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Family Scholarships to CWD's Toronto International Conference and Expo

No scholarships are available at this time

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation will provide financial assistance for families from the Canada to attend the Children with Diabetes Toronto International Conference at The Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre from July 29 - 31 2011 in Toronto Canada. 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.

Family scholarships cover the cost of conference registration, hotel stay, 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 Grand Opening Reception on Friday; breakfast, lunch and snacks on Saturday & Sunday, Friends and Family Banquet on Saturday with DJ and dancing,
  • One guest room (for up to four guests) for two nights
  • CWD conference t-shirt

  • Canadian Country Music Singer George Canyon performs at the Toronto conference.

    World Champion Canadian Rower Chris Jarvis

    What is Not Covered?

    The following items will not be covered under the scholarship:

  • Transportation to and from the conference
  • Meals not outlined above
  • Theme park tickets (except for teens on Friday)
  • Incidental charges (i.e., phone, room service, etc) incurred during the stay (each family 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 families from the UK with at least one child who has Type 1 diabetes, age infant to 18.

    Eligible families must complete a typed application (not handwritten), by May 30, 2011. Applications will be evaluated based on the individual family's:

  • Interest in better caring for their child with 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 child (age infant to 18 years old) who has type 1 diabetes. Recipients are expected to attend a full complement of educational sessions and other events held during the CWD conference.

    Applicants will be notified via e-mail when their application is received.  Families awarded a scholarship will be notified by June 1, 2011 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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