The Hannah Ostrea Memorial College Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Little Miss Hannah Ostrea, who lost her battle with an ultra-rare genetic disorder, Gaucher Disease type 2/3, at the age of 3. She lived for only three short years, yet her beautiful smile, intoxicating charm, and her courageous fighting spirit forever captured the hearts of everyone who had the opportunity to get to know her. Each year, two students will receive a scholarship based on their submitted essay, scholastic achievement and community service.
Applicants must be a sibling or parent of a patient or a patient diagnosed with a medically complex rare disease (living or deceased). You must reside in or have graduated from high-school in Clark, Lincoln, or Nye County in Southern Nevada, be enrolled or have acceptance for an accredited two- or four-year college degree program and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. In addition, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent legal resident, and you may not have been awarded this scholarship in the past.