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ALL IN FOR CF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Vertex's All in for CF Scholarship Program helps people with CF, and their families (siblings, caregivers, and children) in pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees to offset the costs of attending college or graduate school.

Vertex will award 40 scholarships of $5,000 each to members of the CF community for the 2017-2018 school year.

Scholarship applications are being accepted through March 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST, and recipients will be notified in May 2017. To learn more about the scholarship criteria and how to apply, visit: https://aim.applyists.net/Vertex


AbbVie CF Scholarship

Eligible Applicants
For those with CF who are high school seniors, vocational school students or college students enrolling in higher education.

Award
$2,500 for the upcoming academic year. 

Deadline
TBD 

Additional Information 
http://www.abbviecfscholarship.com/


Jerry Cahill You Cannot Fail Scholarship 

Jerry Cahill created the You Cannot Fail Program to challenge people to discover their own heroism, embrace the ups and downs of their life’s journey, make a difference by sharing that journey with others, and celebrate the stories that make them unique.

As a component of that program, Boomer Esiason Foundation established the Jerry Cahill You Cannot Fail Scholarship in 2012 to honor exceptional student-athletes with cystic fibrosis who, like Jerry, don’t let the disease get in their way of living lives filled with purpose, passion, optimism and courage. These energetic young adults also understand that exercise is the key to living, breathing and succeeding with CF, so they have embraced physical activity as part of their everyday routine.
The Jerry Cahill You Cannot Fail Scholarship will be awarded annually – beginning in 2013 – to one male and one female student. Grants are made directly to an academic institution to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees.  The April 18 application deadline marks the anniversary of Jerry’s double-lung transplant.

Eligible Applicants
Applicants must have cystic fibrosis and must already have completed at least one semester of undergraduate coursework. Applicants must demonstrate that they go “above and beyond” in everything they do, displaying outstanding character, leadership and service to the community. They also must be compliant to their CF therapies and engage in regular exercise as part of their effort to stay healthy. Finally, applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Award
$5,000 

Address
Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Deadlines
April 18 (annually)

Additional Information
Click here for more information and to apply.


The Boomer Esiason Foundation General Academic Scholarships

The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) General Academic Scholarships  
assist CF patients pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Grants are awarded quarterly on the basis of demonstrated need and academic accomplishment.

Eligible Applicants
For students with CF undergraduate and graduate degree 

Award
$3,000 to $10,000

Address 
Boomer Esiason Foundation, c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018 

Deadlines
Scholarships will be awarded quarterly: 
March 31, June 30, September 29, December 29

Additional Information
Email: jcahill@esiason.org
http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships/bef-general-academic-scholarships


Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship Program
Presented by The Boomer Esiason Foundation


The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) has created a scholar-athlete award to assist cystic fibrosis (CF) high school senior athletes pursuing undergraduate degrees.

Eligible Applicants
For undergraduate students with CF: 

Award
BEF will grant one female and one male with a $10,000 grant. 

Address 
Boomer Esiason Foundation, c/o Jerry Cahill
52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017 

Deadline
June 2

Additional Information
Phone: 646.292.7930 
Fax: 646.292.7945 
Email: jcahill@esiason.org
http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships/exercise-for-life-athletic-scholarship


The Boomer Esiason Foundation Sacks for CF Scholarship

For every sack recorded during NFL Monday Night Football games, the Sacks for CF Scholarship Program receives a donation from a Boomer Esiason Foundation corporate partner. Sacks for CF funds are awarded annually to 30 college students, based on their academic achievements and adherence to daily CF therapy.

Eligible Applicants

Current and prospective college students with CF. 

Award
See above. 

Address 
Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Deadlines
January 13

Additional Information
Phone: 646.292.7937
Email: jcahill@esiason.org
http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships/sacks-for-cf-scholarship


Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation (CFLF)
Recreation Grants


Eligible Applicants
For all with CF 

Awards
Recreation grants: $500 

Address 
Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation
PO Box 1344
Burlington, VT 05402 

Deadline
March 31, September 30

Additional Information
Email: info@cflf.org 
http://www.cflf.org


Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation (CFSF)

Eligible Applicants
For those with CF who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school. 

Award
Both single year and multi-year awards are made, generally for $1,000 per year. Students may reapply the following year for an additional award, but are not guaranteed future awards. 

