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PLWH Scholarships

The SC HIV, STD & Viral Hepatitis Conference Planning Committee is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities for persons living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA) to attend the 2024 Conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina, on October 23-24, 2024. The scholarship covers registration for the Conference, including continental breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately, transportation, hotel accommodations, and evening meals, are not included in the scholarship. However, we ask agencies to consider assistance with the above.

We welcome all eligible applications and ask that you assist us by sharing the attached information with PLWHA, case managers, peer counselors, and others who may find it beneficial.

These scholarships are intended to assist PLWHA who have the interest, availability, ability and commitment to provide support to HIV education, prevention, intervention, and/or care service efforts in their local communities. Priority is given to first time participants who would not be able to attend the Conference without assistance. The scholarship award is not for employees who work for any organization that provides service to PLWH in any capacity.

The scholarship covers registration for the conference, including continental breakfast and lunch. Transportation, hotel accommodations and evening meals are not covered.

For colleagues working with PLWHA who wish to assist in the scholarship application process, we invite you to download and read this letter.

A typed letter of recommendation from an ASO, doctor, case manager, or health care provider must be submitted with each application. The letter will be used to assist the review team with selecting the best applicants for awards.  The recommendation letter must clearly verify the author’s experience with the applicant’s interest and commitment to provide support to help with prevention and/or care services efforts in their local community. Observations noted by the applicant may be included. All letters must be on letterhead and typed. Handwritten letters and letters not on letterhead will not be accepted.

To apply for a PLWHA Scholarship:
1. All persons applying for this scholarship must be HIV positive.
2. Please have eligible applicants complete the application and submit all requested documentation.
3. All application packets must be received by Friday, June 28, 2024 (NO EXCEPTIONS).
4. All notifications of scholarship awards will be sent by Friday, August 2,

For PLWH, we invite you to complete the online application by clicking on the button below. 

If you have any questions or need help in submitting the application, please contact:
Inez Morris, PLWHA Scholarships Chair 

(864) 787-2845 or by email:

You can also download the Scholarship Application, and mail by the deadline of Friday, June 28, 2024, to:

HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis Conference Scholarships

c/o AID Upstate

Attn: Inez Morris

P. O. Box 105

Greenville, SC 29602

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