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Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

Kermit B. Nash Academic Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
SCDAA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (Doctorate/Fellowship)

31 East Baltimore St., Ste. 800
Baltimore, MD 21202
Ph: (410)528-1555
Fax: (410)528-1495
Free: 800-421-8453
E-mail: [email protected]
URL:http://www.sicklecelldisease.org

Kermit B. Nash Academic Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To promote educational pursuits of individuals with sickle cell disease. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be individuals with sickle cell disease (individuals with sickle cell trait are not eligible); and must be graduating high school seniors. Criteria: Award is given based on the applicant's GPA, academic achievement, SAT scores, community service, quality of essay, and academic obstacles caused by the disease.

Funds Avail.: $5,000 per academic year. Number Awarded: 1. To Apply: Applicants must submit an application form; transcripts; physician's certification of sickle cell status; and an essay. Deadline: May. Contact: Mr. Manning, 800-421-8453 or [email protected]

SCDAA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (Doctorate/Fellowship)

Purpose: To provide financial support for young investigators conducting research in sickle cell disease. Focus: Specific disease. Qualif.: Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree (MD, PhD or equivalent); must have completed clinical training; must not have more than a total of five years of post-doctoral research experience by the award date; and must be affiliated with a non-profit institution of higher learning or non-profit research facility in the United States. Criteria: Awards will be given based on evidence of the applicant's commitment to a research career in sickle cell disease, quality and originality of the proposed research, and importance of the research to the field.

Funds Avail.: $25,000 ($20,000 salary and $5,000 supplies) per year. To Apply: Applicants must submit three copies of application and research mentor's supporting documents including a letter of commitment and the biographical sketch of the mentor. Deadline: May 1. Contact: Sonya I. Ross, Vice President, Programs and Services, 410-528-1555.