AFCC Conference Scholarships

Annual Scholarships are awarded by AFCC (International) and AFCC-O (Ontario Chapter) to selected applicants to subsidize attendance at their conferences. Preference for scholarships is given to AFCC/AFCC-O members, although anyone may apply. If you are not a member and would like to join, please refer to Benefits of AFCC Membership on AFCC’s website, and click on Join Today.  Please remember to add the AFCC Ontario Chapter to your membership when you register. All Ontario Chapter memberships are managed through the AFCC website.

Scholarship recipients are not the only beneficiaries of AFCC-Ontario and AFCC (International) scholarship funds. Colleagues and courts in their communities, as well as children and families enmeshed in conflict, also benefit. Scholarship recipients take advantage of networking opportunities and state-of-the-art training that are the hallmark of all AFCC conferences. Scholarship recipients include parenting coordinators, child custody evaluators, court services personnel, social workers, lawyers, mediators, graduate students and others who work with children and families.

AFCC scholarships include but are not limited to: Conference registration fees, welcome reception, awards luncheon, annual banquet, and certificates of attendance.

AFCC International Conference Scholarships:

AFCC offers a scholarship for attendance at the AFCC (International) annual conference. One may apply for this scholarship through the AFCC website, or this scholarship application link. The deadline to apply for AFCC’s 55th Annual Conference, on June 6-9, 2018, “Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma-Informed Jurisprudence” in Washington, DC, is March 9, 2018.

Visit the AFCC Scholarship webpage for information about their scholarship programs, scholarship criteria, and annual scholarship contributors.  Available scholarships can be found in conference listings summarized on the AFCC Conferences webpage where you can also access a link to application forms.

If you should have further questions please contact AFCC at: or (608) 664-3750.

AFCC Ontario Scholarships:

  • A scholarship to attend the AFCC (International) conference: This conference occurs annually during the last week of May/first week of June. The deadline to apply for the AFCC-Ontario scholarship to attend the AFCC Parent’s upcoming 55th conference on June 6-9, 2018 in Washington, DC was March 9, 2018.

AFCC-O Parent Conference Scholarship Application

  • A scholarship to attend the AFCC Ontario Chapter conference: This conference occurs annually on the third Friday in October. This year’s conference will be held October 19, 2018. The deadline to apply for the AFCC-Ontario scholarship to attend the 2018 conference in Toronto was May 15, 2018.  

AFCC-O Annual Chapter Conference Scholarship Application

Criteria for Applying:

The following criteria of candidates applying for AFCC or AFCC-O scholarships is taken into consideration:

Prior Conference Attendance:
Preference is given to applicants who have never attended an AFCC conference.

Prior Scholarship Recipient:
Due to the substantial increase in the number of applications, those who have received an AFCC scholarship in the past five years are not eligible.

Additional Funding Support:
Because of the increased need for support, the selection committee asks if an employer or other source may provide additional funding.

Financial Need:
Personal financial need of the applicant is a major consideration of the committee.

Relevance of Organization/Practice:
The relevance of the applicant’s organization/practice to AFCC’s mission is considered. AFCC’s mission statement can be found at

Diversity Consciousness: 
AFCC strives for diversity among colleagues, professions and services. Our collective differences enhance the work of AFCC by providing many different perspectives. Diversity includes, but it is not limited to: age, ethnicity, geographic region, disability, race, religion and sexual orientation.