We are now accepting applications for our 2016 Scholarship Program. The scholarship program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising teens and young adults who have been dealing with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus. The Teens Take Charge (TTC) Program was established in 2010 and through the program we are able to provide five additional scholarships. This year, with TTC, we are proud to offer a total of fourteen scholarships in the amount of $1000 each. Since the scholarship program was established, HA has awarded 135 scholarships to 135 deserving future leaders of our community.
These 14 scholarships are funded by the Hydrocephalus Association, Special thanks to Lisa and Erik Chamberlain of Rokton, Illinios, for providing support of this scholarship, as well as two Gerard Swartz Fudge Memorial Scholarship Funds, two Morris L. and Rebecca Ziskind Memorial Scholarship Funds, two Anthony Abbene Scholarship Funds, the Justin Scot Alston Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Mario J. Tocco Hydrocephalus Foundation Scholarship Fund, and the TTC scholarships are proudly sponsored by the Clare Rose Foundation.
“I would encourage the parents to take their kids to school and support them in their future career development. I would like to raise the confidence of everyone with hydrocephalus because the future is bright… we have equal chances” – Margaret Wanja, 2015 Recipient
We are very grateful to all of the families who have made these scholarships possible for our teens and young adults to pursue their educational goals and careers. Please visit our scholarship page to learn more about the generous funders of this program.
“Though hydrocephalus does not define me, it has taught me what it’s like to work hard and what it means to be compassionate. It has helped me discover who I am today, and who I will be in the future.” – Madison Pardi, 2015 Recipient
As 2016 marks the 22nd of this program, we invite you to read about our past recipients and their dreams, accomplishments, and their drive to further their education. Please take a moment to read about past scholarship recipients by visiting our 2015 Hydrocephalus Scholarship Recipients page, our 2015 TTC Scholarship Recipient page and our Past Scholarship Recipients page on our website. Hydrocephalus shouldn’t stand in the way of achieving an education. Apply today!
“I think the most important thing about having a preexisting condition, like hydrocephalus, is knowledge of that subject. I was only a baby when I was diagnosed and was too little to comprehend what any of it meant. As I grew older, I still didn’t take much of an interest in it and didn’t really know how to tell people what it was and I just tried to ignore it. It wasn’t until my VP shunt failed the first time that I thought, wow, this is serious stuff and I want to know more.”- Sierra Marie Mondin, 2015 Recipient
To find out more about the instructions for completing the application or if you would like to apply, please visit the Scholarship Instruction page on our website, the online scholarship application, or contact us at Jennifer@hydroassoc.org. Scholarship applications for 2016 will be available now and the deadline to submit is April 30, 2016.