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Arlin Diaz Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 30, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student

Arlin Diaz was a beloved daughter, wife, and mother whose vibrant spirit continues to be an inspiration to many.

Arlin was of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent and touched the lives of all who knew her with her warmth, kindness, and unwavering determination. Even though Arlin passed away far too soon at the age of thirty-seven, her legacy of resilience and compassion lives on. 

Arlin was not only a proud graduate of Kean University, where she earned her B.A. in psychology in 2010, but she was also a beacon of hope for individuals facing the challenges of epilepsy. Despite her own struggles with the condition, Arlin approached life with courage and grace, never allowing epilepsy to define her or limit her dreams.

This scholarship seeks to honor the incredible life of Arlin Diaz by continuing her legacy of courage and compassion in supporting the aspirations of students with epilepsy.

Any high school or undergraduate student who has epilepsy may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but Hispanic applicants who are studying psychology are preferred.

To apply, submit an essay about your personal journey or the impact of this scholarship and upload any relevant images that will help your essay and story stand out.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published June 24, 2024
Essay Topic

Please respond to one of the following prompts: 1. Personal Journey - share your own experience with epilepsy. How has epilepsy impacted your life, and what challenges have you encountered along the way? 2. Impact of the scholarship - explain how receiving this scholarship would help alleviate the financial burden of your education and enable you to pursue your academic endeavors with greater focus and determination. How do you intend to honor Arlin's memory and legacy as a recipient of this scholarship?

500–750 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Nov 30, 2024.