The EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases established the #RAREis Scholarship Fund – to enrich the lives of adults living with rare diseases by providing support for their educational pursuits. Thanks to the support of Horizon Therapeutics plc, one-time awards of $5,000 each will be granted to up to 32 recipients for the Spring 2021 semester.
Who can apply?
Anyone over the age of 17 who are residents of the United States and have been diagnosed by a physician as having any form of rare disease regardless of treatment status. (Undiagnosed applicants may apply with a completed Diagnosis Verification Form by a physician).
What kind of classes can you take?
The scholarship may be applied to a course of any subject matter; including vocational-technical/trade school, undergraduate, graduate study and single classes verified under an accredited program.
What do you need to submit?
Your most recent transcripts.
A Diagnosis Verification Form.
Essay (2,000 characters maximum): “What do you aspire to be and do in the rare disease community and how will this scholarship help you achieve those goals?”
Tip: While academic performance, work experience, participation in community activities and financial need is considered, the essay is weighted heavily in the award selection process.
Pursue Your Dreams through the #RAREis Scholarship Fund
Deadline for application is August 28th, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m CST