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DSAT Scholarship Application

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) Convention - July 20 - 23, 2023 * Orlando, FL


  • DSAT is pleased to offer scholarships to members of the Tulsa-area Down syndrome community to attend the NDSC Convention. This convention is an international gathering of experts, doctors, families and self-advocates. Attendees will hear the latest breakthroughs on therapy, research and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome

  • Scholarship values range from $1,500 to $1,800

  • Scholarships are intended to provide expense assistance to attend the NDSC Convention (registration, travel, lodging, etc.)

  • Families can be awarded one scholarship every three years. 

  • Families can enter multiple categories but can only win one scholarship (must submit separate applications)

  • Applications should submitted online by Tuesday, March 7. Winners are chosen from a random drawing of qualified applicants and will be announced by March 13.

  • Families must have attended at least two (2) DSAT events during 2020-2023 to be eligible. 

  • Convention Registration opens Tuesday, March 21 at


  • General Family $1,800: any family of a child/adult with Down syndrome age 4 years or older. Two of these will be awarded this year.

  • New Family $1,800: any family of a child with Down syndrome age 3 years or younger on July 1, 2023 OR any family who has adopted a child with Down syndrome since July 1, 2020. Two of these will be awarded this year. 

  • Youth & Adult (formerly Self-Advocate) $1,500: individual with Down syndrome age 15 and over. Must attend Youth & Adult Conference. This conference fills up quickly and registration will close upon reaching capacity. Be prepared to register early. If you do not attend this event, you cannot receive reimbursement.

  • Sibling $1,500: any sibling entering the 4th grade or older in fall 2023 (must attend Sibling Conference)

  • Educator/Special Needs Professional $1,500: designed for educators working to enhance outcomes for their students with Down syndrome, autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Must attend the educator conference on Friday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. To learn more: NDSC 51st Annual Convention Brochure (

attendance & expense reimbursement requirements

  • To get the greatest benefit from the convention, scholarship Family winners will be required to attend 1 Plenary (General) Session and 3 Workshop Sessions. The first workshop sessions begin Friday afternoon. Sibling and Self-Advocate scholarship winners will be required to register and attend the respective conference events scheduled for their group. A full convention schedule will be available soon.

  • Each attendee will be required to share a written post-convention essay summarizing their experience at the convention.

  • Attendees can receive up to 75% of the scholarship awarded before the convention by submitting confirmation of conference registration. Upon submission of the post-convention essay and documentation of expenses incurred, the remaining 25% of the scholarship will be reimbursed

This form must be submitted by Tuesday, March 7.

Winners are chosen from a random drawing of qualified applicants and will be drawn and announced on March 13.

You may select only one category per family/per application.


Thanks for submitting!

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