HIV Positive Scholarship Program: Life Goes On

It’s our mission at Priority STD Testing to enrich lives and better our communities by ensuring everyone has access to affordable, reliable STD testing and safer sex resources. As an extension of that mission, we’ve created a scholarship to help students who are HIV positive ease the burden of paying for college.

About Our HIV Positive Scholarship

Living with HIV shouldn’t impede upon any person’s quality of life. While advancements in treatment and medication have made significant improvements to the lifestyles of people living with HIV, there are still significant hardships, not the least of which is paying for these treatments. With the hefty costs typically associated with attending a college or university, this can cause many HIV positive people to delay or abandon the idea of obtaining higher education entirely.

At Priority STD Testing, we think that this is an aspect of living with HIV that can and should be improved, and it speaks to our larger mission to help accomplish that. In establishing this scholarship, it’s our hope to help lessen the financial burdens faced by HIV-positive students interested in or attending college and affirm that they can live typical happy, healthy, enriching lives.

The scholarship award will vary, ranging between $500 – $5,000. The award is to be used at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of the applicant’s choice.

About Priority STD Testing

Priority STD Testing is a national provider of confidential and reliable STD testing services. A division of Priority Health Testing, our mission is to provide accessible, quick, private and affordable STD and health testing to anyone who needs it. By simplifying the testing process and partnering with labs across the country, we’ve helped millions of people access the testing they need comfortably.

While offering a scholarship for students who are HIV positive might seem outside the realm of our usual business practices, it’s just another service we can provide that furthers our ultimate goal: to help patients lead safer, happier, more productive lives, whether that’s by getting tested regular for STDs and STIs, helping them find treatment to manage living STD positive, providing resources and information as it relates to sexual education and essential knowledge for practicing safer sex, or, in this instance, providing them with resources essential to living their daily lives, regardless of their STD status. It’s just an extension of the care we aim to provide to every patient who utilizes our testing services.

Eligibility Requirements

Please review the information below before submitting your application.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • Living with HIV
  • Enrolled as a full- or part-time student at a U.S. institution of higher education during the semester for which you apply
  • Complete an essay of at least 500 words that relates your life as an HIV-positive person
  • Submit academic transcript(s)

What is the application deadline?

The deadline to submit applications is December 1st.

What will you do with my essay?

All essays will be kept anonymous.

Priority STD Testing has the right to quote or publish portions of submission on website / social media / or other media publication under the condition that anonymity is kept.

For additional questions regarding the HIV Scholarship program please email [email protected]

How will I be notified?

Priority STD Testing will review applications annually and get back to the winners of the scholarship by January 15th.

Applicants will be notified by January 15th if they are eligible for the Scholarship via e-mail.

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