Scholarship Program Information and Guidelines
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
The following is the description of the nature and amount of scholarship benefit, including the terms and conditions governing its use.
The accolades for the initiative and creation of these scholarships go to the AAWC (2000-2004) treasurer, Nicholas Przystawski DPM, and the current Board without whose dedicated and tireless work this could not have been accomplished.
AAWC Scholarship Period opens on April 22, 2005.
The AAWC Scholarship Period closes on July 11, 2005.
AAWC Scholarship recipients will be selected by August 31, 2005.
Notification will be sent to all applicants on the status of their awards by September 30, 2005.
Disbursement of AAWC Scholarship Funds will take place no later than March 31, 2006.
of the Scholarship Benefit
To be utilized by members in good standing of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC).
It may be used to finance research projects in the field of wound care, to finance further study in approved courses on wound care and related fields, and to finance travel costs to AAWC approved wound care clinics both nationally and internationally to further study methods and means of the delivery of wound care.
Amount of the Scholarship Benefit
It is distributed in the amounts of $2500 per category per year. More than one award in each category may be given.
- Educational grant
Exchange program grant
and Conditions Governing Scholarship
must be 18 years of age or older and a member, in good standing (including
no outstanding dues or fees), of the AAWC at the time of the application and
throughout the period of scholarship use.
may apply for only one scholarship per year.
Scholarship must be used within six months of being awarded.
Exchange program must be concluded within six months of assignment of the scholarship award.
awards for accredited courses of study in the field of wound care or related
field must be entered within six months or less from the time of awarding
of the scholarship. Educational
programs that will be considered will be postgraduate in scope with the applicant
already possessing a degree in a field that is qualified to render wound care. The scholarship committee reserves the right under extenuating
circumstances to disburse monies after proper documentation/receipts are inspected.
programs requesting grant money will submit a proposal outlining work to date
and objectives of study. A panel
of wound care experts who are members of AAWC will review this proposal.
It is not expected or necessary for a research project to be finished within
the six month time period, but documentation of progress within the project
should be documented.
It is not expected or necessary for a research project to be finished within the six month time period, but documentation of progress within the project should be documented.
award recipients in each of the three areas of scholarship disbursement agrees
to submit a minimum 250-word summary of their experience and further agrees
to allow the AAWC the right to publish this summary on its web site or its
The scholarship committee reserves the right to forego awarding any grant money if it is in the committee's opinion that no applicant met the minimum criteria necessary to be considered for an award.
this scholarship benefit a gift or a loan; and how is its availability going
to be publicized?
scholarship is a gift open to any member of the AAWC, 18 years of age or older
and currently in good standing with the AAWC.Availability will be publicized
over the AAWC web site (www.aawcone.com) and the AAWC Association Pages in
HMP Communications, LLC, owned journals. It will be announced at the member
meeting for AAWC during the Annual Symposium for the Advancement of Wound
Care. Also, any AAWC member in
good standing that contacts the AAWC liaison directly at 866.229.2999
will be provided with scholarship materials.
A minimum 60-day notice will be given before the deadline.
the organization has established several categories of scholarship benefits,
how is each kind of benefit identified?
How does the organization determine the recipients of each category?
The AAWC Educational Grant - for those members of the AAWC who
wish to pursue academic study in the basic, clinical, and/or behavioral science
of wound management.
The AAWC Research Grant - for those AAWC members who wish to
begin or continue investigation in the basic, clinical, and/or behavioral
science of wound management.
The AAWC Exchange Program Grant - for the AAWC member wishing
to travel either nationally or internationally to spend time observing and
exchanging ideas on the delivery of wound care at a host program.
-Membership (current) in AAWC, 18 years of age or older.
applied for only one total scholarship in the calendar year.
Grant - must provide program name, location, and summary of proposed course
of study. Educational institution
must be accredited by an approved/recognized governing body.
Grant - provide an abbreviated literature review, summary of proposed study
or work, study objectives, duration of study, line-item budget for requested
support, and how support of this study will benefit the field of wound care.
