HDSA Annual Convention Scholarship 2020

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for scholarships to attend the 35th Annual HDSA Convention in New Orleans, LA this June.  

The intent of this scholarship program is to help families and individuals who have never been to an HDSA Convention attend the Society’s 2020 Annual Convention.

Scholarship Availability & Application
The scholarship is open only to first time Convention attendees who are not Louisiana residents.  (Louisiana residents please see separate scholarship application.) Applicants must be 18 years or older as of January 1, 2020.  Open to residents of the United States only.

The 2020 Convention Scholarship Application follows this introduction.  

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 (please note you must book and pay for your airfare and you will be reimbursed at the Convention);
  • One hotel room for up to four family members at the Sheraton New Orleans for 3 nights, June 4th - June 6th;    
  • 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 57.5 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 Sheraton New Orleans for 3 nights, June 4th - June 6th;
  • 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 EST, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.


Notification of Winners

Applicants will be notified no later than April 8, 2020 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 to Convention? *
5. The total 2019 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 New Orleans, LA without aid or supervision. *
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