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 2013 over $1 million was awarded to 679 scholars.
Support for the scholarship program comes from foundations, chapter donors, our own employee giving program and other sources. Click here to learn how you can help us support future scholars.
Enrollment for the 2014 scholarship program is open between October 1, 2013 and January 15, 2014, and applicants will receive notice in late April 2014. For more detailed information, please refer to the frequently asked questions and other scholarship resources below.
Application, details, timelines, guidelines and resources.
Meet all of the 2013 scholars.
Meet all of the 2012 scholars
Learn how organizations and individuals can help scholars.
Resources for Young Adults 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 course load? Check out these resources to give you some ideas and suggestions:
"Off to college with MS" 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" Accessing support services at your school to meet individual needs—emotional, mental and physical.
"You Can...Handle Going to School" Helpful tips for making the challenges of school seem easier.
Special thanks to the A. P. and Josephine Green Foundation and Ameren Missouri for supporting the Gateway Area Chapter's scholarship program.