Adults with Type 1 (and LADA) Scholarships to CWD’s Friends for Life Conference

2018 Application

Adults with Type 1 (and LADA) Scholarship

2018 Application


What is Covered?

Each scholarship will cover the following expenses (for a family of up to 4 people):

  • Conference registration, which includes all sessions and session materials for adults and children
  • Five nights hotel stay
  • Childcare for children age 5 and under
  • Wednesday Grand Opening Reception (6:00 pm)
  • Wednesday First Timers Reception (late afternoon)
  • Thursday breakfast, lunch and snack breaks
  • Thursday Family and Friends Banquet
  • Friday lunch and snack breaks
  • Friday Off Site Day for teens
  • Saturday events
  • Sunday Farewell Breakfast
  • Various receptions/socials (Teen Dance, Tween Social, Dessert with the Faculty)
  • One t-shirt per registered person

What is Not Covered?

The following items will NOT be covered under the scholarship:

  • Transportation to and from the conference
  • Meals not outlined above
  • Incidental charges (i.e., phone, room service, etc.) incurred during the stay. Each recipient will be required to provide the hotel a credit card for any incidental charges.
  • Expenses for extended family members and/or friends

Who is Eligible?

The Foundation seeks to award conference scholarships to adults with Type 1 diabetes from the United States.

Eligible adults must complete a typed application (not handwritten), postmarked by April 15, 2017. Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Interest in better caring for your diabetes
  • Enthusiasm for sharing their diabetes knowledge with others in their community
  • Track record of involvement in diabetes education outreach
  • Financial need
  • Each family must have at least one adult with Type 1 diabetes

Applicants from the United States are required to provide a copy of their 2017 Federal Tax Form 1040, copy of W-2, as well as their last two pay stubs (for each parent if both parents work). Applications must be submitted with all supporting material at the same time. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Recipients are expected to attend a full complement of educational sessions and other events held during the CWD conference. This includes a total of 8 sessions (four on Thursday and four on Friday). Additionally, each family will be asked to complete a brief written evaluation of the conference and the scholarship program at the conclusion of the conference.

Applicants will be notified via e-mail when their application is received. Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2017 via e-mail. Applicants must furnish email addresses in order to be notified. Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to Children with Diabetes to cover conference costs. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation will make hotel reservations for the scholarship families.

The Foundation reserves the right to award additional scholarships, after the deadline and notification dates, if funds become available.

Questions about the application or the application process may be emailed to m.podjasek@diabetesscholars.org

Please DO NOT contact Children with Diabetes with questions. The scholarship program is administered by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, which is a separate non-profit organization.