Young Adult Scholarships to CWD's Friends for Life Conference
All scholarships for the 2013/2014 school year have been awarded. Scholarships for the 2014/2015 school year will be available on our website in January.
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation will provide financial assistance for young adults (ages 18 to 24) to attend the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Annual International Conference at Walt Disney World's Coronado Springs Resort from July 10, – July 14, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. The conference is a gathering of world-renowned clinicians, researchers, physicians, adults, children and families with diabetes. It offers many opportunities to gather information on the latest in diabetes care.
What is Covered?
Each scholarship will cover the following expenses for one person (Young Adult 18 to 24):
Conference registration, which includes educational sessions, activities, and unlimited access to vendor exhibits
Meals during the conference, including breakfast, lunch and snacks on Thursday & Friday; Farewell Breakfast (Sunday AM)
Family and Friends Banquet (Thursday PM/requires separate entrance ticket)
One guest room (to be shared with another recipient) for four nights
CWD conference t-shirt
First Timers Reception (Wednesday Afternoon)
Dance and Social Evening (Thursday PM following the Banquet)
Adults with Type 1 Casino Night (Friday)
Dessert with CWD Faculty (Friday PM)
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.
Who is Eligible?
Eligible young adults must complete a typed application (not handwritten) and submit it by the deadline (postmarked by April 15, 2013). Applications will be evaluated based on the individual person's:
Interest in better diabetes management
Enthusiasm for sharing their diabetes knowledge with others in their community
Track record of involvement in diabetes education outreach
Applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
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, you 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. Young adults that are awarded a scholarship will be notified no later than May 15, 2013 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.