ADCES Foundation Scholarship Program

The ADCES Foundation's Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities to association members. Our scholarships advance diabetes care and education specialists' professional development and assist with their annual continuing education requirements. 

Consider applying for one or more the following scholarship opportunities:  

Lifestyle Coach Training Program Scholarship

Are you interested in being a lifestyle coach trained to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program? Consider applying to receive $500 towards attending a two-day, in-person training based on curriculum developed by the CDC. Learn more about ADCES's Lifestyle Coach Training Program and the upcoming course schedule. 

Note: This course is offered multiple times each year. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

CORE Concepts® Course Scholarship

ADCES's CORE Concepts Course explores the fundamentals of diabetes self-management education and support through case studies, interactive discussions and hands-on activities. Consider applying to receive $500 towards attending this multi-day, in-person training. Learn more about this educational opportunity and the upcoming course schedule.  

Note: This course is offered multiple times each year. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

ADCES Foundation Annual Conference Scholarships

Awarded to diabetes care and education specialists of any discipline who are active ADCES members, these scholarships provide complimentary registration to the ADCES Annual Conference.

ADCES Foundation Conference Registration Scholarship

Generously supported by the ADCES Foundation

This scholarship is awarded to a diabetes educator and provides complimentary registration to the ADCES Annual Conference.

Julie Betschart Scholarship

Generously supported by the Julie Betschart Fund

Julie is the daughter of ADCES Past President Jean Betschart Roemer (1991-92) who has type 1 diabetes. Julie attended diabetes camp every summer with her mother, became a counselor herself, and later attended ADCES meetings. She received her MS in Exercise Physiology from WVU and was working toward a PhD in physiology with a focus in renal disease when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She died at the age of 24 in 1997.

In Julie's honor, this scholarship is awarded to a pediatric care and education specialist or exercise physiologist and provides complimentary registration to the ADCES Annual Conference and $1,000 towards airfare and hotel accommodations during the conference.

Testimonials from past recipients of the ADCES Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarships:

"Wow! This is totally unexpected and wonderful. Please extend my appreciation to the members of the ADCES 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 ADCES 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 care and education specialist. 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

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