Scholarships

Scholarships and support for professional development among our members are a priority for the Sierra Pacific Region. Thanks to the generosity of members who have supported our annual auction and other fundraisers, we are pleased to be able to offer three categories of financial support for professional development opportunities:

  1. Scholarships to the Regional Workshop are available each spring
  2. Two scholarships to the National Conference are available each fall
  3. Three professional grants for NAI Certification Courses (up to $250 each) are available year-round

You are not required to be a member of NAI Sierra Pacific Region to apply for these funds, but if you are selected to receive a scholarship or a grant you will be required to become a member before receiving your check.

Application information for both Certification and Workshop scholarships may be found below.  Please see Interpnet.com for details on NAI’s membership categories.

Current Scholarship opportunities below:

2022 NAI National Conference 

Cleveland Rocks—YOU Rock—It’s meant to be!

The NAI National Conference is coming to Cleveland, Ohio from November 29th-December 3rd! Join your colleagues for some much-needed collaboration, inspiration, and networking with support from a Sierra Pacific Region scholarship. The Region is providing two $1500 scholarships to cover registration and travel expenses; you do not need to be a member to apply but, if selected, must become a member in order to receive the funds. 

Submit your completed application to Laura.Drath@wildlife.ca.gov no later than August 19th, 2022.

NAI Professional Certification Grants

In order to support the growth and development of our members as interpreters and change-makers, the Sierra Pacific Region is pleased to offer professional grants of up to $250 for members pursuing certification through any of NAI’s certification courses (CIG, CIH, CIT, CIM, CHI, CIP). You do not need to be a member of NAI in order to apply for a grant; however, if you are selected you will be required to join NAI before receiving your grant funds. Please visit www.interpnet.com for information on NAI membership categories and on the various certification courses.

Applications may be submitted anytime throughout the year and will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on availability. Submit your completed application to: Laura.Drath@wildlife.ca.gov

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