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Scholarship Spotlight: Scholarship for Kids of MS

Robyn Stewart

Written by Robyn Stewarton September 24th, 2018

Prior to joining College Coach, I was a financial aid officer at the College of the Holy Cross and an education advisor at two TRIO program locations. I work with the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority (MEFA) to present paying for college workshops to hundreds of families across the state. I'm a graduate of UMass Amherst and have a master in counseling from Northeastern University.
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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier. A Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis often means extra medical costs for treatment and equipment. If you are a student who has MS—or have a parent who has been diagnosed with MS—check out this scholarship from the PreJax Foundation, an organization who is working to alleviate the financial burdens of families who are already faced with so much uncertainty. Scholarship: Scholarship for Kids of MS Awarding Organization: The PreJax Foundation Amount: $1,000 Eligible Students: High school graduates or current undergraduates pursuing a degree. Applicants must either have MS themselves or have a parent who has been diagnosed with MS. How to Apply: Students will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including academic transcript, activity involvement, and letter of recommendation. Additionally, students must submit an original essay which describes how MS has personally impacted them and a signed letter from a medical professional verifying the diagnosis. Deadline: April 30 Website: Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements. Finance-Offering-CTA


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