Beat Fibroids Scholarship
Fibroids is the most common female reproductive condition affecting women worldwide. It is the number # 1 cause of hysterectomies (i.e. surgical removal of the uterus). The prevalence of this condition continues to increase every year at an alarming rate. Here, at Beat Fibroids, we strive to promote awareness of this condition and aim to provide women with the latest information regarding fibroid treatment options.
- African Americans are particulary susceptible to getting fibroids but anyone can get them
- Most common symptom of fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding
- Fibroids can interfere with pregnancy
How to Apply
Eligible students will:
- Write an essay between 750 and 1,000 words on ONE of the following topics:
- How can you raise awareness of fibroids
- How fibroids has affected you
- Include a brief cover letter with contact information
- Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to [email protected]
Who Can Apply
- 18 years or older.
- A student enrolled full-time in a U.S. institution for graduate or undergraduate program. (U.S. territories are excluded)
- An American citizen or lawful permanent resident, currently living in the United States
- Cumulative GPA requirement of at least 3.2
When is the Deadline to Apply?
This is an ongoing scholarship offered 3 times a year. All essays must be submitted by Jan 1st, April 1st, and August 1st. A scholarship winner will be chosen and notified within 4-6 weeks of the deadline dates.
Award Amount and Rules
$500, awarded 3 times per year. The award will be sent directly to the financial office of the winning student to be used only towards tuition, books, or other school fees.
Selection Process and Notification
Beat Fibroids management staff will review all applications thoroughly and objectively. The winner of the scholarship will be contacted via email.
Winning entries will be published on the Beat Fibroids blog, along with the first name of the author. By submitting an entry, each candidate agrees to allow this publication of their work.
Please direct all questions to Farhana U., the owner of Beat Fibroids, at [email protected]