Oct 01, 2012
Enrollment for the 2013 National MS Society Scholarship Program is now open. This scholarship is for first-time college freshmen (of any age) only.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS, or who have a parent with MS, achieve their dreams of going to college.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Current high school seniors or a high school graduate (including students who have earned their GED certificate) of any age who live with MS or have a parent living with MS and will be attending an accredited postsecondary school for the first time.
- United States citizen or legal resident living in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory.
- Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory for the 2013-14 academic year.
- Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree, license or certificate.
If a student has attended college or vocational-technical school they are not eligible for this program.
How do I apply?
Before beginning the application process please read the following guidelines and instructions. Keep this inf ormation on file for reference of program procedures, important dates, and step-by-step instructions for how to fill out the online application.
Only online applications via this website will be accepted. In addition, see section below regarding documents that must be mailed to Scholarship Management Services. You, the student, are responsible for gathering and submitting all required information. This is a competitive program. Your application is evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all applicable questions as completely as possible. Read and carefully follow the instructions provided for each section of the application.
Before registering, you may wish to gather the following information needed to submit your application:
- Parent/guardian or alternate contact’s telephone number and email address
- Your transcript of grades (or GED record)
- Work history
- School and community activities
- Short statement of your educational and career objectives
- Personal statement describing the impact MS has had on your life
- Financial information from the most recently submitted tax return