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 disease (MPS), phenylketonuria (PKU), Batten disease, or achondroplasia, 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible application are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the RARE Scholars Program must:
Employees and children of employees of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. are ineligible to apply.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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. Treatment status (including past, present or future status) has no bearing on applicant eligibility and will not be considered as part of the application. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
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.
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Additionally, a Diagnosis Verification Form must be completed by a physician and submitted on your behalf per instructions on the form. No exceptions. This form must be faxed or emailed directly from your physician.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 29, 2022 3:00 pm. CT
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.