Scholarships For Multiple Sclerosis
Money for Students with MS and those Studying the Disease
There is a broad variety of scholarship opportunities available related to multiple sclerosis. Some scholarships are available to students who are afflicted with MS personally or have a family member with MS. Some scholarships are available nationally while others are specific to a certain school or geographic region.
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars offers public service internships to students with disabilities by awarding fifty $8,500 scholarships to students willing to work in federal government intern positions.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program provides scholarship opportunities to students who have multiple sclerosis or who have a parent afflicted with multiple sclerosis. With a monetary value of $1,000-$3,000, the scholarship is also available to children of multiple sclerosis sufferers. As an American citizen or permanent resident, the guidelines for obtaining the award are quite broad, and the scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the scholarship committee.
PROJECT: Learn MS Scholarships are awarded on results of an essay competition about Multiple Sclerosis. There are six $1,000 and two $5,000 scholarships offered.
John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research program offers a $15,000 prize to a student making a research contribution to multiple sclerosis treatment or prevention or contributing to the overall understanding of it.
The Adaptive Sports Association offers the New Dimensions Scholarship. The program funds the travel expenses of new skiers and snowboarders with disabilities. Those chosen travel to Durango, Colorado for four days of adaptive ski or snowboard instruction.
The Emily Marie Benson Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship available at Northern Arizona University to students who are disabled or have a significant medical condition.
Chautauqua Region Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship funds multiple awards for full-time or part-time college students. Awards are between $250 and $1,000. Eligible applicants may either be afflicted with MS or dependents of someone with MS. Must be residents of Chautauqua County or surrounding areas.
Mary J. Szczepanski “Never Give Up” Scholarship Foundation
This Foundation, born in 2000, awards seven $500.00 college scholarships to seniors at Catholic Central, Kenowa Hills, Covenant Christian, and Comstock Park High Schools in the Grand Rapids, MI area for their creative fund raising efforts for Multiple Sclerosis. The deadline to turn in all pledge sheets and funds for MS is April 14, 2008.
Always check with your guidance counselor for information on this and other scholarships.
All Michigan High School seniors are eligible for this other scholarship... The senior in the state who raises the most funds for Multiple Sclerosis will receive a $500.00 college scholarship with an engraved plaque. The deadline to turn in all pledge sheets and funds for MS is April 14, 2008. Please print pledge sheets from website www.msscholarship.org