National Multiple Sclerosis Scholarship Program opens October 1 and closes mid-January 2013.
Who is eligible?
* High school seniors who have a parent with MS who will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
* High school seniors who have MS and will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
* High School (or GED) graduates of any age who have MS and who will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
* High School (or GED) graduates of any age who have a parent with MS and who will be attending an accredited post secondary school for the first time.
* Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents living in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory and plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the U.S., PR, VI, Guam or any other U.S. territory.
* Applicants must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate.
Who can apply?
This scholarship is only for individuals who are United States citizens or legal residents living in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory. People who live outside the country who are or whose parents are in the U.S. military, government service or other U.S. corporate employees are eligible as long as they meet the basic eligibility requirements.
What’s the deadline?
Your application must be submitted online by mid-January 2013 (check back after October for exact deadline), and your supporting documents mailed and postmarked by mid-January 2013 to the address listed on the application instructions.
How much money is given to each individual?
The minimum scholarship award is $1,000 with a maximum award of $3,000, although a limited number of awards may exceed this amount.
What are the criteria for selecting finalists?
All applicants must meet the basic eligibility criteria, fully complete the online application, and meet the application deadline by mid-January 2013. Scholarship finalists will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic record, leadership and participation in school or community activities, work experience, an outside appraisal, goals and aspirations, special circumstances, and an essay (written by the applicant) regarding the impact of MS on their life. Decisions are not affected by a person’s race, color, creed, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.
How and when will I be notified if I receive a scholarship?
When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation acknowledging receipt of your application. You will be notified by late-April if you have been selected to receive a scholarship. Communication with applicants is done both by paper mail and by email. If you have listed an email address on your application, please be sure to check your email regularly. If your email addresses changes, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.