Diabetes Scholarships

Diabetes Scholarships

Did you know that if you have diabetes, a diabetes scholarship can help you pay tuition for college?

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholars Foundation offers scholarships for any student seeking higher education- n accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.

The scholarships are merit based (i.e. your current grades are important), but you should also be active in the diabetes community. Your extra curricular activities are taken into consideration as well as how you manage your diabetes in the context of your everyday life. Your financial need is not one of the criteria for this scholarship.

There are a number of different diabetes scholarships you could consider applying for:

  • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley College Scholarship. 10 – $5,000 scholarships for a new freshman with type 1 diabetes.
  • Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship. 11- $5,000;  5-  $4,000 ; 5-  $3,000 scholarships awarded to a new freshman with type 1 diabetes.
  • David’s Diabetes Scholarship. 1 $5,000 awarded to a student residing in South Carolina.
  • Lance Underwood Rising Star Scholarship. 1 $5,000 for a new freshman with type 1 diabetes.
  • Jay Franke Scholarship. 1 $4,000 scholarship for  a student pursuing an Arts Degree (ie music, theater, dance).
  • Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship. 1 $1,000 scholarship for a Colorado student.
  • Josh Smith Memorial Scholarship. 1 $1,000 scholarship for an Ohio student.
  • JDRF Medical/Research Scholarship. 1 $1,000 scholarship for a student majoring in a healthcare related field.
  • JDRF Advocacy Scholarship. 1 $1,000  scholarship for a student majoring in Political Science.
  • JDRF Outreach Scholarship. 1 $1,000 scholarship for a student majoring in Mental Health (Psychology/Social Work),
  • Nicky Randazzo Memorial Scholarship. 1 $1,000 scholarship for a student majoring in Business.

How Do I Qualify For A Diabetes Scholarships?

In order to apply you need to be a/an:

  • Type 1 diabetic applying to an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.
  • High school senior
  • U.S. citizen

You will need a recommendation from from your doctor or diabetes educator as well as a teacher from your school. All scholarships are reviewed by a blinded committee and then a separate committee awards the scholarships.

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