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BioMarin Scholarship
Application status: Closed

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors, graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, or graduate level students who have been diagnosed by a physician as having any form of mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or Batten disease, regardless of treatment status.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the BioMarin Scholarship award must:

  • Be persons who have been diagnosed by a physician as having any form of mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or Batten disease, regardless of treatment status.  Persons are not required to be using a BioMarin product.  Applicants will be asked to provide a doctor’s statement with the diagnosis.
  • Be high school seniors, graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, or graduate level students.
  • Be U.S. residents or ex-U.S. residents enrolled in school in the U.S. or U.S. Territories. Schools may be nonprofit or for-profit.
  • Plan to enroll in full- or part-time (minimum 6 credits per term) undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. or U.S. Territories for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

Employees and children of employees of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. are ineligible to apply.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • An award ranging from $2,500 for two-year or vocational-technical study to $5,000 for undergraduate four- year or graduate study.
  • Awards are not renewable, however students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Maximum allowable lifetime awards per student is $25,000.
  • Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Personal impact statement
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America process payments in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken

Additionally, a Diagnosis Verification Form must be completed by a physician and submitted on your behalf per instructions on the form.  This form must be faxed directly from your physician.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!