The Amputee Coalition announced that it is now accepting applications for Bridge to Ability Scholarships to attend its national conference, June 1-4, 2011 in Kansas City, Mo. Created by the Amputee Coalition’s board of directors in 2010, the Bridge to Ability Fund is designed to give new amputees the ability to attend the national conference and connect with others.
The scholarship includes a full conference registration, covering health and wellness education, technology sessions, special clinics and social networking as well as lodging expenses.
“This year we will be able to bring 20 new Bridge Scholars to our national conference,” Kendra Calhoun, president and chief executive officer of the Amputee Coalition, stated in a press release. “This is particularly significant in 2011 as we celebrate our 25th anniversary at the conference in Kansas City. It promises to be a memorable event for new amputees as we celebrate the many advances in state-of-the-art technology and learn of so many success stories. The Bridge to Ability Scholarship will help these new amputees form lifelong friends and networks.”