Scholarship

Cheer on Scholarship Finalist, Brandon, As He Competes in the USA Gymnastics Championships!

Cheer on Scholarship Finalist, Brandon, As He Competes in the USA Gymnastics Championships!

Some people's talent you can't help but fangirl over...Beyoncé, Tom Brady, Ellen Degeneres...and scholarship finalist, Brandon Krzynefski. Watch the video (right) and you will immediately see why. He's incredible. In fact, he is a 7-time national power tumbling champion and a World Team bronze medalist. WOW. 

Scholarship Finalist Spotlight: Lorena Bergstrom

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes close to her 4th birthday, Lorena Bergstrom is a bright (above 4.0 GPA bright), talented (plays multiple instruments very well), and honest representative of the T1D community. As an incoming student at the University of California, Berkeley, Lorena writes articles for her local JDRF chapter and holds an interest in biotechnology. Along with her incredible achievements, Lorena stood out for her willingness to try new things in her care...something that can be difficult for someone who has had T1D for 50 days or 50 years. Here are some of Lorena's insights from her Every Step Counts Scholarship application. Thank you, Lorena, and congratulations! 

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Aidan Fernandez

Diagnosed with T1D at the age of 13, Aidan Fernandez is about as well rounded as they come. Now 18, Aidan is graduating from Duncan U. Fletcher High School with above a 4.0 GPA. While maintaining his grades, he has lead the varsity baseball team, served as a counselor at the American Diabetes Association’s Camp JADA, coached youth sports, tutored students in math, and worked at the YMCA. Oh, did we mention he’s bilingual? 

In short, Aidan is a force. He is an invaluable representative of the type 1 community and will undoubtedly add a great deal to the University of Florida, where he aspires to major in biomedical engineering...and one day become a pediatric endocrinologist. 

Here, we share some of Aidan’s insights from his Every Step Counts Application. Congratulations, Aidan! 

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients and Finalists!

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients and Finalists!

The Every Step Counts Scholarship Team is excited to congratulate our 2018-2019 recipients and finalists: 

Aidan Fernandez, University of Florida

Lauren Brewer, Lipscomb University and University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Mark Perkowski, University of Illinois at Chicago

Brandon Krzynetski, George Mason University

Lauren Bogle, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College for the Performing Arts

Lorena Bergstrom, Incoming Undergraduate