RPF is excited to announce a new scholarship program for individuals and families who are affected by Rheumatoid Disease. In our first year, we will be offering two $1,000 scholarships toward higher education expenses, to be awarded to individuals living with RD or who have a parent with RD. We recognize the financial strain that rheumatoid arthritis can place on a family and the career challenges many people with rheumatoid disease face. In light of that, we are happy to be able to offer some support to those looking to advance their education and/or change careers.
Scholarship applicants will be required to submit a short essay answering questions about their experience with rheumatoid disease and how it has affected their lives. All essay submissions will be judged based on content and quality, and two winners will be selected. The scholarship deadline for this year is December 31st, 2014. Winners will be selected and scholarships will be awarded in 2015.