The MEDA Memorial Scholarship Fund for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) was established in 2021 by the Sullivan Family and is dedicated to the memory of family members Albert, Nancy, and Diane, who strongly believed that all people should have access to higher education and that all individuals deserve treatment for their eating disorders.
The MEDA Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide gifts from $500-$5,000 per year for students to be used for tuition, housing, travel, books, or any other living expenses associated with their course of study. The hope is that the fund will continue to grow allowing for even more scholarships to be awarded.
Please note the deadline to submit for this year’s scholarship has passed. More information will be posted about next year’s scholarship when it is available.
Questions about the MEDA Memorial Scholarship, please EMAIL US at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for this scholarship if I live outside Massachusetts?
Yes. All grant recipients will have to submit proof of acceptance to any eligible college in the United States.
What can the grant money go towards?
For all current and future MEDA Memorial grants funds will be sent directly to you or the university of your choice. Grant funds can be used for other school related expenses, such as textbooks, student insurance, required professional organization registration fees, automobile insurance fees or any other expenses you incur for being a full-time student.
How are recipients selected?
The MEDA Memorial Scholarship Committee will use a rubric to score, rank, and select the award recipients.
Who should write my letters of recommendation?
Letters of recommendation should be written by someone who knows you well and who can speak to your career goals, your qualities, and your work ethic.
Do I need to submit any transcripts?
No, transcripts are not required for this application. You will need to submit your most recent GPA.
How soon will I be notified regarding my application status?
The 2023 application cycle has ended. Please check back for more information regarding the 2024 application process soon.
Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to apply for these grants?
No, but you are required to be a resident of the U.S. This includes international students who meet the requirements for program enrollment.