Youth Leadership Development Training Scholarship

The Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living is interested in developing leaders with disabilities in Clark County and is offering a full scholarship to the National Centers for Independent Living Conference (NCIL) in Washington D.C. on July 25-28, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
https://ncil.org/annual-conference/.

The conference will provide training for individuals with disabilities about liberty, freedom, and equity for an individual living with a disability.

Scholarship

  • Round trip airfare from the Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport to the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
  • Ground transportation (to and from airport to hotel)
  • One double room (Grand Hyatt Washington) to be shared by student and their parent/guardian
  • One single room for teacher
  • Stipend for meals
  • Conference registration fees
  • SNCIL will provide overnight hotel accommodations in Las Vegas (for those who may be traveling from rural parts of Clark County) if necessary.
  • SNCIL will provide mileage reimbursement for travel to and from Las Vegas (for those who may be traveling from rural parts of the Clark County) if necessary.

Costs will be covered for the educator making the winning nomination, the winning student, and one parent or chaperone for the student.

The winning candidate must be willing to participate with SNCIL as they transition from school to work to further learn about the independent living movement and to develop leadership skills. In addition, the student will also work with the Statewide Independent Living Council’s Youth Coordinator to develop initiatives to expand knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy and recruit youth council members.

 

Application Deadline:  April 20, 2022

Eligibility:  High school students with a permanent disability from the Clark County School District nominated by their teacher.

Educators will guide candidates to complete the attached questions about efforts to make Clark County more accessible and understanding about including individuals with disabilities.

  1. Please describe why you want to attend the National Council on Independent Living’s (NCIL) Conference. (200 words or less)
  2. How do you think attending this conference will help you to better advocate for and educate other young people with disabilities in Clark County? (200 words or less)

Nomination:  Nominations for students will be accepted from their teacher.  Top Candidates will be selected and interviewed via zoom by April 28, 2022. Nominations can be completed online at www.sncil.org or printed out, scanned and e-mailed to sncil@sncil.org.

Final notifications for selected candidates will be sent by e-mail by May 13, 2022 and travel arrangements will be made by June 01, 2022.  The conference will be July 25-28, 2022.  A certificate of completion and additional stipend will be presented to students upon their return and a verbal summary of their experience at the NCIL Conference via zoom.

For questions or further information please contact the Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living at sncil@sncil.org or contact Mary Evilsizer, Executive Director with any questions and/or comments at sncilnv@sncil.org.

The Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living is located at 2950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste. 220, Las Vegas, NV 89146 and currently working remotely, for phone messages please call 702-889-4216, or send an e-mail to sncil@sncil.org.

 

Fill out the form below to send us an application for the Youth Leadership Development Training Scholarship program:

    Referring Teacher’s Information
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    Nomination:  Nominations for students will be accepted from their teacher.  Top Candidates will be selected and interviewed via zoom by April 28, 2022.   Nominations can be completed online www.sncil.org or printed out, scanned and e-mailed to sncil@sncil.org.

    2950 S. Rainbow Blvd
    Suite 220
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

    Voice/TDD/TTY: (702) 889-4216
    Nevada Relay 711
    Toll Free: (800) 870-7003
    Fax: (702) 889-4574

    Email: sncil@sncil.org