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2017 ORPA Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration & Sponsorship

Gene Herlocker Professional Development Fund
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Up to $1,879 available for awards in 2017!



Click here to download the Gene Herlocker Professional Development Grant Fund Application Form.

ORPA offers its members competitively-awarded grants to attend classes, seminars, courses, conferences, and other educational events that further members' professional development. Herlocker Professional Development Grant Funds may be used for registration fees and travel costs associated with attending training and professional development sessions.


Members may apply for educational grants of up to $500 from the Herlocker Professional Development Grant Fund; applications may be made at any time, but members may receive a Herlocker award only once every two years. Unless otherwise requested, Herlocker awards are made on a reimbursement basis.


Members may apply for a Herlocker grant for any professional development training. Priority may be given to requests that support member attendance at the following:



  • ORPA Annual Conference
  • ORPA workshops and seminars
  • NRPA Congress
  • NRPA National Legislative Forum
  • NRPA Director's School
  • Other national trainings/conferences
  • Professional certification training



Applicants must be current active members of ORPA as determined by ORPA’s membership database. Active members are defined to be individuals who hold an individual- or student-level membership in the association, as well as individual staff and advisors who are listed as official ORPA members under an agency or nonprofit organization membership.


To apply, individuals must complete the Gene Herlocker Professional Development Grant Application Form and return it to ORPA. We recommend submitting your application at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the date of the educational event. Completed applications may be returned by email to or by mail to


ORPA, Gene Herlocker Scholarship Request; POBox 202; Lake Oswego OR 97034

Scholarship requests are reviewed regularly by the Herlocker Scholarship Committee and are awarded based on the individual’s contributions to ORPA and financial need. ORPA has provided more than $20,000 to members since the inception of the Gene Herlocker Professional Grant Fund.


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