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        The ALS Association is a great organization that not only meets the needs of pALS, but looks at the whole picture. They provide services to pALS in the form of advocacy, loan programs for assistive technology and mobility devices. They also look at the family’s needs and they attempt to help in anyway they can, including providing scholarships for students when their family has been financially impacted as a result of ALS. If you have a young person who desires to attend college but needs a little more finical support keep the May 18th deadline in mind. Here is the link to the Jane Calmes Scholarship.


        To be considered for The Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund, an applicant must be:

        • An individual whose finances have been impacted negatively due to having a diagnosis of ALS themselves, or having a parent, guardian, or family member (living or deceased) diagnosed with ALS. Must be able to demonstrate financial need.
        • A high school senior, high school graduate, current postsecondary undergraduate student, or currently enrolled in vocational program;
        • Someone who is planning to enroll for a minimum of six credits per semester in undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year, in pursuit of completing a degree program;
        • A U.S. Citizen attending a U.S. school.

        The ALS Association’s goal is to fund as many students as resources allow, at $2,500 per semester or $5,000 per year.

        Awards will be renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned or graduation is achieved, whichever occurs first, based on satisfactory academic performance.”

        If you know of other scholarships or assistance please post the link for our community.

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