Apply Now: NMAC Offering HIV/STI Conference Scholarships

The National Minority AIDS Council is offering many different scholarships to the 2017 United States Conference on AIDS and the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit this year. Thanks to ViiV Healthcare and the Magic Johnson Foundation, there will be 30 youth initiative scholarships for USCA. Additionally, Gilead Sciences, Inc. is supporting 50 scholars over 50 living with HIV, as well as 100 scholarships for the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit. Finally, all of the 2017 USCA sponsors will support 150 scholarships for the main meeting. In honor of NMAC’s 30th Anniversary, this is the largest number of scholarships (330) the organization has ever provided.

Deadlines

Below is some guidance about how the 330 scholarships will be divided and awarded, based on NMAC’s priorities:

30th Anniversary Member Priority
Half of this year’s scholarships are set aside for 30th Anniversary Members.  In commemoration of this anniversary, NMAC has created a special 30th Anniversary Membership Rate of $30 for People Living with HIV and Youth Under the age of 25. Additionally, as a special thank you, NMAC is setting aside 50% of all the 2017 scholarships for 30th Anniversary Members.  To confirm your membership, please email Aminata Kamara.

50 States
Our second priority is regional diversity. One scholarship per state guarantees delegates from all 50 states and the territories. This supports the national vision of our meetings.

Top 20 Cities
The third priority is to establish scholarships for attendees coming from the 20 cities with the highest incidence of HIV.  This objective is meant to ensure active participation from leaders representing those regions that are the most highly impacted by HIV.

Racial Diversity
NMAC’s mission is to lead with race to end the HIV epidemic. This means scholarships will be set aside for African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latinx, and Native Americans. We believe that we MUST address race if we are to end the HIV epidemic.

New Scholarship Recipients
NMAC is committed to building new leaders.  Our final priority is to provide scholarships to new recipients.  While not always possible, NMAC hopes to encourage emerging leaders in our efforts to end the epidemic.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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