Q: What is the timeline for Midwest 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.
- Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM ET/10:59 PM CT on January 20th or until we have received 40 applications. Therefore, anyone interested in applying for a scholarship is encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
- Friday, March 29, 2019: Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer, in Chicago.
- Late March/Early April 2019: Reimbursement process begins for all award recipients who attended the Conference and submitted the required testimonial
Q: How are award recipients notified?
A: Recipients will be notified via phone and/or email.
Q: Can I apply for a scholarship if I live outside of the Midwest?
A: Because this is a regional conference, we are only accepting applications from residents of Midwestern states. If you do not live in the Midwest, you are welcome to apply for a travel scholarship to attend our National Conference on Work & Cancer in New York City on June 21st. More details will be available on our website in early January 2019.
Q: What happens once I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
A: After being awarded a scholarship, it will be your responsibility to schedule your own travel and/or lodging, and to pay for these expenses up front. Your award notification will indicate the maximum reimbursement amount for which you are eligible, as well as the specific expenses that qualify for reimbursement.
Q: How does reimbursement work?
A: Reimbursements will be made shortly following the Conference to all recipients who attend and complete all required steps specified in award letter. Reimbursements will be made only if Cancer and Careers receives relevant receipts and all other requirements are met within the timeline specified.
Q: What if I can’t afford to pay for my travel/lodging up front?
A: If you are awarded a travel scholarship but find that paying for travel and/or lodging upfront creates an undue financial hardship, please notify Cancer and Careers and we will do what we can to accommodate you.
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 will be made only to those scholarship recipients who attend the Conference for the full day, submit a completed evaluation and provide the required testimonial.
Q: Do I need to attend the Conference for the entire day to ensure I am reimbursed?
A: Yes. Pending mitigating circumstances, we request that you arrive in time for the morning Welcome session and stay until the Conference concludes, at 4:00 PM CST.
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, which is not addressed here.
A: Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-929-8040 and we will be happy to assist you.