HDSA Annual Convention Scholarship 2019: Massachusetts Residents

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America will be hosting the 34th Annual HDSA Convention in Boston, MA on June 27-29, 2019.  To help local families participate, we are pleased to announce the creation of a financial aid scholarship for individuals and/or families living in Massachusetts who wish to attend the Annual Convention. We are accepting applications through Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  Applicants will be notified no later than May 8, 2019 as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship.

This fund was established to benefit individuals and families affected by Huntington’s disease and is made possible through the generous support of Lundbeck.

Scholarship Availability & Application

  • The intent of this scholarship is to help families and individuals who live in the state of Massachusetts to attend the 34th 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 27th and ending on Saturday, June 29th.

What does the Scholarship cover?

A Full Scholarship: A full scholarship recipient will receive funding to cover hotel accommodations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place (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, April 10, 2019. The application and required documents are to be mailed to:


Huntington’s Disease Society of America
Attn: Convention Scholarship – Massachusetts Residents
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902
New York, NY 10018

Applications may also be scanned and emailed as a pdf to rcoffey@hdsa.org

The application is also available online from the HDSA website (www.hdsa.org/scholarship). 

Lead Applicant Information

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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 2018 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 Boston, MA without aid or supervision. *
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