National Conference Financial Aid Fund Guidelines & Criteria

A financial aid fund is available for families to apply for financial assistance to attend FIRST National Conferences. The National Conference Financial Aid Fund will provide funds for registration and accommodations. Funding is limited; all applications will be evaluated based on fund guidelines.

FIRST has awarded $98,000 for 111 families to attend the National Conference since 2008

Eligibility for Applicants

  • Each applicant must be a member of FIRST.
  • Based upon availability of funds, priority will be given to applicants who clearly demonstrate a need for financial assistance based upon income and family circumstances. All applications will be strictly confidential.


  • Financial Aid applications for the 2024 FIRST National Conference-Albuquerque closed on November 22,  2023.
    ATTN: National Conference Financial Aid
    PO Box 1067, Lansdale, PA 19446-0687
  • Applications must be submitted with:
    1. Confirmation of hotel reservation
    2. Copy of most recent IRS Form 1040
    3. Completed W9 (US) or W8-BEN (International) form

Information provided will only be used for the FIRST National Conference and remain confidential.

Conference date & location:

Friday, June 28, 2024 7:00 am - Sunday, June 30, 2024 2:00 pm          #FIRSTNC24
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Hotel: 505-843-6300
Reservations: 1-866-505-7829


Registration Rates and Dates

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