Marianjoy Scholarship Program

Do I Qualify for a Scholarship?

Scholarship Recipients are selected without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, or national origin, and have a permanent physical disability or functional impairment, which may include:

  • Brain Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments, such as Amputation or Multiple Traumas
  • Neuromuscular Disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, or Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Students are also selected on the following basis:

  • Academic record
  • Financial need and family circumstances
  • Impact of their disability on the educational process
  • Educational and career goals
  • Leadership roles and participation in school or the community

Apply for a Marianjoy Scholarship

In order to apply to the Marianjoy Scholarship Program, applicants must provide the following information:

  • Students must be a permanent resident in one of the following Illinois counties: Cook; DeKalb; DuPage; Kane; Kendall; McHenry; or Will
  • Complete the application and mail to the address shown on the form
  • Submit a written, personal profile stressing the nature of your disability, career goals and aspirations
  • Clearly describe any financial needs, as well as any pertinent personal/family circumstances
  • Have your school send original transcripts to the address shown on the form
  • Include two or more letters of recommendation from a counselor, instructor, employer, minister, physician, therapist or other qualified individual.

Click here to download a pdf of the 2014 Marianjoy Scholarship Application

Marianjoy Scholarship Recipients have no obligations beyond supplying the scholarship administrator with current transcripts and promptly notifying the administrator of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.

Scholarship recipients acknowledge that Marianjoy and its Foundation may release their name, photo, and personal information to others in order to promote the Marianjoy Scholarship Program to the media and donors.

Except as described in the application brochure, no obligation is assumed by the Marianjoy Scholarship Program.

For more information, contact Jim Decker at jdecker@marianjoy.org or call (630) 909-7402.

Mailing Address:

Marianjoy Scholarship Program
26W171 Roosevelt Road
P.O. Box 795
Wheaton, Illinois 60189

 

Hannah Thompson, Four-year Recipient

 

Matt Wilcox, current Marianjoy Scholarship recipient

 

Amanda Fowler, four-year scholarship recipient, now works at Marianjoy as a marketing specialist and blogger for AbilityLinks.org