The Grace Ojei SCD Overcomer Scholarship is developed for high school seniors entering into college or college students that have particularly worked to overcome obstacles and eliminate barriers to achieve their goals. Applicants must be diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease.
Scholarship Award Amount SCDAA will award two (2) scholarships of $1,000 per selected Scholarship Awardee.
Who Qualifies Applicant must be a:
High School Senior or Freshman or Sophomore in College
United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
Individual with Sickle Cell Disease
Member of SCDAA or affiliated with a local chapter
Grade Point Average: Minimum of 3.0 unless special hardship demonstrated (official transcripts required)
Quality of Essay
Essay Topic: Please write a personal essay, not to exceed 1,000 words, on any aspect of the impact sickle cell disease on your life or on society. The essay should explain any obstacles you have personally encountered and your work or desire to overcome them.