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Marianjoy Scholarship Program

Do I Qualify for a Scholarship?

High school seniors or graduates (diploma or GED certificate) and college undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Students can be enrolled or planning to enroll in half-time or full-time course study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

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 as indicated on school transcript, activities, and additional information provided by the applicant
  • Financial need and family circumstances
  • Impact of their disability on the educational process
  • Educational and career goals expressed in personal profile
  • Leadership roles and participation roles in school or the community
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Overall assessment of candidate's presentation

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, Lake, McHenry, or Will.
  • Complete the application and mail to the address shown on the form.
  • Submit a written, personal profile incuding the nature of your disability, as well as 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 letters of recommendation from a counselor, instructor, employer, minister, physician, therapist or other qualified individual.

Click here to download the 2017 Scholarship Application. All applications must be received by March 31, 2017 for consideration.


You must have an official sealed transcript from the school you most recently attended.

Marianjoy Scholarship Recipients are required to supply the scholarship administrator with current transcripts and promptly notifying the administrator of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.

Scholars are asked to update the scholarship administrator on successes and achievements.

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.

For more information, contact Krystal LaMantia at Krystal.Lamantia@nm.org or call 630.909.7522.


Mailing Address:
Marianjoy Scholarship Program
Attention: Krystal LaMantia

26W171 Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

 

 

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