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Scholarships for Students Who Have Parent with Disability

  • Date: 2015/02/27 (Rev. 2019/03/09)
  • Press Release* : Through the Looking Glass - (800) 644-2666 Ext: 8104
  • Synopsis : Fifteen college scholarships of $1000 each for students who have a parent with a disability.

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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 2015.

These scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass' National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families. Deadline for applications is March 23, 2015.

Eligibility Requirements

High School Seniors

To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2015, 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 2015.

Those planning to attend a two or four-year college should be pursuing an AA, AS, BA or BS degree.

College Students

To be eligible a student must be;

  • Have at least one parent with a disability
  • Be 21 years of age or younger as of March 23, 2015.
  • Those enrolled in a two or four-year college should be pursuing an AA, AS, BA or BS degree.
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited technical or vocational school or a two or four year college with continued enrollment through Fall 2015

All application materials must be postmarked by March 23, 2015.

Individuals may submit only one (1) application per award period.

Selection criteria for all scholarships include;

  • Academic performance
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Community activities and service
  • 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: 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.



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