Diabetes scholars offer a set of general and specific scholarships to high school seniors headed to college/university in 2021 living with Type 1 diabetes. 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 open at 9:00 AM PDT on February 10, 2021 and close at 11:59 PM PDT on April 6, 2021. The applicants will not be able to submit their application unless both the application and recommendation have been completed and returned.

Recipients are selected based on activities, grades, volunteering, advocacy, leadership, essays and recommendations from a high school teacher/counselor.

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.
  • 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.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Previous Scholarships:

  • The Medtronic Diabetes Future Leaders Scholarships – $5,000 scholarships for young women pursuing a STEM major
  • Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarships – $5,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors with T1D
  • Dexcom Scholarships – $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing a STEM major
  • One Drop Changemaker Awards – $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors with T1D who display academic integrity and embody One Drop’s core values of humility, respect, empathy, and gratitude
  • Type 1 Willpower Scholarships – $2,500 scholarship for a student with T1D who will be a Division I athlete and a $2,500 scholarship for a student with T1D from New Jersey
  • Type 1 for 71 Years Scholarships – $5,000 scholarships for students living with T1D
  • The McCarter Family Scholarship – $5,000 scholarship to a young woman majoring in Business
  • Harper’s Hope Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship for a student living with T1D in Florida
  • Family of Bradley Gendron Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Colorado
  • Dallas-Plangetis Scholarships – $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland and $1,000 scholarship for a resident of Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Oldenburg Family Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship for a student attending a school in Georgia
  • Beyond Type 1 Scholarships – $2,500 scholarships for students living with T1D
  • The JDRF Advocacy Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship for a student majoring in Political Science
  • The JDRF Medical/Research Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship for a student majoring in Healthcare
  • The JDRF Outreach Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship for a student majoring in Mental Health
  • The JDRF Rising Star Scholarship – $2,000 scholarship for an incoming freshman with T1D

Award Announcements

  • Recipients will be notified no later than June 1, 2021. Those applicants not selected will not receive any other notification.
  • Checks will be distributed directly to the school in July once it’s been verified that the recipients have been accepted and registered.

Questions? Contact  scholars@beyondtype1.org