Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  4. Must be pursuing one of the following educational programs at a U.S. school: high school equivalency programs; trade or vocational school, or vocational programs; associate's degree; bachelor's degree; graduate degree. Noncredit, online, home study, and distance learning courses are not covered under the scholarship
  5. Must be diagnosed with bipolar disease, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder and be receiving medical treatment for the disease. The student must be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part- or full-time employment, volunteer efforts, or school enrollment.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are pursuing high school completion/GED studies or postsecondary education (including graduate degrees) and have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. Students must be 18 years of age or older and actively involved in rehabilitive efforts.

Application requirements for the Baer Reintegration Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Cost of attendance information
Additional Information: Applications will be judged by the following criteria: academic success; references; quality of essay; thoughtfulness and appropriateness of academic and vocational/career goals; rehabilitation involvement; success in dealing with the disease; recent volunteer and/or vocational experience; and completion of all application requirements. The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation has an independent panel of judges comprised of psychiatric care professionals and consumers to select the scholarship winners. The judges will review all eligible scholarship applications in accordance with the stated criteria. They will select scholarship winners and determine monetary scholarship amounts for each winner based on financial needs and educational goals. All deliberations and decisions by the judging panel are final and confidential. Winners will be notified in July.

Award Amount: Awards are determined on a case-by-case basis. Scholarship money is sent directly to educational institutions to defray the costs of tuition, books, laboratory supplies and mandatory fees on behalf of winning candidates. All monies remaining at the end of the 2019 spring semester must be returned to the scholarship fund. The scholarship does not cover summer classes, transportation, computer, or room and board expenses. Past winners wishing to continue/complete their education must reapply to renew their scholarship on an annual basis. Past winners will receive top consideration as long as current academic records and rehabilitative/reintegration efforts reflect dedication and commitment to an academic or a vocational goal, as well as to a career goal.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 15

Submit by the deadline.
About Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation:
Contact Information: Annie, Baer Scholarship Administrator
Address: P.O. Box 35218 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128

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