The Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with arthritis or a related rheumatic disease who
- impact the arthritis community, serving as positive role models and leaders;
- live their best life, while empowering others to do the same.
Download printable Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship Flyer here.
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.
Not all eligible applicants will be selected as scholarship recipients.
$5,000 per academic year, for up to four years, to be disbursed to the student’s university accounts. Eligible recipients must reapply annually to be considered for the upcoming academic year. The terms established by the donors require that scholarship funds be utilized only for tuition, books and supplies. The scholarship is only available fall and spring semesters (not the summer sessions).
January 31st: Scholarship Application Opens
March 29th: Scholarship Application Closes
May 31st: Award decisions are confirmed
June 3-7: All applicants contacted by email with final decisions
Scholarship Guidelines HERE
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.
For more information please contact Jennifer Ziegler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-481-4921.