CONRAD, Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice at ITT Technical Institute in Ohio -“I can’t thank you enough for picking me as one of the recipients. I consider this a privilege and an honor from an organization I first heard about from a Social Worker at the Davita Dialysis Unit.”

AARON, Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia - “In ‘08 my kidneys failed and I began dialysis. In ‘12, with the encouragement of my dialysis staff, I enrolled in college. With the help from the DSF grant, I was able to continue my education. I really appreciate what DSF has helped me achieve.”

EVELYN, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Georgia - “I appreciate all of your help in helping reach my nursing school goals. Everything and anything helps and I can't thank DSF enough.”

IVY, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas “End stage renal failure has simultaneously made me both humble and powerful and want to excel in all areas of my life in which I have control. It is truly an awesome gift that DSF has provided and I have learned to ‘Make Downtime, Uptime’ by pursuing my college education.”

ELIZABETH, Master’s Degree in Biochemistry at Washburn University in Kansas - “I want to thank DSF for this

honor. It has helped me so much and I was able
to make the Honor Roll!”


JORDAN, Bachelor’s

Degree in Advertising from

the University of Texas

“The DSF Grant helped me ease the
financial burden that dialysis,
school and living on my own entail.
It was hard for me to hold a job,
take 15 hours in school, do dialysis
and constantly worry about the
financial burden of paying back
loans. This grant eased the
financial burden.”

CHELSEA, Bachelor’s Degree in

Human Development at Colorado

State University in Colorado - “I am so

thankful for this scholarship because it has
allowed me to stay in school while managing my
treatments. I never thought I would be able to be
as involved and dedicated to school as I have
been while on dialysis, but it is the generosity of
organizations like DSF that make this possible.”

JESSICA, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Broward Community College in Florida - “It is such a blessing to have an organization like DSF that cares so much for dialysis patients. They dedicate their time, money and energy to make our lives a little

easier. I appreciate everything you have done for

RICHARD, (Deceased) Paralegal Studies, California - Before his kidneys failed Richard said “I cannot begin to thank you all for this honor. The last year has been a struggle, but God has truly blessed me with this scholarship. Prayers and thanks go out to all of you from my wife and myself.” At DSF, sadness is oftentimes part of our mission.

Some of our current Dialysis Scholarship Fund award recipients!