NKFM Awards 17 Kidney Patients with College Scholarships

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Earlier this summer, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) selected 17 individuals on dialysis or with a kidney transplant across the state of Michigan to receive academic scholarships through the Swartz/Ferriter College Scholarship Program. The awards ranged from $250 to $525 and aim to empower kidney patients to continue their education.

Scholarships are based on academic merit, past performance, and potential to succeed in the chosen field of study. The 2013 Swartz/Ferriter scholarship recipients come from colleges throughout the state including Oakland Community College, Baker College of Jackson, Delta College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, ITT Technical Institute - Flint, North Central University, the University of Phoenix, Washtenaw Community College, Oakland University, Michigan State University, Davenport University - Flint, Wayne County Community College, and Northwood University - Midland.

Among the recipients are NKFM Peer Mentors Julie Anderson (Oakland Community College), Beverly Hicks-Wilson (North Central University), and Alexis Miller (Washtenaw Community College). In addition, dedicated NKFM volunteer Robert Rariden (Michigan State University) was also awarded a scholarship.

Scholarship applications for 2014 will be available in January. To be included in the 2014 mailing list for scholarship applications, please contact Julia Herzog at the NKFM at [email protected] or by calling 734-222-9800.