The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has established a scholarship program to help people with MS and their children pursue full-time post-secondary college or technical school education.
The National MS Society has enlisted the assistance of Scholarship America, a national non-profit providing guidance and technical assistance in the administration of this scholarship program. The National MS Society raises all funds for the scholarship, establishes the award criteria, and does all final judging. All awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, or national origin.
Applicants must be high school seniors who have been diagnosed with MS, high school seniors who have a parent with MS, or an adult with MS who has never enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.
Awards of $1,000 will be given. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Application forms can be found online. Interested students must complete the application form and mail it, along with a current complete transcript of grades, to Scholarship America. Applications will be accepted between October 15th and January 15th, and must be postmarked no later than January 15. Online transcripts and grade reports are not acceptable.
Hard copies of the application form can be obtained by calling Scholarship America at 800-537-4180, ext. 471, or downloaded.
- Selection Procedures
Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of past
academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school or community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, an outside appraisal, an explanation of unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need, and a one-page essay on the impact of MS on their life.
Click here for more information about the scholarship, including a list of the most recent scholarship recipients.