SCID Angels for Life is happy to offer SCID Family Scholarships to affected families in the US who are currently going through treatment for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. We understand the financial burden that is being placed on families when they’re given the diagnosis of SCID. Often it means abruptly having to take a leave of absence from work so you can care for your SCID child. For families with other children, they’re often asked to separate the siblings in an effort to keep the SCID child isolated and protected. Not only is this a financial hardship but it also takes an incredible emotional toll on the family unit.
In an effort to try and lessen the financial pressures SCID families often feel, we’ve developed this scholarship program. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available to approved families. This money, for example, can be used to pay for travel back and forth to the hospital, pay for childcare for siblings, or even help pay utility bills that may be building up back at home, whatever it is you need. Now because of newborn screening for SCID in all 50 states, we’re receiving a high volume of requests. Please submit one request per family and keep in mind it may take four to six weeks for your application to be approved. Approved scholarships will be funded directly to a Venmo or PayPal account which must be in the applicant’s name. If you do not already have a Venmo or PayPal account, apply for a free account BEFORE submitting your application.
Anyone wishing to help support this valuable program can make a donation to the SCID Family Scholarship Program Fund by clicking the Donate button below or by writing a check payable to SCID, Angels for Life Foundation and mailing their contribution to:
SCID Family Scholarship Program
C/O SCID Angels for Life Foundation
2424 Heritage Lakes Court
Lakeland, FL 33803
For the year 2023, Chiesi Global Rare Diseases will match any donation to the SCID Angels Family Scholarship Program up to a total of $20,000.
SCID Family Scholarship Application
The SCID Angels Family Scholarship Program is supported by: