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Scholarships for Premature Babies ??

3mshaw3mshaw Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
Is there a scholarship for premature babies?? I was born a little over two months early, I weighed two pounds threes ounces I almost died and it was a year after my mom had a mis carriage, I had a pretty rough start I also have asthma from this. I was just wondering if there were any scholarships for premies and if so the link would be greatly appreciated! :)
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Replies to: Scholarships for Premature Babies ??

  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 50,682Registered User Senior Member
    Our premie was three months early weighed 1# 10 oz. I don't know of ANY scholarships for this group. Is there maybe something from the hospital where you were born?
  • soccerdude12soccerdude12 Posts: 66Registered User Junior Member
    I would consider it a topic for overcoming adversity scholarships. Of course since you were a baby there was not much you could do. Maybe if you focused on the long term effects-asthma or if you are active in March of dimes or other premie charities?
  • intparentintparent Posts: 23,598Registered User Senior Member
    soccerdude, that is pushing it a little bit unless it has been a MAJOR crusade on the part of the OP to work for those types of charities. One of our kids was a premie, but it never occurred to us to use that in the college apps... if health issues have affected your grades, you could put an explanation in your additional info section or ask your guidance counselor to handle letting colleges know. But that is all... and am not aware of any scholarships.
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Posts: 35,861Registered User Senior Member
    My premie ( who is now 30!), was a thirty weeker, but never heard of ( or thought to look for) related funding.
    She does have learning differences which may be related and she wrote about coping with that for an essay.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 29,056Super Moderator Senior Member
    You're kidding with this question, right?
  • 3mshaw3mshaw Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    I dont see why you think this is such a wierd question there are scholarships for left handed people or tall peopl this does not seem to out there!
  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Posts: 26,432Registered User Senior Member
    There may well be a scholarship so funded. My son did get a scholarship for being a cancer survivor. If people want to fund a scholarship for preemies, that's fine with me.
  • emeraldkity4emeraldkity4 Posts: 35,861Registered User Senior Member
    I think there should be a scholarship for middle aged, double jointed people who were born premature and who have red hair.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 29,056Super Moderator Senior Member
    EK, will you endow that one? :D
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