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Scholarship Program

MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists.

Diagnosed 2006


MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.

The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2015 over $1 million was awarded to 834 scholars.

Support for the scholarship program comes from foundations, chapter donors, our own employee giving program and other sources. Learn how you can help us support future scholars.

Scholarship Program Information

Application, details, timelines, guidelines and resources.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Meet all of the 2015 scholars.

Resources for students with MS

For many young adults with MS, the prospect of a college education can seem daunting. Will I have enough energy? Will I be able to handle a full courseload? Check out these resources to give you some ideas and suggestions:

Off to college with MS (.pdf) - Learn first hand about one young woman's experience with college and tips on how to stay afloat at school.

Making college work for you (.pdf) - Accessing support services at your school to meet individual needs—emotional, mental and physical.

Your Education Rights as a Student with MS (.pdf) - Every person has a right to strive for his or her education goals despite having a disability. This brochure explains the differences in rights and responsibilities both for students and the schools they attend.

Scholarship Program Leadership and Support

The National MS Society and this year's scholars would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their leadership and support of the scholarship program.

  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Teva Neuroscience
  • Genzyme, a Sanofi company
  • Golden Corral Restaurants
  • Modestus Bauer Foundation
  • The O'Donnell Family Foundation
  • Pro Player Foundation