Diabetes Scholarships

The costs of treating diabetes and its complications can be a considerable financial burden – add to that the costs of paying for college, and certain diabetic students may find it financially infeasible to attend college. According to the American Diabetes Association, roughly 29 million Americans have diabetes. Fortunately, there are specific foundations dedicated to supporting the academic endeavors of students with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. While scholarships may vary in eligibility and requirements, there are a number of scholarships available to those diagnosed with diabetes. Scholarships are intended to honor and reward those who successfully manage and cope with the challenges of living with diabetes, and who wish to pursue a college education. Below is a list of organizations who are devoted to help diabetic students afford an education. Feel free to review them and determine whether they are a fit for you. For help in determining compatibility, simply conduct a free scholarship search.

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John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/6/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation Scholarship is awarded to New Jersey high school seniors who have type 1 diabetes. Eligible applicants must: be a legal US resident; have demonstrated exemplary academic performance, as well as involvement in extra curricular activities or sports; pursuing a higher education at a college, university, or trade school; and, endorsement a doctor or CDE that [...] More

Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To be eligible for the The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarships, applicants must: be a high school senior; have Type 1 diabetes and are properly managing in; have participated in athletics; and, have a 3.0 GPA. Candidates are notified in June. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Team Type 1 Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Team Type 1 offers scholarships in order to recognize young, talented athletes with Type 1 diabetes who demonstrate an ability to balance both academic and sporting commitments, promote good health with successful management of their diabetes through exercise, and support families already burdened with additional expenses associated with diabetes care. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, Type [...] More

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Each year, outstanding young musicians with disabilities, between the ages of 14-25 at the time of the application deadline, receive this award. Applicants can apply as instrumental or vocal soloists, or as ensembles. All genres of music are accepted, including but not limited to classical, jazz, hip-hop, rap, rock/alt-rock, pop, indie, bluegrass, folk, country, R&B/blues, Latin, and world. All [...] More
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Last Reviewed: May 2022

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