The NAELA Foundation will award Cohn Sisters’ Scholarships for Patient Advocacy for attendance at the 2021 NAELA Annual Conference. The scholarship for this year’s virtual conference includes tuition to attend this content-rich annual event.   

Who Should Apply

This annual scholarship is for NAELA members who are unable to afford the cost of attending the NAELA Annual Conference and will use the training to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities of all ages. The scholarship covers tuition for the 2021 Annual Conference which will be held virtually. 
Families of the Cohn sisters will choose recipients after reviewing all applications. Please note, while not completely determinative, the family has a special interest in supporting attorneys who: 

  • Are serving underserved populations;
  • Will use the training to train other advocates; and 
  • Are new to the field and will expand the pool of elder law attorneys beyond the first generation of lawyers who are now beginning to retire.

Deadline for Application and Where to Submit

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Foundation proudly announces the availability of the Cohn Sisters’ Scholarships for Patient Advocacy for attendance at the 2021 NAELA Annual Conference.  The conference will be held virtually March 24-26, 2021. To accommodate the early bird deadline, the application is open through February 10th at noon ET and winner(s) will be announced on March 3rd. 

Please download the requirements to apply and submit your application by email with the subject line: “NAELA Foundation Scholarship Application” to Faith Boettger.  Mailed paper applications have been suspended due to COVID 19.  If you have any concerns regarding emailing your application, please contact Faith Boettger at (703) 942-5711 x235.    

All applications must be received by noon ET on February 10th.   

Selection Process

The families of the Cohn sisters will review all applications and determine recipients. 


Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others.