Scholarships for Students with Cystic Fibrosis

Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship for Students with Cystic FibrosisExercise for Life Athletic Scholarship for Students with Cystic Fibrosis

According to their website: “…[W]e have raised millions of dollars to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. But our mission isn’t all about fundraising; it’s also about supporting the CF community. To that end, we have developed a variety of programs to help people with CF live, breathe and succeed despite the disease.”

URL:  http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships or http://www.esiason.org/ (Programs tab, “Scholarships” from the drop-down menu to view all of their scholarships)

Contact Info:  Boomer Esiason Foundation, c/o Chris McEwan, 483 10th Avenue, Suite 300, New York, NY 10018; Email: [email protected]

Deadline:  June 19

Award Amount:  $10,000 (2 awarded; 1 for a male student and 1 for a female student)

Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior who has cystic fibrosis and demonstrates scholastic ability, athletic ability (as evidenced by regular exercise), character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to CF therapy. The student-athlete should jog on a regular basis and be training for the 1.5-mile qualifying run. All candidates will be judged on the basis of time.

Requirements: Application; Completed Exercise For Life training log (email for the download link); Essay 1: Discuss the importance of compliance to CF therapies and what you practice daily to stay healthy; Essay 2: Discuss your post-graduation goals; recent photo; Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine; most recent W2 form for both parents; Transcript; Letter of Acceptance from academic institution; detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution; and signed waiver.

Application Link:  http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships

Note: The Boomer Esiason Foundation supports scholarships for college students, cystic fibrosis research and education, as well as transplant grants. If you’d like to help support these causes and #BeTheChange, you can donate here: http://www.esiason.org/about-us/sponsors-partners