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2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients

In 2019, NF Midwest awarded $1,000 academic scholarships to ten adults affected by neurofibromatosis or schwannomatosis. This is the fifth year for NF Midwest’s scholarship program which was piloted with funds from a charitable trust left to NF Midwest by Frances and Irma Napolilli. The program awards scholarships to students from our service area who are diagnosed with NF and are pursuing a post-high school education. This includes undergraduate, graduate, and any trade schools. Applications are scored based on a demonstrated drive to succeed despite the challenges associated with living with NF, and aspects such as academic record, community service,  participation in NF Midwest, and teacher recommendations are also considered.

Our 2019 recipients are affected by NF in many different ways and several them have had to overcome obstacles that would have stopped many. We wish them the best of luck. If you’d like to apply for a 2020-2021 scholarship, look for applications to be open by the end of January 2019.

Our 2019 scholarship recipients were:

Gaoyeeng V. ( Milwaukee, WI) is a Freshman pursuing a Biomedical degree from the University of Milwaukee

Benjamin M. (Mundelein, IL) is a Freshman pursuing a degree in Business from the University of Nebraska

Lauren M. (Mishawaka, IN) is a Sophomore at Valparaiso University and is pursuing a degree in Meteorology

Lillian W. (Indianapolis, IN) is a Freshman pursuing a degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State University

Cole B. (Deerfield, WI) is a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a degree in Accounting

Lee V. (Louisville, KY) is Freshman pursuing a degree in Environmental Science from Bellarmine University

Garrett D. (Fairview Heights, IL) is a Freshman pursuing a degree in Communications from Webster University

Ainsley O (Park Ridge, IL) is a Freshman at Marquette University pursuing a degree in Nursing

Emily J. (Clive, IA) is a Sophomore at Iowa State University Sophomore pursing a degree in Event Management

Ashlee M (Warrensburg, MO) is a Sophomore at the University of Central Missouri pursuing a degree in Family Development


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