Each year, TRIO’s Scholarship Program gives thousands of dollars in academic grants to members and their families. In the past 16 years TRIO has awarded approximately 108 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.
The TRIO Scholarship application deadline was June 30, 2012. The 2013 application will be posted here in January.
Please check below for other scholarship offerings that may be of interest.
This program helps students make the dream of college a reality. Can you help make this happen? TRIO encourages you to consider contributing to this program.
Additional scholarship programs for donor family or recipient family students:
(note: these links are provided as a service by TRIO and students need to visit the web pages listed to see specific qualifications. TRIO cannot be responsible for anything related to these programs and by listing them are neither recommending or promoting them. TRIO members and program sponsors are welcome to submit scholarship program information for possible inclusion in this listing.)
Click on a program titlebelow to link to a web page with specifics and applications for that scholarship …
- The Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship
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)
- The David Nelson Jr Memorial Fund Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is offered to a donor family’s children living in the Gift of Life Donor Program region (Southern NJ, Delaware, and southeastern Pennsylvania) and is available for private/parochial high school in addition to college, university, trade school.
Deadline for applying is March 1st. Contact Pat Nelson at DNEL1211@aol.com for full criteria and application form. (Note: while this deadline may have passed by the time you see it here, go to their website for next year’s scholarship update later this year).
- Transplant Scholars Award
In 2010 Astellas helped 12 transplant recipients pursue their academic dreams, each with a $5000 Transplant Scholars Award. Click on the title to read the inspirational stories of the twelve 2010 winners and the six from 2009. Watch the Astellas site for updates for 2011.
- Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship
awards a scholarship to an individual or family member of someone directly impacted by organ donation including transplant candidates, recipients and donor family members.