Join Team Boomer as we Run to Cure CF!
Perhaps you have a family member, close friend or colleague who is living with cystic fibrosis. Or maybe you'’re a runner who is looking to add some meaning to your next marathon. Or you might have been moved by the story of the Esiason family’'s own battle with CF. Whatever your motivation, welcome. We offer a variety of ways for you to get involved and to make a difference in the lives of the 30,000 Americans living with CF.

Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship

10/11/2010

Doctors and CF centers have made it clear: when it comes to CF, exercise saves lives. BEF’s Exercise for Life Scholarship is awarded annually to high school senior scholar-athletes on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishment and athletic ability in the area of running. BEF grants one female and one male each a $10,000 scholarship. Grants are made directly to the academic institution to assist in covering the cost of tuition and fees.

Amount:  $10,000

Deadline:  June 20, 2014

Requirements:

Applicants must be a high school senior who has cystic fibrosis and demonstrates scholastic ability, athletic ability (as evidenced by regular exercise), character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance, and daily compliance to CF therapy. The student-athlete should jog on a regular basis and be training for the 1.5-mile qualifying run. All candidates will be judged on the basis of time.

Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:

• Application
• Completed Exercise For Life training log (download below)
• Essay (1. Discuss the importance of compliance to CF therapies and what you practice daily to stay healthy; 2.Discuss your post-graduation goals.)
• Recent photo
• Letter from physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine
• Most recent W2 form for both parents
• Transcript (high school, college and/or graduation school)
• Letter of acceptance from academic institution
• Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution
• Signed waiver

Return completed applications to:

Boomer Esiason Foundation
c/o Chris McEwan
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Email questions to: cmcewan@esiason.org