Convention Scholarship Program
The OAC wants to make the Your Weight Matters National Convention a reality for any individual with a desire to learn more about their weight and health. With the creation of the OAC's Convention Scholarship Fund, we are 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 conference 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.
We are proud to announce that the 2017 Scholarship Application process will open on April 17! Mark your calendars and be sure you are signed-up for our Convention E-news Alerts to receive the most up to date information on the Convention, including the Scholarship Program. Details and important dates may be found below:
Application Process Opens: Monday, April 17
Application Deadline: Friday, May 19
Application Third-party Review: Week of May 22
Application Status/Award Notifications Sent: No later than Friday, June 2
Each year, we are moved by the number of individuals who take the time to share themselves through their application, which shows the tremendous passion and need for education around weight and health topics that exists. We wish we could award every applicant, and it is our hope that we can build the Convention Scholarship Fund in the future to make it possible for all who wish to attend.
To date, the Convention Scholarship Program has awarded more than 35 scholarships to individuals who may not have the means otherwise to attend. It's important to note that the OAC receives more than $125,000 in requests each year, and we want to build our Scholarship Fund so that we can send more individuals to this unique meeting - and, we want YOUR help!
OAC's Convention Scholarship Fund
The Convention Scholarship Fund is made possible through the generous support of individuals and sponsors. We will continue to accept funds from individuals and companies who wish to donate so we can build this fund and offer a higher number of scholarships in the future.
The OAC’s Convention Scholarship Fund is an ongoing designated fund within the Obesity Action Coalition, designed to bring high-quality education to under-served individuals actively seeking the right information on obesity, weight and health. The Scholarship Fund provides grants to individuals-in-need to fund or offset the expenses of attending the Your Weight Matters National Convention, through the Convention Scholarship Program. This specially designated Scholarship Fund is subsidized exclusively by the generosity of individual donations, making it possible for individuals to access evidence-based education and gain valuable knowledge they may not otherwise receive, regardless of any financial hardships they may face.
How Can You Help!
By paying-it-forward and helping under-served individuals get access to the education that can only be found at the Convention, you're making a lasting impact on their lives. No matter the amount you're able to give, you will play an integral part in an individual's journey.
Help us make it a reality that individuals with a desire to learn more about their weight and health are able to attend future Your Weight Matters National Convention.
Donate to the OAC's Convention Scholarship Fund today!
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If you have any questions about the Convention Scholarship Program, please contact the OAC directly at (800) 717-3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete details on how scholarships are awarded, along with the evaluation process, please CLICK HERE.