Jared and Tamar, traumatic injuries, 2011
Each year The Orion Fund awards grants to California college students with serious illness or injury. If you are in college, under the age of 30, and have a serious medical condition affecting your ability to stay in school, then The Orion Fund can help. Grants generally range from $300 to $3000.
Grant applications are due FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2017. Awards will be distributed in April and May.
Grants are awarded to cover:
• Medical expenses
• Medical technology
• Educational costs
• Living expenses
Fayed, cancer, 2006
PAST GRANT INFORMATION:
We have noticed that we follow the demographics of what happens to young adults… each year we usually fund students with traumatic injury, cancer, autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s and rheumatoid arthritis, and exacerbations of congenital heart disorders. We first fund students with acute circumstances – a significant medical event within the last year. We next support students with serious chronic conditions, until our grant pool for the year has been expended.
The following two graphs show the demographics of our students in terms of illness and injury and then the distribution of grant awards since 2005.