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disABLEDperson, Inc./ReelAbilities Film Festival Spring 2019 National Scholarship

501 (c ) 3 Public Charity



disABLEDperson, Inc/ReelAbilities Film Festival Spring 2019 National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities

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disABLEDperson, Inc. announce our  Spring 2019 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on January 23, 2019 and ends on March 23, 2019 for the award of $2500.00 (two thousand-five hundred dollars)! Details at

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 is 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 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 23, 2019 deadline. The winner will be announced on our website on April 5, 2019. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.

 The Essay Prompt: Dr. Martin Luther King said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." How important is this quote in America right now?
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:  and Job Opportunities for Disabled Veterans or .



ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Founded in New York in 2007, the festival presents award-winning international films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout the city. Post-screening discussions, panels, performances and other engaging programs bring communities together to discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. 


In 2012, other cities across the US followed New York’s footsteps by hosting a ReelAbilities Film Festival. Since then, Reelabilities festivals and events have been held in over a 20 cities across the world, and the program continues to expand. 

Join us for the 11th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York - April 2-9, 2019.


To find a festival near you, and receive more info about ReelAbilities visit our website: