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National MS Society Scholarship Program

MS shouldn’t stand in the way of education. This is why the National MS Society’s scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.

The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. In its first year of operation, the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2008 a total of $1.14 million was awarded to 518 scholars.

Support for the opportunity program comes from foundations, chapter donors, our own employee giving the program and other sources. Click here to learn how you can help us support future scholars.

2009 Scholarships — applications for 2009 awards will be available October 1, 2008. Applications may be submitted from October 15, 2008, through January 15, 2009, and scholars receive notice in May 2009. For detailed guidelines and application information, click here.

Scholarship Program Information

Application, details, timelines, guidelines and resources.

8 comments

  1. ISAAC says:

    i am isaac adjei,an ambitious and talented young man who because of finanacial aid has come to a stand still.isaac adjei by GOD’s grace was able to complete a known polytechnic in ghana, that is takoradi polytechnic.isaac completed with a second class upper.isaac has been browsing the internet for scholarship since he completed his polytechnic education.but he belive in one thing and that is to “NOT TO GIVE UP” isaac need scholarship to do his masters degree in reputable institution..
    counting on your usual co- operation.
    thank you.

    isaac adjei adjetey….
    [email protected]

  2. Nafyad serre says:

    I am graduate from Mekelle University, Ethiopia in the Department of Applied Geology in 2007. n0w iam working in Haramaya unversiy as GA2 in the departement of Water resource engineering . i teach hydo geology, engineering geology in this departement. so i hve great interested in “Hydrogeology” and i need to spacialized my MSc by it. in order tackle any probems associate to me during teaching .i am highly requessting you to give me a chance to learn in your qualified universities with free scholarship.please give me a chance if you are intterested.
    Thank You for your great help!
    [email protected]

  3. SHAZAL KUMER PK. says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    i am very glad for writing this letter. Throught the resech of the scholarship of school i come to met Internation Scholarship and Finacial Aid Position throught Internet.
    My name is shazalkumer the boy of 23 age of old from Bangladesh . I am a university students (Rajshahi University).I need a full time schollarship to enlarge my study.
    Tahnk
    Sazal kumer
    Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Dept.
    at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

  4. Addis Hailu says:

    I am graduating class student in Mekelle University, Ethiopia in the Department of Applied Geology. I am interested in “Hydrogeology” and i need to spacialized my MSc please give me a chance if you are intterested.
    Thank You for your great help!

  5. Inusah Abass says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    i am very glad for writing this letter. Throught the resech of the scholarship of school i come to met Internation Scholarship and Finacial Aid Position throught Internet.
    My name is Inusah Abass the boy of 17 age of old from Ghana in the western Part of Afcrican whom attend Senior High shool at
    Antoa Senior Hight School in the Part of Ghana known as Kumasi.i am a Sceince Student Whom want to the computer Scentis by persuing Computer Science at University.
    of this case i want i am applying for the schoolarship for my future to be acheive.

  6. Hi,
    I am Josephat Sahani Kaboya, aged 38 years old, a Tanzanian
    Research Scientist working with National Institute for Medical
    Research (NIMR) in my country.
    The Organization is mandated to carry out, promote, coordinate, ,supervise, evaluate and document Human African Trypanosomiasis and other health research activities in Tanzania, also control and monitoring all aspects of Sleeping Sickness in the country
    I have an advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and specialized in Parasitology and Medical Entomology, studied at the Muhimbili University of Health Sciences (1999 – 2001)
    I have been working with NIMR since 1993 to date (an experience of 15 years now)
    Through my experiences, I am sure to do better if I will be awarded a chance to pursue further studies.
    On completion of that study, I will be enhanced with necessary skills and knowledge for combating many challenges in my country and the World at large.
    Thanks and God bless you.
    Yours truly,
    Josephat Sahani Kaboya,
    National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR),
    P.O.Box 482,
    Tabora – Tanzania.
    E-mail: [email protected]
    NB: My CV is as follows:
    A. CURRICULUM VITAE OF MR SAHANI.
    1. Surname (Family name): Kaboya
    2. Other names: Josephat Sahani
    3. Date of Birth: 8th March 1970
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Marital Status: Married
    6. Nationality: Tanzanian
    7. Title: Mr.
    8. Work website: http://www.nimr.or.tz
    9. Work E-mail: [email protected]
    10. Personal E-mail: [email protected]
    11. International Passport No. AB092396
    B. CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS: PERMANENT ADDRESS:
    Mr. Kaboya J.K.Sahani, Mr. Kaboya J.K.Sahani,
    National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tabora Baptist Church,
    P.O.BOX 482, P.O.BOX 1526,
    Tabora – Tanzania. Tabora – Tanzania
    Tel: +255 026 260 4219, Tel: +255 732115474,
    Mobile: +255 732 078 009,
    Fax: +255 26 260 4943.

    C. EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS.
    1. 1989 – Completed a certificate of Secondary Education at Sengerema
    Secondary School, Mwanza – Tanzania.
    2. 1990 – 1993: Completed a Certificate Course in Veterinary Laboratory
    Technology (LITI) Temeke, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania.

    3. 1999 – 2001: Completed an Advanced Diploma Course in Medical
    Laboratory Sciences (Parasitology and Medical
    Entomology) at the Muhimbili University College of
    Health Sciences (MUCHS), Dar es Salaam – Tanzania.
    4. 2nd – 18th March 2006: Attended a Short Course on Good Clinical Trial
    in Human Trypanosomiasis. The Course was organized by WHO, World
    Bank, UNDP and UNICEF and held at Tabora Orion Hotel in Tabora
    Region – Tanzania.
    5. 6th – 22nd April 2006: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Training,
    Conducted at Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (TTRI)
    Tanga.
    6. 17th – 22nd July 2006: Attended a Short Course with workshops on Good
    Clinical Practice in Human Trypanosomiasis. The Course was organized
    by WHO/TDR and held at Brackenfurst Baptist Centre, Nairobi –
    Kenya.
    7. 24th March -3rd April, 2007: Attended a course with a workshops on
    Analysis of T. b. rhodesiense DNA and Samples from Sleeping
    Sickness Suspects Using Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification of
    DNA (LAMP). The course was organized by WHO and conducted at Tabora
    Medical Research Centre, Tabora-Tanzania.
    8. 14th -18th January 2008: Attended a course on WHO HAT
    specimen Bank, Tanzania Project, conducted at Kaliua Health
    Centre, Urambo – Tabora, Tanzania.
    9. 12th -31st March 2008.Attended a training course on using Personal Data Assistant (PDA) which is a Modern technology in gathering information in the field arena. This course was conducted in Morogoro Region – Tanzania, and funded by Global Fund.
    D. EMPLOYMENT: Employed on 25th October 1993 (1st Appointment), as a Laboratory Technologist by National Institute for
    Medical Research (NIMR), the Research Institution whose mandate is to carry out, control, coordinate, register, evaluate, supervise and promote health research activities in Tanzania.
    E. DATE OF CONFIRMATION: 25th October 1994
    F. DATE OF PROMOTIONS: (1st Promotion) – 1st October 1998
    (2nd Promotion) – 1stJanuary 2002
    (3rd Promotion) – 1stJanuary 2006.
    (4th Promotion) – 1st July 2006
    G. POST HELD: 25th October 1993 to1stOctober 1998 – Lab.Tech IV,
    1st October 1998 to 1st January 2002 – Lab. Tech III,
    1st January 2002 to 1st January 2006 – Lab. Tech II,
    1st January 2006 to 1st July 2006 – Lab. Technologist I,
    1st July 2006 to date – Senior Laboratory Technician II.

    H. CONFERENCES: Since 1993, I have been attending Joint Scientific Conferences in Arusha and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania),
    Which are organized by the National Institute for
    Medical Research (NIMR).

