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Q: What is the timeline for scholarship awards?
A: The timeline is as follows, please note that Cancer and Careers reserves the right to edit or modify this program and timeline at any time.

  • Stay tuned for more info on application deadlines and award dates!
  • June 13, 2014: National Conference on Work & Cancer in NYC
  • End of June: Reimbursements begin for all award recipients who attended the Conference

Q: How are award recipients notified?
A: You will be notified via email or phone about your award.

Q: What happens once I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
A: After being awarded a scholarship, it is your responsibility to schedule all of your travel needs (could include airplane booking or train ticket – all other modes of travel must be approved in advance). Your award notification will tell you how much money you have been granted, and what we anticipate you will use it towards. You must pay for all reservations with your own money. For those who receive a hotel room as part of their scholarship, Cancer and Careers will make this reservation on your behalf and send you all of the details. Reimbursements will be made immediately following the conference to all recipients who attend.

Q: What is the procedure for reimbursements?
A: Reimbursement checks will be cut within two weeks following the conference. If this creates an undue hardship for you, please let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate you. Reimbursements will only be sent out if we have all of your receipts on file.

Q: Am I required to purchase travel insurance?
A: You are not required but we strongly encourage it. In case of any last minute emergency causing you to not be able to attend the conference, travel insurance will allow you to receive a full refund. Again, please note that reimbursements are only for recipients who attend the conference; travel insurance will save you this cost.

Q: In order to ensure reimbursement do I need to attend the full day of the conference?
A: Pending mitigating circumstances, we request that you arrive in time for the morning welcome, and stay through 5pm. If this will not be possible please let us know in advance.

Q: Can I apply for a scholarship if I live outside of the United States?
A: We are sorry, but we are currently only accepting applicants from the US.

Q: Can I apply for a scholarship if I was a recipient to a scholarship to the 2012 National Conference?
A: We are sorry, but previous recipients are not eligible for 2014 scholarships.

Q: I have another question not addressed here.
A: Please reach out to us at cancerandcareers@cew.org or 646-929-8030 and we will be happy to help you.