CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Each year since 2004, the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders has offered the NJCTS Children's Scholarship Program to graduating New Jersey high school seniors in public or private school who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will be attending a college, university or trade school in the fall after their graduation from high school.
The winners will be selected based upon academic achievement, community involvement and accomplishments as an individual living with this challenging and complex neurological disorder. The amount of the prize, criteria and selection of the winners shall be in the sole discretion of NJCTS, which reserves the right to determine the amount of the award and whether to award it based upon the applications.
The 2014 NJCTS Children's Scholarship Program has been made possible through generous gifts from donors. To augment these donations in future years, NJCTS has established NJ Walks for TS at Princeton. The inaugural walk at Princeton will take place April 6, 2014, at Mercer County Park, with all proceeds supporting the scholarship program.
EDUCATOR & HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR
Nominations also are being accepted for awards that honor New Jersey educators and health-care professionals who have made a significant difference in the life of a kid with Tourette Syndrome. To be considered for an award, a 500-word essay describing the educator and/or health-care professional's contribution must be submitted as part of the nomination form. All nomination must be submitted by May 1, 2014.