Through the generosity of the Bobby Jones Open, college scholarships are available to ASAP members diagnosed with syringomyelia (SM) and or Chiari Malformation (CM). In addition, the scholarship is now available to students whose parent is affected by SM and/or CM. Applicants or parents must be a member of ASAP for a period of six months or longer before application submission to be eligible for the scholarship.
Individual scholarship awards are $1,000 for a full-time student and $500 for a part-time student. Though an applicants financial need is considered as part of the selection process, there’s an essay question as well. The student may be of any age and attend either a two-year or four-year college as an undergraduate. Depending on funds, a total of $5,000 in new scholarships may be available each year and may be renewed annually up to an aggregate total of $4,000 per student.
New applications will be accepted from January 15 to May 15. Renewal applications (if you have received a BJO scholarship in the past) will be accepted from May 15 to June 16.
The American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project is honored to have the opportunity to offer the Bobby Jones Open College Scholarship to our members. However, we are not involved in the scoring or decision as to who will receive a scholarship. The BJO scholarship, funded through the Bobby Jones Open, is available to ASAP members fitting a specific criteria. Applications are scored by the College Foundation Inc. and passed to the Bobby Jones Open, which makes the final decision about which applications to grant. The BJO has the sole responsibility to contact applicants at their discretion.