National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 31

Awarded By

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Award Amount

A minimum scholarship of $1,000 to a maximum award of $3,000 will awarded. The scholarship is awarded annually, and is renewable based on funding. Previous recipients of the National MS Society Scholarship are not eligible to apply again, as well as students who were not awarded and are already attending postsecondary schooling.


The number of awards offered varies annually. The number of awards will depend on available funds and the quality of the applications. It is expected that between 300 and 400 awards will be provided.

Additional Information

Scholarship America will select scholarship finalists on financial need, academic record, leadership and participation in school or community activities, work experience, personal statement, an outside appraisal, unusual personal or family circumstances and his/her essay on the impact of MS on his/her life. Decisions are not affected by a person's race, color, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. If selected to receive a scholarship the MS Society will require verification of parent(s) or the applicant's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. Applicants must also write a 'thank you' note to one or more of the scholarship donors and sign a media release form giving the society permission to use the applicant's photo and application materials in media releases. Students who live outside the country who are or whose parents are in the U.S. military, government service or other U.S. corporate employees are eligible as long as they meet the basic eligibility requirements.

Deadline Info

Information about this award can be found on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) website by searching for "scholarship" in the top search bar. Applications will be available after Nov. 1, a ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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