The 2018-2019 Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship application is closed, please check back in February 2019 for the 2019-2020 scholarship information and application.
About the Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship: In 2007, the Arthritis Foundation received an endowment from the estate of the late Dr. and Mrs. Walter J. Winterhoff which created an educational scholarship program for students with rheumatic diseases. Walter and Kathryn Winterhoff had passion for the work of the Arthritis Foundation. The scholarship commenced in fall 2010 at three public universities in Arizona - Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. In 2017, the Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship evolved into a nationwide scholarship opportunity. Since becoming a nationwide opportunity, the Arthritis Foundation has received nearly 600 applications.
Eligible Applicants at-a-glance:
- Have doctor-diagnosed arthritis or related rheumatic disease
- Have and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA
- A US citizen or a legal and permanent resident of the US
- Accepted to an accredited undergraduate program, graduate program, or medical school
- Enrolled full-time each semester
- Involved with the Arthritis Foundation as an advocate, fundraiser, participant, volunteer, and/or supporter
An eligible applicant can reapply for the Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship for up to four-years of undergraduate course of study, or in the alternative, up to four-years of a graduate or medical program. There are no limitations placed on the course of study selected by an eligible applicant. The Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship is intended to cover cost of tuition, books and supplies as may be required from time to time in furtherance of the selected course of study and for the period as defined. This scholarship is not intended to cover board, room or incidental travel costs or living expenses of the eligible recipient.
The Arthritis Foundation is proud to announce the 2018- 2019 Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship Awardees
University of Maryland, College Park
College of William & Mary
Grand Canyon University
University of Mississippi
Carnegie Mellon University
University of California, San Francisco
Mikayla Lee B.
Virginia Wesleyan College
Wake Forest University
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Check back in February 2019 for more information and application instructions for the next scholarship process.
There are no guarantees that this scholarship program will be available in subsequent academic years, or that a given recipient will receive the award in subsequent academic years.
No member of Arthritis Foundation Staff, National Board of Directors, or Winterhoff Scholarship Committee, or his or her immediate family, shall be eligible for a scholarship award.