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disABLEDperson, Inc. Spring 2015 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

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disABLEDperson, excited to announce disABLEDperson's  Spring 2015 nationally based scholarship competition for college students with disabilities! This competition begins on January 7, 2015 and ends on March 31, 2015 for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)! Our competition is late this spring.

To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 1000 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 March 31, 2015 deadline. The winner will be announced on our website on April 15 2015. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.

The essay question for this competition is: “What is the current state of the Social Security Disability Income Program”?

Note: any essay exceeding 1000 words will be disqualified.