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NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship Accepting Applications

March 25, 2015 in Community News

 

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2015 NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship Accepting Applications

The American Association of People with Disabilities is pleased to announced that we are accepting applications for the 2015 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship.  We are offering four scholarships, which can be used for for the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2015, to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing communication or media-related degrees.  Each recipient will receive $5,625 for the tuition and fees at their college or university.

Students will need to provide us the following items to apply for the scholarship:

Completed 2015 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship application (download from the AAPD website here)

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Two 300-350 word essays answering the following questions:
    • What inspired you to pursue a communications/media related degree?
    •  How will you use your degree to positively impact the disability community?
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor, or mentor

All applications and supporting materials should be emailed to scholarship@aapd.com by 5:00PM on Friday, April 24, 2015 in an accessible format.

John Hudson Internship Program Accepting Applications – deadline April 17, 2015

March 12, 2015 in Community News

 

 

John Hudson Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

The John Hudson Internship Program provides paid summer internships for college students and recent graduates with disabilities to work in Fairfax County Government. Application materials are due on April 17, 2015. For more information, please contact Jill Clark at jill.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-5874, 703-449-1186 (TTY).

Jill Clark

Disability Services Planning and Development
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Voice: 703-324-5874     TTY: 703-449-1186

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2014 Through The Looking Glass Scholarship Announcement & Application

February 16, 2014 in Community News

Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce 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 2014.  These scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass’ National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families.  There are separate eligibility requirements for high school seniors and for college students:

1. High School Seniors.  To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2014, have at least one parent with a disability, and be planning to attend an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college in Fall 2014.  Those planning to attend a two- or four-year college should be pursuing an AA, AS, BA or BS degree.

2. College Students. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college with continued enrollment through Fall 2014, have at least one parent with a disability, and be 21 years of age or younger as of  March 17, 2014 .   Those enrolled in a two- or four-year college should be pursuing an AA, AS, BA or BS degree.

All application materials must be postmarked by March 17, 2014.  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.  Five of the fifteen scholarships will also consider financial hardship and academic potential in addition to the other selection criteria.

Please go to our website: http://www.lookingglass.org for more information, including the application form, complete application directions and an FAQ page that answers many common questions as well as offers helpful suggestions.

Through the Looking Glass
The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 120
Berkeley, CA 94703
(800) 644-2666
(510) 848-2005 (TTY)
www.lookingglass.org
scholarships@lookingglass.org