If paying at the full rate would
preclude you and your family from attending a conference, please
inform your conference registrar. Many conferences have established
scholarship programs to help in cases of hardship. For more
information on these programs including deadlines and instructions for
applying, see conference websites. If you are able, donations to
conference scholarship funds are greatly appreciated.
Star Island Corporation also has a
financial aid program and has set aside a total of $20,000 to support
this effort. The confidential program is available to individuals and
families that are registered for a conference and have not received a
conference scholarship. Please note awards are always partial, and
depend on the number of applications received. You may not receive a
scholarship from both an individual conference and Star Island
Lee Reid Scholarship Fund FAQs
How do I apply?
Download the application from the
link on the previous page. Complete all sections and return it to the scholarship
committee chair. If you
cannot print the on-line form, send a note to the scholarship chair and
ask to have the form mailed to you.
The scholarship committee meets
the Spring to review applications and determine grants.
You will be notified by the end of June.
How much can I
expect to receive?
awarded vary but typically fall in the 20% to 30% of the hotel room and
What do you
consider when awarding scholarships?
The committee will look at the
whole group of applicants, taking in to consideration individual needs,
and then distribute the available funds as fairly as possible.
How big is the
pool of money used to award scholarships?
The committee works with a pool of
$7,500-$10,000 (it varies from year to year) which is shared
among applicants from both LOAS conferences.
Where does the
money come from?
Every year the LOAS conferences
hold an auction on island which benefits the scholarship fund. Conferees
also make individual contributions to the fund.
Who is the
The committee consists of three
former LOAS conference chairs who each rotate through a three-year term.
The current list is on the Leadership