Jan 05, 2012
New Jersey- Applications for the 2012 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program are now available at www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship. Because MS can take a terrible toll on the family, emotionally and financially, the National MS Society is here to provide financial relief for people affected by MS. Students who may qualify include high school seniors, high school graduates, or GED-earners of any age who either have MS or have a parent who has MS and who want to enroll for the first time in a college or a vocational-technical school.
Established in 2005, the National MS Society Scholarship Program continues to grow in terms of support and the number of awarded scholarships. In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000, in 2011 over $1 million was awarded to 639 scholars.
Enrollment for the 2012 Scholarship Program is open between October 1, 2011 and January 13, 2012, and scholars will receive notice in May 2012. The National MS Society Scholarship Program is for first-time college freshmen (of any age) only. For more detailed information or to apply for the scholarship please click here .
About the New Jersey Metro Chapter’s Scholarship Program
The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society also runs its’ own scholarship program for those living locally who are impacted by MS. The chapter is currently accepting applications for its local scholarship program. All applications must be submitted and post marked by March 1, 2012 to the New Jersey Metro Chapter office. Those eligible are applicants who will enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits) in the fall of 2012. This program is for undergraduate study only (freshman through senior), and applicants may reapply if they have received the scholarship in the past. Students may apply to both the National and Chapter Scholarship ProgramsFor more information please click here or contact Jennifer Fallon at the Chapter at 201-967-5599, ext. 43203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide.
About the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society
The New Jersey Metro Chapter was established in 2008 with the joining forces of the Mid-Jersey and Greater North Jersey Chapters. With offices located in Oakhurst and Paramus the New Jersey Metro Chapter services individuals and families with multiple sclerosis living in Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon , Mercer, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. Although our office services this area, every office in our nationwide network of chapters offers programs that enhance knowledge, health, and independence.
For more information about multiple sclerosis or local programs and services for those living with MS contact the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in central New Jersey at 732-660-1005and northern New Jersey at 201-967-5599 or visit our website at www.nationalMSsociety.org/njm.
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