Conference Logo: Black sans serif text says, “BACK TO THE FUTURE”. To the right, digital font in bright, bold orange says, “2024”. Underneath, [NCIL Logo: National Council on Independent Living] Annual Conference on Independent Living.

May 7, 2024

NCIL is proud to open applications for the following scholarship funds:

  • DEAI Scholarship (for multiply-marginalized people with disabilities)
  • Youth Scholarship (for youth with disabilities age 18-26)
  • Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship* (for Trans and / or Jewish youth with disabilities age 18-26)

These three funds will a support limited number of scholarships for individuals who may otherwise be unable to afford the cost of attendance for NCIL’s 2024 Annual Conference.

The conference will take place July 22-25, 2024 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Scholarships will cover the costs associated with full participation in the Conference, which includes registration; travel; and hotel rooms.

If you meet the requirements listed above, apply for a scholarship.

The application deadline is June 7, 2024. No applications will be considered after this time. Scholarship recipients will be notified within one week of the application deadline.

Please contact NCIL Operations Director Jenny Sichel at with any questions.

* About the Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship

Emet Tauber was a former Youth Scholarship recipient and NCIL board member who passed away in 2019. Emet’s life was changed by the Youth Scholarship Fund and he was passionate about enabling others to have the same opportunities. Therefore, the Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship will be awarded each year to at least one youth with a disability who is also Trans and / or Jewish in recognition of Emet’s activism within both of those communities. If you would like to be considered for the Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship, select that option on the first page of the application form.

Emet Tauber speaks into a microphone during NCIL’s Annual Conference. Emet has curly hair and is wearing a tank top and neck brace.