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Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship

Offered by John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 11, 2024
Multiple awards worth

Varies

Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

May 3, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a graduating high school senior with Type 1 diabetes who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance? If so, you may be eligible for the Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship! The Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from New Jersey who have type 1 diabetes and are seeking higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical, or trade school. The scholarship is offered by the John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation, an organization that offers scholarship programs to improve the lives of vulnerable youth and families in New Jersey. As part of this mission, their Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship awards varying amounts of scholarship money to multiple New Jersey residents each year. If you’re a New Jersey resident passionate about pursuing a postsecondary education while having type 1 diabetes, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In addition to meeting the below eligibility criteria, applicants must also participate in extracurricular activities or sports.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Citizenship

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

State

New Jersey

Miscellaneous

Applicants must have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must mail an application, an endorsement letter from a Physician or CDE that demonstrates that they are managing their diabetes, and the below application materials to: John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation, Attn: Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2486, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.

Essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship winner will be announced: July 1, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens. # No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. # Yes, this scholarship is open to all students! # No, this scholarship is only open to Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is only open to DACA recipients. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens. # This scholarship is open to citizens of countries other than the United States. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens and citizens of some other countries. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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