Conference Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in our Bridge to Ability Scholarships. The deadline for submitting the application for these scholarships has passed. Please check back for application instructions and forms in early 2019 for our Bridge to Ability, Second Chance, and Caregiver Scholarships for next year’s Conference.

The Bridge to Ability Scholarships were created to help reduce or eliminate the financial barriers that can make it impossible for those living with limb loss or limb difference and their caregivers to attend the Amputee Coalition National Conference for the first time. The Bridge to Ability Scholarships are made possible by our generous donors. We are especially grateful to Kathy Spozio’s family for establishing this scholarship program.

Scholarship Details

Kathy Spozio Bridge to Ability Scholarship

The Kathy Spozio Bridge to Ability Scholarship offers financial support to individuals who are new to living with limb loss (within two years post amputation) and who are not able to attend Conference due to financial constraints.

The scholarship awards the following to recipients:

  • Full conference registration (which includes health and wellness education, technology sessions, special clinics and social networking)
  • Lodging expenses
  • Up to $600 in reimbursement for travel expenses
  • The scholarship does NOT include the Dinner / Dance on Saturday night. If a scholarship recipient would like to attend this event, they must purchase a ticket.

Bridge to Ability Second Chance Scholarship

The Bridge to Ability Second Chance Scholarship offers financial support to individuals have been living with limb loss or limb difference for more than two years and who are not able to attend Conference due to financial constraints.

The scholarship awards the following to recipients:

  • Full conference registration (which includes health and wellness education, technology sessions, special clinics and social networking)
  • Lodging expenses
  • Up to $600 in reimbursement for travel expenses
  • The scholarship does NOT include the Dinner / Dance on Saturday night. If a scholarship recipient would like to attend this event, they must purchase a ticket.

Bridge to Ability Family Caregiver Scholarship

The Bridge to Ability Family Caregiver Scholarship offers financial support to individuals who are the primary caregiver (defined as a spouse, partner, parent or son/daughter) for someone living with limb loss or limb difference and who are not able to attend Conference due to financial constraints.

The Bridge to Ability Family Caregiver Scholarship awards the following to recipients:

  • $425 to offset the cost of attending the National Conference. Scholarship recipients will receive the funds after getting their registration badge at the National Conference.