High School - Archive

RIT writing and art competitions open to deaf, hard-of-hearing high schoolers

March 3, 2016 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

Henrietta Post
Rochester , NY

Posted Mar. 1, 2016
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology ’s SpiRIT Writing Contest and Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition is open to deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students until March 18.

The writing contest is open to deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th and 11th grades. Winners can choose a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at NTID, or $500. Explore Your Future is a six-day summer career exploration program in July for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that provides the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.

The digital arts competition is open to students in grades nine through 12 and has a $250 prize. Winning work will be exhibited in the Dyer Arts Center and on the college website. This national competition recognizes students’ artistic expression with awards in film, graphic media, interactive media, photo imaging, 3D animation and web page design. Students may submit up to two entries.

For more information about the writing contest, visit rit.edu/ntid/writingcontest. For more information about the digital arts competition, visit rit.edu/ntid/dafac.

 

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