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Foundation Scholarship Program

Explore educational scholarship opportunities for diabetes care and education specialist members to help meet CE requirements.

Expanding Educational Opportunities With Diabetes Scholarships

The ADCES® Foundation Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities to association members.

Our diabetes scholarships advance diabetes care and education specialists' professional development and assist with their annual continuing education (CE) requirements.

Foundation Scholarships

Diabetes Scholarship Opportunities

Consider applying for one or more of the following foundation 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. 

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

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Diabetes Technology Conference Scholarship

ADCES's Diabetes Technology Conference provides attendees with various levels of diabetes technology education to teach new skills to build technology-enabled care. The conference provides an overview of the latest diabetes technologies and enables attendees to utilize data to decrease disparities and therapeutic inertia. Consider applying to receive a $500 scholarship towards attending this two-day event. A limited number of scholarships are available for the Diabetes Technology Conference.

Applications are accepted in the fall of each year.

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.

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

Please check back in June for available scholarships.

ADCES Annual Conference Foundation Scholarships

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

Applications are accepted between January and March each year.

Julie Betschart Scholarship

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.

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

Applications are accepted between January and March each year.

ADCES/Children with Diabetes - Friends for Life Fellowship

The Friends for Life Fellowship program provides an opportunity for a diabetes care and education specialist to learn about Type 1 diabetes from the perspective of the patient, family and caregiver. Funded by the ADCES Foundation, this fellowship exposes a member to children and families affected by Type 1 diabetes.

Applications are accepted between January and March each year.


Foundation Scholarship Testimonials

"Wow! This is totally unexpected and wonderful. Please extend my appreciation to the members of the ADCES Foundation on Education and Research. 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, CDES


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