We are listing only scholarships that we have verified during the year posted. We hope that this will help so many transplant recipients, and in some cases family of transplant recipients, to go on in the next chapter of their life.
Our transplant kids come out with tremendous responsibilities when they become adults. Not only do they have to contend with every day "adulting" but they have new medical debt and take over advocating and battle insurance and medical battles for themselves. It's nice to know that these scholarships are here to give them a small break.
Open for 2023
THE TRIO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Each year, TRIO's Scholarship Program gives thousands of dollars in academic grants to members and their families. In the past 23 years TRIO has awarded approximately 149 scholarships to deserving students who are transplant candidates, recipients, donors or their family members. These scholarships are generously funded by several TRIO chapters, individuals and interested organizations. Each recipient receives $1,000 toward their education at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
PETER AND BRUCE BIDSTRUP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Arizona - Kidney only
The Peter and Bruce Bidstrup Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 by Carol G. Bombeck (Bidstrup), who served as Executive Director of the Arizona Kidney Foundation (now National Kidney Foundation of Arizona) and was the creative force and organizer of the original AKF Women’s Board. The fund was established in honor of Carol’s two sons who did not survive kidney disease.
GEORGIA TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION
Realizing that transplantation poses financial hardships on the entire family, the Georgia Transplant Foundation annually awards academic scholarships to selected students who are transplant recipients, dependents of a transplant recipient, living donors, parents or the sibling of a transplant recipient under the age of 22. The scholarships are awarded to students who are presently enrolled in an accredited institution or beginning such a program.
IOPO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Indiana Donor Network staff members have contributed monies to help fund educational scholarships for the family members of Indiana organ/tissue donors, as well as living-related transplant donors, transplant recipients and candidates. It is our hope that scholarship winners will help share information about organ, tissue and eye donation in their community.
We welcome applications from non-traditional students. This includes students who postponed college, moved directly into the workforce after high school, or had college careers interrupted by growing families, medical issues, or financial difficulties. In these instances, work experience and community involvement will be taken into consideration instead of current school extracurricular activities.
Scholarship opens January 2021 until March 2021.
THE BETTY MONTOYA GIFT OF LIFE SCHOLARSHIP
The Betty Montoya Gift of Life scholarship honors former APS teacher and kidney transplant recipient Betty Montoya with two $1,000.00 scholarships and two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from a New Mexico high school. Applications will begin to be accepted on December 1st, 2020 and the deadline to apply will be February 14th, 2021.
JESSICA BETH SCHWARTZ SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey or Delaware
Awards $2,500 scholarships yearly to transplant recipients under the age of 25 who are a senior in high school or enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college, university, or trade/technical school, offered to students residing in the Gift of Life Donor Program (OPO) service area (Eastern half of Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey or Delaware)