Teen Scholarship

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This scholarship is for students who have a parent with a disability.

The Looking Glass and National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families have a new  scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2013.

1. High School Seniors. To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2013. The student must be planning to attend a two-year or four-year college in Fall 2013, or enrolled in an accredited vocational or technical school during 2013. The student must be pursuing a certificate, license, AA, AS, BA or BS degree, and have at least one parent with a disability.

2. College Students. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college in Fall 2013, or enrolled in an accredited vocational or technical school during 2013. The student must be pursuing a certificate, license, AA, AS, BA or BS degree, be 21 years of age or younger as of March 11, 2013, and have at least one parent with a disability.

All application materials must be postmarked by March 11, 2013. Individuals may submit only one application per award period.

Selection criteria for all scholarships include academic performance, community activities and service, letter of recommendation and an essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability.

Go to lookinglass.org for more information.

 

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