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Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship is open to young adults who are HIV positive or have AIDS. The scholarship may be used at any college or university of their choice.

Applicants must be HIV positive or have AIDS and must be either accepted or already enrolled in an accredited college, university, institute or technical school in the U.S. They can be either undergraduates or in graduate school, as long as they are attending school full-time. In addition, applicants can re-apply for the scholarship every year.

The scholarship was established to honor Joshua Gomes who died from hemophilia and AIDS at the age of 21. Joshua was working toward a double degree in pre-medicine and pre-law at the University of Denver at the time he passed. Although his doctors continually told him that he would not survive past childhood, he was not only valedictorian of his 1997 high school class, but he continued his education by attending college.

Education and learning was very important to Joshua, and the scholarship was established to help others like him who value education and never stop learning, in spite of being HIV positive or having AIDS.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JULY of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000.

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