Moebius Syndrome Foundation Educational Scholarship Program

Do you have Moebius syndrome?  Do you attend college, technical, or trade school, or do you plan to attend next year?  

The Moebius Syndrome Foundation will award several educational scholarships of up to $3,000 each to individuals who have Moebius syndrome and will be attending an undergraduate college, university, or post-secondary vocational school. Applicants must live in the United States to be eligible.

How to Apply

The educational scholarship application is closed for 2024. Please check back in January 2025 for application information.

Seven students with Moebius syndrome are featured separately. All are looking into a camera. Text: 2024 Educational Scholarship Recipients. Ben Nash, Environmental Studies. Jessica Maher, Social Science Education. Jon Fisher, Master of Education, Special Education. Joshua Steward, Master in Business Administration. Sarah Gilbert, Psychology. Shelby Welch, Professional Writing. Zayne Herron, Psychology.

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Scholarship Winner Testimonials

  • “Being chosen to receive this scholarship means the world to me and I am beyond grateful to those who have made this possible. With this money, I can fulfill my dream of studying abroad to gain life experience while working towards earning my degree.” 

    Haley Brang
    Citrus Community College, Journalism, 2023 Recipient
  • “Thank you for selecting me as a recipient of the 2023 Moebius Syndrome Foundation Educational Scholarship. Your support will help me get one step closer to obtaining a special education teaching certification. Just as I want to provide my students the opportunity to pursue their dreams, this award is going to help me achieve mine.”

    Natalee Brenner
    University of Hartford, Early Childhood Education, 2023 Recipient
  • “Thank you for this opportunity. I am very honored to be selected as a recipient of the 2023 MSF Educational Scholarship. Winning this award supports my pursuit to further my education and realize my dream of helping businesses have a positive impact on society while achieving their desired outcomes.”

    Ronald Edmund
    University of Maryland College Park, Data Analyst/Cyber Security, 2023 Recipient
  • “Earning this scholarship provides me with the funds to continue my education to be a teacher. I’m so thankful and honored to receive this opportunity to start the next school year with no new student loans, as well as focus on the thing that matters most, my education. This is one stepping stone to help me achieve my goals of becoming a teacher and earning my doctorate degree.”

    Jessica Maher
    University of South Florida, Social Science Education, 2023 Recipient
  • “Thank you so much for selecting me as one of the recipients for the scholarship! I feel so grateful to be awarded the Moebius Syndrome Foundation Educational Scholarship. Winning this award will help me so much as I work towards my goal of becoming a medical laboratory scientist! I am excited to pursue a career in the health sciences and receiving this award will help me achieve my career goal even more! Thank you!”

    Sara Michell
    The George Washington University, Medical Laboratory Science, 2023 Recipient
  •  “I want to thank those who gave me this scholarship and enhanced my opportunity for further education. It means a lot to me and I will do my best to use it as best I can.”

    Rance Miller
    Butler Community College, Agribusiness, 2023 Recipient
  • “I’m extremely happy to be getting this scholarship! Thank you so much for helping, it feels great to know the Moebius Board believes in me! Without your help, it wouldn’t have been possible. So again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

    Melody Perez
    Thompson M-TEC, Veterinary Assistant, 2023 Recipient
  • “I am very honored to be awarded this scholarship. Starting a new journey in college is exciting, and this scholarship will make my life a little easier. Thank you to our donors, and thank you to the Moebius Syndrome Foundation.”

    Khaleb Phillips
    Fayetteville State University, Computer Science, 2023 Recipient
  • “This opportunity is extraordinary and just amazing. I am full of gratitude for this opportunity this allows me, this will allow me to be able to go to college, and be able to pursue my dreams, and stand and just meet my goals. I am extremely thankful that I will be able to go forward having this support.”

    Harrison Plessinger
    Ohio State University, 2022 Scholarship Recipient
  • “I feel so honored to be recognized as someone who has Moebius syndrome and who can succeed. No matter what obstacles you’re born with or come your way, you are still capable of anything you want to do.”

    Elizabeth Lawrence
    Arkansas Tech University, 2022 Scholarship Recipient
  • “My future is bursting with unimaginable possibilities, and this scholarship will be enormously valuable in helping me step into new and fantastic experiences!”

    Matthew Galen Shiver
    Howard Community College, 2022 Scholarship Recipient
  • “This scholarship means a lot to me because I want to become a great writer. Augsburg has been helping me expand my writing and I have learned many new skills.”

    Charlie McCants
    Augsburg University, 2022 Scholarship Recipient
  • “This scholarship has gotten me another step closer to my dreams without letting financial problems deter me. I’m so grateful for everything the Foundation does!”

    Austin Halls
    Montclair State University, 2020 scholarship recipient
  • “The MSF scholarship is helping me accomplish my dreams. It is a much needed support through these difficult times that is allowing me to continue my education. I’m so thankful to the Foundation and the board that selected me as a recipient!”

    Valerie Garcia
    Bob Jones University, 2020 scholarship recipient

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2023 Recipients

2023 Educational Scholarship Recipients photos, names, and degrees

Hayley Brang, Citrus Community College.

Natalee Brenner, University of Hartford.

Ronald Edmund, University of Maryland College Park.

Jessica Maher, University of South Florida.

Sara Michell, The George Washington University.

Rance Miller, Butler Community College.

Melody Perez, Thompson M-TEC.

Khaleb Phillips, Fayetteville State University.

2022 Recipients

Elizabeth Lawrence, Arkansas Tech University

Charlie McCants, Augsburg University

Harrison Plessinger, The Ohio State University

Matthew Galen Shiver, Howard Community College

2021 Recipients

Kaitlyn Greenberg, Rutgers University

Ben Nash, Eckerd College

Amanda Weber, Xavier University

Gustavo Gomez, Sacred Heart University

2020 Recipients

Valerie Garcia, Bob Jones University 

Zamani Green, Bellevue University

Austin Halls, Montclair State University

Savannah Long, Heidelberg University

Jessica Maher, Pasco Hernando State College

Reagen Miller, Dakota State University


2019 Recipients

Kelly Mercier, University of Kentucky.

Alli Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Heaven Cranford, Baylor University.

Ian Linn, Oberlin College.

Jessica Maher, Pasco-Hernando State College.

Zayne Herron, Oklahoma State University.

2018 Recipients

Michael Gonzalez, Northern Illinois University

Audrey Kellar, Macalester College

Audrene Raynor, Broward College

Zamani Green, Northeast Community College

2017 Recipients

Brianna Kelley, University of Iowa

Mike Gonzalez, Northern Illinois University

Dominque Piotrowski, Lake Erie College

2016 Recipients

Sara Michell of Lake Oswego, OR
Michael Mendenhall of Las Vegas, NV
Benjamin Preusser of Henderson, MN
Angel Cortes Gonzalez of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico