We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Hydrocephalus Association scholarships. 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. 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. Since the scholarship program was established, HA has awarded 149 scholarships to 149 deserving future leaders of our community.
These 14 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, and the Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship funded by Lisa and Erik Chamberlain of Illinois.
“I want to be someone that they can look at and say, ‘He beat this and I can too.’ I want to inspire them to stay positive and feel hopeful.” – David Cain, 2016 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.
“From my own personal experience, I recognize the power that true empathy can provide when someone is in their greatest time of need… Although I live everyday with constant discomfort, I refuse to allow the condition to change my goals.” – Brittany Faitao, 2016 Recipient
As 2017 marks the 23rd 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 2016 Hydrocephalus Scholarship Recipients page, our 2016 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!
“When I tell people I have hydrocephalus, they are often very perplexed. They say, ‘I would have never known’ or ‘You seem like a normal person.’ Well, I AM a normal person! It is so true that we (people with hydrocephalus) should not be treated differently because of our condition. Nothing separates us. We are all people and we should all be accepted for who we are no matter what the case may be.” – Dara Tannariello, 2016 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarship applications for 2017 are available now and the deadline to submit is March 31, 2017.