HDSA Annual Convention Scholarship 2019

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for scholarships to attend the 34th Annual HDSA Convention in Boston, MA this June.  This scholarship program is made possible by the generous support of Lundbeck.

The intent of this scholarship program is to help families and individuals who have never been to an HDSA Convention attend the Society’s 2019 Annual Convention.

Scholarship Availability & Application
The scholarship is open only to first time Convention attendees who are not Massachusetts residents.  (Massachusetts residents please see separate scholarship applications.) Applicants must be 18 years or older as of January 1, 2019.  Open to residents of the United States only.

The 2019 Convention Scholarship Application follows this introduction.  

What does the Scholarship cover?

Travel by Plane/Amtrak - Scholarship will cover:

  • Round-trip airfare up to $500 per person for up to four family members (please note you must book and pay for your airfare or train fare and you will be reimbursed at the Convention);
  • One hotel room for up to four family members at the Boston Marriott Copley Place for 3 nights, June 27th - June 29th;    
  • Convention Registration Fees for up to four family members; and
  • Saturday night Convention Gala tickets for up to four family members.

Travel by Automobile - Scholarship will cover:

  • Roundtrip mileage reimbursement at 58 cents per mile up to 1,000 miles round trip (distance to be calculated on Google Maps);
  • One hotel room for up to four family members at the Boston Marriott Copley Place for 3 nights, June 27th - June 29th;
  • Convention Registration Fees for up to four family members; and
  • Saturday night Convention Gala tickets 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 that are not provided as part of the Convention registration. (Registration  
       includes Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner.)  

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received no later than midnight, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 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, NY 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.  Applications may also be submitted online at www.hdsa.org/scholarship


Notification of Winners

Applicants will be notified no later than May 8, 2019 as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship.

 

 

Lead Applicant Information

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1. I confirm that me and my family members listed on this application have never attended an HDSA Annual Convention before. (To receive a scholarship, you and the family members listed on this application must not have attended a previous HDSA Annual Convention.) *
2. Did you apply for a Convention scholarship in a previous year? *
3. Are you actively part of a local HDSA Chapter/Affiliate and/or support group *
4a. Will you require airfare or train fare to Convention? *
5. The total 2017 Gross Annual Income for your household was: *

Essay

7. Release of Liability: I hereby accept full responsibility for the safety and care of myself and the family members travelling with me should I be awarded an HDSA Annual Convention Scholarship. I and my family members traveling with me are able to travel on our own and attend the HDSA Annual Convention in Boston, MA without aid or supervision. *
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