Berkeley, California (PRWEB) February 27, 2015
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.
There are separate eligibility requirements for high school seniors and for college students:
1. 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.
2. College Students. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college with continued enrollment through Fall 2015, have at least one parent with a disability, and 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.
All application materials must be postmarked by March 23, 2015. Individuals may submit only one application per award period.
Selection criteria for all scholarships include academic performance, community activities and service, letter of recommendation and 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 our website: http://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.
Through the Looking Glass
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 120
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 848-2005 (TTY)