Amputee Coalition 2020 National Conference

Conference Scholarships

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.

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.

  • You must have an amputation of one (1) or more limbs within two (2) years of application deadline (must provide date and level of amputation).
  • You have never attended an Amputee Coalition National Conference
  • Only participants who can be present for the duration of the conference August 19-22 will be considered
  • You are not eligible to attend the Conference and have your expenses paid by working at a device company, as a patient model, or in a similar role.

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Second Chance Bridge to Ability Scholarship

  • You must have limb loss or limb difference. If you are an individual with limb loss, it must be more than two (2) years since your initial surgery.
  • You have never attended an Amputee Coalition National Conference
  • Only participants who can be present for the duration of the conference August 19-22 will be considered
  • You are not eligible to attend the Conference and have your expenses paid by working at a device company, as a patient model, or in a similar role.

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Completed applications and all supporting documents can be scanned and submitted via email at churley@amputee-coalition.org  or mailed to Amputee Coalition, Bridge to Ability Scholarship/Second Chance Application, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 390, Knoxville, TN 37915.