Pharmaceutical company Sanofi Genzyme established the “Chart Your Own Course” scholarship program as a way to help members of the lysosomal disease community make their educational dreams a reality. This program awards fifteen scholarships of $2,500 each to students living with a lysosomal disease who demonstrate the drive and commitment to charting their own course in life, despite the obstacles they may sometimes face. Applications are due and must be postmarked by June 17, 2016! Sanofi Genzyme relies upon an independent, experienced review committee that will select fifteen winners based on a variety of criteria, such as academic achievement, personal statements, financial need, and more.
Anyone diagnosed with a lysosomal disease, regardless of treatment status, who is a U.S. citizen or legal and permanent U.S. resident may apply. Applicants may be of any age, but must be high school graduates (or soon-to-be graduates), or GED® credential holders, who are either currently enrolled or planning to pursue further education on a full-time basis at an accredited college, university, vocational or trade school. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply. Winners will be announced in July, and awards will be processed in August 2016. If you have questions concerning eligibility, transcripts or financial requirements, please call Sanofi Genzyme at 507-931-1682 and ask for the “Chart Your Own Course” Program Manager. The downloadable application and much more information can be found at: Chart Your Own Course.