Paul Hart AIDS Memorial Fund Scholarship

The Paul Hart AIDS Memorial Fund Scholarship was established in 1995 to provide scholarships for ACPA members who are either living with HIV/AIDS, or have a family member, dependent, partner, spouse, or child living with HIV/AIDS so that they may attend the Annual Convention. Scholarship funds are made available from Paul Hart's estate, and donations are received year-round. Scholarships are awarded to those individuals who would not be able to attend the Annual Convention without such financial assistance.

Recipients are selected following a review by a committee comprised of representatives from a variety of the ACPA Coalitions and the International Office. In order to be considered for the Paul Hart Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a member of ACPA at the time of application.
  • Be a person living with HIV/AIDS OR have an immediate family member who is living with HIV/AIDS (partner, spouse, children or other dependents who live with you).
  • Indicate how receipt of the scholarship will enable you to attend Convention.
  • Put the funds towards attendance at the 2017 ACPA Annual Convention.

All applications are due by February 16th, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. PST. For further information you may contact, Maria Victoria Perez, Vice Chair for Networking.

        Paul Hart Scholarship Application


QTPOC Scholarship

QTPOC Scholarship

The QTPOC Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide scholarships for ACPA members who identify as a queer and/or transgender person of color, so that they may attend the Annual Convention as part of the Coalition for Sexuality and Gender’s (CSGI) commitment to the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization. The scholarship is the coalition’s effort to operationalize equity for folks at the intersections of systems of oppression. The scholarship will cover the member rate registration cost for one recipient at the regular or early rate.

In order to be considered for the QTPOC Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a member of ACPA at the time of application.
  • Be a person of color who identifies as queer and/or transgender.
  • Indicate how receipt of the scholarship will enable you to attend Convention.
  • Put the funds towards attendance at the 2018 ACPA Annual Convention.

Grant recipients are expected to:

  1. Attend ACPA convention
  2. Attend the CSGI Open Meeting
  3. Write an article about your experience at convention for the CSGI Intersections magazine or make a video for sharing on social media.

Please direct any scholarship questions to Vicky Dean, Vice Chair for Advancement. Here is more information on the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization (SIRJD). The deadline to apply is December 1st, 2017 at midnight.

            QTPOC Scholarship Application