Autoimmune diseases are not as uncommon as people may think and are the third most common cause of chronic illnesses in the US.
The NIH estimates that autoimmune diseases affect between 5-8% of the US population, and autoimmune diseases are becoming more common. Autoimmune diseases are more prevalent among women, affecting three times more women than men.
This scholarship aims to support female students who have autoimmune diseases in order to help them finish their degrees.
Female undergraduate or graduate students who are sophomores or higher, are attending accredited two or four-year colleges full-time, have GPAs of at least 3.0, are majoring in science, health science, or creative arts, and are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please upload a letter of recommendation, and tell us how your autoimmune disease has affected your life, education, and future goals and how this scholarship would help you achieve your educational and career goals.
How has being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease affected your education and your life? How has your diagnosis impacted your future goals? How will this scholarship help you reach your educational and career goals?
The application deadline is Jun 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 15, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 15, 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.