This Is Me Scholarship

March 31, 2025
Awards Available: 6

Scholarship Description

The This Is Me Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of up to six $500.00 'This Is Me Scholarship, Inspired by Ryan Risco & Caitlin Chivonne Polhill' awards. These scholarships are open to high school seniors graduating in spring in the United States who have/had alopecia and are pursuing advanced-level education.

Application Deadline: March 31st

Application Process:

To apply, download the application from the foundation's website and submit it via email. Along with the application, a letter of recommendation from a school, work, or community sponsor is required.

Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or ethnic origin.

About the Foundation:

Lauren & Caitlin Brady, founders of the This Is Me Foundation, were diagnosed with alopecia areata during high school. Inspired by Miss Delaware 2010, Kayla Martell, who publicly embraced her alopecia, the Brady sisters created "This Is Me" in 2011, a YouTube PSA to raise awareness and inspire those facing adversity.

Since January 2012, the foundation has been granting scholarships to local high school seniors enrolled in college, recognizing leadership skills and overcoming adversity. These scholarships are dedicated to the memory of their friends Ryan Risco and Cait Chivonne Polhill.

In 2013, the 'This Is Me Scholarship, Inspired by Ryan Risco & Cait Chivonne Polhill' expanded nationally, offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the United States who have/had alopecia. To date, 125 scholarships have been awarded to individuals who embody the spirit of inspiration.

Scholarship Details:

  • Number of Awards: Up to 6
  • Amount: $500.00 each
  • Eligibility: High school seniors with Alopecia graduating in spring
  • Application Deadline: March 31st
  • Application Submission: Via email (Download application from the foundation's website)

Join the This Is Me Foundation in recognizing and supporting those who demonstrate resilience and inspire others in the face of adversity. Apply for the scholarship and become a part of a community that encourages and celebrates the strength within. Scholarship Search