HDSA Annual Convention Scholarship 2020: Louisiana Residents

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America will be hosting the 35th Annual HDSA Convention in New Orleans, LA on June 4-6, 2020.  To help local families participate, we are pleased to announce the creation of a financial aid scholarship for individuals and/or families living in Louisiana who wish to attend the Annual Convention. We are accepting applications through Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Applicants will be notified no later than April 8, 2020 as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship.

Scholarship Availability & Application

  • The intent of this scholarship is to help families and individuals who live in the state of Louisiana to attend the 35th Annual HDSA Convention.

  • The scholarship is open to any family member or caregiver who is affected by Huntington’s disease. There are no restrictions regarding prior Convention attendance.
  • All scholarship recipients are required to attend the Convention events beginning on Thursday evening, June 4th and ending on Saturday, June 6th.

What does the Scholarship cover?

A Full Scholarship: A full scholarship recipient will receive funding to cover hotel accommodations at the Sheraton New Orleans (you may be asked to share a room with other scholarship recipients) and Convention registration, which includes your ticket to the Convention Gala on Saturday.

A Partial Scholarship: A partial scholarship may be awarded when the total amount of funds in the overall scholarship fund will not allow for a full scholarship. Any person may also request a partial scholarship if they are able to pay for some portion of their costs and only require partial assistance.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received no later than, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The application and required documents are to be mailed to:

 

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Sections 1 through 7

1. Previous attendance at an Annual HDSA Convention: *
2. I have attended local: *
3. Are you active in any local HDSA Chapter/Affiliate and/or Support Group? *
5. Type of Financial Help Needed: This section will help us to better understand the financial support you’ll need to attend the HDSA Annual Convention. As a scholarship winner, I’ll need help with (check what you will need help with): *
If you selected Partial Scholarship, which item do you need assistance with? As a scholarship winner, I’ll need help with (check what you will need help with): *
6. Financial Need: The total 2019 Gross Annual Income for your household was: *
7. Release of Liability Applicants 18 and Over: I hereby accept full responsibility for the safety and care of myself and my family members traveling with me should I be awarded an HDSA Convention Scholarship. I and my family members traveling with me are able to travel on their own and attend the HDSA Convention in New Orleans, LA without aid or supervision. *
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