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Requirements for the 2022 Alamo Advocate Program Scholarship

The Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) thanks you for your interest in the 2022 Alamo Advocate Program scholarship. This is a partial scholarship that is provided as a reimbursement after the program graduation. We encourage you to apply if you meet the following requirements.

The Alamo Advocate Program (AAP) is December 5th-10th during the 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). You must arrive by noon on Dec 5th and stay until the morning of Dec 10th.

 

Advocacy Requirement

  • Actively support breast cancer research through policy advocacy, research advocacy, and/or community outreach. Advocates from minority and medically underserved communities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Participate in an organization where you communicate current and accurate breast cancer knowledge to constituents and colleagues, incorporating this knowledge into personal action and/or community advocacy programs.

  • Have completed recognized programs for breast cancer scientific and research knowledge. These can include both in person and online courses. You will be asked to list these programs.

 

You may apply for this scholarship class if you have not received scholarship funding from ABCF in the past five years. The Alamo Advocate Program class of 2017 and earlier classes are welcome to apply.

Personal Requirement

  • You must be an advocate with a nonprofit or community organization that is not a for profit employer and is not providing funding for your travel to SABCS. If you are employed as an advocate or have other funding to come to SABCS, you may register and attend the Alamo Advocate Program for free without the scholarly paper requirement. If another nonprofit entity is providing your funding, they may request you be part of the scholar class and complete the paper as a requirement of their funding.

  • Breast cancer survivor at least one year from your initial diagnosis or you have a compelling history in breast cancer advocacy but have not had breast cancer.

  • Personal endurance adequate to navigate long days and significant walking.

  • All talks at SABCS and AAP are presented in English and a short scholarly paper submission is required as part of the program.

  • If an international applicant, you must have the ability to safely travel in and out of the US.

  • Have a smartphone that will keep you connected to the Alamo Advocate Program and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium phone applications and allow communication as needed during the six-day program.

  • Arrange your own transportation and hotel room or lodging for five nights, Dec 5-9, 2022.

 

Program Requirements

  • Attend all components of the Alamo Advocate Program in their entirety including but not limited to the orientation and welcome dinner on December 5, special programs throughout the week and Hot Topics Mentor Sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

  • Register for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium using the advocate application process (LINK CLOSED) for free registration. This is a separate registration from the Alamo Advocate Program.

  • Must write and submit a short scholarly paper on a topic or topics presented at SABCS. This will be assigned during the advocate program and will be due in early January 2023.

 

Submission of this application does not ensure selection to the Alamo Advocate Program scholarship class. Please check spelling and punctuation before submitting. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after September 1, 2022, at 11:59pm US Central Time will not be accepted. The decision of the committee is final.

Scholarships will be awarded in the following amounts:

Advocates from Texas – Up to $1,200

Advocates from 48 contiguous US states – Up to $1,700

Advocates living in Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico – Up to $2,200

International Advocates – Up to $2,700

Reimbursement is in the form of a check after receipts are submitted.

If you have a question, you may email alamoadvocateprogram@gmail.com

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