I am pleased to announce that today the Boomer Esiason Foundation scholarship program is launching the Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship for college students with cystic fibrosis. We are now accepting applications through September 9, 2016

College is a time for people to figure out who they are. It’s important to get involved, be active and achieve goals that maybe were once thought of as being too lofty. This scholarship is looking for well-rounded students who have a tight grasp on not only cystic fibrosis, but also the life that surrounds the disease.

I think it’s important for people to feel comfortable with CF and have a want to share it with the world – people with CF have to own it. There’s no running away from it and there certainly is no hiding from it. Cystic fibrosis is a part of our lives whether we like it or not. Success with CF starts with understanding it, caring for it and sharing it.

College is more than just a classroom.

It’s a chance for you to understand yourself.

It’s a chance for you to grow up and prove to yourself that independence is possible.

It’s a chance for you to shape your personality and create memories that will last for the rest of your life.

It’s a chance for you to lean that there is no better advocate for you than yourself.

You can find more information about the Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship (deadlines, requirements, restrictions, etc…) by clicking on the scholarship tab at the top of the site or by visiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship Program PAGE.