Thursday, December 2, 2010

Scholarships for Teens with Disabilities

KASA (Kids as Self-Advocates) has compiled this list of available scholarships in their current member's newsletter. Find out more about KASA at http://www.fvkasa. org/index. php

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1. American Association on Health & Disability (AAHD) Scholarship
In 2009, AAHD created the AAHD Scholarship Program, which will support students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue undergraduate/ graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research. Royalties from the DHJ will fund the first year of the AAHD Scholarship Fund. As 2009 is the first year of the scholarship program, funds are limited and it is anticipated that scholarships will be competitive.

Scholarships will be limited to under $1,000.

Deadline to apply is: December 15, 2010.
For more information, visit: http://www.aahd. us/page.php? pname=Scholarshi p%20Program& PHPSESSID= e7e9e03861db

2. 1-800- Wheelchair Scholarship
Deadline to apply is: 5:00 p.m. EST on December 22nd, 2010

Participants must meet the following criteria:
Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
Age sixteen (16) years or older
Legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa
Carry a status of "Good Standing" - i.e. currently enrolled
Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0
Submit their essay by 5:00 p.m. EST on December 22th, 2010
Essay should be about 500 words in length
This is no requirement in terms physical disability or physical ability. All applications are welcome.

For more information on how to apply, visit: http://www.1800whee scholarship/

3. The 2010-2011 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship Award for Students with a Learning Disability
The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship offers a $10,000 award to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing undergraduate degrees.

The ideal candidates are high school seniors who have faced the challenges of having a learning disability; are committed to completing a college degree and setting career goals; have demonstrated perseverance; embrace new opportunities; have a well-rounded perspective shaped by experiences in school, in the community, and with family and friends; understand how LD affects their life and recognize the importance of self-advocacy; believe in contributing to society in ways that increases opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities; and will feel comfortable serving as role models for others who struggle with LD.

Deadline to apply is: December 31, 2010

For more information and to download the application, visit:http://www.ncld. org/about- us/scholarships- aamp-awards/ the-anne- ford-and- allegra-ford- scholarship- award

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