UFIRST Scholars Program

UFIRST Scholars Program
 
History
The UFIRST SCHOLARS Program was established in 2010 by a seed gift from Valerie & David Scholl.  The Scholls are grandparents to an affected granddaughter who wanted to provide an opportunity for affected students to advance their post-secondary education in partnership with FIRST.  Their inspiration is to provide the opportunity for students affected with a form of ichthyosis or related skin type to achieve their highest educational potential. Other donors are encouraged to contribute to the fund to help grow its capacity. 

 

How to Apply
  • Applications for 2014 are now closed
  • Faxes and online applications will be accepted.  
  • Scholarship winners will be notified in May.
  • Eligible candidates are individuals affected with some form of ichthyosis or a related skin type, seeking post-secondary education at an accredited university, college, junior college, or trade school.
  • Qualified applicants may apply throughout the duration of their education career; however, a new application is required every year and proven success in previous year(s) will be required to be considered for future funding.
  • Funds can be used for school tuition and/or fees. All monies for tuition and/or fees are paid directly to the institution.
  • Participation in FIRST activities, communication with the national office, and advocating in your local community strengthens your application.
  • The deadline to apply was March 31, 2014
Scholarship Selection Criteria
A committee of volunteers will evaluate each scholarship application based on the following criteria:
 
1.  Demonstrated Academic Ability
2.  A Written Essay (topics vary each year)
3.  Extracurricular Activities and Community Activities
4.  Financial Need
5.  Recommendation Letters
6.  FIRST Activities


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