Resident Travel Scholarships
In an effort to further resident education, the AAOA offers Resident Travel Scholarships for the Basic and Advanced Courses.
Designed to assist residents with travel and accommodation costs, travel scholarships are given to those residents who have applied for a scholarship and are an AAOA Member as of the application deadline.
Because the AAOA’s goal is to assist as many residents as possible while still awarding a considerable amount, we will not know exactly how much assistance will be awarded until after the registration deadline. However, scholarships can range between $150 and $850, payable to the resident’s training program.
In order to apply for a Resident Travel Grant, you must currently be an AAOA Resident member in good standing or submit a completed application form with your grant application. Resident presenters, including podium and poster presenters, are also eligible for the Annual Meeting Travel Scholarships.
Resident Travel Scholarship Application Requirements
To apply for a resident travel grant, e-mail the following components to firstname.lastname@example.org
- AAOA Resident member or Resident member candidate with a complete application
- A letter expressing your interest in the AAOA and its programs, as well as why you should be a grant recipient
- A letter of recommendation from Program Director on letterhead
- If applicable: A complete AAOA Membership application
Please make sure that you list all of your contact information with your application including your preferred mailing address, phone number, fax number (if available), and e-mail address. We prefer to correspond by e-mail, so please include your primary email address.
You can also mail in your application to the address below. Please note that grant applications are considered on a first-come basis, so e-mailing your application is advised. All applications must be complete and postmarked by the due date in order to be reviewed and considered.
Resident Travel Scholarship
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191
AAOA Scholarship Deadlines
Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology: June 27-29, 2019
Minneapolis, MN – Hilton Minneapolis
Travel Scholarship Application Due: May 1
Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology: December 6-8, 2018
Atlanta, GA – Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Travel Scholarship Application Due: October 1
For more information on these opportunities, please contact Elisabeth Herzfeld at the AAOA office.
Phone: 202-955-5010, ext. 600
By Cecelia Damask, DO, Director of Educational Programs…