Fall 2009 National Scholarship Competition

disABLEDperson, Inc. is excited to announce our
Fall 2009 nationally based scholarship competition for college students with disabilities!

This competition begins on August 17, 2009 and ends on October 14, 2009

for the award of $750.00 (seven hundred and fifty dollars)!

To participate, follow these simple steps:

  1. Write an essay with no more than 750 words (prompt can be found below)
  2. Click on the “Register Now” link below.
  3. Fill out the form completely and paste your essay into the form.

A few reminders:

  • Please keep in mind that the form must be filled out completely. We cannot accept incomplete or fraudulent forms.
  • Spelling and grammar is imperative. Please submit carefully edited drafts only.
  • In order to qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a full-time student and U.S. citizen (minimum of 12 credits for undergraduate, 9 credits for graduate).
    *Unfortunately, we are not able to award scholarships to high school students or college students who are not attending classes full-time.
  • Upon winning, the student will prove disability through their Disability Student Services department. We define disability as: “A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that interferes with or prevents normal achievement in a particular area. Something that hinders or incapacitates.”
  • Be sure to submit your entry before the October 14, 2009 deadline.
  • The winner will be announced on our website on October 28, 2009. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.

The essay question for this competition is:
Health Care Reform, are you for it or not?

Please explain your decision in 750 words or less

We are very excited to read your entries. Thank you for participating!


Note: We are excited to announce that we are launching a new program geared toward college grads with disabilities on September 1, 2009 (www.disABLEDperson.com/grads). This section of our site will have a separate job search function for jobs posted just for college grads! When posting your resume, be sure to click on the “College Grad” button—that way employers will know how to look for you!