Conference Grant Offering

SILA is excited to announce that five (5) conference grants are available to assist SILA members who want to attend the 2019 SILA National Education Conference in San Diego, California but lack the company funding to cover the travel expenses. Members interested in applying for one of the conference grants, must complete an online application and meet the following qualification requirements below for consideration.

Do you have questions or need more information? Please contact Diana Capes at or by phone at 800-428-8329.

Deadline for Submission

To be considered for a conference grant, all grant applications need to be submitted (including all supporting documentation) no later than Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm EDT.


Conference Grant includes:

  • Complementary SILA conference registration
  • 3 nights at conference hotel (room & tax only)
  • Travel expense reimbursement up to $600 (receipts required)


  • Must be an active SILA member
  • Must be employed in the Financial Services industry
  • Must have a financial need where the employer will not cover conference / travel expenses but will allow time off for the member to attend (letter from employer required)

Application Process

  • Complete the online Conference Grant application (click the "Apply Now" image above)
  • Include a description of why attendance would be beneficial to you
  • Provide proof from employer regarding employment position and that the employer approves the time away from the office

Selection Process

  • The SILA Foundation Scholarship Committee will review applications and insure that qualification requirements have been satisfied
  • Applications from active volunteers and SILA Certification/Designation holders will be weighted higher than non-volunteers or non-designation holders

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