Convention Scholarship Program
The OAC wants to make the Your Weight Matters Convention & EXPO 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 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.
How the Convention Scholarship Program Works
The Convention Scholarship Program will award a limited number of scholarships to individuals who submit an application during the application process. The application process for YWM2020 will open in early Spring of 2020. Convention Scholarships are awarded as stipends and specific areas for reimbursement may be indicated on the application. Scholarships provide grants for airline/mileage, housing and registration. Scholarship Awards do not have a cash value and grant monies will not be awarded directly to the recipients. Grants will be awarded in the form of reimbursement for airline/mileage expenses and/or event registration fees (travel receipts will be required and capped amounts apply). Rooms in the Convention Room Block at the Westin Lake Las Vegas have already been reserved for scholarship recipients. Any questions about the program may be directed to the OAC by calling (800) 717-3117 or emailing [email protected].
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How You Can 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.
If you have any questions about the Convention Scholarship Program, please contact the OAC directly at (800) 717-3117 or [email protected].