Scholarships

Are you a person with Spina Bifida (or a parent or guardian) looking for financial assistance to attend the 2016 SBA National Conference? You’ve come to the right page! There are several opportunities available to apply for SBA scholarship funding. Please read the information below carefully and select the application that applies to you based on your geographic location.

The deadline for all applications is March 31.

Corporate Chapter Conference Scholarships
If you live within one of SBA’s Corporate Chapter service areas (CA, DC, ID, MD, MI, NC, NV, SC, UT, VA, and WV), you may be eligible to apply for an up to $1,000 scholarship to help cover your registration, travel, and/or hotel costs for the 2016 National Conference. Each Corporate Chapter has its own scholarship application. Click here for the official Corporate Chapter Scholarship Policy and below for each Chapter Scholarship Application.

SBA of California
Residents of California only

SBA of the Carolinas
Residents of North Carolina and South Carolina only

SBA of the Intermountain Region
Residents of Idaho, Nevada, and Utah only

SBA of Michigan
Residents of Michigan only

SBA of the Mid-Atlantic Region
Residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia only

NOTE: Please do not submit more than one application. If you are NOT awarded funding through your Corporate Chapter, your application will automatically be rolled over into our Partner-Sponsored National Conference Scholarship program (see below) for further consideration. Funding is not guaranteed upon submitting an application to any program.

Affiliated Chapter Conference Scholarships
Some of our Affiliated Chapters may also offer National Conference scholarships. You are encouraged to contact each Affiliated Chapter directly.

Partner-Sponsored National Conference Scholarships
SBA will be awarding a minimum of 4 (possibly more) $1,000 partner-sponsored scholarships, which can be used to cover registration, hotel, and/or travel costs to attend the 2016 National Conference. If you live outside of SBA’s Corporate Chapter service areas and your local Affiliated Chapter is not offering scholarship funding, you are encouraged to apply for one of our partner-sponsored scholarships.

We will be offering:

2 Cure Medical National Conference Scholarships (open to all US residents)
2 Wellspect Healthcare National Conference Scholarships (open to MA and CA residents only)

For more information or to apply, click here.