Diabetes Students, a Program of Past Sort 1, Awards Over $150,000 in Scholarships to College students with Sort 1 Diabetes

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SAN CARLOS, California, May 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Diabetes Scholars, a program of the nonprofit Beyond Type 1, is awarding 62 scholarships to students with type 1 diabetes this year. over $ 156,000 In combined scholarships, high school graduates from the class of 2021 who are about to start their first year of study are awarded.

Thanks to the generous support of community members and partners, the Diabetes Scholarship Program will have a record year with the highest scholarship support ever granted and the most individual scholarship in program history.

The 2021 Diabetes Scholars Class consists of 62 outstanding students from 30 different states. These formidable individuals include activists, athletes, scientists, artists, engineers, writers, community leaders, small business owners, and founders of their own nonprofits. Every member of the Class of 2021 also lives daily with type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease that can occur at any stage of life and is currently incurable.

“We are honored to celebrate this exceptional class of students and to award them these scholarships in honor of their achievements. These individuals have persevered in the face of an often invisible chronic illness that has contributed to the already high demands on schoolwork, extracurricular activities and jobs and much more, “said Beyond Type 1 CEO Thom Scher. “We are incredibly inspired by the Diabetes Scholars Class of 2021 and look forward to seeing what their future will be as they take their next steps on the path to higher education.”

Beyond Type 1 is proud to announce a large number of scholarships this year specifically for students who identify themselves as Black, Indigenous and Colored (BIPOC). In addition, the program offers, for the first time, scholarships for students aiming to graduate from two-year institutions and community colleges.

This year’s grants were made possible by Dexcom, JDRF, Lilly, Medtronic Diabetes, and TruEats along with 34 grants from individual and family donors within the diabetes community. 100% of grants donated by individuals or partners are given directly to recipients, with Beyond Type 1 assuming all operating costs associated with the program. Beyond Type 1 is also proud to have directly sponsored 8 individual grants as part of this year’s program.

Since its inception in 2008, Diabetes Scholars has almost honored $ 2 million in direct support through grants of up to $ 5,000 everyone. Diabetes Scholars became a Beyond Type 1 program in 2018. Diabetes Scholars was founded by a longtime attorney Mary Podjasek in 2008 with a vision to make diabetes an asset as opposed to a challenge in this way by offering scholarships exclusively to Type 1 students.

Scholarships through the Diabetes Scholars Program are available to seniors with type 1 diabetes entering their first year of college or university, now including two-year institutions in The United States. Scholarship applications will open in February and be awarded by June 1 yearly.

Check out the Diabetes Scholars Class of 2021 and discover Beyond Type 1 at beyondtype1.org.

BEYOND TYPE 1
Beyond Type 1 is a nonprofit that is changing what it means to live with diabetes. Leveraging the power of social media and technology, Beyond Type 1 enables people to live well today and support a better tomorrow. Through peer support programs, global campaigns and digital platforms, Beyond Type 1 unites the global diabetes community for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and helps change the meaning of living with chronic diseases.

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