November 12, 2012

Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship Program for High School Senior Athletes with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship Program

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (High school)
Provider: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Country to Study in: USA

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

Doctors and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) centers have made it clear: when it comes to CF, exercise saves lives.

The goal of this scholarship program is to improve the quality of life and increase the lifespan of individuals with CF through the power of daily physical exercise (jogging). As therapeutic developments increase the lifespan of CF patients, so does the need for further education in the area of exercise.

Eligibility
A high school senior who has CF and demonstrates scholastic ability, athletic ability (exercising on a regular basis), character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to CF therapy.

The student/athlete should be jogging on a regular basis and training for the 1.5 mile run. All candidates will be judged on time.

Selection criteria:
BEF’s Exercise for Life Scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishment and athletic ability in the area of running.

Eligible groups
Not specified by provider

Participating Institutions
All approved high schools in the united states

Fields of study
All areas of study are eligible

Number of awards
Two (2) awards - to one female and one male

Sponsorship duration
Scholarships will be awarded annually on the basis of the selection criteria outlined above.

Scholarship benefits
BEF will grant one female and one male with a $10,000 grant. Grants are made directly to the academic institution to assist in covering the costs of tuition and fees.

Method of Application
Applicants are required to provide ALL of the following documents in order to be considered:
  • Application
  • Completed Exercise For Life (EFL) training log (print from web site - link to it is below)
  • One-page, single-spaced essay on importance of exercise and compliance
  • Recent photo
  • Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine.
  • Most recent W2 form verification for both parents
  • Transcript (high school, college and/or graduation school)
  • Letter of acceptance from academic institution
  • Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution
  • Signed waiver
Return completed applications to:

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

DEADLINES:
The application deadline date is usually mid-June every year. For the 2013/2014 academic session, it is Wednesday, June 26, 2013 (postmarked)

PLEASE NOTE:
The experience of living with cystic fibrosis is markedly different today than it was decades ago. Thanks to the discovery of the CF gene, the availability of effective drug therapies and advances in technology, the 30,000 Americans who deal with the disease day in and day out are living longer and fuller lives. In a word, they are thriving.

Email all questions to: jcahill@esiason.org

Phone: 646-292-7937
Fax: 646-292-3945

Application Deadline: 26 June 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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