Grant - supply the location and program name, as well as the planned time
of travel and contact information at the program.
materials much be postmarked by the posted deadline.
Any received later will not be considered for that calendar year.
For current, applicable dates please see application form.
or will there be, any restrictions or limitations in the selection procedure
based upon race or the employment status of the perspective recipient, or
any relative of the perspective recipient?
restrictions will be placed on applicants based on race or employment status.
Members of the scholarship review committee and their immediate relatives
are ineligible to apply for a grant while serving on the committee.
At any one time, the approximate number of eligible applicants includes
all AAWC members in good standing, excluding the scholarship review committee
and their relatives.
many scholarship grants will be made annually?
at least three scholarships will be disbursed annually, with at least one
recipient in each of the three scholarship categories. A total amount of $7,500
will be divided among all winners, depending on the quality and quantity of
the applications. The scholarship
committee reserves the right to forego the award of any grant money if it
is of the opinion that no applicant met the minimum criteria necessary for
such an award that calendar year.
does the AAWC supervise the scholarship awards or grants?
previously noted, scholarship money may be held for disbursement until proper
documentation concerning course of study, exchange site attendance confirmation,
or research study review is completed.
See above for further details.
procedures does the organization have for taking action if the terms of the
grant are violated?
of censure to the individual offender, as well as permanent expulsion from
the AAWC with loss of dues.
If I win/have won a Scholarship, how do I expedite the disbursement of my award?
As stated in the Terms and Conditions Governing Scholarship section of the AAWC Scholarship Application, we reserve the right to disburse moneys after proper documentation/receipts are received. If or when you have completed your course of study and/or travel, please forward your receipts and supporting documentation to the AAWC Business Office at the address below to have your funds dispersed. If you have been selected for a Research Scholarship, please expect your award no later than March of the year after your award was granted, and please be prepared to submit documentation of the project if requested at any time. If the check should be made out to the facility hosting the research, please call the AAWC office at 800-237-7285, ext. 223.
Other guidelines to remember:
· All moneys must be dispersed by the March date specified at the top of this page.
· Exchange program/travel must be concluded within six months of assignment of the scholarship award.
· Educational awards for accredited courses of study in the field of wound care or related field must be entered within six months or less from the time of awarding of the scholarship.
· Research winners are not expected to be finished a research project within the six month time period after the award is made, but documentation of progress within the project must be kept and furnished when requested.
· Each award recipient in each of the three areas of scholarship agrees to submit a minimum 250-word summary of his/her experience and further agrees to allow the AAWC the right to publish this summary on its web site or its Association Pages.
Is my award subject to federal and state income tax?
Please note that your award may be subject to federal and state income tax. Please be sure to maintain copies of all of your receipts and relevant documentation. We are including some general guidelines for you, but it is your responsibility to consult your tax advisor as to whether your award is taxable. We highly suggest that you double check with your tax advisor concerning your award. You may also wish to visit www.irs.gov to view Publication 520 on “Scholarships and Fellowships.”
The AAWC will comply with Internal Revenue Service guidelines and report your award on a 1099 or W-2 where required. You may not determine taxability based solely on the reporting of a 1099\W-2. The AAWC accepts no responsibility in determining your individual taxability.
Recipients of the Educational Grant may be tax free if you are a degree-seeking candidate (either undergraduate or graduate), and the moneys are spent on tuition, fees and/or course related expenses. It is strongly recommended that the AAWC write the check directly to your educational institution, otherwise you will need to provide proof on how the award was spent.
Exchange or Travel Grants
Recipients of the Research, Exchange or Travel Grant are generally taxable, however the research or work-related expenditures incurred may be tax deductible.
Click here for an AAWC Scholarship Application.
Notice: A checklist is available to assist you in completing the scholarship application, click here.
Notice: All information here is deemed to be reasonably accurate at the time of publication. However, no guarantees are made as to accuracy of content or process. To further verify the scholarship information, if necessary, contact the AAWC Business Office at the number below.
Please send your application to:
83 General Warren Blvd.,
Malvern, PA 19355