National MS Society Scholarship Program
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.
Join the MS Scholarship Team by contacting Luanne.Kirkland@nmss.org.
To make a donation over the phone, call 1-800-344-4867. To mail your donation, download the scholarship brochure and pledge form. Please mail in the pledge form with your donation to:
National MS Society
9801 I Southern Pine Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
In 2011, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter funded $6,000 in scholarships for college-bound students.