Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2009 College Scholarships for Students with Parents w/Disabilites

Below is something that may benefit you or others. It is about a Scholarhip for
Students with Parents with Disabilities. It means that even if your child is
normal, one parents has to be disabilities in order for the child to get a
scholarship. It can be for those students who are graduating from High School this
year or for student who are already in college. Read below for more info.

Thanks.
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Subject: FW: 2009 College Scholarships for Students with Parents with
Disabilities


Educational opportunities for students with parents having disabilities.

Please post and distribute widely.

2009 College Scholarships for Students with

Parents with Disabilities Announcement

All application materials must be completed and postmarked by Monday March
16, 2009.



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 and college students who have parents
with disabilities. These scholarships are part of Through the Looking
Glass' new federal grant (New National Center for Parents with Disabilities
and their Families ). Please note
that these are new awards and have different application procedures than in
the past. There are two separate scholarship awards, and each has separate
eligibility requirements:

1. High School Seniors. To be eligible, a student must be a high school
graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2009, planning to attend college
in Fall 2009 and have at least one parent with a disability. Five separate
$1000 awards will be given out in Fall 2009. Individuals may submit only one
application per award period.

2. College Students. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in
a college or university, be 21 years of age or younger as of March 16,
2009, and have at least one parent with a disability. Five separate $1000
awards will be given out in Fall 2009. Individuals may submit only one
application per award period.

Selection criteria for all scholarships include academic performance,
community activities and service, letters of recommendation and an essay
describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability.

These Scholarships are also part of a research study on young adult children
of parents with disabilities. As explained in the Consent Form in the
Application, you may be willing to participate in an optional survey about
young adult children of parents with disabilities. The additional
information you submit on this survey will not affect your scholarship
chances and will not be disclosed to anyone outside the project researchers;
all identifying information will be removed. If you consent to participate
in this optional survey, we will email you the survey after we have received
your completed application.

Thanks,

Scholarships Coordinator
Through the Looking Glass

The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families
2198 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94710
(800) 644-2666 (voice)

(800) 804-1616 (TDD/TTY)

FAX: (510) 848-4445

Website: http://www.lookingglass.org /