2018 Scholarship Cycle OPEN!

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We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Scholarship Program. The Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising teens and young adults who live with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus. We are proud to offer a total of eleven scholarships annually in the amount of $1000 each.  However, the number of awarded scholarships may vary each year depending on available funding. Since the scholarship program was established, HA has awarded 180 scholarships to 180 deserving future leaders of our community.

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These 11 scholarships are funded by the Hydrocephalus Association, with support from the following scholarship funds: 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, the Baldus Family Scholarship in Memory of Gerard Swartz Fudge, the Kate Finlayson Memorial Scholarship, and the Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship funded by Lisa and Erik Chamberlain of Illinois.

“Hydrocephalus is not a curse, but rather is a blessing in disguise. It has allowed me to find a purpose in life and an opportunity to change those around me” – Joseph Harris, 2017 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.

“I have not let my hydrocephalus stop me from reaching my full potential and living my life to the fullest”. – Walter Little, 2017 recipient

As 2017 marks the 24th year 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 2017 Hydrocephalus Scholarship Recipients page and our Past Scholarship Recipients page on our website. Hydrocephalus shouldn’t stand in the way of achieving an education. Apply today!

“I have been called a miracle. I call my experience a gift. It is not something anyone would want at all. Some might call it a tragedy. To me, this is an amazing victory!” – Haylee Chiarello, 2017 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 scholarship@hydroassoc.org. Scholarship applications for 2018 are available now and the deadline to submit is April 15, 2018.

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5 Comments for : 2018 Scholarship Cycle OPEN!
    • Tiffany Johnson
    • September 20, 2018

    When will the 2019 scholarships be available? I am a junior in high school and starting to apply to colleges. I have had hydrocephalus all my life. I am thinking about going to Johns Hopkins Medical, but it is too expensive and I need scholarships, plz help!

    Best Regards,

    • Stephanie Beal
    • July 13, 2018

    I applied for this scholarship years ago. I think its such a wonderful thing. I also ened up having a new friend through the association.

    • Kim Grondin
    • June 11, 2018

    Hi I was just wondering when the 2018 scholarship winners will be announced?

      • Ines Schlegel
      • June 14, 2018

      Hi Kim, the reviewers are currently reviewing applications and most likely recipients will be notified in August!

    • Asna Zuberi
    • February 26, 2018

    My name is Asna Zuberi 23 years Pakistani national and suffering with Hydrocephalus . I am student of final semester Doctor of Pharmacy ( 5 years Program) . I would like to know can I eligible for this scholarship.

    With regards

    Asna Zuberi

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