The Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising young adults who live 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. With TTC we are proud to offer a total of fourteen scholarships annually in the amount of $1000 each. However, the number of awarded scholarships may vary each year depending on available funding.
We are now accepting scholarship applications. The deadline for submission is April 30, and recipients are notified in June. Visit our instruction page to learn more about the criteria and instructions. Visit our online application to apply. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer@hydroassoc.org.
About Scholarship Funding
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 in honor of their son Gerard, who lived with hydrocephalus. In 1992, at age 22 and in the midst of his college experience, Gerard died. 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 Rebecca’s husband, Dr. Morris Ziskind. Dr. Ziskind had normal pressure hydrocephalus. After Rebecca Ziskind’s death in 2005, the couple’s three surviving children and their spouses—Carrie and Dee Norton, Jerome and Rosemary Ziskind, and Janet and Charles Tarino—graciously endowed this fund in loving memory of both parents. Two scholarships are awarded each year from this fund.
Anthony Abbene Scholarships
This fund was established in 2002 by Anthony Abbene’s extended family in honor of this teenager with hydrocephalus. Two scholarships are awarded each year from this fund to offset educational costs of a student with hydrocephalus.
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 optimistic attitude and all that he accomplished during his short life.
Mario J. Tocco Hydrocephalus Foundation Scholarship
Greg and Georgana Tocco along with 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.
Hydrocephalus Association Fund Scholarship
Erik and Lisa Chamberlain began providing support of this scholarship in 2015 in honor of their son, Myles Chamberlain. Born in 2011, Myles optimism, positive energy and determination touches us all on a daily basis. One scholarship is awarded from this scholarship. However, the number awarded through the Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Fund may vary each year depending on available funding.
Teens Take Charge Scholarships
The TTC Scholarship are proudly sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation and Clare Rose Foundation.
Support Future Scholars
If you are interested in sponsoring students with hydrocephalus please email email@example.com.
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.