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    RARE Scholars

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 25, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $2,500 - $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors, graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, or graduate level students who have been diagnosed by a physician with having achondroplasia, Batten disease, hemophilia A, mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) or phenylketonuria (PKU), regardless of treatment status. This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

    Applicants are not required to have undergone treatment with a BioMarin therapy. Treatment status with any manufacturer products should not be disclosed and will not be considered in evaluating applications. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled as a full- or part-time (minimum 6 credits per term) undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2024-2025 academic year. Applicants must be U.S. or ex-U.S. residents enrolled in U.S.-based schools, including U.S. territories. Schools may be non-profit or for-profit. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent) on a 4.0 scale.

    About BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

    BioMarin, established in 1997, is a world leader in developing and commercializing first- or best-in-class therapies for rare genetic diseases.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Other

    Minimum GPA

    3

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must have been diagnosed with mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), phenylketonuria (PKU), Batten disease, or achondroplasia

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, applicants must submit (1) proof of diagnosis and (2) a doctor’s statement with their diagnosis.

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and international students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. at [email protected].

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