Dec 06, 2011
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.
National MS Society scholarship applications are now available online. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by Jan. 13, 2012. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school for the first time and to take at least six credit hours per semester leading to a degree, license or certificate. Each recipient is based on financial need, academic performance, compelling personal or family circumstances, and an applicant's essay on the impact MS on his or her life.
The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2011 more than $1 million was awarded to 639 scholars.
Information for individuals and organizations wishing to financially support the Society's scholarship program is available online.