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					                           Your future starts today
           The New Horizons Scholars Program aims to
          help you fulfill your dream of completing college.
          We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity!

                                                         Sponsored by
                         The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
    The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, the first and only national
    organization of its kind, supports 45 historically black public colleges and
    universities through merit scholarships, programmatic and capacity- building
    support. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need. Since 1987; the
    organization has distributed over $20 million in scholarships and programmatic
    support. TMSF serves as an economic gateway to thousands of students who
    may not otherwise have the opportunity to go to college
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DREAM
                                      The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation’s leading Hispanic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BIG
    educational organization. HSF was founded in 1975, based on a vision to
    strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic
    Americans, the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Today, HSF
    provides more college scholarships to the Hispanic community than any other




                                                                                                                         All models used for illustrative purposes only.
    organization. Its mission is to double the rate of Hispanics earning college
    degrees to 18% by 2010.

                        With support from The Roche Foundation
    The Roche Foundation (formerly known as the Hoffmann-La Roche                                                                                                                                                 A Unique
    Foundation) was created in 1947 as an independent charitable entity, solely
    funded by the company. Today, it continues to complement the corporate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scholarship
    contributions program and helps support selected community organizations                                                                                                                                       Opportunity for
    and initiatives. The Roche Foundation focuses its support on health promotion
    and science and math education. The establishment of the Roche Foundation                                                                                                                                     College-Bound
    over 50 years ago demonstrated the company’s commitment to the                                                                                                                                                Students
    importance of good corporate citizenship–a belief that remains today.

1
  National Institutes of Health. Management of Hepatitis C: 2002 NIH consensus Development Program Web site. 2002.
Available at http://consensus.nih.gov/cons/116/116cdc_intro.html. Accessed April 11, 2003.
2
 The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund (NALEO). Hepatitis C Resolution.
NALEO Web site. 2002. Available at: http://www.naleo.org/TTA/SJResolutions.html. Accessed April 11, 2003.
3
  Franciscus A. NIH Launches New Study on African American and Hepatitis C. HCV Advocate Web site. 2002. Available at:
http://www.hcvadvocate.org/Oldsite/200210/advocate1002.pdf. Accessed April 11, 2003.




                                                                                                                                                                           A partnership of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                   and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund with
                                                                                                                                                                                     support from The Roche Foundation
A unique scholarship just for you                                How will applications be made available?
A partnership of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund            Applications can be downloaded at the above Web sites,
and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, with support from                  or call Toll-Free (866) 346-7496 for more information.
The Roche Foundation, is now sponsoring a unique                                  Applications are due no later than February 22, 2004.
scholarship program. In the fall of 2004, the New Horizons                              Notifications will be mailed in late spring 2004.
Scholars Program will give up to 50 undergraduate scholarships
to African American and Hispanic students who have hepatitis C
or are dependents of someone with hepatitis C. Students                              What criteria are used to
could qualify for up to $2,500 per year for four years.                                 evaluate applications?
                                                                                      Applicants will be asked to provide the
                                                                                           following for award consideration:
Who is eligible?                                                                             • High school transcript or GED
• High school graduates of African American heritage or                                          • Letter of recommendation
  Hispanic heritage (one parent fully Hispanic or both                                                   • Personal statement
  parents half-Hispanic) who plan to enroll full time                                                  • Financial Information
  in a degree-seeking program at a four year
  college or university for the fall of 2004

• Applicants must either have hepatitis                                                        What is hepatitis C?
  C or be dependents of someone with                                                              Hepatitis C, a blood-borne
  hepatitis C                                                                            infections disease of the liver, is the
                                                                                  leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer
• Applicants must have a minimum                                                        and the number one reason for liver
  GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)                                                           transplants in the U.S. Hepatitis C is
                                                                                  transmitted through body fluids, primarily
• Applicants must be a U.S. citizen
                                                                                   blood or blood products, and by sharing
  or legal permanent resident                                                  needles. Unfortunately, most people infected
                                                                                with hepatitis C are unaware of it because it
• All decisions will be made by the
                                                                                  may take years for symptoms to develop.
  Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund                                                Approximately 2.7 million Americans are
  and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.                                            chronically infected with hepatitis C with an
  For additional information on                                                     estimated 30,000 new infections yearly.1
  evaluation criteria, visit
  www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org                                                       Hepatitis C disproportionately affects the
  or www.hsf.net.                                                           African-American and Hispanic community. In the
                                                                         United States, 3.2 percent of African-Americans are
                                                                     infected with hepatitis C, as compared with 2.1 percent
                                                                                 of Hispanics and 1.5 percent of Caucasians.2 3

				
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