Scholarship America is facilitating the #RAREis Scholarship Fund on behalf of The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases. Scholarship America will manage the scholarship application process, selection process and distribution of funds independent of Horizon Therapeutics input. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin
Applicants to the #RAREis Scholarship Fund must
*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 (32) 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: What do you aspire to be and do in the rare disease community and how will this scholarship help you achieve those goals? (2,000 characters maximum)
Financial need will be considered.
Applicants will be notified in October. 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 December 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.