The Greater New England Chapter provides funding to support qualified students as they begin their college careers. Scholarship candidates are chosen based on a combination of their excellence in academic performance, leadership and citizenship, as well as demonstrating financial need. To be eligible, a student must have MS or have a parent with MS and be a senior in high school or a high school graduate with plans to attend an accredited post-secondary school for the first time.
Applicants must be planning to take at least six credit hours per semester leading to a degree, license or certificate. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic transcripts and personal references, compelling personal or family circumstances, and an essay (written by the applicant) on the impact of MS on their life. Awards range from $1,000–$3,000 for one year; a small number of multi-year awards are also offered. Scholarship applications are available at nationalMSsociety.org/Scholarship. The deadline is January 15, 2014.
To read more about the National MS Society's scholarship program, visit the links below: