Scholarship Program for Type 1 Athletes

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

The Foundation’s first US initiative is a scholarship program for college athletes who have Type 1 diabetes[2] 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[3].

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

Endnotes:
  1. all-diabetes professional cycling team: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/joe-eldridge/
  2. Type 1 diabetes: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/articles/diabetes-definitions/type-1-diabetes
  3. visit the official Web site: http://teamtype1.org/

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