Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Offers College Scholarships to Students with Disabilities in the Chicago Area

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Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital provides up to $50,000 in college scholarships to students with disabilities living in the Chicago-area.

The students that are awarded a Marianjoy Scholarship demonstrate determination, focus, and a deep commitment to academic excellence.

Each year, Marianjoy awards scholarships to students with disabilities to help them pursue educational programs at accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities or vocational-technical schools in the United States. Applications for this scholarship are now being accepted.

The Marianjoy Scholarship Program is intended for those individuals with a permanent physical disability, which may include brain injury; musculoskeletal impairments, such as amputation or multiple traumas; neuromuscular disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Guillain-Barré syndrome; spinal cord injury; or stroke. To be eligible, students must be a permanent resident from one of the following Illinois counties: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, or Will. Last year, 22 students received scholarships through this donor-supported program.

The 2014 Marianjoy Scholarship Program is now accepting applications, and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. Scholarship information, eligibility requirements, and applications are available on the website at For more information, call Jim Decker at 630-909-7402 or email jdecker(at)Marianjoy(dot)org.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a nonprofit teaching hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, dedicated to the delivery of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation programs, including stroke, neuromuscular, orthopedic, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pediatrics. Marianjoy’s $60 million, 128–private-room hospital is a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance a naturally holistic approach to rehabilitation. Founded in 1972, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites, as well as physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

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