Arthur W. Pense Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 1

About the Scholarship: One $3,000 scholarship is presented annually. The scholarship is paid in installments of $1,500.00 per semester for any year the student is enrolled in college. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship was awarded.

About Dr. Arthur Pense: This scholarship honors Dr. Arthur W. Pense, NYS Assistant Commissioner of Mental Hygiene from April 1, 1944 to April 15, 1961. As Assistant Commissioner, Dr. Pense was responsible for programs provided to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the state of New York. Dr. Pense was widely recognized as an outstanding administrator and friend of The Arc New York. It was under his leadership that local services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities were developed using community mental health programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be enrolled in a degree program in physical or occupational therapy and may include a 2-3 month fieldwork program as part of their degree
  • Students must be a New York State resident
  • Students currently receiving a scholarship through The Arc New York are not eligible to receive simultaneous scholarships

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • One signed letter of recommendation from an Academic Instructor 
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