Member Scholarship Opportunities

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action offer partial scholarships to small organizations throughout the year.  These scholarships will be awarded by the DSAIA Membership Committee on a limited basis and are based on financial need along with other considerations.  Applicants must meet the scholarship criteria listed below and complete the Scholarship Application.


Potential member must meet all requirements of membership as written in the DSAIA Bylaws. 

  • Must be a duly-formed not-for-profit entity
  • Must have a Board of Directors responsible for setting policies
  • Must be substantially devoted (at least 50% of time and funds) to serving individuals with Down syndrome
Other Considerations:
  • Budgets under $35,000 are given the highest priority. Budgets over $35,000 will be considered on special circumstances - please be specific with the reason for your request for scholarship.

requirements of scholarship recipients

  • Board of Directors of organization (and any staff if applicable) will be required to attend an orientation via webinar within 30 days of scholarship award
  • Organization will add their full list of leaders to the DSAIA website under their group's "bundle" for full access to resources within 7 days of scholarship award
  • Organization will be introduced to their "mentor" DSA and will maintain a schedule of calls/interactions based upon mutual availability

application process

Enter your data into the Scholarship Application Form and submit.  Please remit application and any collaborative information as soon as possible as scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  All applicant information will be kept confidential.  All scholarship award recipients will be asked to have their complete board/staff participate in an interactive webinar to learn about the DSAIA resources available within the first 30 days of membership.

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio


Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action started as a conference bringing together outstanding leadership from Down syndrome organizations around the country. Learn More

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Bismarck, ND 58503



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