The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is pleased to announce its third annual Scholarship Program supporting students whose lives have been affected by rheumatoid disease (RD). Offering support to people with rheumatoid disease is one of RPF's core goals, and we seek to do that through this scholarship program by providing financial assistance to people with RD.
This year, we are doubling the opportunity and will be awarding four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarship is open to U.S. students of any age who have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis -- or who have a parent with such a diagnosis. The scholarship funds may be used toward any higher education or vocational institution. This means that the scholarship is not only available to high school seniors and current college students, but also to those looking to change careers or advance their education.
Applicants are required to submit a written response to an essay prompt, along with a completed application form. All submissions must be received by May 31, 2017. Winners will be announced this summer. More details about the scholarship program and a downloadable application form can be found on our Scholarship Program Page.
Click here to read about last year's scholarship winners!
This year's scholarship program is made possible through a corporate sponsorship from Crescendo Bioscience.
Crescendo Bioscience focuses on enabling more effective management of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases by providing quantitative, objective molecular tests (such as Vectra® DA) and disease information services to rheumatologists and patients. Vectra® DA is the only multi-biomarker blood test for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity. www.Vectra-DA.com