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NANT 14 Scholarship Applications Now Open

Would it be possible for you to attend NANT 14 in person if your tuition and one night’s hotel stay was covered?

NANT has 4 scholarships to award this year!



Please read each scholarship category below and apply for the one most appropriate for you.
Application deadline is November 13, 2023.
Recipients will be notified by November 21, 2023.

Conference Details

Main Conference – April 12-13, 2024
Pre-Conference – April 11, 2024
Venue: Grand Sandestin at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Location: Miramar Beach, FL

Nicholas Glynn Beischel Memorial Scholarship (1)

In 1991, Sue Ludwig’s brother Mark and sister-in-law Toni were preparing to have their second child, a son named Nicholas. The pregnancy was uneventful until 28 weeks of gestation when they received the diagnoses of diaphragmatic hernia and polyhydramnios with no other genetic abnormalities.

An intrauterine surgery was planned but never realized due to preterm labor. Nicholas was born on 6-9-91 at 31 weeks despite tocolysis and therapeutic amniocentesis. Their prayer was to make it to the NICU, no matter how long he may have to stay there. However, his pulmonary insufficiency was too significant, and instead, they held him close for the time he had.

Mark and Toni have 4 amazing living children. And they continue to honor Nicholas’ life and memory in meaningful ways. This scholarship is one of them.

If you’re a neonatal therapist (OT, PT, SLP) who works with infants in the NICU with complex medical/surgical/congenital problems like CDH, please complete the following form to apply for this scholarship, which covers full conference tuition and one hotel night in the event hotel for the NANT 14 Conference. Their hope is that this educational and inspirational experience will enhance the level of care provided to babies and families facing similar challenges.

This scholarship is open to NANT Members who fit the above criteria and meet the application deadline.

Click here to apply.

International Scholarship (1)

There is nothing else in the world like the NANT Conference. NANT Conference attendees come from all over the globe. We believe all participants benefit from experiencing cultural input and diversity. We also aim to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes on a global level by supporting our colleagues outside the U.S.

Therefore, NANT sponsors the International Scholarship which covers full conference tuition and one hotel night in the event hotel for the NANT 14 Conference.

If you’re a neonatal therapist (OT, PT, SLP) that lives outside the USA, please apply!

This scholarship is given in the names of two dear women, Sr. Lucy Beischel and Dr. Rae Hartman, who for more than 8 decades valued travel and education as well as travel AS education.

Click here to apply.

Ann J. Beischel Scholarship for Family Centered Care (2)

Ann Beischel (Sue Ludwig’s mom) fervently supported NANT from the beginning. She generously provided annual funding for this tuition scholarship to help someone attend the NANT Conference who might not otherwise be able to participate, and we have vowed to ensure her generosity and support live on in this scholarship.

Miles Derck (Ann’s great-grandson and Sue’s great-nephew) was born prematurely in 2020 during the pandemic. Thanks to an incredible team of talented, empathetic, and passionate NICU staff that gave him a strong foundation, he is a healthy, curious, chatty, preschool-bound 3-year-old today. Miles’ parents kindly added to this scholarship, allowing NANT to offer it to two recipients.

In the spirit of special healthcare workers who supported Ann, Miles, and their family members by providing family-centered care within an intensive care environment, NANT offers the Ann J. Beischel Scholarship for Family-Centered Care. This scholarship covers full conference tuition and one night in the event hotel for the NANT 14 Conference for two deserving individuals.

OTs, PTs, and SLPs – If you have gone above and beyond to improve family-centered care in your NICU, we want to hear from you!

This scholarship is open to NANT Members who meet the above criteria and the application deadline.

Click here to apply.

Email us here with questions about scholarships.

We can’t wait to hear from you!