Awards and Scholarships

2014 Scholarship Program

Applications available on January 3rd

The AADE Education and Research Foundation is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to association members. Our scholarships advance their professional development and assist them with their annual continuing education requirements. 

AADE Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarship - Generously supported by the AADE Education and Research Foundation.
This scholarship is awarded to a diabetes educator and provides complementary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition. 

AADE Foundation Plant-Based Diet Scholarship - Generously supported by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
This scholarship is designed to recognize an educator who demonstrates knowledge of plant-based (vegan) nutrition, and its beneficial role in treating type 2 diabetes, and who has shared this information with people with diabetes under his/her care, resulting in nutritional behavior change and improvements in clinical markers.  The recipient is awarded $1250 towards registration and travel to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Julie Betschart Scholarship  - Generously supported by the Julie Betschart Fund. 
This scholarship is awarded to a pediatric educator or exercise physiologist and provides complementary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition. 

Pennsylvania Diabetes Educator Scholarship - Generously supported by the Pennsylvania Coordinating Body (CB)
This scholarship is awarded to a diabetes educator in the State of Pennsylvania and provides $1,000 towards registration and travel to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Pharmacy Student Scholarship - Generously supported by the AADE Pharmacy Community of Interest (COI)
This scholarship is awarded to current PharmD students in their 3rd and 4th years. Applicants must demonstrate and interest in diabetes self-management education. Two scholarships will be awarded, each for $750 to be used for travel and registration to the 2013 AADE Annual Meeting. 

Utah Diabetes Educator Scholarship - Generously supported by the Utah Coordinating Body (CB)
The scholarship is awarded to a diabetes educator in the State of Utah and provides complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition and up to $1000 for travel and accommodations.

 

The AADE Foundation offered more than 100 scholarships in 2013, covering either the AADE Annual Meeting registration fee or travel expenses to the meeting. Here's what some of them had to say: 

2013 Scholarship Recipient Testimonials:

"Wow! This is totally unexpected and wonderful. Please extend my appreciation to the members of the AADE Education and Research Foundation. I have spent most of my working career in the field of diabetes education and it has provided both many challenges as well as personal fulfillment. I haven’t had the opportunity to attend very many of the AADE annual meetings. However, I found each one that I did attend to be stimulating and motivating, and I left each one with a renewed passion to improve my skills as a diabetes educator. Thanks again." Diane Ehlinger, RN BS CDE

"I couldn't believe it when I opened the email! I have never been to the Annual Meeting and you have made it possible! I am really excited.  Thanks again!!" Rachel Carron, RD CDE

 

2014 Awards Recognition Program

Applications available on January 3rd

Advocacy Award - Generously supported by Novo Nordisk
This award recognizes an AADE Member, volunteer, or other person that has made significant contributions to AADE Advocacy/legislative efforts. The recipient receives $1,000 towards registration and travel to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition. THERE IS NO APPLICATION FOR THIS AWARD.

Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award – Generously supported by AADE
Recognizes outstanding contributions and services to the Association in honor of the first AADE President.  The recipient receives an award of $5,000.

Diabetes Educator of the Year Award - Generously supported by LifeScan
Honors a diabetes educator who has made a special contribution to the field through dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care. This award is given for the next consecutive year.  The recipient receives an award of $5,000 plus a $10,000 travel grant towards the delivery of educational programs in the next consecutive year.

Lifetime Achievement Award - Generously supported by AADE
Recognizes an individual who exemplifies the proud history of diabetes education and serves as extraordinary role model. AADE generously will make a $5,000 donation to the AADE Education and Research Lifetime Achievement Fund is made in honor of the recipient.
 
Innovation in Practice Research Award - Generously supported by Bayer Corporation
The award supports the development or future implementation of an innovative practice, tool or approach for use in diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T). This award is intended to advance the practice of DSME/T by supporting ways to improve DSME/T, better meet patient needs, and/or resolve critical, complex problems and barriers that are faced by diabetes educators and their patients. The recipient receives a $3,000 grant for development of the project. In addition, the recipient will receive complementary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition for the next consecutive year to present their concept. 

Innovative Use of Media and Technology Award - Generously supported by Valiteras 
This award supports the development and/or implementation of a concept for the innovative use of media and technology to advance diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T).  The project should have the potential to significantly improve self-management among individual patient practices or broad diabetes populations. The recipient receives a $3,000 grant for development of the project. In addition, the recipient will receive complementary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition for the next consecutive year to present their concept. 

My AADE NETWORK Coordinating Body Achievement Award - Generously supported by BD
This award recognizes the activities of an AADE Coordinating Body (CB) which significantly advanced and enhanced the MY AADE NETWORK Model in its state.  Coordinating Body leaders may apply/nominate their own state this year. The CB recipient receives $1000 towards registration and travel to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Rising Star Award   - Generously supported by Roche Diagnostics
This award recognizes a diabetes educator who has less than three years of diabetes education experience and has demonstrated leadership and commitment in their practice.  The recipient receives a 1 year AADE membership, complimentary registration to the AADE Annual Meeting & Exhibition and AADE products/services (valued at $300).