Missy's Miracle Scholarship

Missy's Miracle, a program of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation was created in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Missy Rodriguez's liver transplant. The program directly supports scholarships to high school students. The scholarship awardees must be an awareness advocate or have been personally affected by or is a family member of someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation (i.e. organ and/or tissue donor, living donor, transplant recipient, waiting for a transplant, or died waiting for a transplant).NJ Sharing Network Foundation supports the work of NJ Sharing Network to increase the number of lives saved through education, research and public awareness about the life-saving benefits of transplantation. The scholarship is awarded to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait, and remember the lives lost while waiting...for the gift of life.Eligibility:-Student must be a New Jersey resident-Student must be a full-time high school senior, who will be entering college in the upcoming fall-Student must be an awareness advocate or has been personally affected or is a family member of someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation-Student must be in good academic standing-Employees of NJSN or the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship consideration-Board Members of NJSN and the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship considerationApplicants must write an essay about organ and/or tissue donation: "How organ and tissue donation has impacted your life, knowledge of organ and tissue donation, active participation in awareness events, etc." Hint: Organ and tissue donation awareness involves educating the general public about the importance of donation. You should elaborate on your activities to promote organ, tissue and eye donation as donor awareness advocacy is the major factor in determining the scholarship award. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes