Diabetes Impact Scholarship

Funded by
Alexis Book
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$2,250
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Career path:
Medical, research and development, business, etc. Interest in helping people with diabetes or other autoimmune conditions.
Background:
Must currently have some form of diabetes (Type 1 or 2, MODY, LADA, 3C, Gestational, Neonatal, etc.)
Education level:
Career path:
Background:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Medical, research and development, business, etc. Interest in helping people with diabetes or other autoimmune conditions.
Must currently have some form of diabetes (Type 1 or 2, MODY, LADA, 3C, Gestational, Neonatal, etc.)

Out of the approximately 2.3 million freshmen entering college each year, about 7,700 of them have Type 1 diabetes, meaning it affects approximately 1 in every 300 college students. 

The implications of a diabetes diagnosis include the constant monitoring of blood sugars, routine doctor’s appointments, and a constant cycle of managing highs and lows. While there has been enormous progress in diabetic management over the last 100 years, diabetics around the world still struggle to get the care they need.

That’s why representation matters. When people with diabetes go into the workforce, they are able to give back to others in the same situation by using empathy and understanding that others may not have. This scholarship will support a student with some form of diabetes who wants to help others with diabetes after they graduate. This could include, but is not limited to, students who aspire to be…

  • A medical professional that provides their patients with an empathetic and nuanced understanding of managing a chronic illness
  • A scientist studying potential treatments for diabetics
  • An inventor interested in developing new or improving existing medical devices  
  • An entrepreneur whose business ventures would benefit the specific needs of diabetics
  • A passionate lobbyist that advocates for medical care reform and the reduction in insulin costs

Undergraduate and graduate students with diabetes are encouraged to apply. To apply, write about what you plan to do in your chosen field to help others that have chronic autoimmune conditions.

Healthcare
$2,250
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us about what you plan to do in your chosen field to help others that have chronic autoimmune conditions.

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 31, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.