In honor of Psoriasis Awareness Month I am providing students with a great scholarship opportunity. I want to honor students who have psoriasis by providing a scholarship to those most affected by the disease. The winner will receive one $500 scholarship for the 2014 spring semester, in addition to being featured as a Psoriasis Psuperhero on beingmeinmyownskin.com. Winner will be announced on October 29, 2013 on WorldPsoriasis Day!
Please read all requirements including the check list to ensure you turn in everything requested. To send in your information please do so by emailing it to Beingmeinmyownskin@hotmail.com (You can copy/scan the required documents if necessary). The deadline is August 31st at 12am (Midnight).
Being Me in My Own Skin Scholarship
1. Must have a reference letter from a member or employee of the National Psoriasis Foundation.
2. Must have participated in at least one event, project, or program sponsored by the NPF (Examples below)
-Walk for a Cure
-One to One Mentor
3. Must be currently enrolled in a college or university
4. Must have at least a 2.5 grade point average
5. Must have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
-Please provide statement from doctor which states you have been diagnosed with psoriasis.
6. Must complete the essay questionnaire
7. Must be within the United States
8. Open to all areas of study
A copy of your class registration to prove enrollment
A copy of an unofficial transcript to prove grade point average
Confirmation from doctor
-Must provide confirmation stating you have been diagnosed with psoriasis.
A Letter from member/employee from the National Psoriasis Foundation
Essay Questionnaire Completed
1. Describe how a program through the National Psoriasis Foundation has changed your life?
2. Describe a time when having psoriasis was difficult, how did you overcome it?
3. How are you contributing to the mission of The National Psoriasis Foundation?
4. When was your “coming out” moment in regards to psoriasis? (Provide details of when you first felt comfortable enough to reveal your psoriasis to friends, family, significant other, etc.)
6. What advice would you give to someone who is suffering from psoriasis and depressed about their disease?
5. How are you conquering psoriasis and not suffering from it?