Cystic Fibrosis Scholarships from BEF
|February 8, 2012||Posted by admin under cystic fibrosis scholarships, Disability Scholarships|
Boomer Esiason Foundation scholarships for Cystic Fibrosis, sometimes known simply as BEF scholarships, provide student financial assistance to individuals with Cystic Fibrosis who are pursuing either graduate or undergraduate degrees.
The Foundation offers these CF scholarships in response to the lifespan increase in CF patients that has been brought about as a result of therapeutic developments. As a result of such developments, CF patients now have the hope of attending college and completing a higher education. BEF scholarships support those goals in students who are working toward completing an academic degree while living with CF at the same time.
The Boomer Esiason Foundation General Academic Scholarship provides assistance to CF patients who are pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees. These Cystic Fibrosis scholarships are awarded quarterly and are based on academic accomplishment and demonstrated economic need. The BEF disability scholarships are issued directly to the school to provide assistance with tuition and fees. Each scholarship is for one year only. Scholarship amounts vary between $500 and $2,500. The deadlines to apply for each quarterly disability scholarship is March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 respectively.
Boomer Esiason Foundation scholarships for disabled students also include the Gunnar Esiason Scholarship. The CF scholarship is awarded in support of students who attend Boston College and honors Gunnar Esiason and his sister Sydney; both of whom attended Boston College.
The disability scholarship was established in January of 2012. This BEF scholarship, which is worth $10,000, is to be awarded annually. The deadline to apply is March 15th. In order to be eligible to receive this scholarship, the applicant must have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis or must have an immediate family member who is living with CF. Applicants must also be admitted or enrolled at Boston College and must also qualify to receive financial assistance.
The Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship for Cystic Fibrosis is awarded on an annual basis to a high school senior on the basis of academic accomplishment, demonstrated financial need and athletic ability. The purpose behind the disabilities scholarship is to recognize that both CF centers and physicians have noted that exercise is capable of saving the life of CF patients. Boomer Esiason Foundation scholarships provide for one Exercise for Life Athletic scholarship to be awarded to one male and one female applicant each year. The Cystic Fibrosis scholarships are worth $10,000 each. Awards are made directly to the school to assist in covering tuition and fees. The deadline to apply for these disability scholarships is June 15, 2012.
The Sacks for CF Scholarship is awarded to 30 people annually. The scholarship is based on quarterback sacks that are made throughout the NFL season. For every recorded sack made during Monday Night games, the scholarship program will receive a donation from a Boomer Esiason Foundation corporate sponsor. Scholarship award amounts vary between $3,000 and $10,000. The deadline to apply is January 13th.
The BEF Scholarship of the Arts is offered annually in an effort to promote communication through creativity. Artwork in the form of painting, video, sculpting and sketching is considered. Award amounts range from $500 to $1,000. The deadline to apply for this scholarship for disabled students is May 21st.
The Rosemary Quigley Memorial Scholarship honors the life of Rosemary Quigley, who consistently pursued her passions in life despite the presence of CF, including working as a medical ethics professor and health policy attorney. The award amount is $500 to $2,000. The deadline to apply is June 18th.
The Bonnie Strangio Education scholarships for Cystic Fibrosis are awarded on an annual basis to an individual who lives with CF and who also has a positive personality. This scholarship was established to honor Bonnie’s memory in 2005.
It is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated they have a ‘can-do’ attitude and upbeat personality in the face of living with Cystic Fibrosis while also working to achieve their goals in life. Bonnie Strangeo held degrees in psychology as well as teaching and pursued a career as a special education teacher in New Jersey. The award amount for this CF scholarship varies between $500 and $1,000. The deadline to apply for this Boomer Esiason Foundation scholarship is June 18th.