Support of Diversity
The field of genetic counseling suffers from a lack of counselor diversity...meaning our patients also suffer. Obviously, cost barriers are not the only reason this diversity crisis exists, but it's a factor we can address. Access fees can be waived for applications of select underrepresented or low-income* groups. Become a member and complete the demographics survey below for eligibility.
Members from low-income* backgrounds can apply for funds toward the Match fee, application fees, and interview related expenses such as travel. Appropriate tax documents are required for scholarship.
*To qualify for free services based on income, tax documents will be required and access will be granted to those below the poverty guidelines set but the US Dept HHS. Those close, but not meeting, criteria may be offered a reduced cost for services. See https://aspe.hhs.gov/topics/poverty-economic-mobility/poverty-guidelines for guidelines.