Mission Statement: The Glenda B. Collins, memorial scholarship is in remembrance of one of our own and eldest members who passed away from sickle cell. This award will be given to local qualified sickle cell student applicants who are striving to achieve their educational goals through higher education.
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must be currently a high school senior, or enrolled in a higher education or technical program, before monies are dispensed.
- The applicant must have completed a high school education with a 2.5 GPA. A transcript must be attached to application.
- A letter of certification from your physician verifying that you are an individual with sickle cell disease.
- Participant must be a resident and accepted into a Louisville or Southern Indiana College/University.
To apply for the Glenda B. Collins Scholarship you must conduct the following:
- Fill out the Application into its entirety
- Formal documentation for verification of Sickle Cell
- Recent high school or college transcript
- Include two references with your application one from your high school counselor (or a teacher that you know well) and one from a person familiar with you at least two years. Forms are provided for each reference.
- Submit a 1000 word personal essay.
- On a separate sheet, in 1000 word personal essay, please write on “How sickle cell anemia disease has affected your life”. Include your educational goals, how you expect to achieve them, and who has been instrumental in helping you persevere towards your educational goals. (ESSAY MUST BE TYPED)
- All applications submitted for review must be received or postmarked by January 1, 2015.
Applications can be mailed to:
The Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana
Attention: Brandon Brison-Sanchez
Med 3 Center
201 E. Jefferson Street Ste. 120
Louisville, KY 40202