Camps, Scholarships Databases
NeedyMeds has announced that searchable databases will be available on their Web site (www.needymeds.org) in early August to help families find camps or scholarships tailored toward those with a particular disease or medical condition.
The camps listing will be sorted by: (1) disease/medical condition; (2) camp name; (3) camp sponsor; and (4) camp location. Each of these searches will produce further information about contact information, application process, eligibility guidelines, Web site, and more. Some of the camps listed may also invite siblings to attend, and many are free or offer financial aid. Most will accept children from anywhere in the country (exceptions will be noted in the summary for the camp).
The scholarships listing will be sorted by: (1) disease/medical condition; (2) scholarship name/organization; and (3) residency of applicant. These searches will lead you to more details about the program, such as contact information, application process, essays that need to be composed and other paperwork, eligibility requirements, scholarship/organization Web site, and more. There will also be some scholarships listed for students who have a parent or a family member with a specific disease.
Add to the List
If you know of a camp or scholarship that is not listed in the database, NeedyMeds would like to know about it. Please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide as much information as possible, including the organization’s Web site.
NeedyMeds provides a bounty of other information on its Web site. We recommend you take the time to see if any of their programs might be useful to you, or you can benefit from their NeedyMeds prescription card.