BACKGROUND / OBJECTIVE:
The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatoid diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis. Beyond the physical, mental and emotional hardship of rheumatoid disease (RD), there is also often a financial toll placed on people with RD due to the expenses of continuous care and treatment, as well as potential disability and loss of income. One of RPF’s primary goals is offering support to rheumatoid patients. One way in which we seek to do this is to offer support to students who have RD or whose parents have RD, as they pursue higher education or a career change. RPF’s scholarship program helps to support and meet the needs of these students.
To offer financial support to students whose lives have been affected by rheumatoid disease, as they advance their education.
The 2021 scholarship application is now open! Deadline to apply is August 10, 2021. Click here for scholarship guidelines and for the link to the application.
Previous Scholarship Winners:
Thanks to our Scholarship Sponsor, Myriad Autoimmune
Myriad Autoimmune 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