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2017 Childhood Obesity Conference: Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Overview

The Childhood Obesity Conference hosts and planning partners acknowledge the important role younger generations play in advocating for improved nutrition and physical activity environments in their respective communities, thus, conference organizers remain committed to engaging young professionals and young adults exploring a career in public health, nutrition, kinesiology, health science, and/or other health-related fields to provide support and exposure to the latest best practices and research in the childhood obesity prevention field.

This year, the Childhood Obesity Conference hosts are pleased to offer young adults and young professionals full scholarship awards to attend the 9th Biennial event.

Selected young adults and young professionals will have the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals, and attend workshops and plenary sessions to expand their knowledge about childhood obesity prevention. The goal of the young adult/young professional scholarship award is to inspire, nurture and motivate the younger generation to take an active role in influencing positive community change.

Scholarship Components:

Scholarships include the following components:

Please review the below eligibility requirements before submitting a scholarship application.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for a young adult/young professional scholarship award you must meet all of the requirements outlined below:

Young Adults & Young Professionals must be:

Onsite Conference Participation Requirements

If awarded, scholarship recipients must participate in the following activities during the conference:

Social Networking Activities
The Social Networking Activities opportunity will be available to awardees that 1) have knowledge in social networking platforms and social marketing techniques and 2) express an interest in posting their experiences and lessons learned throughout the conference on their personal, organizational, and/or the official 2017 conference social media platforms, as appropriate. This may include posting to Facebook, Tweeting, uploading videos to YouTube, downloading photos to Flickr, and staffing the conference social media booth.


Registration Volunteer
Registration volunteers will have the opportunity to work with Conference Planning Staff on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to check-in conference attendees, hand-out conference tote bags and be a part of welcoming professionals from around the country on opening day (only two volunteers are needed).


Conference Session Room Monitor
Conference session room monitors will have the opportunity to work with session speakers and moderators to ensure session workshops run smoothly. Tasks include assistance with timekeeping, ensuring attendees have ample seating and running simple requests back to Conference Planning Staff should anything require immediate assistance (e.g. computer equipment glitches, requests for materials/hand-outs etc.).


Click here to apply.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by March 30, 2017, 11:59pm Pacific Daylight time.

Selection Timeline

Notification of awards will be sent by April 10, 2017.

Upon notification of a scholarship award, all completed forms and information requested by Conference Planning Staff will be due on or before April 24, 2017 in order to process the full scholarship award.

For More Information

Please contact Jessie Gouck, Conference Manager at (916) 449-5383 or