Inspiring More Minds offers education-based scholarships for individuals living with sickle cell disease. We know that “education” can take many forms. We define it as an activity that furthers one’s knowledgebase to improve their quality of life and advance their ability to create a sustainable livelihood. This could take the form of a workshop, course, experiential-learning, or degree program. Award amounts range and are determined by demonstrated need, availability of funds, number of applicants, and the discretion of the Board of Directors.
To be eligible for the Paradise Scholarship, applicants must: be 25 and under; use this scholarship between the upcoming August and July of the following year; submit a formal application that will include a detailed explanation of how the applicant will use the money to further their education; and write an impact statement after a designated period following receipt of the scholarship. Applicants must have their physician prepare a “physician letter” verifying that they have SCD or check off “On file” if IMM is already aware of their Sickle Cell status.