Convention Scholarship Program

The OAC wants to make attending the Your Weight Matters National Convention a reality for any individual with a desire to learn more about their weight and health, and this includes those who may not have the financial means to cover all the costs associated with taking part in an in-person meeting. The OAC is proud to offer the Convention Scholarship Program, an initiative designed to help individuals by awarding grants to fund or offset the associated expenses in attending the Convention.

The OAC believes in the high-quality education presented at the meeting and the powerful impact that connecting in a community like ours can have on an individual’s life. While attending the OAC’s National Convention is a great investment in your health, we understand it is often a hardship for many who attend/wish to attend. The Convention Scholarship Program is designed to open the doors up to give any individual the ability to gain the knowledge they need, without letting the expense get in the way.

The Convention Scholarship Program was launched in 2014 and in its first-year, the OAC was able to award more than $10,000 in scholarships to attend the 3rd Annual Convention. This year, the OAC aims to match and award more scholarships to help individuals attend YWM2016.

Convention Scholarship Application Process:

The application submission process for the 2015 Scholarship Program is closed. 

The OAC hopes to offer the Convention Scholarship Program once again in 2016, and invites you to stay tuned when the process opens up early next year. If you have any questions about the Convention Scholarship Program, please contact the OAC directly at (800) 717-3117 or

For complete details on how scholarships are awarded, along with the evaluation process, please CLICK HERE.