A Look Back at our 2020 Scholarship Winners – 2021 Applications Now Open
In 2020, NF Midwest awarded $1,000 academic scholarships to six adults affected by neurofibromatosis or schwannomatosis. This is the seventh 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 education pursuit could be for undergraduate, graduate, and any trade school studies. 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.
Successful applicants are eligible to receive these $1,000 scholarships one time and funds may be used for continuing undergraduate (Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Vocational) or graduate school on a full or part-time basis at an accredited, US-based institution. In seven years, NF Midwest has provided scholarships to 53 adults for a variety of post high school education programs. Here is a look back at the successful 2020 awardees.
Our 2020 scholarship recipients are:
Stephen A (Carol Stream, IL) is a Sophomore at Elgin Community College and is pursuing studies in Engineering;
Kelly H (Bloomington, IN) is a Freshman at Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington and is pursuing studies in Animal Behavior;
Jordana K (Chicago, IL) is a Freshman at Loyola University in Chicago, IL and is pursuing studies in Nursing;
Emily H (Evansville, IN) is a Freshman at University of Southern Indiana and is pursuing studies in Diagnostic Medical Sonography;
Gabriella A (Carol Stream, IL) is a Senior at Elgin Community College and is pursuing studies in Nursing; and
Jenna J (Woodridge, IL) is a Freshman at the College of DuPage and is pursuing studies in Early Childhood Education.
We wish them all the best as they each pursue their educational goals!
For more information about this year’s applications, please see this article: 2021 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted – Neurofibromatosis Midwest (nfmidwest.org)
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