HOUSTON, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- STDcheck.com, a leading provider of STD testing, has established a new scholarship opportunity exclusively for HIV-positive students. In order to be eligible for the STDcheck.com HIV-Positive Scholarship, applicants must currently be HIV positive, be accepted or enrolled at a college or university in the United States and studying or intending to attend at full-time status. The scholarships' amounts will vary between $250 - $5,000 dependent upon application submissions.
"Those living with HIV deal with so much besides health-related problems— from dealing with negative stigma and ignorance, to discrimination and misinformation," McKinzie Brocail, community outreach coordinator for the company, said. "We want to offer some sort of relief to students with HIV, and this scholarship enables us to do that."
The scholarship application and more information can be found in the footer of the STDcheck's homepage under 'HIV-Positive Scholarship Application'. Along with the application itself, other requirements for STDcheck's HIV-Positive Scholarship include the following: Submitting official transcripts from previous academic years. Entering a 400-word minimum essay describing 'How the applicant contracted HIV, how it has affected the applicant's life, and lastly what they wish those living without HIV knew.' Lastly, applicants must be willing to submit to a free of charge STDcheck.com HIV blood test for verification of current HIV status.
There is not an absolute application deadline for this scholarship as STDcheck reviews incoming applications each month and allots scholarships out to top candidates monthly. These scholarships are presented to individual applicants (or their college/university on their behalf) on a one-time basis and all selected applicants will be kept anonymous to the public.
STDcheck.com provides fast, private and affordable STD testing online. Users avoid an awkward or uncomfortable situation by ordering their test or tests online at STDcheck.com, then visiting one of more than 4,000 convenient testing centers nationwide. Patients receive their results in just one to two days– all without setting foot in a doctor's office. You can rely on the assistance of our trained health counselors to help you get started, and if you test positive, we offer a free consultation from one of our physicians to explain your results, answer your questions, and discuss treatment and what's next. Get peace of mind; learn your STD status today. Visit us online at STDcheck.com or call us at 1(800)456-2323.
Contact: McKinzie Brocail