Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
353
Days
August 1 2021
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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Special Education Scholarship

Description

This scholarship program is for students who are majoring in special education. The applicant is required to have a major in special education and must be scheduled to take at least one major-required class in the upcoming fall semester. Applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. college institution; enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes for the upcoming fall semester; have a GPA of at least 2.5 from their most recent transcript (college or high school); have 1 letter of recommendation from a creditable source; a legal resident of the United States; currently majoring in special education; enrolled in at least one required class for the special ed. major; submit a short essay between 500 and 1,500 words about the essay topic "Explain why you are pursuing a degree in special education and how you plan to make a difference in the lives of the disabled." 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. 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); and valid ID or documentation confirming legal residency (driver's license, passport, etc.). Submit your application, essay, and other additional information and documents required to scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org. Only applications by email will be accepted. For more information visit disabilitycarecenter.org/giving-back/scholarships/ or email any questions you may have to scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org.

Amount Details

$500
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time

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Contact
Director of Public Relations Disability Care Center
scholarship@disabilitycarecenter.org
Tel: 888-504-0035 Address 2875 South Orange Ave #500
Orlando, FL 32806