We all know the financial strain that an MS diagnosis can put on a family. Oftentimes, families are forced to choose between things that they would have once been able to easily afford. One of the most valuable of these decisions is your child’s college education. Let’s face it, college is expensive. With tuition costs and living expenses rising every year, it’s becoming harder for families to fund their child’s college education. These days, more and more families are turning to financial aid to help make the process a little easier to swallow. But that's often not enough.
MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
In addition to the scholarship program, this chapter has also created a scholarship manual. The information you’ll find in the manual will give you a good look at the many college education financing options available to you, timelines and application guidelines to follow and scams to watch out for.
(Click here to download the manual in printable PDF format.)