Hydrocephalus Scholarships for Disabled Students
Hydrocephalus scholarships for disabled students are normally designed for those people either living with the condition, their families, or those going to school specifically to study the topic. While there are a number of organizations or groups both nationally and locally which offer hydrocephalus scholarships one of the biggest organizations within the United States which offer these programs is the Hydrocephalus Association. This organization works for on advocacy, support and general community building. As a member of the National Health Council the organization is part of a nationwide group which represented over 100 million different people. On its own the Hydrocephalus Association gives out six different scholarships for hydrocephalus every year and represents the best bet for many students to get access to financial aid. Students in Canada should be aware that there are a number of options available for them as well depending on the province in which they live.
*Hydrocephalusa is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of water or Cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles, or the cavities of the brain. It is known in laymans terms as ‘water on the brain’.
Generally speaking students interested in getting a hydrocephalus scholarship from the Hydrocephalus Association will need to fall under their singular eligibility requirements. Students interested in these programs will need to be preparing to attend a four year university, trade school, or post graduate program while being 17 years of age or older. Funds from these hydrocephalus scholarships may be used for anything relating to education including books, exam fees, or other various costs. All of the programs award at least one scholarship every year in the amount of $500. Applications are not made available online and students interested in applying to a scholarship program will need to be living with hydrocephalus as an active condition in their life. While the 2011 cycle has come to a close, students should pay attention to the website for more information and upcoming deadlines when they are announced.
As of 2009, there are six different hydrocephalus scholarships available from the Hydrocephalus Association. The Gerard Swartz Fudge, Morris L. and Rebecca Ziskin, and Anthony Abbese hydrocephalus scholarships each provide two different awards of $500 a piece. The Justin Scot Alston, Mario J. Tosco and Giavanna Marie Melomo hydrocephalus scholarship provide only a single award each year. Many of these hydrocephalus scholarships are memorial programs, designed not only to provide funding but also to help remember the people who have died while suffering under hydrocephalus. Unfortunately there do not appear to be many other hydrocephalus scholarships for disabled students available in the united states though students will likely have a good amount of luck applying for disability scholarships available in greater numbers.
It is worth noting that American Association on Health and Disability provides a scholarship every year for students going into a program to study disabilities with an interest in a career within the disability field. While not necessarily a hydrocephalus scholarship, the Hydrocephalus Association does link the program at the bottom of their website for interested students. Students can receive up to $1,000 in assistance while being a United States citizen and preparing to major in either disability studies or a health related field. All applicants will need to be enrolled in either undergraduate or post-graduate study. While the 2011-2012 cycle has closed, students are encourage to check in with the website for the next academic year’s application.
Students in Canada have a few options for a hydrocephalus scholarship depending on where they live in the country. As an example the Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship is given out to a varying number of students with hydrocephalus every year. This particular program is limited to students who are residents of Ontario but may be applied to any accredited school or university. All applications are due April 29 of every year. In a similar vein to the above program, the Luciana Spring Mascarin hydrocephalus scholarship for disabled students gives out varying number of different awards every year. Eligibility for this scholarship for having hydrocephalus requires that students be citizens of Windsor, Essex, or Chatham-Kent while preparing to head off to any college. The deadline for this program is March 31.