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The Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society has announced this year’s recipients of its annual Scholarship Program: Madison Warden, Baylee West, Blake Ballard, Presley McCoy and Shane Johnson.

The program helps students affected by multiple sclerosis pursue a college or technical school education. It is open to high school seniors who live with MS or have a parent who does; or anybody living with MS who has not yet been to a post-secondary school.

In addition to the emotional toll, MS can have a substantial financial impact on a family. The direct and indirect costs of MS, including lost wages — even for those with health insurance — are estimated at more than $70,000 annually per household. This makes funding a college education that much harder.

The Society established its scholarship program eleven years ago, and it immediately became a source of great encouragement for families concerned that MS might put college out of reach. This year, over $1.1 million in awards was presented to over 700 new and renewal recipients nationwide. Applications are evaluated on financial need, academic record, leadership and volunteer activities, a statement of educational and career goals, and letters of recommendation. Applicants are also asked to provide a personal statement describing the impact MS has had on their life.

Join us in congratulating these scholarship recipients, we wish them the best in their college career!

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    Blake Ballard                    Baylee West

             
                 Shane Johnson

                 
                          Maddie Warden                   Presley McCoy                         

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