Pay It Forward Scholarships

  • We issued over 50 scholarships
    at our 2017 conference!

    The Conference does not work without the volunteers; it is a massive undertaking, and we need the help! We offer registration in trade for a few hours of volunteering, to help with swag bags, monitor workshops, and networking! In order to have another 50+ volunteers attend, our fundraising goal is $20,000. Will you help?


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    Applications for the the next Pay It Forward Scholarship will open soon! So stay tuned. 

    What is Pay It Forward?

    Pay It Forward is a scholarship that provides professionals with a reduced registration rate for the Center for Sex Education’s (CSE) National Sex Ed Conference. Pay It Forward scholarship recipients  provide important volunteer services which allow them to learn and network with the nationally-recognized staff of The CSE and workshop presenters throughout the Sex Ed Conference.

    Want to help underwrite the fund?

    If you are willing to help a student or working professional come to the CSE’s National Sex Ed Conference, you can make a contribution to the Pay it Forward fund!  If you are registering for the conference, you can include a scholarship contribution when you register – there is an option on the registration form. Or, if you do not plan to attend the conference you can donate using this online form or if you would like to mail us a check, please make the check payable to “The Center for Sex Education”, with a memo for “Pay it Forward”, and send to:

    The Center for Sex Education
    Attn: Accounts Receivable
    196 Speedwell Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960

    We will mail you a receipt.

    Either way, your contribution to a Pay It Forward scholarship is very much appreciated!

    What assistance do scholarship recipients receive?

    The number of Pay It Forward scholarships we are able to provide depends on the amount that is contributed to the total scholarship fund. Last year we were able to assist 35 individuals. This year, Pay It Forward scholarships will be awarded in the amount of either $400 toward the full-conference registration fee, or $300 toward the student registration fee. Some smaller awards may also be available to applicants who do not receive these awards. The Pay It Forward scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s conference registration fee and scholarship applicants agree to be responsible for the remaining $75 balance.  Support amounts smaller than $400 or $300 will be pooled with support from others to issue regular and student scholarships.

    How do I apply for a Pay It Forward scholarship?

    Applications for the 2017 Pay It Forward Scholarship will open March 15th, 2017. Deadline for all applications will be August 31st, 2017.

    When will I be notified?

    Scholarship recipients will be notified by email on September 30, 2017.  We must receive confirmation of acceptance of the scholarship by October 15, 2017.  Failure to respond will result in a loss of the  scholarship, which will be awarded to another applicant.

    Terms and Conditions

    Submission of a Pay It Forward scholarship application confirms that you understand and agree to the following Terms and Conditions if you are awarded a scholarship:

    • I did not receive a Pay It Forward scholarship for last year’s (2016) National Sex Ed Conference.
    • If awarded a scholarship, I agree to register for the National Sex Ed Conference, and to pay a reduced registration fee of $75 by October 15th, 2017.
    • I agree to be responsible for my own lodging and travel expenses.
    • I agree to assist as a workshop moderator, or other aspect of the conference, as assigned, for each day I attend.
    • I agree to participate in Pay It Forward meetings before and on the day(s) of conference attendance. These meetings will be brief and will assure clarity about roles and responsibilities.
    • The CSE must receive your completed Pay It Forward Scholarship Application with your resume by August 31st, 2017.


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