Hydrocephalus Scholarships

The Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising young adults who are dealing with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus. We are proud to offer eight scholarships annually to young adults with hydrocephalus. The scholarships are $1,000 each and are awarded in June.  

The cycle for the 2014 scholarship program has been closed. We will be announcing the winner’s of this year’s scholarship in June 2014. We will be accepting applications again beginning of January, 2015. If you would like to receive a notification once our 2015 scholarship cycle opens, please email info@hydroassoc.org.

To see our 2013 Scholarship awardees, click here.

Generous Scholarship Endowments

The Association is grateful to the following families for generously funding scholarship endowments:

Gerard Swartz Fudge Memorial Scholarships:
This fund was established in 1994 by the Fudge family. Their son, Gerard, had hydrocephalus and died in 1992 at the age of 22 in the midst of his college experience. Two scholarships are awarded each year from this fund.

Morris L. and Rebecca Ziskind Memorial Scholarships:
This fund was established in 2001 by Rebecca Ziskind and her family in memory of her husband, Dr. Morris Ziskind, who had NPH. After Rebecca Ziskind’s death in 2005, their three surviving children and their spouses—Carrie and Dee Norton, Jerome and Rosemary Ziskind, and Janet and Charles Tarino—graciously funded one more scholarship in loving memory of their parents, so that two scholarships are now awarded from this fund.

Anthony Abbene Scholarships:
This fund was established in 2002 by Anthony Abbene’s extended family. Anthony is a teenager with hydrocephalus. This fund awards two scholarships in honor of Anthony and to help others with hydrocephalus with their education.

Justin Scot Alston Memorial Scholarship:
Gloria M. Alston established this scholarship in loving memory of her son, Justin Scot Alston, who died in 2004. Justin received a Hydrocephalus Association scholarship in 2002 and will be remembered for his tremendous upbeat attitude and for all that he accomplished during his short life.

Mario J. Tocco Hydrocephalus Foundation Scholarship:
Greg and Georgana Tocco and their families established this scholarship in 2007 in loving memory of Greg’s grandfather, Mario, and in honor of the Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc of Saugus, MA.

Please note that the number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Other Scholarships

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, or disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Visit http://www.aahd.us/ and click on “Scholarship Program” for more details and to download the application.