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Sandra West ALS Foundation Scholarship

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West Family
1st winner$8,258
2nd winner$8,257
In Review
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
Winners Announced
Jun 30, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Child of a parent with ALS
Financial Status:
Family facing financial hardship
Education Level:
Current or prospective college student

ALS is a devastating neurological disease that often impacts not only the affected individual but also their entire family.

ALS often leads to significant financial burdens due to medical expenses, home modifications, and the need for assistive devices. College students whose parents are living with ALS face particularly daunting challenges as they strive to balance their academic ambitions with the responsibilities and financial pressures associated with their parent's condition.

The Sandra West ALS Foundation Scholarship honors a remarkable spiritual woman, devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, who is living her life with the challenging diagnosis of ALS.

Sandy is a dedicated elementary school teacher, committed to health and fitness, ALS has sadly limited her physical abilities. This scholarship recognizes her unwavering commitment to education and aims to support college students who face the dual challenges of academic pursuit and familial responsibilities during an incredibly difficult time.

Any child of a parent with ALS whose family is facing financial hardship may apply for this scholarship if they're a current or prospective college student.

To apply, tell us about your personal experience as a child of a parent with ALS, how this experience has impacted your educational journey, what your financial circumstances are, and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Need
Published January 1, 2024
Essay Topic

Please share about your personal experience as a child of a parent with ALS. How has this experience impacted your educational journey thus far? Tell us about your financial circumstances and how this scholarship support will help you to achieve your goals.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 31, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jun 30, 2024.

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