Scholarship Program for Type 1 Athletes

On World Diabetes Day, Phil Southerland, founder of the first all-diabetes professional cycling team, launched the Team Type 1 Foundation.

The Foundation’s first US initiative is a scholarship program for college athletes who have Type 1 diabetes and compete in an NCAA sport. In 2014, the Foundation will award up to seven scholarships of $5,000 each to help student-athletes offset the costs of diabetes care, which can average between $300 and $500 a month. Scholarship recipients will also become diabetes ambassadors for the program, speaking at Team Type 1 events “to raise awareness about diabetes management and to inspire people with diabetes to better manage their disease.”

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The Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications. For full eligibility requirements, and to learn more about Team Type 1’s mission, visit the official Web site.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.