National Convention Scholarship

 

 

The Huntington's Disease Society of America is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for scholarships to attend the 29th Annual HDSA Convention in Louisville, KY this June.  This scholarship program is made possible by the generous support of Lundbeck.

The intent of this scholarship is to help families and individuals who have never been to an HDSA Convention attend the Society's 2014 Convention.

Scholarship Availability & Application
The scholarship is open only to first time Convention attendees who are not Kentucky or Tennessee residents. Applicants must be 18 years or older as of April 11, 2014.  Open to residents of the United States only.

The 2014 Convention Scholarship Application follows this introduction.
Click here to view/download appllication now.

What does the scholarship cover?

Travel by Plane - Scholarship will cover:

  • Round-trip airfare up to $500 per person for up to four family members;
  • Hotel accommodations for up to four family members for 3 nights, June 19 - June 21; and (If your scholarship application includes a National Youth Alliance (NYA) member who will be attending HDSA's NYA Day on June 19, you will receive 4 nights, June 18 - June 21)
  • Convention Registration Fees for up to four family members.
  • Saturday night Convention Gala for up to four family members.

Travel by Automobile - Scholarship will cover:

  • Roundtrip mileage reimbursement at 56 cents per mile up to 1,000 miles round trip;
  • Hotel accommodations for up to four family members for 3 nights, June 19 - June 21; and (If your scholarship application includes a National Youth Alliance (NYA) member who will be attending HDSA's NYA Day on June 19, you will receive 4 nights, June 18 - June 21)
  • Convention Registration Fees for up to four family members.
  • Saturday night Convention Gala for up to four family members.

What doesn't the scholarship cover?
-  Hotel incidentals (You will need to have a credit card and ID to check into your room.)

-  Transportation to and from the hotel/airport.

-  Meals not provided as part of the Convention registration. (Registration includes Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner.)

Application Deadline:

Applications must be post-marked no later than midnight, Friday, April 11, 2014. The application and all required signatures are to be mailed to:

       Convention Scholarship
       Huntington's Disease Society of America
       505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902
       New York, N.Y. 10018
       Attention: Robert Coffey


Applications may also be submitted via fax to 212-239-3430 or a scanned pdf may be emailed to rcoffey@hdsa.org.

 

Notification of Winners

Applicants will be notified no later than May 9, 2014 as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship.

Sincerely,

Robert Coffey

Development Manager

Click here to view/download application.