Even as the class of 2009 enjoys the milestones of their senior year, many are already well into their preparations for college. Scholarships are an important way for some students to help fund a college education, though identifying available awards can be daunting. However, if you are one of the many high school students affected by asthma, there's a special option for you.
Applications are now being accepted for Schering-Plough's "Will to Win" college scholarship program, which recognizes high school seniors with asthma who are pursuing higher education.
"Every day, teenagers overcome the challenges of living with asthma and achieve great things," says Mike Tringale, director of external affairs at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. "The 'Will to Win' Scholarship Program recognizes these young asthma patients who are dedicated to properly managing their disease and have not let the condition impede their ability to excel."
Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to two high school seniors in each of five categories: performing arts; visual arts; community service; athletics and science. Each applicant must demonstrate outstanding performance and a documented track record of achievement in one of these categories. Applicants must also have received at least one separate award related to their category.
All high school seniors with asthma who will graduate in 2009 and hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply. All scholarship winners will be required to supply documentation of U.S. citizenship, acceptance to an accredited college and enrollment in college in the fall 2009 semester.
For additional information, applications and entry rules, please visit the Web site www.Schering-PloughWillToWin.com or e-mail
Courtesy of ARAcontent