SCHOLARSHIPS

   

IMM currently offers two education-based scholarships for individuals living with sickle cell disease– The Paradise Scholarship and The Cyntra D. Scott Scholarship. We know that “education” can take many forms. We define it as an activity that furthers one’s knowledgebase to improve their quality of life and advance their ability to create a sustainable livelihood. This could take the form of a workshop, course, experiential-learning, or degree program.  


Award amounts range from $250-$1000, and are determined by demonstrated need, availability of funds, number of applicants, and the discretion of the Board of Directors. 


Qualifications for the Paradise Scholarship

- Applicants must have sickle cell disease (verifiable by a doctor)

- Applicants must be 25 and under.

- Applicants must submit a formal application that will include a detailed explanation of how the applicant will use the money to further their education.  

- Applicants must sign a consent form

- Recipients must write an impact statement after a designated period following receipt of the scholarship.


Application forms will be available June 1, 2019


Qualifications for the Cyntra D. Scott Scholarship

- Applicants must have sickle cell disease (verifiable by a doctor)

- Applicants must be 26 and over.

- Applicants must submit a formal application that will include a detailed explanation of how the applicant will use the money to further their education.  

- Applicants must sign a consent form

- Recipients must write an impact statement after a designated period following receipt of the scholarship.


Application forms will be available June 1, 2019



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EMERGENCY GRANTS

Emergency grants are provided for needs related to housing, transportation, medication, food, and clothing. 

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Annual Sickle Cell Community BBQ

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

IMM will host our annual Sickle Cell Community BBQ in Greenbelt, MD.


Details are forthcoming.