Exercise for Life Athletic Scholarship

Scholarship Description

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 19, 2015


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

Year of Need: College Freshman,


Num Awards: 2

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 10,000

Deadline: 2019-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Boomer Esiason Foundation
483 10th Avenue, Suite 300
New York, NY 10018

Contact Person:

Phone: 646-292-7930

Fax: 646-292-7945