Kaleigh Keogh Receives Diabetes Scholars Scholarship

(above) Kaleigh Keogh

Keogh Receives Diabetes Scholars Scholarship

Kaleigh Keogh, a local 2022 high school graduate, was recently awarded a scholarship through DiabetesScholars, a program of nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1 that is designed so that students with type 1 diabetes can use the support to help propel their success.This year, the Beyond Type 1’s Diabetes Scholars program awarded a record-breaking $166,000 to 58 high school seniors such as Keogh. 

Keogh has lived with type 1 diabetes—alongside her two younger sisters who also have type 1 diabetes—since she was three years old and has thrived despite the challenges of this chronic illness. Keogh has never wanted her illness to limit the things she or her sisters can do and works hard to exceed expectations in school through dual enrollment and extracurriculars. Continuing to demonstrate her dedication to not letting diabetes hold her back, Keogh is using this scholarship to continue her education at Providence College this year.

“We’re proud to join our generous sponsors in honoring the accomplishments of the Diabetes Scholars’ Class of 2022,” said Jordan Jendricks, vice president, mission and programs, Beyond Type 1. “These students are incredibly deserving of recognition. They showcase strength in managing and thriving with a turbulent chronic illness while exceeding academic expectations, and we’re continually inspired by their perseverance and resilience.”

Since 2008, Diabetes Scholars has awarded nearly $2 million in college scholarships. Dedicated partners Dexcom, JDRF, Lilly Diabetes and Medtronic helped make this year’s scholarships possible along with 23 scholarships provided by individual donations within the diabetes community. One hundred percent of scholarship funds donated by individuals or partners are awarded directly to scholarship recipients, with Beyond Type 1 absorbing all operational costs associated with the program. Beyond Type 1 is proud to have directly sponsored 6 individual scholarships as part of this year’s program. To view the 2022 class of Diabetes Scholars, visit diabetesscholars.org

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