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The LGMD Awareness Scholarship

The LGMD Awareness Scholarship
The LGMD Awareness Scholarship offers two scholarship categories, merit-based and social media based. Eligible students are those who teach others about Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies (LGMDs).

Two merit-based scholarships are awarded to current or former high school/college students between the ages of 17-30, who are enrolled or will be enrolled in a 2 year college, 4 year college or university, graduate school, law school, medical school or vocational school. All schools must be accredited U.S. institutions. Applicants must teach at least 25 people, including family or friends 15 years of age or older about Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophies (LGMDs).

Two social media scholarships are awarded to applicants who post a message about LGMD awareness on Facebook for 20 weeks.

Scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, and required equipment used in education courses. Students may apply for both scholarship categories but students can receive only one scholarship.

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that results in a weakness and wasting of the muscles in the arms and legs. The muscles most affected are the muscles of the shoulders, upper arms, pelvic area, and thighs. The scholarships are offered by The Jain Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Seattle, Washington, whose mission is to cure muscular dystrophies.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $3,000.

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