Scholarships for Persons with Lived Experience for the 2022 NARPA Rights Conference

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: SEPTEMBER 20


NARPA has funding this year for a limited number of scholarships for advocates/persons with lived experience to attend the NARPA Annual Rights Conference to be held in Newark, NJ, October 26-29, 2022.

Some scholarships include three nights lodging at the conference hotel, the registration fee, and $100 toward travel. For local attendees the funding would include the registration fee and parking. The registration fee includes all conference activities and most meals: an opening reception, three breakfasts, two lunches, and all breaks. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for travel costs. For those traveling by air, there is a free shuttle to the hotel from the airport. These scholarships are open to applicants from any state.

For Connecticut advocates only: A scholarship fund, facilitated by NARPA, was created by a state donor to assist Connecticut advocates to attend the conference who might otherwise not be able to attend. These scholarships include three nights lodging at the conference hotel, the registration fee, and $100 toward travel. Please note in your request if you are a Connecticut resident.

To apply for these scholarships, please answer the following questions about your advocacy background and your plans to educate and assist others in their advocacy efforts. Send this information along with your contac t details to narpa4rights@gmail.com. Again, please note the scholarship application deadline is September 20.


  1. What activities have you undertaken that are in line with the NARPA mission?
  2. How would you utilize the information and strategies that you receive at the annual conference?
  3. Is there any information about yourself that you would like to share?

NARPA’S mission is to support people with psychiatric diagnoses to exercise their legal and human rights, with the goals of abolishing forced treatment and ensuring autonomy, dignity and choice.