The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation has a limited amount of funds available for symposium scholarships. These scholarships are limited to members who are affected individuals, LHON affected individuals, and their immediate family members. If you have received assistance in the past three years (2014, 2015, 2016), you may not be eligible for assistance this year.
If selected for scholarship, your registration fee will automatically be waived. The Scholarship Award amounts for 2018 range from $100 to $500 per person and will be based on travel needs and availability of funds. Travel award amounts will not exceed $500.
Since we cannot possibly cover all of your travel costs, please exhaust all other potential resources for financial support. Please check with state and local resources for assistance in subsidizing attendance costs. See the Symposium Fundraising Page for more information.
Also check out the UMDF Resource Guide for potential funding resources.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-317-8633.