BEFORE DOWNLOADING THE APPLICATION FORM, PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Applications will be available for download each year between January 1st and April 30th.
Be current high school seniors, high school graduates (including students who have earned their GED certificate), or current undergraduate students of any age who have MS or have a parent with MS and will be attending, or are already currently attending, an accredited postsecondary school working toward their first undergraduate degree.
Ba a United States citizen or legal resident living in the United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam or any other US territory.
Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam or any other US territory for the 2016-17 academic year.
Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a first-time degree, license or certificate.
WHAT'S THE DEADLINE?
HOW CAN THE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY BE USED?
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30th. Late applications will not be accepted.
HOW DO YOU PICK THE RECIPIENTS?
Each scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s tuition at his or her post-secondary institution of choice. A check made payable to the institution will be provided to recipients, who will be responsible for applying the funds to his or her tuition account.
WHO SELECTS THE RECIPIENTS?
Scholarship finalists will be selected on the basis of academic record, participation in school or community activities, personal recommendations, goals and aspirations, and an essay (written by the applicant) regarding the impact of MS on their life. The selection process will not be influenced or affected by the actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation of any applicant.
HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I WAS SELECTED?
A panel of individuals hand-picked by our Board of Directors.
Once we receive your application in the mail, we will notify you via email to let you know it is being processed. If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will also be notified by email no later than May 15th. Please check your spam and junk mail folders to make sure your notification doesn’t get lost!
The PreJax Foundation does not sell, rent, or share your contact information with other organizations or businesses. The PreJax Foundation is the sole owner of the information collected on its website and via scholarship applications. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others.
WHAT DO I DO IF I RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP?
HOW DO I APPLY?
Make sure you let us know where you plan to attend. Checks don’t get mailed out until August, so if you change your mailing address or institution, please keep us updated or it may delay the receipt of your scholarship funds. It will be your responsibility to make sure the funds get applied to your tuition account.
Download the application at the bottom of this page and fill it out completely. Along with your completed application, you will also need to send us:
- An official copy of your high school transcript or GED
- A personal statement of 500 words or less explaining how your or your parent’s MS has impacted your life
- Two letters of reference from non-family members who can share some insight about who you are (e.g. a school official or teacher, clergy member, work supervisor, etc.)
- A letter from a medical doctor verifying a conclusive diagnosis of multiple sclerosis for yourself or one of your parents
There is no application fee. All applications and supporting documentation must be mailed to the address on our contact page.