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.

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2018
  • Amount: $999
  • The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, [...] More

Central Ohio Diabetes Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Women's Board of Central Ohio Diabetes Association offers the college scholarship program to assist students with diabetes, residing in central Ohio, who will be attending an accredited public or private institute of higher learning in the fall as a full-time student.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes, but is not limited to, funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    Sponsored by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, the Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship awards five (5) $5,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen with Type 1 [...] More

Mayor Ruben Pineta Community Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    Mayor Ruben Pineta Community Scholarship awards one $2,500 scholarship to a high school junior or senior with Type 1 Diabetes who is attending West [...] More

The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman with Type 1 diabetes residing in Colorado.

    For more [...] More

The Jay Franke Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    Sponsored by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, The Jay Franke Scholarship awards two $5,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes and [...] More

The Joseph Mahoney Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    The Joseph Mahoney Memorial Scholarship awards one (1) $2,500 scholarship to a high school junior or senior with Type 1 diabetes who is attending West [...] More

The Josh Smith Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    The Josh Smith Memorial Scholarship awards one (1) $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman with Type 1 diabetes and residing in Ohio.

    For more [...] More

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annual college scholarships of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four (4) years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria:

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a high school [...] More

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Last Reviewed: October 2018

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