The Amputee Coalition is accepting applications for the Kathy Spozio Bridge to Ability Scholarship to give new amputees the opportunity to attend the Amputee Coalition’s 2013 National Conference, June 27-29, in Orlando, Florida. Applications must be postmarked by April 15.
Named after the late Kathy Spozio, an Amputee Coalition board member and activist, the scholarship program helps recipients to build confidence and hope, “get their lives back,” receive knowledge and information, make connections and friends within the limb-loss community, and establish lifelong relationships, according to board chairman Marshall Cohen.
The Bridge to Ability Scholarship Fund provides full conference registration-with scheduled topics to include health and wellness education, technology, special clinics, and social networking-as well as lodging expenses and up to $300 in reimbursement for travel expenses.
Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
- Must be a registered friend of the Amputee Coalition.
- Amputation of one or more limbs within two years of application deadline (must provide date and level of amputation).
- Unable to attend the national conference due to financial constraints (must provide proof of income and income statement).
- Have never previously attended an Amputee Coalition National Conference.
Scholarship application materials and details can be found on the Amputee Coalition website.