The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases has established the #RAREis Scholarship Fund to help adults with rare diseases in a variety of educational pursuits, regardless of treatment status. Thanks to the support of Horizon Therapeutics plc, one-time awards of $5,000 each will be granted up to 35 recipients for the Fall 2021 semester.
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 #RAREis Scholarship Fund must be:
*Undiagnosed applicants may apply with completed Diagnosis Verification Form by a physician.
**There is no minimum amount of credit hours to be part-time (example, one class is considered part time).
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to (35) awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for accredited courses; including vocational-technical/trade school, undergraduate, graduate study and single classes verified under an accredited program.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of an essay*, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, and academic performance.
*Essay topic: How will this scholarship help you become a rare disease leader? (2,000 characters maximum)
Financial need will be considered.
Applicants will be notified in June. 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 processes scholarship payments on behalf of THE EVERYLIFE FOUNDATION FOR RARE DISEASES. Payments are made payable to the institution in one installment in August and sent directly to the individual.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically. If you have any issues acquiring old transcripts, please contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org.