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.

- The scholarship must be used between September 2019 - July 2020

- 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.


Qualifications for the Cyntra D. Scott Scholarship

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

- Applicants must be 26 and over.

- The scholarship must be used between September 2019 - June 2020

- 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.


How to Apply

- Application forms will be available June 1, 2019

- Download and complete the application form below.  NOTE: Save your completed form as a WORD document or PDF file

- Email your completed form to info@helpIMM.org by July 15, 2019

- Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 15, 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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TBD - August 2019

IMM will host our annual Sickle Cell Community BBQ in Maryland.


Details are forthcoming.