The purpose of the scholarship fund is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an accredited college degree or vocational certificate, and whose ability to cover the costs is severely compromised as a result of their family’s financial burden of ALS.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, 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, or national origin.
Applicants to The Jane Calmes Scholarship Fund must meet all of the following criteria:
*Immediate family member refers to an individual’s parent/guardian, spouse, siblings, parents’ spouses, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and children (including step children and adopted children) and their spouses.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:
Awards are renewable up to three years or until a vocational school certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is also contingent upon the student maintaining satisfactory academic performance.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered and recipients must demonstrate need. Applicants will be asked to upload their, or their parent/guardian’s, most recent tax return.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified of their status in early July. Finalists will receive a Diagnosis Verification Form to be completed by the physician that made the diagnosis of ALS. If the family member with ALS is deceased, the student finalist will also be required to provide an affidavit confirming this information.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes payment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Your application also requires one online recommendation form submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.