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disABLEDperson, Inc announce our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on January 17, 2018, and ends on March 16, 2018, for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)! Details at www.disABLEDperson.com
To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 1000 words (prompt can be found HERE. Next, you need to register for the competition. To do so click on “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 are important. Please submit carefully edited drafts only.
In order to qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 years accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a matriculated student and be 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 and matriculation 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 16, 2018, deadline. The winner will be announced on our website on March 30, 2018. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.
The Essay Prompt: Taking into account your personal challenges with your disability, how would you mentor a younger person who is sharing your experiences?
Note: any essay exceeding 1000 words will be disqualified.
disABLEDperson, Inc. a 501 (c ) 3 Charity whose mission is to reduce the high unemployment rate of people and veterans with disabilities. We accomplish this through our 2 national job boards: www.disABLEDperson.com and Job Opportunities for Disabled Veterans or www.JOFDAV.com.