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Spring 2011 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

The group disABLEDperson, Inc., has announced the Spring 2011 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities.

To have access to the essay prompt, you need to be a registered member of disABLEDperson. To become one, go to disABLEDperson.com and click on the "Sign up now" link on the top right. Sign up, log in, and now you will see a link to the scholarship on the right side of the page.

This competition began January 3 and ends March 4, 2011, for the award of $1,000.

To participate, follow these simple steps: Write an essay with no more than 750 words (prompt can be found on the disABLEDperson website). At the bottom of the scholarship page, 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. Incomplete or fraudulent forms cannot be accepted. Proper spelling and grammar are imperative. Please submit carefully edited drafts only.

In order to qualify, a student must be enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. The student must be a full-time student and U.S. citizen (minimum of 12 credits for undergraduate, nine credits for graduate). Unfortunately, disABLEDperson, Inc., is not able to award scholarships to high school students or college students who are not attending classes full time.

Upon winning, the student will prove disability through Disability Suppport Services. Disability is defined under the ADA as “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 is required.

Be sure to submit your entry before the March 4, 2011, deadline. The winner will be announced on the disABLEDperson website on March 18, 2011. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc., are final.

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