The Arthritis Champions Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students with arthritis or a related rheumatic disease who: impact the arthritis community, serving as positive role models and leaders; and live their best lives, while empowering others to do the same. The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America's #1 cause of disability while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy and community connections. Eligible scholarship recipients may apply for up to four years total. Applications run from January until the deadline.
To be eligible for the Arthritis Champions Scholarship, applicants must: be a U.S. citizen or a legal and permanent resident; have doctor-diagnosed arthritis or related rheumatic disease; be classified as a full-time undergraduate, graduate or medical student at an accredited college or university in the United States for the entire academic year; be enrolled full-time each semester and have completed the full-time units to reapply for the next academic year; have and maintain a 2.5 GPA; and be engaged as an Arthritis Foundation advocate, fundraiser, participant, volunteer and/or supporter and/or other service to benefit the arthritis community.