The Boomer Esiason Foundation focuses on improving the lives of those who live with cystic fibrosis. The globally community of members band together to help fund scholarships for students who is selected and meets the criteria.
Doctors and CF centers have made it clear: when it comes to CF, exercise saves lives. BEF’s Exercise for Life Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors and undergraduate students on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishment and athletic ability in the area of running.
As therapeutic developments increase the lifespan of cystic fibrosis patients, the need for a scholarship program to support college students with CF has emerged. BEF’s scholarship program assists students who are working toward academic success while living with CF. It’s the only program of its size and scope focused solely on supporting the CF community.
- Must be an U.S. citizen.
- Must have authorized citizenship if from another country before applying.
Applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate student who has cystic fibrosis and demonstrates scholastic ability, athletic ability (as evidenced by regular exercise), character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to CF therapy.
The student-athlete should jog on a regular basis and be training for the 1.5-mile qualifying run. All candidates will be judged on the basis of time.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:
- Completed Exercise For Life training log (start recording on June 2)
- Recent photo
- Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine
- Most recent W2 form for both parents
- Transcript (high school, college and/or graduation school)
- Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution
- Signed online waiver
Grants are made directly to the academic institution to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees.
The deadline was July 23, 2021, but now the next deadline is July 23, 2022.
Over the last few years this scholarship award has grown to become an annual scholarship.