Academic Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to young adults with neurofibromatosis or schwannomatosis.
The Neurofibromatosis Midwest Scholarship Program was established in 2015 with funds donated by Francis and Irma Napolilli in 2014 and will continue through the generosity of future donors.
Eligibility Criteria: The NF Midwest Scholarship Program is open to individuals with NF who are entering or current undergraduate students (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, vocational school certification) at an accredited US-based college/university or trade/vocational school on a full-time basis. The program is only open to US citizens living in NF Midwest’s region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Missouri. Students may only receive this scholarship once.
These $1,000 scholarships are awarded once per student and may be used continuing undergraduate (Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Vocational) or graduate school on a full or part-time basis at an accredited, US-based institution.
The NF Midwest scholarship committee considers many factors. Don’t be deterred by any one criteria. We encourage all students in our region to apply.
The application process is usually open by mid January and are due no later than March 31st of the application year. While applying or after applying, each applicant must include:
Scholarship applicants will be informed by May 31st if they have received an award.
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..with the financial support of this scholarship, and the boost of confidence, I am passing the courses I have already completed with success. This is HUGE for me because I am not only completing my life goals, but I am proving to those who have always said I could not do it, that there [are] no limits to the things you do in life. It may take me longer than most people to complete, but that doesn't not mean that I will not complete it.
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