Adults with Type 1 (and LADA) 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 adults with Type 1 diabetes from the United States 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.
The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, hotel stay (four nights), and limited meals at the conference for up to a family of four. 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):
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)
One guest room (for up to four guests) for four nights
CWD conference t-shirt
First Timers Reception (Wednesday Afternoon)
Dance and Social Evening (Thursday PM following the Banquet)
Teen Day offsite (Friday Teens 13-17)
Adults with Type 1 Casino Night (Friday)
Teen Dinner Dance (Saturday PM Teens 13-17)
Tween Social (Saturday PM Tweens 10-12)
Dessert with CWD Faculty (Friday PM)
Scavenger Hunt on Saturday (does not include lunch)
What is Not Covered?
The following items will NOT be covered under the scholarship:
Transportation to and from the conference
Meals not outlined above
Family and Friends Banquet (Thursday PM/requires separate entrance ticket)
Theme park tickets (except for teens on Friday)
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, 2013. 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
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 2012 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 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.