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Academic Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to young adults with neurofibromatosis or schwannomatosis.

Academic Scholarships for Adults with NF

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.

The scholarships are awarded to assist persons with Neurofibromatosis (NF) to continue their higher education. Grants of $1,000 are awarded annually to go toward college-related expenses, such as tuition/fees and books.

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 fulltime basis. The program is only open to US citizens living in NF Midwest’s region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Wisconsin and the east half of Missouri. Students may only receive this scholarship once.

Selection Criteria: In selecting applicants, the NF Midwest Scholarship Committee takes into consideration each applicant’s scholastic record, character, involvement in community service, including any NF-related activities. Selection process:

  1. Applications undergo an initial review to ensure that all the information requested has been submitted within the deadline.
  2. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of criteria met and numbers of scholarships available.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by April 30th. Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.


Award Announcements:
  • Scholarship award recipients will be notified by email and letter (mail) by July 31st.
  • Applicants who are not selected to be scholarship recipients will be notified by e-mail or letter (mail) by July 31st.
  • Scholarship checks will be made out to the college or school of attendance and mailed to the recipient.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Evan Carr, Marion, IL

Evan is working towards a degree in biochemistry from Anderson University in Anderson, IN. One day he would like to establish his own neurological disease research center.

Austin Denny, Fond Du Lac, WI

Austin is seeking a certificate in Business Administration from North Central Technical College in Wausau, WI and has an interest in computers and technology repair.

Application Instructions:

Please read these instructions carefully. If you have any questions, please email info@nfmidwest.org or contact Diana at 630-945-3562.

  1. Complete this application only if you are an entering or current undergraduate student.
  2. Complete the entire application form and submit all of the requested additional information. If there are items/questions that are not relevant to you, write N/A for not applicable.
  3. All applications must be typed.
  4. Completed application must be received by May 31st by email to info@nfmidwest.org or to:

Neurofibromatosis Midwest
473 Dunham Rd, Suite 3
St. Charles, IL 60174

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