Scholarships for Summit


Scholarship applications are now closed.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is proud to offer scholarships for Summit 2017 + Expo held during August 29 - 31, 2017 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The scholarship package will include up to 3 nights stay at the Gaylord National during the selected conference dates.  There will be 500 scholarships awarded to qualifying clinicians, on a first come, first serve basis.  For those who have already registered, your name has been added to the first group for consideration for scholarships.

Definition: The 2017 scholarship will represent a designated three (3) nights’ credit for guestroom and tax only at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, not to exceed the conference hotel guestroom rate of $169 per night plus tax. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center guestroom reservations must comply with the contracted "meeting guestroom block."

  • Designated three (3) nights credit: The 2017 scholarship will cover guestroom and tax charges for August 29 - 31, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center only.  You are responsible for the first night's stay. If you are only staying August 30 - August 31, you will still be responsible for the first night's stay.
  • Hotel Reservations: PVA is under contractual obligation to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center for guestroom nights. To receive the scholarship, your reservation MUST qualify for PVA's Guestroom Block. Hotel reservations made using a coupon, travel credit program, Expedia, Travelocity or any other method, including government rate reservation will not be included in PVA's guestroom block by the hotel.
  • Hotel Reservation Procedure: If you are awarded PVA's Summit 2017 scholarship, upon receiving notification you must reserve your room online or by phone for your full length of stay. PVA will notify the hotel of the 3 nights to be credited after your reservation has been made. Visit the Hotel and Travel page for more information.
  • Hotel Cancellation Policy: If you elect to cancel after accepting the scholarship or 'no show', you will be responsible for one night's hotel cost.
  • Application: The 2017 scholarship application is part of the conference online registration system. Once registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation letter. Your scholarship request approval notification will be sent via a separate email.
  • Guestroom Sharing: The 2017 scholarship applies only to the guestroom nights. For eligible attendees sharing a room, since the scholarship applies to guestroom nights, only the designated 3 nights will be credited to the guestroom.
  • Reservation Name: The hotel reservation must be made in the same name used for your conference registration. Any other name, i.e. married name or hyphenated name, not currently in the database creates difficulties matching the conference registration list with the hotel guestroom list. The scholarship will not be applied to the guestroom, if the name does not match the conference registration list.

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  • 1-800-424-8200
  • 801 Eighteenth Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006-3517