Welcome to our Fall 2019 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities. Our organization has proudly been awarding scholarships to our community in college since 2004.
To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 1000 words (prompt can be found below. Next, you need to register for the competition. To do so click on the “Register Now” link. 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 October 31, 2019 deadline. The winner
will be announced on our website on November 15, 2019. All decisions made by
disABLEDperson, Inc. are final.
Note: any essay exceeding 1000 words will be disqualified.
Please read the following: "A ruling from the Seventh Circuit court
of Appeals" as told by the National Law Review at
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/seventh-circuit-weighs-obesity-disability-under-ada dated Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Essay Prompt: Do you believe that "Obesity" should be classified as a disability under the ADA? Any essay that does not answer the prompt will be disqualified!
disABLEDperson, Inc. a 501 (c ) 3 charity since 2002 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