2019 Farmer Veteran Coalition Stakeholders Conference Scholarship Application 

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Stakeholders Conference Veteran Member Scholarship Award Policy


1. Eligibility Only FVC Veteran Members located 50 miles or more outside the city of Austin, Texas are eligible for individual scholarships.


2. Number and Value of Scholarships The number and value of individual awards will be based on available funding. The award is either “Basic” or “Advanced.” The intent of the scholarship is to offset the veteran’s cost to attend the conference; scholarships are not designed to cover every cost incurred.


3. Application Requirements Submit online the Stakeholders Conference Scholarship Application by Wednesday, July 31, 2019. In addition to demographic details and supplementary information, applicant must include a thoughtful summary of anticipated benefit from attending the conference (700-character limit).


4. Notification of Award Via email, FVC intends to notify all Scholarship Recipients by September 6, 2019.


5. NEW Registration Fee To enable more veterans to benefit from the conference and to discourage no-shows, all veterans who accept a scholarship must remit a $100 registration fee by 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) September 20, 2019. This fee is a significantly discounted rate on FVC’s actual meal cost.


6. FVC Membership ID Number Applicant must include this number from the member card. Email FVCEvents@farmvetco.org or support@farmvetco.org for help.


7. Email Address Only one Veteran Member applicant per unique email address is allowed.


8. Scholarship Levels Scholarship Recipients who share a conference hotel room with another Scholarship Recipient can each be refunded, after the conference, their $100 registration fee (if not sharing, no refund).


- “Basic” award is lodging (room and tax only). 

Lodging at the conference hotel, at the conference rate, for dates specified in the individual award letter.

 

- “Advanced” award is lodging (room and tax only) plus travel award. 

Lodging at the conference hotel, at the conference rate, for dates specified in the individual award letter, with an additional award of $100-$500 based on the distance the veteran must travel to Austin, Texas.


9. Lodging Scholarship Recipients are required, as a condition of their award, to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Austin while attending the conference. All recipients must provide the hotel with a personal credit card to guarantee the reservation (two recipients sharing a room each provide a credit card). FVC will pay the hotel directly only for award nights, at the conference rate, for recipients who attend. NOTE: The veteran must contact FVC directly, not the hotel, to cancel the reservation (the only way for FVC to reassign the room).


10. Additional Benefit Scholarship Recipient may register for the optional early dinner and tour at Ranger Cattle on Sunday, November 17 at the non-refundable, reduced rate of $50, on a space available basis.


11. Cancellation If individual circumstances preclude the Scholarship Recipient from fulfilling the award, the recipient must promptly notify FVC at (530) 756-1395 and receive confirmation as FVC must cancel the hotel reservation. FVC may refund $50 in registration fees to a veteran who cancels for extenuating circumstances by 12:00 pm (Pacific Time), October 15, 2019; because of planning costs incurred, FVC regrets that no refunds will be issued after that date. Scholarship Recipient is responsible for canceling other individual arrangements directly (e.g., airline ticket).


12. Award Process No scholarship funds will be expended for anyone not attending the conference. FVC intends to issue scholarship payments at the earliest opportunity after the conclusion of the conference, but no sooner than December 6 and no later than December 31, 2019.




PLEASE NOTE You must be a Veteran Member of FVC to apply for a 2019 scholarship. Use the email address with which you registered with us. Questions marked with a red asterisk are required to successfully submit this form.





If you do not remember which address you used to join FVC, please email FVCEvents@farmvetco.org.





Supplementary Information (to evaluate the basis of the application)






700 characters maximum
Accommodation Information (to help determine level of travel subsidy and to provide the hotel information for FVC's double-occupancy room block)

At DoubleTree by Hilton Austin, November 17, 18, 19




E.g., wheelchair-accessible shower
PHOTO/AUDIO/VIDEO RELEASE - PLEASE INITIAL YOUR ACCEPTANCE (up to 4 letters)