College scholarships may be available to high school seniors and graduates who are living with MS or high school seniors who have a parent who is living with MS. The program opens October 15 and closes January 15 each year. For more information, call 1- 800-FIGHT MS, option 1.
Grants are based on financial need, academic performance, social responsibility, leadership and school activities. Click here for more information on the scholarship program or to apply.
The Scholarship Committee of the New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society has selected the following students to receive grants for their first year at college:
Jeremy Goldberg, whose father is living with MS, plans to attend SUNY Binghamton. Throughout high school, he was an honors student, athlete and actively involved in the student union.
Rachel Hetlyn, Maybrook, NY
Rachel, whose mother is living with MS, is a dedicated student and member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society and National Math Honor Society. She is president of the volunteer club and active in youth in government. Her strengths and abilities are evident in the National Youth Leadership Council and as a member of Peer Leadership. Rachel looks forward to a career in science.
Erik Pramschufer, Pleasantville, NY
Erik, whose father is living with MS, is a people person, outgoing and positive. Football and lacrosse are his sports passions and his leadership is most apparent on the field as a mentor and coach. He was honored as Tutor of the Year and is a volunteer at the hospital. Erik is an excellent student and excels at dividing his time between academics, sports and volunteering.
Anna Silarski, Nyack, NY
Anna, whose mother is living with MS, is passionate about music. She has worked diligently as a violinist, section leader and mentor, and is concertmaster of the chamber orchestra. Anna’s strong academic achievements are evident in her selection to the National Honor Society. She plans to major in music and looks forward to a career in teaching music to talented young people.
Alisha, who is living with MS, was involved in student government, varsity athletics and a member of the National Honor Society throughout high school. She plans to attend Stony Brook University to pursue her dream of being a physicians assistant.
Indica White, who is living with MS, participated in a variety of activities that included tutoring, volunteering and writing, for which she received an award, throughout high school. She plans to attend Hunter College where she will study psychology.