06 Aug 2015 Paul Silver Tribute Award
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Paul Silver Tribute Award.
This annual award is provided in memory of Paul Silver, an Alport syndrome patient. As a young film student, Paul attended a summer study program in Tuscany, Italy, and needed a camera to document his trip. Paul was selected for an award that allowed him to acquire the equipment necessary to make a documentary film about the university’s study abroad program and his own experiences in Italy. Paul went on to become a film and music editor in Hollywood before passing away in 2004 at the age of 38.
In 2012, the Paul Silver Tribute Award was created in his honor to offer similar opportunities to young Alport syndrome patients. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 will be granted to selected individuals that are 16 to 22 years old. Individuals can use the award to support education, complete a project, or pursue an activity that will enhance the applicant’s life. Applicants will be evaluated on the purpose and potential impact of the award, quality of their essay, recommendations, and completeness of their submittal.
Young Alport syndrome patients are encouraged to begin the application process early as information is required from the applicant’s school administrator and their medical provider.
Completed applications must be received by November 2, 2015. No late applications will be accepted.