Scholarship Criteria / Application

WICSEC Scholarship

WICSEC’s 2024 Conference is fast approaching. It will be held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada/California from Sunday, September 29 through Thursday, October 3. We are excited to award 4 in-person full scholarships and one registration only Honorary Lifetime Member (HLM) scholarship in honor of Darryll Grubbs. The scholarship deadline is 5/31/2024. In person full scholarships cover registration, hotel, and travel expenses. The HLM scholarship covers the registration fee only. 

2024 Scholarship Application Information

If you have never attended a WICSEC conference, or even if you have attended a WICSEC conference in the past, you could be the lucky recipient of a scholarship. The conference offers a world-class opportunity for learning and networking. Preference will be given to individuals who work in a program west of the Mississippi.

Scholarship applications will be available in spring 2024. Please make sure to provide complete information and keep in mind scholarships are very competitive, so do your best to respond to each question.

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. 

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Scholarship Applicant Requirements:

  • Their supervisor must attest that, should the applicant 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 as well as 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 Full Scholarship Winners Receive the Following:

  • Conference registration
  • Four nights of lodging from Sunday, September 29 through Thursday, October 3, 2024
  • 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

HLM Scholarship in Honor of Darryll Grubbs Winner Receives the Following:

  • Conference registration
  • A highlighted feature in a WICSEC social media post

If you have any questions, please email Kim Newsom Bridges at or Lori Bengston at