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Apply for a scholarship to attend the
2018 IDEA® World Convention

San Diego, California, June 28 - July 1

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Application deadline:
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PT

To support the exceptional work of exercise professionals and health coaches who are making a difference in their communities, Peter and Kathie Davis have established an IDEA World Convention Scholarship Fund. This year they will award up to five scholarships to attend the 2018 IDEA World Convention in San Diego, California, June 28 – July 1. They will work closely with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), who will administer the scholarships.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recipients with a unique opportunity to learn from the best thought leaders in the industry, network with like-minded professionals, advance their careers and become better prepared to make an impact on individuals and communities around the country.

This scholarship is made possible by Peter and Kathie Davis, who established the IDEA Health & Fitness Association in 1982, and later established the first professional fitness certification organization in 1985—the IDEA Foundation—which evolved into ACE. They dedicated their careers to fostering professionalism in the health and fitness industry, and inspired millions of people around the world to lead healthier, happier lives.

Each scholarship award includes a stipend that covers:

+ 2018 IDEA World Convention registration

+ Travel expenses related to the 2018 IDEA World Convention
(i.e., flights, ground transportation, hotel, meal stipend)

Individual scholarship award amounts may vary and are determined by the IDEA World Scholarship Committee. Scholarship recipients are responsible for registering for the 2018 IDEA World Convention; booking their travel arrangements; and paying all taxes due on the value of the scholarship award.

To be eligible for the IDEA World Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1

Be currently certified by a nationally recognized organization as an exercise professional or health coach

2

Be a current member of the IDEA Health and Fitness Association

3

Be a first-time IDEA World Convention attendee

4

Submit an application to include:

A brief essay (300-word minimum to 350-word maximum) on why the applicant wants to attend the IDEA World Convention, his or her impactful contributions to the world of fitness and why financial assistance is needed.

How to Apply:

To apply for the IDEA World Scholarship, please submit the online application by Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of their status by April 30, 2018.

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The IDEA World Convention Scholarship Committee will review all completed applications. The committee will prioritize applicants whom they believe have demonstrated:

1

Substantial contributions to encouraging people to get moving in their communities

2

A need for financial support to attend the IDEA World Convention

Personal Information

Have you ever attended an IDEA World Convention*

Are you an IDEA Health and Fitness Association member?*

Education*

How did you hear about this program?*

Background in Fitness

What exercise professional or health coach certifications do you currently hold?

Please describe why you want to attend the IDEA World Convention, how you are inspiring others to become physically active and why you need the scholarship.

[minimum: 300 - maximum: 350 words]*

Please describe why you want to attend the IDEA World Convention, how you are inspiring others to become physically active and why you need the scholarship. (minimum: 300 words - maximum: 350 words)

Terms & Conditions

The IDEA World Scholarship Program (the “Program”) is for qualified individuals who make substantial physical activity-related contributions in their communities and who are interested in attending the IDEA World Convention for the first time. Persons applying for an IDEA World Scholarship (“Applicants”) and those awarded IDEA World Scholarships (“Recipients”) must agree to be bound by and conform to the rules and regulations set forth herein or as they may later be amended (the “Rules”). Please read the Rules carefully prior to submitting an application. By clicking the acknowledgement check box on the IDEA World Scholarship application page, Applicants irrevocably accept all of the following Rules:

  1. Up to five (5) IDEA World Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of a pre-appointed selection committee. IDEA World Scholarships may be funded by ACE or a sponsoring organization or individuals (“Sponsors”) and the Program may be suspended or withdrawn at any time with or without notice. Employees of ACE or IDEA are not eligible to receive any IDEA World Scholarship. Employees of a Sponsor may not receive an IDEA World Scholarship funded by such Sponsor. Individuals that have previously attended an IDEA World Convention are not eligible to receive an IDEA World Scholarship.
  2. ACE will not discriminate in awarding any IDEA World Scholarship.
  3. In order to be eligible for an IDEA World Scholarship, each Applicant must submit a completed application that includes why the Applicant wishes to attend the IDEA World Convention, a description of their impactful contributions to the world of fitness, as well as a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
  4. By submitting an application, an Applicant confirms that he or she will be the individual accepting the IDEA World Scholarship (if awarded), attending the IDEA World Convention, and be willing to be featured in any future promotional or scholarship promotions, possibly including – but not limited to website, social media and print materials.
  5. Except as otherwise stated herein, personal information contained in any application or materials submitted will be protected pursuant to ACE’s Privacy Policy. Please view the ACE Privacy Policy to learn more about ACE’s commitment to an Applicant’s privacy.
  6. An Applicant must submit a brief essay (350-word maximum) to be eligible for an IDEA World Scholarship. The essay should address impactful contributions by the Applicant to fitness in his or her community and why financial assistance is needed. All essays shall be the property of ACE and may be used by ACE to promote the Program, ACE and its Sponsors.
  7. A pre-appointed IDEA World Scholarship Committee will review each application for an IDEA World Scholarship. ACE will notify each Applicant of the action taken on his or her application by April 30, 2018. The IDEA World Convention Scholarship Committee reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Scholarship at any time. The decision of the IDEA World Convention Scholarship Committee regarding any application is final and is not subject to appeal.
  8. The Applicant must be in compliance with the ACE Code of Ethics to be eligible to receive an IDEA World Scholarship.
  9. Each Recipient of an IDEA World Scholarship will receive a stipend to cover conference-related expenses, including full conference registration, hotel, travel and meals. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an IDEA World Scholarship may not be transferred or assigned in part, and any attempt to do so will void such IDEA World Scholarship.
  10. Recipients will be responsible for all taxes due upon the value of the IDEA World Scholarship.
  11. Recipients must hold current certifications as exercise professionals or health coaches and must be current members of the IDEA Health and Fitness Association. ACE is not responsible for any associated costs related to certifications or IDEA memberships.
  12. Every Recipient agrees that ACE and its Sponsors may use his or her name and likeness in promoting the Program, ACE, and/or the Sponsors.
  13. ACE may amend these Rules at any time, with or without notice.
  14. Neither ACE, the Sponsors, or any director, officer, employee, or agent shall be liable to any Applicant or Recipient for damages sustained as a result of the rejection of any application, failure to award any scholarship, or any Recipient’s failure to attend the IDEA World Convention.