Regional Training & World Congress Scholarships

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) is excited to announce scholarship opportunities for individuals towards Regional Trainings and the 15th World Congress in 2019.

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Purpose of the Scholarship Fund

**PLEASE REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW**

The purpose of the Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund is to assist individuals who have been unable to attend ICISF training due to financial constraints.  This scholarship program provides them with the opportunity to attend one course, if awarded by ICISF Staff, for an upcoming ICISF Regional Training or ICISF Online Course*.  

*The scholarships awarded will only cover registration costs and course materials (textbooks) for the one course awarded and does not include any travel or lodging expenses for those traveling to attend the selected training. This scholarship program doesn’t include any Approved Instructor Candidate Program courses.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is based on financial need of the applicant, their participation in work or volunteer-based Critical Incident Stress Management resources, and whether the participant has participated in any ICISF courses or Approved Instructor courses in the past.  Please make sure to fill out the application in full detail explaining each section.

Scholarship Awards

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process.  Areas that are reviewed by our staff include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Applicant must be an active ICISF member in good standing for at least 6 months to a year before applying for a scholarship (Refer to Scholarship FAQ’s page for further explanation). By being a member, you are not only supporting ICISF, but it’s a great way to stay up to date with crisis intervention.  If you are currently not a member, consider joining our organization.
  2. Applicant must be involved in an occupation or industry that utilizes the ICISF model of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) or in a community/provider service in an occupational field that utilizes CISM.  We will ask on the application about your occupation and whether or not you volunteer.
  3. Two Professional Recommendation Letters citing relevance of requested ICISF training to the applicant’s employment or volunteer service.  These letters must be on company letterhead. Word documents will not be accepted.
  4. Financial need of the applicant.  

The ICISF applies scholarship funds directly to the selected ICISF training program course of the recipient’s choices stated on scholarship application.  Scholarships are awarded throughout the year based on the availability of the funds and additional qualifying criteria.

*ICISF Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.


Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must meet the criteria before applying for a scholarship:

  1. Applicant must be an active ICISF member in good standing for at least 6 months to a year before applying for a scholarship.  By being a member, you are not only supporting ICISF, but it’s a great way to stay up to date with crisis intervention.  If you are currently not a member, consider joining our organization. (Refer to Scholarship FAQ’s page for further explanation)
  2. Applicant must be involved in an occupation or industry that utilizes the ICISF model of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) or in a community/provider service in an occupational field that utilizes CISM.  We will ask on the application about your occupation and whether or not you volunteer.
  3. Applicant must submit Two Professional Recommendation Letters along with application citing the relevance of requested ICISF training to the applicant’s employment or volunteer service.  These letters must be on company letterhead. Word documents will not be accepted.
  4. Applicant must provide reasoning for need for financial assistance on application.
  5. Applicant must specify ICISF training (online/RT), course name, and dates on scholarship application.

Regional Training & World Congress Scholarships Available

Regional Training Scholarship Application

Deadlines Vary - Refer to Chart Below

Regional Training Scholarships Available

Review the courses being offered at each Regional Training before downloading the scholarship application and applying for a scholarship.

2nd Quarter Scholarship Application Deadline

March 1, 2019

World Congress Scholarships Available

The world congress scholarships are a part of the second quarter scholarship deadlines for 2019 for Regional Trainings and the World Congress.  Please review all of the information below for more information.

15th World Congress Website


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Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Deadlines for the application and all supporting documentation is based on the Regional Training or World Congress in which you are applying for a scholarship. Refer to the quarterly deadline chart below for application submission deadlines.  Applications postmarked or received after the deadline dates indicated will not be considered each quarter.
  • Please Note: The scholarships awarded will only cover registration costs and course materials (textbooks) for the one course awarded and does not include any travel or lodging expenses for those traveling to attend the selected training. This scholarship program doesn’t include any Approved Instructor Candidate Program courses.

You will be notified by phone or e-mail in a few weeks after the deadline regarding the status of your application.  For Regional Training scholarship applications, you will be notified prior to the early bird registration deadline.

Questions?  Please refer to our Scholarship FAQ's page before contacting us.  If you have additional questions, send an email to [email protected].


Important Information

Refer to the application process for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., recommendation letters, etc.).  Please review all information carefully and refer to our Scholarship FAQ’s section before contacting us with any additional questions.

  • If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.
  • You will be notified by phone or e-mail in a few weeks after the deadline regarding the status of your application.
  • If you have any questions about the scholarship program or application process, please refer to the Scholarship FAQ’s page first, then contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Kelly Hall at: (410) 750-9600, ext. 107 or email [email protected] with any additional questions.

Application Process

Scholarship applicants must provide the following information:

  • Completed application form (all five pages and the last page must be signed either electronically or physically).
  • Two Professional Recommendation Letters citing relevance of requested ICISF training to the applicant’s employment or volunteer service.  These letters must be on company letterhead. Word documents will not be accepted.
  • (NEW) Include/attach a photo of applicant in email when submitting application to be used for ICISF website (2019 Scholarship Recipients page) and member-only LifeNet articles.  To opt out of this, please check the box on the scholarship application.

Mail or e-mail the application, 2 recommendation letters, and list of three references to:

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Attention: Scholarship Department

3290 Pine Orchard Lane, Suite 106

Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

[email protected]

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program!