Because MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society established a scholarship program in 2003 to help support those living with MS and their children pursue full-time, post-secondary college or technical school education.
In 2007, National Capital Chapter Board member Bruce Pearlman established the Ellen Carol Segal Memorial Scholarship Fund as the founding gift to the chapter’s scholarship program. As someone who spent 20 years as the primary weekend and evening caregiver of his wife, Ellen, until her passing in 2007, Bruce understands all too well the additional challenges that MS places on individuals and the families it affects.
This year, Bruce has contributed $10,000 to the Fund, and the chapter is aiming to double the number of scholarships awarded to applicants in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We invite you to change the lives of students affected by MS and make an immediate impact on their futures by making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund. All administrative costs for the program have been covered by Bruce’s gift, so 100 percent of your support will go directly towards covering local students’ expenses.
Your support of this program through a full or partial scholarship will provide the opportunity for deserving students to begin this critical time with the care and support of others who understand the toll MS can take on families. To discuss how your gift makes a difference, please feel free to contact us at (202) 296-5363, option 2 or at DevelopmentDC@nmss.org.
For information about naming an individual scholarship fund contact (202) 296-5363, option 2 or at DevelopmentDC@nmss.org.
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