John D. Rockefeller once said, “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything.”
Those living with autoimmune diseases embody the quality of perseverance, often cultivated by their experience overcoming the challenges brought on by their conditions. Chronic illness can create a difficult road, but this doesn’t deter the passion and effort of many who strive to make a difference.
These women are Chronic Bosses. Powerful, strong, and resilient. Kind and empathetic. Leaders and change-makers shaping our future.
The Chronic Boss Scholarship seeks to reward women with autoimmune disorders who have preserved and succeeded. This scholarship is geared towards women who have an entrepreneurial spirit, whether that is in launching an initiative, a campaign, a startup, a blog, starting a club, organizing a fundraiser, or other endeavor.
To apply, write an essay explaining how living with an autoimmune disease has shaped who you are and how you have transformed your struggle into your strength.
How has your experience as a person living with an autoimmune disease shaped who you are today? How have you turned your struggle into your strength?
The application deadline is Mar 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 31, 2022.
The scholarship award is $10,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 31, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.