Ashley Blair Doyle Scholarship Application

Ashley Blair Doyle was a fearless and tireless advocate for hereditary cancer prevention in general and especially for family outreach as an effective tool in hereditary cancer prevention. This scholarship honors Ashley’s memory, by supporting the cause that she was passionate about and will help further her goal of saving lives by preventing hereditary cancer.  

Scholarship Description: Funding will be awarded yearly to a recipient with a special interest in developing greater knowledge and skills in hereditary cancer prevention and family outreach. Scholarship travel awards will support the ability for the recipient to receive specialized training. Funds may be used to pay for or reimburse costs associated with travel to the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference or other similar meeting for specialized genetic counseling information related to hereditary disease.

Eligibility:  All individuals engaged in volunteering related to hereditary cancer prevention, as well as others who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate education, genetic counseling training programs, or are new professionals as Genetic Counselors (first two years after graduation) are eligible to receive a one-time scholarship to help cover the cost of attending a specialized conference, training, or class related to hereditary cancer genetic counseling.  

Selection Criteria: The Scholarship Committee will select individuals whom they believe are most likely to leverage this learning opportunity, have demonstrated dedication to hereditary cancer prevention and who are eager to learn and plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained to benefit their careers, their organizations, and their communities. Preference will be given to applicants who have never attended the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference and who demonstrate financial need (i.e. limited or no professional development funds).

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 31 at 5:00 PM PDT. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of approval or denial no later than June 30. 

To apply fill out an application:

Ashley Blair Doyle Scholarship Application