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. We will need additional documentation confirming the applicant is currently a special education major as well as a copy of their schedule showing at least one major-required class. This scholarship is for undergraduate students only.
A) The applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. college institution.
B) The applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes for the upcoming fall semester.
C) The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from their most recent transcript (college or high school).
D) The applicant must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source.
E) The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.
Accreditation & Documentation
All of the requirements above 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:
A) College acceptance letter or college ID
B) Upcoming fall class schedule (confirming 12 credit hours or more)
C) Most recent transcript (college or high school)
D) Valid ID or documentation confirming legal residency (driver's license, passport, etc.)
Short Essay & Selection Process
All scholarships we offer require an applicant to write a short essay between 500 and 1,500 words. Essay topics vary depending on the scholarship and are judged by our team of senior disability advocates based on originality, writing style, quality of content, and degree of research (if applicable). The essay portion is the bulk of the application and is used to determine the winner of a scholarship.
All applications should be submitted via email no later than the application deadline. Once the application period has closed our judges will read all of the essays and choose winners by the third week of August. Winners will be published on the scholarship page and promoted on our social media accounts. The winners will receive a one-time award paid directly to the institution they are currently attending. The award must used to finance educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, housing, travel costs, meal plans, etc.