The National MS Society hears all too often that the economic consequences of MS delays or prevents qualified students from attending college. The challenges of living with MS make funding a college education hard and there are very few known sources of scholarship assistance specially targeted for these families.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society strongly believes that MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. Therefore, in 2003 the Society established a scholarship program to specifically help these highly qualified students achieve their academic potential.
The Scholarship Program annually recognizes high school seniors and graduates across the country who have MS or who have a parent with MS. Scholarships finalists are chosen on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic record, leadership and participation in school or community activities, work experience, statement of educational and career goals, an outside appraisal, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an essay on the impact of MS on their life.