Apply for a College Scholarship From the Diabetes Scholars Foundation

If you are a high school senior with Type 1 diabetes[1] who is a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident) and you are planning to attend an accredited four-year university, college, or technical or trade school this fall, you may be interested in applying for one of the various college scholarships currently being offered by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is a tax-exempt organization committed to supporting educational activities for and about children with diabetes. The Foundation has provided scholarships allowing almost 3,000 people to attend the annual Children With Diabetes “Friends for Life Conference” and has also funded more than $1 million worth of college scholarships for students with Type 1 diabetes.


More than 40 scholarships between $1,000 and $5,000 are being offered to students based on a variety of qualifications, including pursing certain majors, living in certain states, or being a student athlete.

Full information about the scholarships, including complete eligibility requirements and details on the application and selection process, can be found on the Diabetes Scholars Foundation website[2]. Applications should be submitted here[3] and must be received by April 15, 2016.

This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.

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