Scholarship Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for a C Diff Foundation;  Michael and Helen Caralla, Sr. Educational Scholarship, whether a new or returning applicant,  you must submit an application by May 1st of each year.  If selected, your educational institution would receive a scholarship for the upcoming school year.

Awards consist of annual scholarships that range in value from $750.00  to $1,500.00  USD.   Recipients must reapply each year they attend post-secondary school and will be chosen based on their academic progress and mentoring performance.

To be eligible for a Michael and Helen Caralla, Sr. educational scholarship you must be:

  • A student and graduate of a high school.
  • Enrolled full-time at an accredited post-secondary educational institution during the 2017-2018 academic year.  (If a foreign student is applying, the educational scholarship award amount will be converted from USD to the educational institute location foreign currency exchange rate and rounded up to the nearest whole dollar).
  • Maintain full-time status throughout the 2017-2018 academic year in order to remain eligible.
  • Willing to complete a minimum of 50 volunteer hours promoting C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety awareness in their local communities per academic year awarded the educational scholarship.

Apply To Become A C Diff Foundation Scholar

You may download an application packet (Available as of August 1, 2017))  that includes the application form as well as a checklist of the other materials you must include with your application.

All of your application materials must be postmarked by May 1, 2018 in order to be eligible for a Michael and Helen Caralla, Sr. Educational Scholarship.

The C Diff Foundation selection committee chooses application recipients based on a submitted essay, letters of recommendation, a willingness to complete the Volunteer Service to promote
C. difficile infection awareness requirement and financial need.