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Students with Congenital Heart Defects Scholarship

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Sarah Sheeran
1 winner$605
Application Deadline
Dec 12, 2023
Winners Announced
Jan 12, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Has a CHD (congenital heart defect)

Congenital heart defects are rare but impactful, affecting around 1% of babies born each year.

Students with congenital heart defects often face challenges in their educational journeys that peers without the condition don’t have to worry about. Children with CHD are more likely to not meet academic standards in math or reading, which can make it difficult for them to pursue their higher education goals.

This scholarship aims to empower students with CHD to freely pursue their dreams and aspirations, regardless of the obstacles they face.

Any high school or undergraduate student who has CHD (congenital heart defect) may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how living with a congenital heart defect has affected you.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published August 15, 2023
Essay Topic

How has your congenital heart defect affected you?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Faith Gortman
North Carolina State University at RaleighRural Hall, NC


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 12, 2023. Winners will be announced on Jan 12, 2024.

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