The application for the 2014 program is now available.
Deadline is January 15, 2014
We hear all too often that the economic consequences of MS delay or prevent qualified students from attending college. The National MS Society strongly believes that MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the scholarship program exists ― to help highly qualified students achieve their academic potential.
Overview of the Scholarship Program
Growing up with a parent affected by MS can pose many obstacles. When children and teenagers should be working on homework or participating in extracurricular activities, they are left taking care of the household and planning their parent's care. Often, family budgets are pushed to the limit, making saving for college difficult or impossible. For those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, there are very few known sources of scholarship assistance specially targeted for these families.
The Society's scholarship program exists to help people with MS and their children pursue full-time, postsecondary education at college or technical school.
Through this program, the Society recognizes students who have risen above the challenges of living with MS and have used the strength they gained to meet and exceed academic, social, community, and family expectations. By also supporting adults living with MS who have not previously pursued a college degree, the Society emphasizes the importance of access to education and provides support in making this dream a reality.
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.
Learn more about our scholarship program.
Donate to the Scholarship Program
To make a donation by phone, please call 336-299-4136. To mail your donation, download the scholarship brochure and pledge form. Please mail in the pledge form with your donation to:
National MS Society
Central North Carolina Chapter
2211 West Meadowview Rd, Suite 30
Greensboro, NC 27407