Eligible students are U.S. citizens and either in the process of entering an accredited undergraduate college/university or trade school or are currently enrolled. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required as well as an official transcript from the current academic institution. Acceptance letter or proof of enrollment for Fall term required before scholarship is awarded but not required for initial application submission. Applicants must provide a letter from a licensed practitioner stating the applicant has been diagnosed with a CHD. No medical records or progress notes will be accepted.
Applicants should submit a personal statement, with a minimum of 500 words, describing the kinds of obstacles they have had to overcome due to having a CHD and the impact those might have on their educational and life goals for the future. Applicants will be required to have a personal interview with a Board Member once the application is submitted. Scholarship awards are dispersed directly to school in which the applicant is/or will be attending. The number of scholarships and the award amounts may vary during the first academic year of the organization’s existence, with initial awards ranging from $1000-$5000. Applications and supporting materials will be accepted by email or regular mail. Fall Application deadline is September 15th with award notification by December 1st; Spring Application deadline is February 15th with award notification by April 1st.