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disABLEDperson, Inc. is excited to announce our Fall 2013 nationally based scholarship competition for college students with disabilities! This competition begins on September 03, 2013 and ends on October 31, 2013 for the award of $1000.00 (one thousand dollars)! Our competition is late this fall. We hope our winner will enjoy their award during the holiday months.
To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 750 words (prompt can be found below). Click on the “Register Now” link below. 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. Correct 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 matriculated student and attending school full time and U.S. citizen. We will accept students who are not attending school full time as long as the part time attendance is due to their disability and not their financial situation (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate, 6 credits for graduate). Unfortunately, we are not able to award scholarships to high school students.
Upon winning, the student will prove disability through their Disability Student Services department. We define disability as described under the ADA: “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual. A record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment".
Be sure to submit your entry before the October 31, 2013 deadline. The winner will be announced on our website on November 15, 2013. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.
The essay question for this competition is: “Do you believe the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Policy"s (OFCCP) new regulations concerning the hiring of people with disabilities for federal contractors will make a major impact on our community”? Read the regulations HERE!
Note: any essay exceeding 750 words will be