Q: What is the timeline for National Conference 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. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis; therefore, you may not hear from us until as few as two weeks before the Conference.
- Sunday, April 12, 2020: Scholarship application window closes at 11:59 PM ET
- Friday, June 19, 2020: National Conference on Work & Cancer, in New York City
- July/August 2020: 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: If I am awarded a scholarship, what happens next?
A: After being notified of your scholarship, it is your responsibility to schedule all of your travel arrangements, which are likely to include airplane, train or bus reservations (all other modes of travel must be approved in advance). Your award notification will indicate how much money you have been granted and for which expenses Cancer and Careers anticipates you will use it. You must pay for all tickets/travel with your own money. *Please note: 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 in July/August. If this creates an undue financial hardship for you, please notify Cancer and Careers and we will do what we can to accommodate you. *Please note: Reimbursements will not be sent out until after Cancer and Careers has received all of your relevant travel 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 costs you have already incurred. Again, please note that reimbursements are made only to those scholarship recipients who attend the Conference and provide the required receipts and 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 session and stay until the Conference concludes, at 5:00 PM ET. If this will not be possible, you must let us know in advance of the event.
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 of the National, Midwest and/or West Coast Conference(s) are not eligible to apply for a second award.
Q: Do I also need to complete the general registration form?
A:No. All scholarship applicants are automatically added to our registration list internally. If you do not receive a scholarship award, we will reach out to see if you will be joining us.
Q: What if I have a question that is not addressed here?
A: If you have a question that is not addressed above, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-929-8040 and we will be happy to assist you.