Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship

Named in honor of Elaine Chapin, this scholarship will provide funds to support the post-secondary education of students impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member.


The scholarship fund will accept applications from November 1st through April 30th each year, although the scholarship application is available to download at any time. The family of Elaine Chapin has determined that the scholarship fund will be awarding a minimum of (8) $1,000 scholarships for the fall semester to deserving students. Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to June 1st. You may see past award recipients by clicking on the "Awards" link at the top of the page. Proof of registration will be required before the scholarship fund makes payment to the schools.

Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives. Applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational or technical school located in the United States. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license or certificate.

For the this year's scholarship awards, applicants must send their completed application, an official transcript of their most recent academic grades, a personal essay detailing how MS has affected your life (500 word maximum), plus (2) letters of reference by April 30th to the address listed at the top of the scholarship application for consideration. The final selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the family of Elaine Chapin.

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