6TH ANNUAL Patient & Family Educational Symposium - SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2019

DEADLINE:  MAY 31, 2019 | 11:59:00 PM EST

The Warrior/Caregiver scholarship program was created in 2014 to ensure that Convention remains affordable for Warriors and Caregivers. Each year, the Sickle Cell Consortium team, along with the CBO hosts, and planning committees, aggressively fundraise in an effort to decrease the financial burden of participation. In 2018 we were able to provide over 100 scholarships to patients and caregivers. This year, with the help of corporate and community sponsors and donors, we are hoping to surpass that number.


The 2019 scholarship portal is managed this year by the Sickle Cell Association of Texas Marc Thomas Foundation. All applications are considered. Priority is given to first-time warriors and caregivers who’ve never previously attended. In line with the 2019 theme “SICKLE SIBLINGS: BONDED BY BLOOD”, a separate pool of scholarships are offered to caregivers and family units, teens and young adults, and our sickle cell men.



The Scholarship Portal will open on May 1, 2019 and will close on May 31st, 2019. All scholarship awards will reduce the cost of full registration for warrior/caregiver recipients.

Full registration includes:


  • Access to all workshops, presentations, round-tables, panels
  • One (1) ticket to Warriors Around the World Prom/Awards Gala
  • Admission to Thursday Plenary Lunch
  • Admission to Friday Plenary Lunch Symposium
  • Admission to Saturday Plenary Lunch
  • Attendee bag and one copy of the Conference Program
  • Access to Conference Mobile App


All warriors and caregivers who apply (and verify) prior to the deadline will be awarded a discounted registration scholarship. The total amount of the deduction differs between the two scholarship types.

Early Bird Scholarship


ALL Warriors who applied AND submitted all verification documents prior to the May 15th deadline will be considered for the early bird scholarship rate of $35 for those who require registration discount ONLY, or $55 for those requesting the registration discount plus lodging.  Awardees will be provided a unique code with which to register.

General Scholarship

The General Scholarship deadline is 11:59 pm EST, Friday, May 31st. Warriors and caregivers who apply prior to the deadline will be notified of their application status on a rolling basis. We will do our best to offer as many scholarships as possible. All applications received after we hit budget capacity will be waitlisted in the order of which they were received.
  •  Registration-Only Award: Awardees will be provided with a unique code to lower the cost of registration to $50.
  • Full Registration Award: Awardees will be provided with a unique code to decrease the cost of registration to $75.

*Attention Texas Residents*

Special, direct scholarships have been set aside for Texas residents by the Texas partner CBOs of the Sickle Cell Consortium. In addition to hosting the meeting, The Sickle Cell Association of Texas/Marc Thomas Foundation, Carol’s Promise Sickle Cell Foundation, and the As One Foundation, are working hard to make sure that all Texan warriors have an opportunity to join us in July!
Contact a partner CBO near you to learn more.


For questions or concerns, applicants can email