Intermediary Partner Scholarship Application  

Join Us!
At Intersections 2018, you'll have an unequaled chance to network, learn, and gain essential tools to revitalize communities and provide greater access to opportunity. You’ll find people and programs devoted to lasting affordability and strong housing policies from community land trusts, Habitat affiliates, inclusionary housing programs, local policy makers and advocates from across the country. In addition to the conference, there will be a 2-day pre-conference training institute, including a day-long training on HomeKeeper, our new HUD-approved housing counseling management system. On Wednesday, we'll focus on the intersections between Race, Housing and Justice and on Thursday, we'll dive into hot topics proposed by your peers. Check out our conference schedule for more information.  
This year’s conference is shaping up to be our most exciting conference to date and we don't want you to miss it. Thanks to the generosity of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, we are able to offer conference scholarships to employees and members of the following housing counseling intermediary organizations:
  • National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD)
  • National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
  • The National Urban League 
  • The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
It is our hope that these scholarships help broaden our outreach efforts, expand our networks, and build new partnerships with others aligned with our mission and work. If you want to learn more about how our members and allies are building strong and inclusive communities and are interested learning more about Grounded Solutions Network, this scholarship is for you! 

Scholarship awards (up to $1,500) will be given to the organization; it is up to each organization to determine how to distribute their award. Our goal is to bring as many people to the conference as possible. Funds are limited and priority will be given to:
  • New Members or Allies (in their first year of membership)
  • Individuals that have not attended any previous Intersections conferences
  • New HomeKeeper organizations 
Timeline and Details
The deadline to apply is Friday, August 17. All applicants will be notified right away, and recipients will have until August 31 to register for the conference, or risk forfeiting their award.    

Costs to consider for your reference and planning purposes:
  • Registration - (fees vary - note early registration discount)  
  • Hotel - $189/night (not including taxes)
  • Airfare to Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Ground Transportation  - PortAuthority service is available from the airport to downtown  (28x Airport Route
  • Meals - Lunches will be included
  • Membership - $150 to $550, based on organization budget  (Becoming an Ally is FREE)
Award checks will be distributed POST CONFERENCE, once attendance at the full conference and/or 2018 Training Institute has been confirmed. Recipients will need to register and pay for the conference in advance, in addition to covering travel and accommodation costs. 
Questions? Do not hesitate to contact Valerie Rogers, HomeKeeper Specialist at

Please continue to the next page to complete and submit the application. 


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Funds have been set aside for conference scholarships for members or staff of these organizations. These are in addition to our Research and Member scholarships.

If you are interested in speaking or presenting at Intersections 2018, please submit a proposal by July 16th. 

Thank you for your submission!
Upon submission, you will receive an email confirming that we received your application.  All applicants will be notified by email by August 10th at the latest.