PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU HAVE OR ARE SUBMITTING A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. Once accepted you will be notified about how to register.

The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2018.

Apply for a Scholarship

Harm Reduction Coalition grants a limited number of partial scholarships to people who would be unable to attend the conference without assistance. Our scholarships cover conference registration and lodging. Please be aware that we do not offer airfare, ground transportation, or meals. Priority goes to people with limited resources who use drugs, living with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C, people of color, young people, people engaged in sex work, people who are transgender and gender non-conforming.

Deadlines for Scholarship Applicants

The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1, 2018.
The Scholarship Review Committee will contact all applicants by May 15, 2018

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Please complete the following application.

  • Do not register for the conference until you have been notified of your scholarship application status. You will be instructed on registration procedures at that time.
  • You will be asked to complete a Statement of Need that cannot exceed 200 words. Please make sure to include the level of scholarship that you are requesting. Please keep in mind that we are unable to provide transportation or food stipends.
  • All demographic information is optional; however answers to these questions help us to identify applicants from our prioritized communities. We understand that some of these questions may be sensitive in nature. All information included in this application will remain confidential.
  • Scholarships are non-transferrable.

Other Ways to Raise Funds

Crowdfunding/Homegrown Fundraising: Crowdfunding is a quick and effective way of raising money for a campaign or project through the internet and social networks. It is a form of peer to peer fundraising that harnesses the power of social networks to raise awareness and draw donations from around the world for online campaigns.

Each crowdfunding platform has their own pros and cons (including varying collection fees), we encourage you to find the crowdfunding platform that works best for your campaign. Below are links to different crowdfunding platforms, crowdfunding campaign resources, and tips to run an effective fundraising campaign.

8 Different Crowdfunding Platforms:

YouCaring, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, CrowdRise, KickStarter, CrowdFunder, Patreon, GoGetFunding


Find the Best Fundraising Platform for You:


Crowdfunding Campaign Resources:

6 Steps to a Successful Campaign:

Tips & Tricks for Sharing Your Campaign:

Campaign Success Tips:

Contact Us

For questions regarding Scholarship Applications, please contact Shannon