Address 
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation 
1555 Sherman Avenue, #116
Evanston, IL 60201 

Deadline
March 24

Additional Information
Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. Awards may be used for tuition, books, and room and board. Awards will be sent directly to the institution that the student is attending. 
http://cfscholarship.org/scholarships/


The Living Breath Foundation 

Eligible Applicants
For individuals with CF living in California or Arizona

Awards
Financial aid and scholarship grants: 
$500 - $2,000 

Address 
The Living Breath Foundation
2031 Marsala Circle
Monterey, CA 93940 

Deadline
April 1

Additional Information
Email: livingbreathfoundation@gmail.com
http://thelivingbreathfoundation.com/aid.html


Elizabeth Nash Foundation

Eligible Applicants
The Elizabeth Nash Foundation awards scholarships to assist persons with CF to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees. In selecting applicants, the Scholarship Committee takes into consideration each applicant's scholastic record, character, demonstrated leadership, service to CF-related causes and the broader community, and need for financial assistance.

Award
$1,000 to $2,500 

Address 
Elizabeth Nash Foundation
PO Box 1260
Los Gatos, CA 95031-1260 

Deadline
April 3, 2017

Additional Information 

Scholarship applications can be found at http://www.elizabethnashfoundation.org/scholarship-application.html

Please direct any questions to scholarships@elizabethnashfoundation.org.


Scholarship Guide for African American Students

Eligible Applicants
African American Students

Award
Various

Deadline
TBD

This guide provides African American students online resources such as
How to Apply for a Scholarship, 5 Ways to Make Your Scholarship Application Stand Out, Top Ten Scholarship Tips, and 5 Tips for Winning Scholarships.
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/african-american-scholarships/


Scholarship of the Arts
Presented by The Boomer Esiason Foundation 


Eligible Applicants
For students with CF 

Award
An annual scholarship to promote communication through creativity 

Address 
Boomer Esiason Foundation, c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Deadline
May 19

Additional Information
Email: jcahill@esiason.org
http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships/scholarship-of-the-arts


Susanna Delaurentis Memorial Scholarships 

Eligible Applicants
For college-bound high school seniors with a chronic disease such as CF 

Awards
The scholarship is a $1,000 award, paid directly to the honoree's institution of higher learning.  

Deadline
TBD 

Additional Information
http://thesusannafoundation.org/scholarships/apply.php


The Bonnie Strangio Education Scholarship
Presented by the Boomer Esiason Foundation


Eligible Applicants
For students with CF with undergraduate and graduate degrees 

Award
$500 - $1,000 

Address 
Boomer Esiason Foundation, c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018 

Deadline
June 16

Additional Information

Email: jcahill@esiason.org
http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships/bonnie-strangio-education-scholarship


Dana Walters Scholarship Foundation

Eligible Applicants
For those with CF or an immediate member of their family pursuing a college degree (must be a resident of Georgia) 

Award
TBD 

Address 
Call Karen Walters at 770.436.0190 for updated information. 

Deadline
TBD (Website states a deadline in 2010 but they offer scholarships every year.) 

Additional Information
Submit application online: 
http://www.dwscholarship.com/scholar.html


Anita Giampalmi Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship at Michigan State University

Eligible Applicants
Students with CF attending Michigan State University. 

Award
Up to $1500. 

Address 
Bessey Hall
434 Farm Lane, #120
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1033

Deadlines
TBD

Additional Information
Phone: 517.884.RCPD
Fax: 517.432.3191
http://www.rcpd.msu.edu/scholarships/cfs


The Bonnell Foundation Scholarship

Eligible Applicants
Students with CF (25 yrs and under)
Award
Up to $2,500

Address
The Bonnell Foundation
P.O. Box 1215
Royal Oak, MI 48068

Deadline
May 31

Additional Information

http://thebonnellfoundation.org/scholarship/


Rimington Trophy Scholarship

The Boomer Esiason Foundation established the Rimington Trophy Scholarship in 2012 to recognize individuals who are living, breathing and succeeding with cystic fibrosis.

Eligible Applicants
Applicants must have cystic fibrosis and demonstrate scholastic ability, character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance and daily compliance to CF therapy.

Award

$1,000 to $2,000

Deadline
June 23

Address
Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Additional Information 

jcahill@esiason.org


Rosemary Quigley Memorial Scholarship

The Rosemary Quigley Memorial Scholarship honors a remarkable woman who achieved her personal, educational, and professional ambitions in spite of the constant presence of cystic fibrosis in her life.

Eligible Applicants
Scholarships are available to students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees with a clear sense of life goals, and whose commitment to living life to the fullest – despite having CF – is exemplary.

Award
 
$500 to $2,000

Deadline
 
June 16

Address
Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Jerry Cahill
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Additional Information
 
jcahill@esiason.org

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