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Disability Care Center/Disabled Student Scholarship

This scholarship program is for students who are suffering from a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life. The applicant will need to provide a physician's statement of diagnosis for their impairment in addition to the other required documentation. Qualifications: To be eligible for this scholarship program, an applicant must meet the following requirements: -The applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. college institution. -The applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes for the upcoming fall semester. -The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from their most recent transcript (college or high school). -The applicant must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source. -The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States. -The applicant must have a medically diagnosed impairment. Essay: All applicants will be required to write a short essay between 500 and 1,500 words about the essay topic given below. Essay topic: Describe an obstacle or hardship that arose due to your condition and how you were able to overcome it. Explain the impact it has had on your life and how it will influence you in the future. Criteria: The essay is used to determine the winner of the scholarship. Once the application period has closed our judges will read all of the essays and choose winners by the third week of August. The essays are judged by our team of senior disability advocates and the winner is chosen based on originality, writing style, and quality of content. Accreditation & Documentation: All of the requirements must be validated with the proper documentation. The applicant will need to submit the documentation as part of the application for the scholarship. Essentially we will need a copy of the applicant's: -College acceptance letter or college ID -Upcoming fall class schedule (confirming 12 credit hours or more) -Most recent transcript (college or high school) -Valid ID or documentation confirming legal residency (driver's license, passport, etc.) -Physician's statement of diagnosis Submission: Submit your application, essay, and other additional information and documents required to scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org. Only applications by email will be accepted. Additional Information: For more information visit disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/ or email any questions you may have to scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org.

AWARD INFORMATION

Award Amount $500
Number of Awards 1
Application Deadline August 1
Available to Class Level Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Renewability Not renewable

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA Required 2.5
Ethnicity/Heritage None specified
Residency None specified
Gender None specified
Religious Affiliation None specified
Location of College None specified
Area of Study None specified
Financial Need Financial need analysis is not required

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR

Organization Director of Public Relations
Disability Care Center
Address 2875 South Orange Ave #500
City, State, Zip Orlando, FL 32806
Telephone (888) 504-0035
Fax (877) 570-0649
E-mail scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org
Web Site Web site
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