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. 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 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.
The Convention Scholarship Program is no longer accepting applications. The deadline to submit your application was Monday, April 30.
Convention Scholarship Applications are currently being reviewed. Once the review process is complete, Convention Scholarship award recipients will be notified by the OAC via email no later than May 14. Recipients will receive a form that acknowledges the details of the scholarship, including next steps. All individuals who submitted an application for a Convention Scholarship will be contacted by the OAC with the status of their application once the review process is complete and recipients have been notified.
Application Process Opens: Monday, April 2
Application Deadline: Monday, April 30
Application Third-party Review: Week of May 7
Application Status/Award Notifications Sent: Monday, May 14
How Can You Help!
To date, the Convention Scholarship Program has awarded more than 50 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!
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.
Click Here to Donate to the OAC's Convention Scholarship Fund Today!
If you have any questions about the Convention Scholarship Program, please contact the OAC directly at (800) 717-3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.