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Friday, February 09, 2007

FAAN College Scholarship Essay

FAAN, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, is holding an Essay Contest that could win a college scholarship for a high school senior who has a documented food allergy.

This $1500 scholarship is available to students who have a documented food allergy. Students should write an essay of 500 words or less on "How food allergies have made a difference in my life." Applicants should complete online application at Deadline: March 1.

Eligibility: Applicants must be…

  • Diagnosed with a food allergy (immune system reaction) by a physician. Each finalist will be required to furnish a letter from his or her physician confirming this diagnosis.

  • An undergraduate or graduate student in a program in the United States for the 2007-2008 school year. (You do not need to have selected the school that you will be attending).

For more details, go to their fanteen site and to the “How Food Allergy Has Made a Difference in My Life” page. You will also be able to download the application form at that page.

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