WICSEC Scholarship Criteria & Application

WICSEC awarded six scholarships in 2022, two in-person scholarships and four virtual scholarships. Congratulations to the 2022 Scholarship Recipients!

In Person

  • Rose Middendorff from Coos County District Attorney in Coquille, Oregon

  • Jessalynne Crum from Wyoming Child Support Program


  • Ana Zuniga from DHS in Holyoke, Colorado

  • Tomeka Haywood from Montrose County Child Support in Colorado

  • Brandy Williams from DCFS-Monroe CSE in Louisiana

  • Sheila Hammerstad from State of Wisconsin/Rock County


WICSEC will open the 2023 scholarship application in summer of 2023. If you have never attended a WICSEC Conference in-person, you could be the lucky recipient of a scholarship!

Please note: In addition to applying online, a Scholarship Application Authorization Form must be signed and submitted (uploaded in PDF format) during the online Scholarship Application process. Applications submitted without this form will not be reviewed. 

Scholarship applicants must:

  • Applicants must attest that they have never attended an in-person WICSEC Conference.

  • Their supervisor must attest that, should they be awarded the scholarship, they will be able to attend.

  • Applicants agree to allow use of their photographic image in future WICSEC publications, including but not limited to conference brochures and social media posts.

  • Applicants must agree to write a brief article about their experience at the WICSEC conference.

  • Applicants must be currently employed with the Title IV-D child support enforcement program. This includes state, county, tribal and contract staff. 

In-person scholarship winners receive the following:

  • Conference registration
  • Four nights of lodging from Sunday, November 6 through Thursday, November 10
  • Up to $1,000 stipend applied toward airfare/travel & transportation to/from the hotel and meals not covered by the conference
  • Acknowledgment at the annual conference
  • A highlighted feature in a WICSEC social media post

Virtual scholarship winners receive the following:

  • Virtual conference registration with a value of $149 per scholarship
  • A highlighted feature in a WICSEC social media post


If you have any questions, please email Marie Waite at or Margot Bean at

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