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College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is available to incoming freshmen seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, who participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.

THERE IS ONE GENERAL APPLICATION, APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS THAT APPLY TO THEM.

To apply, please go to this link https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/12997-diabetes-scholars-foundation-2014-college-scholarships

Scholarship Awards:

The following scholarships will be awarded to students who are high school seniors and will be incoming freshmen in the fall and who have Type 1 diabetes:

  • The Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship (eleven scholarships at $5,000 each, five scholarships at $4,000 each and five scholarships at $3,000) each will be awarded to students that will be incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes, 
  • Novo Nordisk Scholarship five ($5,000) scholarships will be awarded to students that will be incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes,
  • Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship two ($5,000) scholarships will be awarded to a student athlete.
  • Tandem Diabetes Scholarship ($5,000) will be awarded to a student that will be an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes.
  • The Lance Underwood Rising Star Scholarship ($5,000) will be awarded to an incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes
  • The Jay Franke Scholarship three ($5,000) and one ($2,500) scholarships will be awarded to a student pursuing an Arts Degree (music, theatre, dance)
  • Kara Podjasek Nursing Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a student pursuing a Nursing Degree.
  • The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a student residing in Colorado,
  • The Josh Smith Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a student residing in Ohio,
  • The JDRF Medical/Research Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a student majoring in Healthcare,
  • The JDRF Advocacy Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a student majoring in Political Science,
  • The JDRF Outreach Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a student majoring in Mental Health (Psychology/Social Work),
  • The Nicky Randazzo Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to a student majoring in Business,

Eligibility:

  • High School Seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Process:

  • Application Package, including Letters of Recommendations, must be submitted online in full by April 15, 2014.
  • Any questions can be directed to collegescholarships@DiabetesScholars.org.
  • Applicants will be notified via email when their application is received.

Selection Process:

  • Completed applications will undergo a blinding process and sent to a review committee for evaluation.
  • Each application will be scored using a grading grid.
  • A selection committee will meet to award the scholarship.

Award Announcements:

  • The winners of the 2014 scholarships will be telephoned by June 1, 2014.  Those applicants not selected will not receive any other notification.
  • Checks will be distributed directly to the school in July once it's been verified that the recipients have been accepted and registered to an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.

 

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