Aisha Chaudhary EDUCATIONAL Scholarship Program
SCID, Angels for Life Foundation is pleased to announce the Aisha Chaudhary SCID Scholarship fund for undergraduate students, graduate students or those attending a trade school in the US who are diagnosed with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID). The scholarships are available to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This fund was created from generous […]
Ray Ballard TRAVEL Scholarship
SCID Angels is proud to offer the Ray Ballard Travel Scholarship Program for SCID patients and/or SCID families who are U.S. residents wishing to attend a SCID meeting or event in the U.S. or who need to travel to a medical treatment long-term follow-up appointment within the U.S. […]
SCID Angels FAMILY Scholarship
SCID Angels for Life is happy to offer SCID Family Scholarships to affected families 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 […]
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For the academic year beginning in the fall of 2022, SCID Angels was pleased to award 3 Educational Scholarships to students attending institutions of higher learning.
· Meet Our Scholarship Recipients ·
Brenna is attending Lone Star College Tomball. Her field of study is lifePATH – Occupational & Life Skills Associate Degree (OLSA).
“Talking more clearly with people, reading, and managing money are skills that I hope to acquire while getting this degree at Lone Star College. I plan to use this degree in the future to help kids in children's hospitals with talking to other people and help them feel more comfortable.”
Zachary is attending Florida Gulf Coast University. His field of study is Clinical Laboratory Science with a minor in Bassoon Performance.
“After finishing my bachelor's degree, I plan to eventually pursue a master's degree in music and potentially clinical lab science. One musical event that I really enjoyed is playing in the pit orchestra for a musical, however, to work in this business, most orchestras require a master’s degree due to how incredibly tough the music is and how exact it has to be played.”
Parker is attending West Chester University as a microbiology major.
“I am excited to attend West Chester University this fall as a microbiology major. Eventually I hope to specialize in mycology so I can develop sustainable uses for fungi. Mycology is a diverse and rapidly growing field. There are many applications for environmentally friendly uses of fungi which include everything from biofuels to medicine. This is important because we will have to face numerous environmental challenges in the future.”
· The Impact for Families ·
In 2021 SCID, Angels for Life provided 14 families with scholarships to help them get through difficult hospitalizations, treatments and life events. Here are just a few examples of Family Scholarship Recipients:
A SCID patient who already had a number of ongoing challenges was diagnosed in 2021 with a form of cancer. He required treatment out of his home state.
A family found SCID Angels just this year when going through transplant with their 2nd SCID child. This treatment required juggling 2 SCID babies who were only 14 months apart, while being treated at a hospital outside their home state.
Another family turned to SCID Angels for help while moving their family to a new state. They expected to have to sleep in their car with their SCID child during the move. The drive would take more than one day and they didn't have the funds available to stay in a clean hotel.
These are just a few of the stories we hear on a daily basis from families with a SCID child. This is why we need your help, so that no family is turned away in a time of need.