Multiple Sclerosis should not stand in the way of an education. We work relentlessly to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
No one ever wants their child to hear the words "you have MS," whether it's hearing the diagnosis of their own parent or the child themself.
We firmly believe MS should not stand in the way of an education. This is why the Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
Last year our chapter awarded $24,500 to 16 students affected by MS. Many of these teens have had to grow up quickly either by helping a parent with MS, assisting in supporting the family financially, or learning to manage their own MS diagnosis. Often, the added expense of college or the loss of a caregiver is difficult for a family.
Our chapter is in the midst of determining the 2014 scholarship recipients RIGHT NOW, and with 29 applications received, we'd like to support as many as possible. The applications are filled with hope for the future, motivation to give back and determination to never give in.
Please help us support this important initiative, so that we can continue to help people affected by MS move their lives forward.
"My goal is to face the rest of my life the way my mom has faced her own – a smile on my face, hope in my heart and optimism filling my mind." - 2013 recipient
If you have questions about MS, other programs and services we provide, research we fund, or if someone you know needs assistance, please contact us anytime at 1-800-FIGHT MS or www.MSidaho.org.