Chronic Kidney Disease Scholarships
|May 14, 2012||Posted by admin under Disability Scholarships, illness scholarships, kidney scholarships|
Chronic kidney disease scholarships are available to kidney disability patients to assist in the cost of pursuing a higher education. The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana provides The Larry Smock Scholarship to kidney patients who live in Indiana and who are pursuing a post-secondary education in either a monitored occupational or academic setting. To qualify for this scholarships, applicants must have received a kidney transplant or be on dialysis. Indiana residency is also a requirement.
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio also offers a scholarship to kidney patients as well. Each kidney scholarship application is carefully reviewed by a Medical Advisory Board. The goal of the scholarship program is to enhance the lives of individuals through personal success and education.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America Scholarship Award provides an educational scholarship as well as an awards program for urology and kidney patients. This award is given to college-bound students who are between the ages of 17 and 25 and who have kidney disease. Scholarship recipients receive up to $2,000 per year. This scholarship is renewable for a total of four years. The Foundation also awards the Covelli Family Achievement Award. This award is given to young patients to recognize them for having improved their life or academic skills. Recipients receive up to $500 along with a certificate of acknowledgement. The deadline to apply is May 25th.
The Neyhart Scholarship was created by Clara and Greg Neyhart and will award its first scholarship winner in July of 2012. Applications were made available in January and are accepted through April 15th. The scholarship was established to support patients living with kidney disease or children of patients with kidney disease. Clara Neyhart has spent her professional career working with patients with kidney disease in her work as a nurse with the UNC Division of Nephrology & Hypertension. Greg Neyhart is a college chemistry professor.
Patient rehabilitation kidney scholarships are also available to patients who are living with kidney disease. These kidney disease scholarships for disability students have helped to foster independence in patients since 1984. The deadline to apply is March 28th. In order to be eligible for these disabilities scholarships, applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a clear employment goal. The maximum yearly scholarship award is $3,000. Scholarship recipients are allowed to apply again each year until they have used a sum total of $6,000 in scholarship funds. All applicants must be a current patient of Northwest Kidney Centers or a past dialysis patient of the center who has received a transplant within the past five years. In addition, applicants must be a resident of Washington State and must be at least 18 years of age.
The Peter and Bruce Bidstrup Memorial Scholarship was originally established in 1984 by Carol G. Bombeck, who was Executive Director of the Arizona Kidney Foundation. The fund was established in honor of her two sons, both of whom did not survive kidney disease. This was the first scholarship program in the country to directly assist transplant and dialysis patients in achieving their educational goals.
The program is primarily funded by private donations and memorials. It was Carol’s dream to establish a source of scholarship funds that would be easily accessible to renal failure patients throughout Arizona. Ultimately, Carol hoped to improve the quality of life for kidney patients, while allowing them to become self-sufficient. Today the Bidstrup Memorial Scholarship Fund provides transplant and dialysis patients with tuition and books. Students receiving this scholarship have used their disability scholarships to study a variety of subjects while attending technical institutes, community colleges and universities.
The National Kidney Foundation serving Kansas and Western Missouri also offers the Culpeppeer Exum Scholarship. This is a $1,000 chronic illness scholarship available to individuals with kidney disease. Applicants must live in Kansas or Missouri and have a diagnosis of kidney disease. The scholarship was founded by Beth Whitten, a nephrology social worker in memory of her brother, a diabetic who was on dialysis prior to his death in 2002. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2012. The deadline to apply for these chronic kidney disease scholarships is May 11th.