Faith W. Rice, founder and past executive director of NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS), passed away on March 22. Now the organization she created and led for over 15 years has named their top scholarship for her.
Investing in the future of high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome has been an important function of NJCTS for over a decade with more than 300 scholarships awarded to New Jersey graduating high school seniors. Academic achievement, community involvement, and accomplishments as an individual living with Tourette Syndrome, all play a part in the NJCTS Scholarship Committee’s decision in selecting winning candidates each year.
The Faith W. Rice Memorial Scholarship will be given to the top qualifying senior who actively serves as a Youth Advocate for NJCTS.
Rice started NJCTS, the Nation’s First Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, in 2004 after years of advocating and building programs for children and adults with TS and their families. NJCTS’s education, advocacy and research programs are a testament to her hard work and unwavering support of NJCTS families.
Eligible high school seniors need to apply for scholarships by April 16. The applications can be found online at www.njcts.org/scholarship.