American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Scholarships

Through the generosity of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, our donors, partners and corporate sponsors, the AACPDM is proud to offer Annual Meeting Scholarships to AACPDM members in good standing. Three types of scholarships are offered for each year's Annual Meeting: International, Student, and OrthoPediatrics®.

The deadline for the 2022 Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship Applications has passed. Applications for 2023 will open in February, 2023.

International Travel Scholarship

The Academy seeks applicants who are highly motivated, currently in clinical practice, and who are in a position which will enable them to disseminate knowledge acquired at the meeting to others in their home country once they return. Scholarship applicants must be current AACPDM members or applicants. Particular emphasis is placed on assisting those from areas with under supported medical systems and limited financial resources.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!:
  • Oluwatosin Esther Afolabi, BNSC Nigeria
  • Ratna Ashok Johari, MD India
  • Sidra K. Jafri, MBBS, FCPS, SEAP Pakistan
  • Oluwasola A. Solaja, RN,RPaed,RPH,BNSc Nigeria
  • Hercules Ribeiro Leite, PhD Brazil
  • Ifeoluwa A. Okeleye, B. MR OT Nigeria
  • Filipe M. Barcelos, Sr., MD Brazil
  • Gabriela Silveira Neves, Physical Therapist Brazil
  • Deepalaxmi Paresh Poojari, MPT India
  • Carol Vargas, PT Costa Rica
  • Anna D. Kushnir, MD Ukraine

Scholarship winners receive:

  • Complimentary registration for the annual meeting
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to learn from multi-disciplinary experts in the field of childhood-onset disabilities
  • General assistance from the International Affairs Committee in navigating the meeting location and meeting other members of the Academy
  • Reimbursement of transportation, lodging and meal expenses up to $1,250

More details about the scholarship application can be found HERE.

The Academy seeks applicants who are full-time students or trainees to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship applicants must be AACPDM members or applicants, and must be an author on an abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting. Preference will be given to scholarship applicants whose abstracts have been accepted.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 STUDENT TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!:
  • Saranda Bekteshi, MSc
  • Hannah R. Bergwell, BS, BA
  • Morgan Busboom, PT, DPT
  • Sarah Creveling
  • Dalina M. Delfing, MSc
  • Saihari S. Dukkipati, MSc
  • Rose U. Elekanachi, M.Sc, PhD in view
  • Michelle AS Furtado
  • Shannon R. Garvey
  • Jennifer Gutterman, MS
  • Caitlin Hurd, PT, MSc
  • Anna O. Jesus, MD
  • Kari Kretch, PT, DPT, PhD
  • Manjula Manikandan, Msc
  • Anderson Mughogho, MSc. PT
  • Tanaya Ranadive, BPTh
  • Akshay Seth, MD
  • Julia A. Shah, MD
  • Isabella P. Sudati, Master Student
  • Rachel Wahhab, B.S.
  • Paul Y. Yoo, MSc., OT

Student Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Complimentary registration to the annual meeting
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to learn from multi-disciplinary experts in the field of childhood-onset disabilities

More details about the scholarship application can be found HERE.

The OrthoPediatrics® Travel Scholarships to the AACPDM Annual Meeting are designed to allow six AACPDM members who are residents/fellows in training or medical professionals early in their career to attend our Annual Meeting who would not otherwise be able to attend. Scholarships are awarded to: Residents/Fellows in training, Physicians in their first year of practice, and Allied Health professionals (nurses, physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists) who are at any point in their career.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 ORTHOPEDIATRICS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!:
  • Margaret B. Fatudimu, PhD
  • Gaela M. Kilgour, MHSC, BPhEd, BPhty
  • Alexandre Bernardi, MD
  • Khaled M.A.A Ashour, Bachelor of P.T

Scholarship winners receive:

  • Complimentary registration to the annual meeting
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to learn from multi-disciplinary experts in the field of childhood-onset disabilities

More details about the scholarship application can be found HERE.

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