National College Scholarships for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Paying for college can be expensive. Luckily, there are a variety of scholarships open to those with Type 1 diabetes. Here’s a list of national scholarships and eligibility requirements to help you get started!

Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarships

  • Up to $10,000 (renewable) to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books
  • Requirements:
    • High school senior
    • Childhood diagnosis of T1D
    • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise, and diet
    • 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Participation on an organized athletic team
    • U.S. Citizen

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards

  • Two one-time $7,500 scholarships, eight regional awards of $3,000
  • Requirements:
    • 14-21 years old and living with diabetes
    • Plays tennis competitively in tournaments or on a school team
    • Money must be used for education, tennis development, or medical care

Team Type 1

  • Up to $5,000
  • Requirements:
    • Competitive athlete with T1D who attends an accredited NCAA or NAIA institution
    • GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Available for at least two Team Type 1 speaking opportunities

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarships

  • Up to $5,000
  • Requirements:
    • incoming freshmen with T1D, US citizens or permanent residents
    • accredited four year university, college, technical, or trade school
    • recognizes students who have high academic performance, are involved in the diabetes community, and who demonstrate that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition

  • $2,000
  • Requirements:
    • Student with disability¬†enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the United States of America full time
    • U.S. citizen

Diabetes, Incorporated

  • $1,000
  • Requirements:
    • High school senior or current college student
    • Contribution to their community through service
    • Applicant must have diabetes or have an immediate family member who has diabetes and a family member must be a current Diabetes, Incorporated member
    • Preference given to applicants who have been past participants or volunteers at Kamp for Kids and/or Diabetes Incorporated

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2016 Disability Scholarship Program

  • $1,000
  • Requirements:
    • Student attending an accredited college or university with any type of disability
    • U.S. citizen
    • Must have already completed at least one semester of classes

Lost Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Requirements:
    • Diagnosed with diabetes
    • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student
    • 3.0 GPA or better

AAHD Scholarship on Health and Disability

  • Up to $1,000
  • Requirements:
    • Student with a disability (as defined by the American with Disabilities Act)
    • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an U.S. university
    • At least a sophomore in an accredited university
    • Studying a field related to health and disability
    • U.S. citizen or legal resident living in the US
    • Preference is given to students with a history of community service

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