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First 10 Disability scholarships:

Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 23
The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award is presented annually by ECAC, The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center, to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability who best exemplifies the characteristics of Matthew Graziadei. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment. NOMINATION ELIGIBILITY: ALL students, including students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study, students enrolled in the Occupation Course of Study and students who will be receiving a Graduate Certificate, are eligible for nomination. Nominations can be made by either high school personnel or a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. The award will be presented to the winning student during the student's high school awards ceremony. Based on applications received, additional students may be selected as a Finalist and will receive a small check and certificate.
Contact:
Matthew C. Graziadei Award ECAC 907 Barra Row, Suites 102/103 Davidson, NC 28036 MCGaward@ecacmail.org Url: www.ecac-parentcenter.org/News-Article.aspx?NID=15
Amount:
$3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 24
Applicant must be under the age of 25 and must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a life threatening disease within the past 5 years. Applicant must be pursuing an Associate's Degree as a bridge to a Bachelor's degree or higher. *Note: The applicant may be directly pursuing a Bachelor's degree without pursuing an Associate's Degree first. Applicant must complete Scholarship for Survivors application in full (Part A-E) Applicant must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their lives and their future goals (1000 word maximum). Applicant must submit written documentation from a treating physician that outlines applicants' medical history. Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from non-related persons (examples: teachers, coaches, community leaders). Reference letters must be submitted on business letterhead and include contact information within the letter. Applicant must provide an OFFICIAL high school and/or current college transcript (to include school seal); whichever is applicable. Applicant must submit completed financial form that will demonstrate financial need and include a copy of the first two pages of tax return.
Contact:
MAIL APPLICATION TO: Patient Advocate Foundation Scholarship for Survivors 421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666 For further information, contact Shawn Nason at events@patientadvocate.org or (757) 952-1370. www.patientadvocate.org/help.php?p=69
Amount:
$2000 $500 book stipend, renewable up to to $2500 for 3 additional years
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 1
The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend to be called the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The Persina Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the NPC Scholarship, making the total amount of the first-year award $2,500. The competition is open to high school seniors, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better, who are preparing to enter college and intends to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to US journalism.
Contact:
The National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC 20045 202-662-7500 Url: www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity
Amount:
Up to $1500 per year
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to undergraduate students preparing for a career working with youth leadership and development, helping people with brain safety or fitness, or caring for families during times of need. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic success, and application contents. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. A student may reapply and be granted the Pilot International Scholarship for no more than 3 additional years. Applicants must be full time students and if awarded a scholarship must remain a full time student for the duration of the scholarship.
Contact:
Pilot International 102 Preston Court Macon, Georgia 31210-5768 Phone: 478-477-1208 Fax: 478-477-6978 Website: www.pilotinternational.org Url: https://www.pilotinternational.org/pilot-international-founders-fund/
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 1
Awarded to a resident in the Baltimore, Maryland/Washington D.C. Area. The Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship provides a $2,500 scholarship to college students who have lost a parent to cancer or whose parent is currently fighting cancer. The parent or guardian must have been diagnosed while the applicant was between the ages of 15 and 35. Applicants must be age 35 or younger at the time of application and be currently attending or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college, university or vocational program (including graduate and professional schools). Recipients are required to complete 25 hours of community service. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, and a demonstration of how the applicant has used their cancer experience to impact the lives of other young adults affected by cancer. The applicant must have been diagnosed with cancer since reaching age 15.
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 1
The Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund's mission is to increase awareness and education about breast cancer, and to provide scholarships to high school seniors who have experienced a cancer diagnosis in a member of their immediate family. The Community Foundation is a non-profit organization, that serves El Dorado County, CA.
Contact:
Pink Ribbon Running Club 4698 Pavonia Court Cameron Park, CA 95682 Phone: 530-676-9299 www.pinkribbonrunning.org/scholarships
Amount:
$500
Awards:
3
Deadline:
March 1
Open to Oklahoma students with disabilities. Scholarships can be applied at any Oklahoma technology center, or any two-year or four-year college or university. Documentation regarding disability. Minimum 2.0 G.P.A..
Contact:
OK-AHEAD Scholarship Committee c/o Kimberly Fields, Chair University of Central Oklahoma 100 N. University Dr, Box 144 Nigh University Center, Rm 309 Edmond, OK 73034 Website: www.ok-ahead.org
Amount:
$2500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 1
The annual $2,500 scholarship will fund services or accommodation for a library school student or students with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master's or Doctorate in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional. To read application instructions, use this link. (Note that further down that page are links to the specific requirements for all scholarships.) Follow this link to apply, but be prepared to create a person login and password. (This is not the same as the login you use for members-only Web services.) Information about applying for scholarship Applicants must provide a letter on official stationery containing a brief statement attesting to their disability, bearing the signature of the authorizing professional. (Such verifying sources can include counselors in educational, vocational, and rehabilitation agencies, offices of disability services in colleges and veteran administrations, health professionals, and other qualified persons.) Student must be U.S. or Canadian citizen. There are no requirements on semester hours for a continuing student. Factors considered: Academic excellence, financial needs, leadership, and professional goals. Prepare a personal statement, one page, typewritten, outlining your interest in librarianship and how library education will aid you in achieving your goals. The award (check) will be made directly to the scholarship recipient(s). A presentation of the scholarship will be made at the ASCLA President's Program during Annual Conference.
Contact:
For further information, contact Eileen Hardy, ASCLA, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611, e-mail: ehardy@ala.org, (800) 545-2433, 1-4396, TDD: (888) 814-7692. www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Scholarships&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=25132
Amount:
$1900
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 2
For a Lee County student with a physical disability to pursue higher education in a college, university, or technical school. Must be graduate from a public or private high school in Lee County; must state disability in personal essay; must submit a complete application, transcript, personal essay, and letters of recommendation.
Contact:
Southwest Florida Community Foundation 8260 College Parkway, Suite 101 Fort Myers, FL 33919 Ph: 239-274-5900 Fax: 239-274-5930 Website: www.floridacommunity.com
Amount:
$700
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
March 4th
Open to Maine high school seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education. Applicants must meet the following requirements: *Must be student with a disability(ies) identified under IDEA and Chapter 101 *Must be student going on to post-secondary education * Must exhibit exceptional achievement in one or more of the following: 1. Academics 2. Extra-curricular, core-curricular 3. Leadership 4. Volunteerism
Contact:
Susan Parks Maine Department of Education 23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023 (207) 624-6650 Url: www.madsec.org/aboutmadsec/awardsandscholarships/aleighphillipsscholarship/tabid/93/default.aspx