The Huntington’s Hope Scholarship Campaign was created to raise money for post-secondary education scholarships for children of parents with Huntington’s disease. Because Huntington's disease affects younger people, it has family-wide financial implications, often impacting the ability of children to pursue their dreams.
Huntington’s Hope wants to raise $1 million in 2013 for children of patients with Huntington’s disease. One hundred percent of these Huntington’s Hope donations will go directly into an endowment fund to create the scholarships. Once $25,000 has been reached, the first $1,000 scholarship can be disbursed.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the average cost of tuition, room and board for four-year, full-time students in 2010 was $15,918 at public institutions, $36,300 at private not-for-profit institutions and $23,500 at private for-profit institutions. Between 2000 and 2010, prices rose 42 percent for undergraduates at public institutions and 31 percent at private not-for-profit institutions.
The scholarship money raised by Huntington’s Hope will enable ordinary young men and women from families of patients with Huntington’s disease to obtain an education without having to worry about money.
To help make a difference in someone’s life, please DONATE TO HUNTINGTON’S HOPE SCHOLARSHIP FUND NOW. Donations of $10 and $20 add up quickly and will provide the financial foundation for Huntington’s Hope. We need to reach that $25,000 level so we can begin disbursing scholarships! Thank you!
Good Samaritan Society – Specialty Care Community in Robbinsdale, Minn., owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, is one of only eight long-term skilled care centers in the United States with a dedicated program for individuals with Huntington’s disease.