do I Apply?
Please complete this short form

When should I apply?
As soon as the event becomes available online

When will notifications be sent?
All notifications of scholarship awards will be sent out 2 weeks ahead of date of scholarship to those receiving a scholarship

How will the Scholarships be awarded?
Each scholarship recipient will receive a confirmation email specifying their approved amount. The email will include instructions for accepting our award

Additional Information:
We ask that each of our recipients complete a short questionnaire after the conference letting us know about the experiences and benefit of attending