Islets of Hope information for students with diabetes - scholarships
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Scholarships for Person with Disabilities, Including Diabetes
American Library Association (ALA): Offers both undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students enrolled in a library science degree programs. Also offers Century Scholarships to students with disabilities.
Bank of America Corporation (BOA): Offers large scholarships to persons with disabilities (diabetes included) who have a permanent residence in Texas. Qualified candidates include high school graduating seniors, four-year college or university undergraduates, or students attending a technical or vocational school. Qualifications are stringent but the scholarship awards are often generous. Interested eligible applicants should contact The Bank of America Abilities Scholarship Program at P.O. Box 1465, Taylors, S.C. 29687 to receive an application packet. Application packets also are available by phone (864) 268-3363 or by fax (864) 268-7160.
BPHC - Hawaiian Program Information - The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program provides financial support for Native Hawaiian students pursuing careers in selected health professions. The program's goals are to increase the number of Native Hawaiians in health professions and to improve the availability of primary and preventive care services to Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii. For more information regarding the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program, please refer to the 2003-2004 School Year Applicant Information Bulletin. It is available for download in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format as well as Plain Text (.TXT) format. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view and print the .pdf.
Diabetes Hope Foundation - The Diabetes Hope Foundation (Canada), supported by their partners and patrons, has awarded 115 scholarships to students living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the past 5 years.
Eli Lily and Company "Lily for Learning Diabetes Scholarships" - Awards fifty, $2,500 scholarships for any undergraduate field of study at an accredited institution.
The Foundation Center - 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003. Phone: 212–620–4230, Fax: 212–691–1828. Information on grants that are available to individuals for financing higher education is available at the following nonprofit organization's library:
Henderson State University - Scholarship information for people with disabilities (diabetes included)
Joslin Center for Diabetes - Post-graduate and college scholarships and support for students with diabetes (look at the bottom of their page for link to a .pdf file).
National Kidney Foundation of Northern CA - Dr. Douglas Stephens Patient Scholarship -The
National Kidney Foundation is proud to assist patients with kidney or renal
disease in furthering their educational goals. Applications are made available
in May each year and are sent directly to Dialysis and Transplant unit social
workers. If you would like one mailed to you, please e-mail your name and
address, include "Patient Scholarship Application" in the subject line and send
it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications
for the the 2007-2008 Patient Scholarship are now available. To download the
application please click here.
National Kidney Foundation of Maine College Scholarship Program - If you are attending school and a dialysis or transplant patient, or the family member of a patient or recipient, you qualify to apply for a scholarship with National Kidney Foundation of Maine.
National Kidney Foundation of MA/VT/NH/RI - Secondary Education Scholarships through NKD - For residents in Massachussetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan College Scholarship - The Richard D. Swartz Scholarship program awards $500 to people with kidney failure for continuing education. The awards are paid directly to the educational institution. Contact person: Maurie Ferriter
National Institute of Health (NIH): NIH offers undergraduate scholarships in biomedical research as well as several other medical areas. Also offers scholarships for minorities and students with disabilities (including diabetes).
Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards: Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceutical company manufacturing diabetes care products. This year Novo Nordisk is the sponsor of the WTT Donnelly Awards established in 1998 by tennis pro Billie Jean King. The two, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students ages 14-21 who play tennis competitively, or, on a school team. Award includes free attendance to a World Team Tennis match and expenses-paid trip to Philadelphia to receive the award.
Texas Health Careers: This site lists scholarship awards for various fields and persons, including persons with disabilities (diabetes included).
Scholarships Resources for Persons With Physical Disabilities and/or Learning Disabilities
Financial Aid and Scholarship Info
College Savings Plans
If you shop with grocery store, department, debit, gas, or credit cards you should consider setting up a UPromise College Savings account. The service works by registering your credit, grocery, and debit cards with UPromise. Every time you shop one of their merchants you get back a percentage of the total spent deposited into a tax-free college savings account that you design. You can shop online through their site, or, you can shop local merchants. UPromise merchants include gas companies, airlines, florists, and even McDonald's and many other restaurants. It is free to join. (I have received more than $800 in rebates over the past two years without changing any spending habits.) IOH is not affiliate with, nor receives any compensation from, UPromise.
Financial Assistance for the Private Education of K-12th Grade Students
Children’s Scholarship Fund - Founded in 1998, the Children's Scholarship Fund provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. More than 67,000 children have benefited from scholarships across the United States as part of our mission to open the doors of educational opportunity to families. Currently, more than 23,000 children are using CSF scholarships
E-Student Loan - Private or Alternative PREP loans can be used to fund your child's K-12 education. Several lenders now have loan programs specifically tailored to help families fund private school tuition. And there are NO GOVERNMENT FORMS to complete. You can use the eStudentLoan LoanFinder to compare these loans and find the best fit for you.
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