An individual with lupus may find that their disease impacts theirs or a loved one’s ability to finance their educational goals after high school. Learn more about financial assistance available for post-secondary educational needs.
National/federal financial aid information
- U.S. Department of Education- Student Financial Assistance
- FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
- FinAid: Information on Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
Lupus Foundation of America network scholarship program
The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter, is privileged to offer an annual $5,000 scholarship -- The Michael Jon Barlin Scholarship Fund -- to support the educational expenses of a Southeast Florida resident diagnosed with lupus.
National non-profit organization scholarship programs
Each year the Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence (L.I.F.E) Scholarship Foundation selects students to receive the L.I.F.E Scholarship who have demonstrated courage and perseverance in their struggle to overcome the limitations of lupus.
Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families offer scholarships specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. These scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass’ new federal grant (New National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families).
The Patient Advocate Foundation’s Scholarship for Survivors provides support to individuals, under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past 5 years.
The Lupus Foundation of America National Fellowship Program
The LFA offers a summer fellowship program for student researchers who work under the supervision of an established lupus investigator. Learn more about the Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program.