Outside Scholarship: Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation Academic Scholarship
Deadline: February 25, 2017
Amount Awarded: $3,000 annually up to four consecutive years

General Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States of America under the age of 25
  • Applicant must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a chronic, life threatening or life debilitating disease within the past 5 years.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Applicant must complete Scholarship for Survivors application in full (Part A-E)
  • Applicant must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their life and their future goals (1000 word maximum).
  • Applicant must submit written documentation from a treating physician that outlines applicants' medical history.
  • Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from non-related persons (examples: teachers, coaches, community leaders). Reference letters must be submitted on business letterhead and include signatory’s contact information within the letter.
  • Applicant must provide an OFFICIAL high school and/or current college transcript (to include school seal); whichever is applicable.
  • Applicant must submit completed financial form (Part E)that will demonstrate financial need and include a copy of the first two pages of tax return for the individual claiming student as a dependent.

Note to Virginia Residents:

The program also provides for two scholarships designed to support students living in or attending college in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater Area of Virginia, where PAF’s headquarters is located. 

The Nancy Davenport-Ennis Award; honoring the vision of Patient Advocate Foundation and National Patient Advocate Foundation’s Founder, Nancy Davenport-Ennis, and her subsequent commitment to and leadership of both organizations in the CEO capacity for over two decades.  This scholarship supports a Hampton Roads Student impacted by a chronic or life threatening diagnosis in his or her pursuit of a degree focused in the areas of education, medicine and/or public health. 

The Mary T. Christian Award; This scholarship award will support a student impacted by a chronic or life threatening  diagnosis in his or her pursuit of a degree focused in the areas of government, political science, education (particularly special education),  drama, and/or public policy (particularly health policy). This award will be presented annually to a student who embodies the leadership, excellence, and vision of Dr. Mary T. Christian. Applicant must be planning to attend a college in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater Area or have attended a high school in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater Area.