23rd Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
May 25 - 29, 2017
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

23rd Annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
May 25 - 29, 2017
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia


Seminar Fees

The TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp is offered to those grieving the loss of a loved one who served in our nation's Armed Forces at minimal costs to survivors.

Adult Registration Fee: $195 per adult

This fee includes materials, workshops, meals, a TAPS T-shirt, special events, off-site adventures and ground transportation to all activities.

Good Grief Camp Fee: $75 per child

This fee includes materials, meals, a TAPS t-shirt, a TAPS backpack, off-site activities and transportation to and from special events. In addition, the $75 fee covers child care services for our youngest survivors all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Registration fees are only refundable until May 1, 2017. 


Scholarships Available

Deadline to apply: April 26

If the registration fees, lodging or air travel costs are barriers to your attending, please let us know. We understand that the costs associated with attending this seminar may prevent some from being able to join us, and we want to be sure everyone has access to this loving support. We are able to offer registration fee waivers and lodging assistance based on need and upon application.

Our partners at Fisher House's Hero Miles are able to offer donated airfare to many survivors as well. Learn more about applying for donated airfare.

Once you have registered for the event and submitted any needed intake forms, you can submit a scholarship application to apply for assistance to help with the registration fees, hotel costs or both. See in-depth instructions below. 

Steps to Apply for a Registration Scholarship, Hotel Scholarship or Both

  • When you have completed your registration form and intake forms, you will be brought to a registration summary page. In the blue column on the left-hand side of that summary page, you will see a gray box labeled "Registration Scholarships." Click the registration scholarships button and complete the application. Note that you must complete a separate application for each person in your registration, including children. Please be as honest and forthright as you feel comfortable in completing this form. On this form, you will indicate which scholarship you are applying for: registration fees alone, hotel stay alone or both. Please only apply for and request what you truly need, so funds are available to help as many survivors as possible. 
  • Submit your applications no later than 8 p.m. EST on April 26. When you submit your application you will receive an email confirming that your application was successfully submitted. Please look for this email; if you do not receive it, your scholarship application may not have been submitted to us. If you are unsure, please email scholarships@taps.org
  • The scholarship committee will then review your application(s) and respond with a decision via the email address you provided. Please give the committee a good amount of time for their reviewing process; it can take up to two weeks. Be sure to check your spam inbox and junk folders for this email if you haven't received any response within two weeks. If you are granted a registration scholarship, TAPS will adjust your balance in the registration system for you. If you are granted a hotel scholarship, we will book your hotel room at the Marriott for you, and much closer to the event, give your name to the Marriott for your room and email you a confirmation number to present when you check in at the hotel. 

Please email scholarships@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277) with any questions.