The Arthritis Foundation is proud to offer the Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship Program; the first college scholarship program in the country for students with rheumatic diseases. This scholarship was made possible due to the generous donation by the late Walter J. and Kathryn M. Winterhoff. The Winterhoffs’ were passionate about higher education and the work of the Arthritis Foundation.
Since 2010, the Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship has granted scholarships to students in the Pacific Southwest and in 2017, this opportunity will be available nationwide!
What are the Scholarship Requirements?
Eligible recipients for a Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship award shall be limited to students with diagnosed rheumatic diseases who live anywhere in the United States. In addition, eligible recipients shall have been accepted by a college or university of his or her choice; and shall maintain a grade point average, as either an undergraduate or graduate student, of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 grade point average system, or equivalent grading system. An eligible recipient can reapply for the Arthritis Scholarship for no more than a four year undergraduate course of study, or in the alternative, for no more than a four year graduate program. There are no limitations placed on the course of study selected by an eligible recipient. 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 of time above defined. The Arthritis Scholarship is not intended to cover board, room or incidental travel costs or living expenses of the eligible recipient. The financial need of the applicants will be taken into consideration, but is not strictly determinative.
How Much is the Scholarship Award?
Up to $7,500 per academic year, for up to four years, to be disbursed to the student university accounts in installments of $3,750 at the beginning of each semester. 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).
Students must be willing to be involved in the Arthritis Foundation Scholarship publicity and agree to meet and take part in activities with the Arthritis Foundation. Prior experience with the Arthritis Foundation will be taken into consideration, but is not strictly determinative.
What is the scholarship timeline for 2017?
- March 31st - Scholarship Application Closes (includes additional forms sent in)
- May 1st - Award decisions are announced and all applicants are notified with final decisions
Ready to apply?
For more information, please contact Jennifer Ziegler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-965-7727.