AAMO promotes an equal opportunities policy. Scholarship awards are based on merit following a fair and transparent selection process. AAMO does not and shall not discriminate based on any applicable protected classification including, but not limited to, race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), and disability. These activities and operations include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, advertising for available scholarships, selection of scholarship recipients, and the provision of related services. AAMO is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, volunteers, vendors, applicants, and scholarship recipients. Due to IRS rules and regulation, AAMO Board members shall disclose if any of the candidates are related to them by blood and they shall excuse themselves during the decision of awarding the scholarship for such candidate.