Family Scholarships to CWD's Focus on Technology - Chicago 2009 Conference

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation will provide financial assistance for families from the United States to attend the Children with Diabetes Focus on Technology - Chicago 2009, to be held at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from April 24-26, 2009. The focus on Technology conference will help you and your family gain a better understanding of the technology currently available to people with type 1 diabetes as well as technology which may be coming shortly down the road.

Family scholarships cover the cost of conference registration, hotel stay, and limited meals at the conference. Families must provide their own transportation to the conference.

What is Covered?

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

What is Not Covered?

The following items will not be covered under the scholarship:

Who is Eligible?

The Foundation seeks to award conference scholarships to families from the United States with at least one child who has Type 1 diabetes, age infant to 18.

Eligible families must complete a typed application (not handwritten), postmarked by March 15, 2009. Applications will be evaluated based on the individual family's:

Each family must have at least one child (age infant to 18 years old) who has type 1 diabetes.

Applicants must provide a copy of their 2007 Federal Tax Form 1040 (2008 if you have it), 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 eight sessions (four on Saturday and four on Sunday). One parent will be asked to complete a brief written evaluation of the conference and the scholarship program at the conclusion of the conference. It is encouraged that both parents of any two-parent family receiving a scholarship attend.

Initial scholarships will be awarded no later than March 15, 2009. Applicants will be notified via e-mail by April 1, 2009 as to whether their application was accepted. Applicants must furnish email addresses in order to be notified. Sponsorship funds will be disbursed directly to Children with Diabetes to cover conference costs. Children with Diabetes will make hotel reservations for the sponsored 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

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.

Chicago 2009 Family Scholarship Application

You may download the Family Scholarship Application in one of these formats: