The Riley Dempster 22q Family Foundation Scholarship

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Education is the core of The 22q Family Foundation.  Not just in educating the world about 22q, but also through our 22q Education Station and 22q Career Pathway programs.  As a foundation, we want to encourage and support young adults with 22q who are looking to further their education and/or career path.  Whether your path is a 2 year or 4 year college, vocational/trade school, or life skills/adult program, we are here for you!  With that in mind, we are extremely excited to once again offer The Riley Dempster 22q Family Foundation Scholarship.  The scholarship was named after Riley as a way to honor her as the inspiration for the former Dempster Family Foundation, and as a way to continue the legacy created by her father, Ryan Dempster.  We offer this scholarship annually to provide financial support to individuals who are continuing their educational journey or career growth while serving as inspirations to the 22q community!

Scholarship Awards:

1st Place: $2500

2nd Place: $1000

3rd Place: $500  

Entry Rules (ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY June 30th, 2020):

-Completion of scholarship application form (FILL OUT HERE).

-Send your essay or video to using the same email used for the application. 

An essay (750 words or less) or video (5 minutes or less) describing an event or person that has made a profound impact in your life.  Feel free to be as creative as you'd like!

Eligibility Requirements:

-Award is specifically for individuals diagnosed with a 22q11.2 related syndrome.  Any undiagnosed individuals will not be considered for the award (Proof of diagnosis may be required prior to awarding of funds).

-Must be enrolling or enrolled at a 2 or 4 year college/university/online school based in the United States, transitional or special needs institutions/programs, training/apprenticeship program, technical, career, vocational, or trade schools, or life skills/adult programs.

-Program can be either traditional associates/bachelors program or special education programs.

-Previous winners are not be eligible enter.

-Awards will be paid directly to the school or institution.



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