Diabetes Scholars offers a set of general and specific scholarships to high school seniors living with Type 1 diabetes who are headed to college/university in 2021. There is one application to be considered for any and all of the scholarships – all students who fill out the application will be considered for those scholarships that match them. In addition, Diabetes Scholars also offers one scholarship to a sophomore or junior standing veterinary student.

Applications for the Class of 2021 has closed on April 6, 2021. This application is an online application and requires both recommendations to be completed online. Applicants will not be able to submit their application unless both the application and recommendation have been completed and returned. Applicants can only be selected for one scholarship.

Eligibility/Requirements for Diabetes Scholars 2021 College Scholarships:

  • High school seniors with Type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited two or four year university, college, technical or trade school in the United States.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Eligibility/Requirements for Diabetes Scholars 2021 Veterinary Scholarship:

  • Veterinary students in either sophomore or junior standing with Type 1 diabetes currently enrolled in a veterinary school in the United States.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The application is intended for students to complete and not parents. We practice a holistic review process by seeking to understand each applicant as a whole individual, using factors such as academic excellence, extracurricular activities, volunteer history, unique interests, and strength of character demonstrated through personal essays. Diabetes Scholars Scholarships are not based on financial need.

2021 Scholarships are made possible with the generous support of sponsors and community members, including:

  • Dexcom
  • JDRF
  • Lilly Diabetes
  • Medtronic
  • Find Your Tribe Scholarship Fund
  • Still Waters 232 Foundation
  • Tightrope Interactive Trailblazer Scholarship Fund
  • Type 1 For 72 Years
  • Type 1 Willpower
  • The Brzozowski Family
  • The Dallas-Plangetis Family
  • Henry Jensen
  • The Kanshi Ram Foundation
  • The Oldenburg Family
  • The Family of Bradley Gendron
  • The Family of Nick-Micco Piazza

Recipients will be notified no later than June 1, 2021. Checks will be distributed directly to schools in July upon verification that recipients have been accepted and registered.

Questions? Please contact scholars@beyondtype1.org