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.
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 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 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 Midwest related activities. Selection process:
Application Deadline: Applications must be received by March 31st. Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.
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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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