Niche College Scholarship

Paula Kovarick Segalman Family Scholarship

June 13, 2024
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease is a fatal disease affecting families physically, emotionally and financially. The cost of care for someone with ALS can exceed $250,000 a year. The fund looks to alleviate some of the additional financial burdens that families will face when paying for college.

Scholarship is awarded to one individual per year, up to $5,000 (award may not exceed tuition balance).


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be individuals who have had finances impacted due to having been diagnosed with ALS themselves, or a parent or guardian or immediate family member* (living or deceased) having been diagnosed with ALS.
  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current undergraduates.
  • Have a primary residence in West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, South Carolina, Delaware, or Northern Ohio.*
  • Plan to enroll for a minimum of 6 credits per semester in undergraduate study at an accredited two– or four–year college, university or vocational–technical school in the United States (U.S.) for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

The Paula Kovarick Segalman Family Scholarship Fund for ALS reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time. Scholarships will be awarded based on availability of funds. Scholarship Search