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"I've always had it in my mind to not let the disease control my life, The disease can't tell me I can't do something."
Program Description
The Luis E. Torres Scholarship Award is designed to assist students who have overcome a medical hardship in pursuit of higher education. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:

•Graduating High School Seniors
•Community College Students
•Community College Transfer Students
•Undergraduate Students
•Graduate Students

Award amounts generally range from $500 to $1,000

Eligibility Requirements
•Scholarships awarded to individual(s) with a documented illness/disability
•Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
•Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
•Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2016-2017 academic year
•Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
•Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree

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