Eligibility / Application
The application deadline for 2014 scholarships has passed. The application for the 2015 program will be posted on October 1.
To apply for a Society scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
Current high school seniors or high school graduates (including students who have earned their GED certificate) of any age who live with MS or have a parent or guardian with MS and will be attending an accredited postsecondary 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.
The MS Scholarship Program was created in 2003 to address the needs of students affected by MS. Each year, eligible students can apply for the program. The Society contracts with a national scholarship management organization to receive and screen all applications. Qualified applicants from the Chapter service area are forwarded to the Chapter and a dedicated volunteer scholarship review team examines all qualified applicants to determine awards and funding levels.
In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2013 over $1 million was awarded to 679 scholars.