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.
The 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, 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 for undergraduate study only.
Awards are not renewable. Applicants may apply each year they meet the eligibility criteria.
All applicants will be notified of their status in July. Potential recipients will be requested to submit a diagnosis verification form from a physician, an affidavit (if family member is deceased), or other approved documentation.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes payment in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
*The Online Recommendation should be from a teacher, advisor, or community leader that knows the student. Recommendations do not need to come from the ALS Association.
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.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 27, 2021 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.