BEFORE DOWNLOADING AN APPLICATION, PLEASE READ THESE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS!
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
Applications will be available for download each year between January 1st and April 30th.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Be current high school seniors, high school graduates (including students who have earned their GED certificate), or current undergraduate students of any age who have MS or have a parent with MS and will be attending, or are already currently attending, an accredited postsecondary school working toward their first undergraduate degree. Graduate students are NOT eligible.
Ba a United States citizen or legal resident living in the United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam or any other US territory.
Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam or any other US territory for the 2019-20 academic year.
Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a first-time degree, license or certificate. If you are already enrolled in an undergraduate program, you can only use your post-secondary grades and activities in your application.
WHAT’S THE DEADLINE?
Applications must be RECEIVED no later than April 30th. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE DISCARDED AS INELIGIBLE UPON RECEIPT.
HOW CAN THE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY BE USED?
Each scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s tuition at his or her post-secondary institution of choice. A check made payable to the institution will be provided to recipients, who will be responsible for applying the funds to his or her tuition account.
HOW DO YOU PICK THE RECIPIENTS?
Scholarship finalists will be selected on the basis of academic record, participation in school or community activities, personal recommendations, goals and aspirations, and an essay (written by the applicant) regarding the impact of MS on their life. The selection process will not be influenced or affected by the actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation of any applicant.
WHO SELECTS THE RECIPIENTS?
A panel of individuals hand-picked by our Board of Directors.
The PreJax Foundation does not sell, rent, or share your contact information with other organizations or businesses. The PreJax Foundation is the sole owner of the information collected on its website and via scholarship applications. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others.
HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I WAS SELECTED?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can not acknowledge receipt of your application. Please use a mailing method with tracking for this purpose, but DO NOT USE CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL or anything requiring a signature. We are not responsible for returned items due to insufficient postage or items that were not received by the deadline because they required a signature. If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will be notified through the email address on your application no later than May 31st. Please check your spam and junk mail folders to make sure your notification doesn’t get lost!
WHAT DO I DO IF I RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP?
Make sure you let us know where you plan to attend. Checks don’t get mailed out until August, so if you change your mailing address or institution, please keep us updated or it may delay the receipt of your scholarship funds. It will be your responsibility to make sure the funds get applied to your tuition account.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Download the application at the bottom of this page and fill it out completely. Along with your completed application, you will also need to send us:
- An OFFICIAL COPY of your high school transcript, college transcript (if you are already enrolled), or GED (printed grade reports will not be accepted and will result in your application being disqualified)
- A personal statement of 500 words or less explaining how your or your parent’s MS has impacted your life
- Two letters of reference from non-family members who can share some insight about who you are (e.g. a school official or teacher, clergy member, work supervisor, etc.)
- A signed letter from a medical doctor (NOT a scribbled note) verifying a conclusive diagnosis of multiple sclerosis for yourself or one of your parents. If the parent is deceased, we will still require a doctor’s letter indicating they had an MS diagnosis prior to their passing.
There is no application fee.
All applications and supporting documentation must be mailed to the address the application. DO NOT USE CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL or anything requiring a signature. We recommend using USPS Priority Mail if you’d like a tracking option for your application package. We are not responsible for returned items due to insufficient postage.
MAIL ALL PARTS OF YOUR APPLICATION TOGETHER. Do NOT send letters of recommendation or transcripts separately. If your application form is not accompanied by all required documentation, it will be considered incomplete and disqualified.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE JANUARY 1, 2020.