Q: What is the timeline for scholarship awards?
A: The timeline is outlined below. Please note that Cancer and Careers reserves the right to edit or modify this program and timeline at anytime.
- Applications are accepted and scholarships awarded on a rolling basis; therefore, anyone interested in applying for a scholarship is encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
- Friday, June 17, 2016: National Conference on Work & Cancer, in New York City.
- End of June 2016: Reimbursement process begins for all award recipients who attended the conference and submitted the required testimonial.
Q: How are award recipients notified?
A: You will be notified via email or phone regarding the decision on your application. Because the applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, you may not hear from us until as few as two weeks before the conference.
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 arrangements (could include airplane or train reservation — all other modes of travel must be approved in advance). Your award notification will indicate how much money you have been granted and which expenses Cancer and Careers anticipates you will use it for. You must pay for all tickets/travel with your own money. If hotel accommodation is included as part of your scholarship, Cancer and Careers will make this reservation on your behalf and send you all relevant details. Reimbursements will be made shortly following the conference to all recipients who attend and submit the required testimonial.
Q: What is the procedure for reimbursement?
A: Reimbursement checks will be cut within two weeks following the conference. If this creates an undue financial hardship for you, please notify Cancer and Careers and we will do what we can to accommodate you. Reimbursements will be sent out only if Cancer and Careers has received all relevant receipts and you have met all the other requirements as stated in the contract.
Q: Am I required to purchase travel insurance?
A: Travel insurance is not required; however, we strongly encourage all scholarship recipients to purchase it. If you experience a last-minute emergency that causes you to not be able to attend the conference, having travel insurance will enable you to receive a refund for any travel expenses you have already paid. Again, please note that reimbursements are made only to those scholarship recipients who attend the conference and provide the required testimonial.
Q: In order to ensure reimbursement, do I need to attend the conference for the entire day?
A: Pending mitigating circumstances, we request that you arrive in time for the morning welcome and stay until the conference concludes, at 5:00 PM ET. 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 currently we accept applications only from people living in the U.S.
Q: Can I apply for a travel scholarship if I received one for a prior Cancer and Careers conference?
A: We are sorry, but past scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for a second award.
Q: I have another question not addressed here.
A: Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-929-8030 and we will be happy to assist you.