disABLEDperson, Inc. Announces $1,500 Scholarship

Posted on 8/31/2010 6:00:14 PM

disABLEDperson, Inc., announces the Fall 2010 nationally based scholarship competition for college students with disabilities. This competition begins on August 15, 2010, and ends on October 15, 2010, for the award of $1,500.

To participate, follow these simple steps:

  1. Write an essay with no more than 750 words (prompt can be found at the disABLEDperson website.
  2. 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. Spelling and grammar is imperative. Please submit carefully edited drafts only.

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

Upon winning, the student will prove disability through their Disability Student Services department. Disability is defined as: “A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that interferes with or prevents normal achievement in a particular area, something that hinders or incapacitates.” Please note that the details about the competition will be found at the disABLEDperson website. The link is at the top of the page: Fall 2010 National Scholarship Competition.

Note also that to view the details, attain the essay prompt, and submit your essay, you will need to fill out a short registration form on the disABLEDperson website. Be sure to submit your entry before the October 15, 2010, deadline. The winner will be announced on the website on October 29, 2010. All decisions made by disABLEDperson, Inc. are final. Thank you and good luck.

Department of Disability Access and Advising