Spring 2014 disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition
disABLEDperson, Inc. and co-sponsor eQuest are excited to announce disABLEDperson's Spring 2014 nationally-based scholarship competition for college students with disabilities. This competition begins on January 13, 2014 and ends on March 15, 2014 for the award of $1,000.
To participate, please go to the disABLEDperson, Inc. website page for "Spring 2014 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities" and read all about the details. Entries are urged to be submitted prior to the March 15, 2014 deadline.
A few reminders: Please keep in mind that the form must be filled out completely. disABLEDperson, Inc. cannot accept incomplete or fraudulent forms. Correct spelling and grammar is imperative. Please submit carefully edited drafts only. Any essay exceeding 750 words will be disqualified.
In order to qualify, the student must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university in the United States. They must also be a full-time student and U.S. citizen (minimum of 12 credits for undergraduate, 9 credits for graduate). disABLEDperson, Inc. 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, disABLEDperson, Inc. is not able to award scholarships to high school students.
Upon winning, the student will prove disability through their Disability Student Services department. disABLEDperson, Inc. defines 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."
The winner will be announced on the disABLEDperson, Inc. website on March 31, 2014.