Sickle Cell Advisory Council Offers Scholarships

The Sickle Cell Community Advisory Council of Northern California  is offering the Samuel Wallace Scholarship Award to high school seniors and college students living with the Sickle Cell disease. The advisory council was started in 1999 as a collaboration between patients of the former Alta Bates Sickle Cell program, administrators at Children’s Hospital of Oakland and the Northern California Sickle Cell Center. The award honors Samuel Wallace, a founding member of the council. To apply for the scholarship, students must fill out an application and submit a one-page essay explaining how they would increase awareness and support of the disease in their communities. Entrants must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average and submit a list of extracurricular or community service activities and two letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked by March 29. Visit www.sccac.net to download
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