Scholarship Deadlines: What You Need to Know!

Scholarship Deadlines: What You Need to Know

NMAC is offering many different scholarships to USCA and the Summit this year. This e-newsletter is meant to help you learn more about the various options we are offering and their deadlines. It will also outline our 2017 priorities to explain how decisions for selection are made.

Thanks to ViiV Healthcare and the Magic Johnson Foundation there will be 30 youth initiative scholarships for USCA. Additionally, Gilead is supporting 50 scholars over 50 living with HIV as well as 100 scholarships for the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit. Finally, all of the 2017 USCA sponsors will support 150 scholarships for the main meeting. In honor of our 30th Anniversary, this is the largest number of scholarships (330) that NMAC has ever provided.


30th Anniversary Member Priority
Half of this year’s scholarships are set aside for 30th Anniversary Members.  In commemoration of this anniversary, NMAC has created a special 30th Anniversary Membership Rate of $30 for People Living with HIV and Youth Under the age of 25. Additionally, as a special thank you, NMAC is setting aside 50% of all the 2017 scholarships for 30th Anniversary Members.  To confirm your membership, please email Aminata Kamara.

50 States
Our second priority is regional diversity.  One scholarship per state guarantees delegates from all 50 states and the territories.  This supports the national vision of our meetings.

Top 20 Cities
The third priority is to establish scholarships for attendees coming from the 20 cities with the highest incidence of HIV.  This objective is meant to ensure active participation from leaders representing those regions that are the most highly impacted by HIV.

Racial Diversity
NMAC’s mission is to lead with race to end the HIV epidemic.  This means scholarships will be set aside for African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latinx, and Native Americans.  We believe that we MUST address race if we are to end the HIV epidemic.

New Scholarship Recipients
NMAC is committed to building new leaders.  Our final priority is to provide scholarships to new recipients.  While not always possible, NMAC hopes to encourage emerging leaders in our efforts to end the epidemic.

Thank you for your support of NMAC.  We hope this helps in your scholarship application process.

Yours in the struggle,

Tara Barnes Darby
Conference Director


NMAC’s New HIV PrEP Navigation Program

NMAC’s New HIV PrEP Navigation Program

NMAC is pleased to announce a new initiative that Links Communities of Color into Care through a HIV PrEP Navigation Program. Funded by the National Library of Medicine and Gilead, this program will improve recruitment, linkage, retention to care, and health outcomes for people of color who are at high-risk for HIV. It’s built upon the belief that persons trained as HIV PrEP navigators can be effective in reducing and eliminating barriers to timely prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV in their own communities.

Tell us about your Navigation program!

Tell us about your navigation program and the first 300 constituents who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift card!!  This assessment will help NMAC collect data focused on the professional development needs of HIV navigators and mechanisms that support the successful implementation of HIV PrEP navigation programs. Complete the National 2017 Assessment no later than April 27th, 2017.

Capacity Building Assistance
The services provided through this program will improve the capacity of community-based and healthcare organizations to provide HIV PrEP navigation services to persons of color who are at high-risk for HIV. Services will be delivered through trainings, technical assistance, and information sharing.

The program offers:

HIV PrEP Navigation Trainings
HIV PrEP Navigation Technical Assistance on topics such as:

  • Health Literacy
  • Legal considerations for PLWH
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cultural competency
  • PrEP and biomedical interventions
  • Performance management for navigation supervisors
  • Program evaluation for HIV navigation programs

HIV Navigation Resource Repository

To learn more about this program and other programs offered by NMAC we encourage you to visit our website or email us at