The Vertex Foundation Scholarship helps people with cystic fibrosis and their immediate families (siblings, caregivers and children) pursue two-year, three-year, four-year or graduate degrees by offsetting some of the cost of attending college or graduate school.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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 and a committee comprised of members of the CF community in the United States and Canada.
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Applicants to the Vertex Foundation Scholarship Program must:
*Immediate family member are defined as siblings, caregivers, children or spouses.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America and a committee comprised of members of the CF community in the United States and Canada. Not all applicants will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in April.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Vertex Foundation. Payment is made in August.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. The award payments will be issued in United States dollars (USD) or Canadian dollars (CAD).
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study only.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 8, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.