Conference Scholarship

GLPA is all about spreading the love of astronomy and space science through planetariums. We believe in empowering educators by providing them with professional development and resources to successfully run their institutions. The mainstay of our professional offerings is the Annual Conference. This year’s conference is special though - a partnership of several regional planetarium organizations into a single National Conference.

To ensure this opportunity remains accessible, we’re offering a limited number of registration scholarships in exchange for help running the conference. Review the details below and apply early!

Who can apply?

Anyone! Successful applicants are passionate about space science education, and either work, volunteer, or are looking for positions in such fields. To ensure fairness, applicants submit their own applications.

Ways to help run the conference?

Chosen applicants attend all conference days. Their contributions may include (but are not limited to) presenting a paper/poster, assisting the Conference Host, assisting the Conference Photographer, contributing on a project, etc.

How will the scholarship be awarded?

Chosen applicants receive a discount code to use during the conference registration process. This discount will apply to registration and meals, except the Gala. We strongly suggest making hotel reservations before learning about the award decision to ensure you have a spot. You can always cancel later! Travel and GLPA membership dues are not covered by this scholarship.

How to apply?

Fill out the application form by April 12, 2023. Applications and decisions are confidential, and notifications will be sent by April 24th, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email