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Young Adult Scholarships to CWD's Friends for Life Conference

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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 the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort  from July 1, – July 6, 2014 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 first timers reception (Wednesday afternoon),  breakfast, lunch and snacks on Thursday & lunch  and snacks on Friday; Farewell Breakfast (Sunday AM)
  • Family and Friends Banquet
  • One guest room (to be shared with another recipient) for five nights
  • CWD conference t-shirt
  • Sports Central
  • Dance and Social Evening (Thursday PM following the Banquet)
  • Adults with Type 1 (Wednesday)
  • 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, 2014). 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, 2014 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 scholarships@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.


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