1800wheelchair Scholarship



1800wheelchair Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year. Past essays have explored mobility issues on campus and much more. To enter the scholarship students must follow these guidelines:

-Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
-Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
-Age sixteen (16) years or older
-Legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa
-Carry a status of “Good Standing” - i.e. currently enrolled
-Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0
-Post marked by December 15th, 2011
-Essay should be about 500 words in length

Please note:
-There is no formal application.
-There is no requirement in terms of physical disability or ability--all applications are welcome.
-We do not accept fax or email applications.
-Please send your application via regular mail, no express mail will be accepted
-No need to print this page, just send your essay and contact information
-Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendations, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs

What would you do to make your campus more inclusive for people with disabilities? - with this, our current question: Why does being inclusive of students with disabilities on campus matter? Should colleges and universities spend on money on these programs?

Your application should include:
-Typed copy of your essay (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it)
-First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top of each page
-Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted

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