    I.WORK EXPERIENCES:
    Since 1993, when employed by National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), I have been participating fully in the following research activities as a Co – Investigator;
    1. Multicentre evaluation of Card Indirect Agglutination Test for
    Trypanosomiasis (CIATT), The Project was funded by WHO/TDR.
    2. Research survey and Data collection of Sleeping Sickness case.
    3. Project on simple and new diagnostic methods of Sleeping Sickness
    4. Research on factors contributing to Morbidity and Mortality due to Malaria in Tabora Rural District, Tanzania.
    5. Drug sensitivity and other related studies on Trypanosome isolates from Tanzania.
    6. Evaluation of Tryp Test CIATT Performances for chemotherapy follow – up in Rhodesiense Sleeping Sickness.
    7. Mapping of Sleeping Sickness foci of Tanzania.
    8. Implementation of a surveillance Programme in Kasulu, Kibondo and Urambo districts, Tanzania.
    9. Determinants of Trypanosome brucei Human Infectivity, a Genetic and Epidemiological analysis (In Collaboration with the
    University of Glasgow, UK).
    10. Voluntary Sector Health Programme (VSHP), community involvement in improving health by providing Health Education (Supported by CARE – INTERNATIONAL, Tanzania). I participated as a Project Manager. (October 2001 – December 2003).
    11. Prevalence survey, to determine the current status of Human
    African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in Kibondo and Kasulu Districts,
    Kigoma – Tanzania (In collaboration with Ministry of health MoH,
    Tsetse and trypanosomiasis Research Institute – TTRI Tanga,
    Tanzania Pesticides Research Institute – TPRI Arusha and the
    Muhimbili National Hospital. (July 2003).
    12. Prevalence survey to determine the current status of Human
    African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in Urambo district, Tabora –
    Tanzania. (In Collaboration with Ministry of health, Tsetse and
    Trypanosomiasis Research Institute TTRI, Tanga. Tanzania
    Pesticides Research Institute TPRI, Arusha and the Muhimbili
    National Hospital (June 2004)
    13. Investigation on the Resurgence of Human African Trypanosomiasis In Urambo district, Tabora – Tanzania. (In collaboration with Ministry of Health, NIMR HQ, TTRI – Tanga, TPRI – Arusha,Muhimbili National Hospital and the Tabora Regional Hospital(August 2004).
    14. Evaluation of the diagnostic Tests for Human African
    Trypanosomiasis in Tanzania. (July 2004).
    15. Sero Test determining current status of Filariasis in Tanzania,Particularly Tabora, Shinyanga, singida, and Kigoma regions. (In Collaboration with NIMR HQ DSM) (May 2004)
    16. Schistosomiasis Control Initiatives and Parasitological Mapping Survey in primary Schools (STD VI pupils), Lake Zone;
    Mwanza, Kagera, Shinyanga and Tabora regions – Tanzania. (In
    Collaboration with Ministry of Health and NIMR Mwanza)
    (October – November 2004).
    17. Detection and monitoring of insecticides resistence for Malaria Vectors in the context of Insecticides treated nets (ITNS) in Tabora, Tanzania. (March 2005).
    18. Schistosomiasis Control Initiative programme in Primary Schools and Communities of Mwanza, Tabora and Shinyanga regions in Tanzania. (In collaboration with Ministry of health and
    NIMR Mwanza. (March –May 2005).
    19. Assessing the effects of health education interventions on
    HIV/AIDS and STIs prevention among the adults and youths in Uyui
    and Igunga districts, Tabora – Tanzania (June – July 2005)
    20. Surveillance of HAT (cattle and dogs as reservoir hosts) in
    Bunda and Mugumu districts (Mara region) and Meatu district
    (Shinyanga). In collaboration with NIMR Mwanza.
    (August – September 2005).
    21. Surveillance of HAT in Tarangire National Park. (In
    collaboration with Ministry of Health and TTRI – Tanga)
    (September – October 2005).
    22. Pilot study on Schistosomiasis in Pre – School Children and
    std one Pupils in Magu, Mwanza – Tanzania. (In collaboration
    with NIMR Mwanza). (May – June 2006).
    23. Second Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) surveillance in
    Tarangire National Park, in collaboration with Ministry of Health
    (MoH), Muhimbili National Hospital, Tarangire National Park and
    Manyara Regional Hospital. (1st – 10th June 2006)
    24. Research for Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) Surveillance in Urambo district (Tabora) and Mpanda district (Rukwa region) Tanzania. (August – September 2007)
    25. Research for 5 years Evaluation of the Global Fund projects (Malaria,Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS) in Tanzania September to October 2008
    26. HAT Surveillance in Urambo district, Tabora (Tanzania) in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Welfare (October, 2008)

    J. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:
    (a) I participated as a Principal Investigator to the Project with the Title written below;
    The Accuracy of Direct smear and the Kato – Thick smear methods in the Diagnosis of Helminthes in Dar es Salaam. The Study was performed when pursuing an Advanced Diploma Course in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Parasitology and Medical Entomology) at the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) (Kaboya et al, 2001).
    (b) Drug resistance of Trypanosoma b rhodesiense isolates from
    Tanzania (S.N.Kibona, L. Matemba, J.S.Kaboya and G.W.Lubega 2006).
    K. NATURE OF CURRENT POST
    As a Senior Laboratory Technologist, having a permanent employment with National Institute for Medical Research (Since 1993 to Date), I am responsible for Health Research activities within and outside my working Centre and I execute follow ups and submit reports on activities and programs within my department, to prepare and analyze reports for scientific meetings, conferences and workshops, to manage research database and perform any other duties assigned.
    SUMMARY: Over 14 years of successful experience in Health Research and consistently made significant contribution in assisting in setting up studies, collecting and analyzing data, and gathering literature. Created, implemented research proposals in Social Sciences and Health Services research, to reduce disease burden and to ensure quality health care.
    SKILLS Leadership Skills- Have the ability to carry out programs under established polices and command the respect of Staff, Problem solving, leadership and communications skills are some of the qualities developed from my experiences
    Computer Skills – Have the ability and long experience to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Epi Info, SPSS and others.
    GIS Skills – Have the ability to carry out mapping by using GPS
    APPLICANTS DECLARATION:
    I certify that, the information given above is true, correct and
    accurate, that describes me, my qualification and experience to
    the best of my knowledge and belief.
    Applicant`s signature ——————– Date ———–
    REFEREES:
    1. Dr. Stafford. N. Kibona,
    National Institute for Medical Research,
    Tabora Centre,
    P.O. Box 482,
    TABORA, Tanzania.
    Tel: +255 741 380 745
    2. Dr. Togolai Mbilu
    National Institute for Medical Research,
    Tabora Centre,
    P.O. Box 482,
    TABORA, Tanzania.
    Tel: +255 784 111 290
    3. Prof. Zul Premji,
    Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences,
    Institute of Public Health,
    P.O.BOX 650011, Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

  7. Bethelhem says:

    i am Bethelhem Workineh from Ethiopia,
    firstly i would like to thank you very much for giving this great chance.
    i have B.Sc. degree in Management Information Systems (MIS)and now i am working in private school in broad band center as broadband operator,
    i have great desire to learn my master degree in business feilds especially in Business Administration, i am highly requessting you to give me a chance to learn in your qualified universities with free scholarship.
    thank you very much.
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    betty

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