ALS Family Scholarship

$10,000
5 winners, $2,000 each
Awarded
Winners
5
Finalists
8
Application Deadline
Nov 20, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 20, 2023
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Background:
Child or spouse of someone who has ALS or has died from it
Background:
Child or spouse of someone who has ALS or has died from it

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare neurological disease that affects one’s control over voluntary muscle movements.

ALS is mostly diagnosed in those aged 60 or older and it affects around 30,000 people in the United States alone, with 5,000 new diagnoses made each year. Due to the unique nature of the disease, an ALS diagnosis can have a significant effect on a patient’s family due to the increased assistance they’ll need as the disease progresses. Between this extra responsibility and the costs of medical care, family members of those with ALS often face many obstacles when pursuing their own lives and careers.

This scholarship seeks to support families of those afflicted by ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) so they can pursue their career goals in the face of this difficult disease.

Any student who is pursuing career enhancement through education and is the child or spouse of someone who has ALS or someone who has died from it may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us how ALS has affected your life and how this scholarship will affect your career path.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published August 29, 2023
$10,000
5 winners, $2,000 each
Awarded
Winners
5
Finalists
8
Application Deadline
Nov 20, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 20, 2023
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

How has ALS affected your life? How will this scholarship affect your career plan?

400–600 words