Beyond Scholars


College is Expensive. So is Diabetes — We Can Help


College Students LaughingTuition, books, room and board, school supplies…

These are just a fraction of the monetary costs associated with attending college. If you’re a high-school senior living with diabetes, you already understand the concept of  “financial costs.” That’s because: 

People with diabetes incur annual medical expenditures approximately $12,022— which are 2.6 times higher than what would be expected without diabetes.

Couple that with the cost of college, and things can add up! Which is why Beyond Scholars can help you with your college expenses.

Meet the 2024 class of Beyond Scholars below! 


What is Beyond Scholars?

Beyond Scholars is a scholarship program designed specifically for the diabetes community.

Originally founded as the Diabetes Scholars Foundation in 2008, the program officially became a part of the Beyond Type 1 portfolio in 2018. Beyond Scholars offers scholarships of up to $5,000 for students living with diabetes as they pursue their educational dreams.

“Pursuing post-secondary education is no small—or inexpensive—feat, especially if you are a student living with a chronic illness,” says Kristian Hurley,  Senior VP of Programs, Advocacy and Health Equity at Beyond Type 1.. “We are incredibly proud to offer resources to this talented and deserving class of grads, and the many alumni before them.”

Since 2008 Beyond Scholars has provided students more than $2 million in scholarship money. Scholarships are made possible by individual and corporate donors.

Class of 2024

Congratulations to the 2024 class of Beyond Scholars! More info to come.

Alysse U.
Aniya M.
Avery C.
Avery D.
Bailey S.
Caitlyn M.
Courtney G.
Ella M.
Erika G.
Gavin S.
Hailey J.
Ines W.
Isabella S.
Jackson P.
Jackson W.
Jasneh S.
Jesse S.
Josiah K.
Kasie H.
Kyler H.
Lainie S.
Meric M.
Mia G.
Nash L.
Nick S.
Patrick V.
Sabrine D.
Sarah S.
Simon Z.
Stuart L.
Trey S.

Class of 2023

In 2023, Beyond Type 1 received more than 1,000 applicants, more than double last year, illuminating the increasing urgency to support students living with type 1 diabetes.

Twenty-four graduating high school students that live with type 1 diabetes from across the U.S. have been awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 from Beyond Scholars.

These scholarships are made possible by individual donors and partner organizations committed to supporting the path to higher education and students living with type 1 diabetes.

Congratulations to the 2023 Class of Beyond Scholars!

Q+A With the 2023 Scholars

Beyond Type 1 is honored to highlight the 2023 Class of Diabetes Scholars, which make up our future doctors, nurses, policymakers, educators, pilots, athletes and more!

College Resources

Making the transition from high school to college is huge—congratulations! College is awesome, but whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, navigating college life with T1D requires a little more preparation, planning and support. Here are some resources to help you thrive with T1D in college.

For more information on managing type 1 diabetes in college, sign up for Beyond Type 1: College Edition, our email series on all things college + type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Scholarships are made possible by individual and corporate donors. If you’d like to support future classes of Beyond Scholars, please consider making a contribution here.

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WRITTEN BY BT1 Editorial Team, POSTED 06/06/23, UPDATED 06/28/24

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team.