Scholarships / Internships
Students with Disabilities
Frugal Dad Undergraduate Scholarship
Scholarship Details: Frugal Dad Scholarship 2012 is awarded by Frugaldad.com.
Scholarship Deadline: Monday, April 30 2012 at 11:59 PM EST
Award Amount: $5,000 non-renewable. Each scholarship prize will be in the form of a check made payable to the accredited post-secondary institution of higher education attended by the scholarship prize recipient (once the scholarship prize recipient has enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education and submitted proof of enrollment to the sponsor). Scholarship prize recipients must submit proof of enrollment on or before September 10, 2012. Previous winners may not re-apply.
Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on academic history, extracurricular involvement, and ingenuity of essay entries.
- Must be 16 years of age or older at time of application.
- Must be a legal U.S. resident
- Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university
- Consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Frugaldad.com, if required to upon notification of winning the award.
- Answer 4 essay questions (500 words or less)
Please complete the following application and send it to scholarships. The first winner will be announced on June 1, 2012.
Emerging Leaders Internships
Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding young talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices.
Dates & Deadlines
- Final application deadline for the 2012 program is February 3, 2012.
To qualify to apply for the Emerging Leaders program, you must:
- Self-identify as a person with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended
- Have completed a minimum of 60 college/ university-level credits
- Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (some participating employers require higher)
- Maintain student status the semester following your internship (graduating seniors immedately continuing on to graduate-level study may also apply)
- Have U.S. citizenship or be a documented individual legally authorized to work in the U.S.
- Make a commitment to attend the annual Leadership Development Conference (LDC), if selected
- Complete the application from the Emerging Leader's web site www.emerging-leaders.com
- Include with your application a 500-word essay on how living with a disability has impacted your life
- Include with your application a business-appropriate resume that includes your citizenship status under your name and GPA.
- Submit a transcript for the latest completed semester Check the Emerging Leaders website for application deadlines
For more information about the program and application process, please visit: www.emerging-leaders.com.
1800Wheelchair.com Scholarship award
1800wheelchair.com also would like to take this opportunity to announce our eleventh scholarship award. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year. Our past topics have explored mobility issues on campus and much more. To enter the scholarship students must follow these guidelines:
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- 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 May 30th, 2012
- There is no formal application, all the information is here
- 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 written response and contact information
- Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendations, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs
Please go to www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship for more information
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
Professional internships are crucial to launching your career
Nine out of ten entry-level hires today have completed at least one internship or co-op experience, so it's no surprise over 80% of U.S. undergraduates are making internships a high priority. The Washington Center has decades of experience, a broad network, a wide range of internships and academic offerings to that help you shape your future success.
Dates & Deadlines
How To Apply:
- Completed applications with supporting documentation must be
received at the SRC by June 30th.
- Preference to an enrolled UCLA student diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in good academic standing.
- Students with other disabilities will also be considered.
- Demonstrate strong commitment to service activities and/or the community.
- Enrolled with a major in UCLA College.
- Must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2 and be eligible for financial aid at UCLA.
- The scholarship provides funding for registration fees and
- Complete the Nancy Diane Orford Scholarship application.
- Write an essay (500 words maximum, two double-spaced pages) that discusses your particular challenge, how you overcame any obstacles, and how the scholarship will help you pursue your goals. (The essay will represent a sample of your writing.)
- Submit a copy of your Summary of Academic Year found on URSA under Financial Aid Awards and Summary. This will list your expected family contribution for the academic year.
- Provide a transcript ¡V either official or unofficial ¡V from your most recent community college.
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a community college instructor, counselor or administrator.
- Application and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than June 30
- Applicants will be notified by August 30th.
There are also several state-wide scholarships offered through the
California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability
(CAPED). The CAPED scholarships are for $1,000-1,500 with various
eligibility requirements, but all are awarded to students with
disabilities. Check with OSD or CAPED for a complete list
CAPED accepts scholarship applications May through October and the most current student scholarship application can be found on their homepage.
- Susan Bunch Memorial Scholarship $1,000
In memory of Susan Bunch, a Learning Disabilities Specialist from West Valley College.
Awarded to a student with a learning disability who is pursuing a college degree
- Cindy Kolb Memorial Scholarship $1,000
In memory of Cindy Kolb, a Director of Disabled Student Services at San Francisco State University.
Awarded to a student with a disability attending a four-year college or university.
- William May Memorial Scholarship $1,000
In memory of William May, a CAPED Founder and a former Coordinator of Disabled Student Programs and Services at Riverside City College.
Awarded to a college student with a disability.
- Lynn M. Smith Memorial Scholarship $1,000
In memory of Lynn M. Smith, Career/Vocational counselor at De Anza Community College and Director of Disabled Student Services at San Francisco State University.
Awarded to a Community College student with a disability who is pursuing a vocational career goal.
- Walter Young Memorial Scholarship $1,000
In memory of Walter Young, CAPED supporter and husband of Past President, Ellen Young.
Awarded to a college student who is blind or visually impaired.
- Steve Fasteau Past Presidents' Scholarship $1,000
In honor of all the dedicated professionals who have served as President of CAPED.
Awarded to a college student with a disability who has high academic achievement and has shown leadership and dedication to the advancement of students with disabilities in postsecondary (college or university) education.
- CAPED General Excellence Scholarship $1,500
In celebration of student excellence.
Awarded to a college student with a disability who demonstrates high academic achievement and is involved in his/her community as well as campus life.
- Patricia Sonntag Memorial Scholarship $1,000
In memory of Patricia Sonntag, a Director of the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities from Sacramento State University.
Awarded to a student with a disability attending a four-year college or university, who is majoring in a field related to policy formulation or service delivery to students with disabilities or is actively engaged in advocacy or leadership in campus, community or governmental organization that benefits individuals with disabilities regardless of major.
- Dick Griffiths Memorial Scholarship $1,000
In memory of Richard (Dick) Griffiths, a Learning Disabilities Specialist and founder of CAPED from Cabrillo College.
Awarded to a student with a learning disability who has been challenged in math. (In addition to completing the Student Scholarship Application, the student should include a brief essay on strategies that s/he uses to overcome his/her math challenges, which will be published in the CAPED Communiqué to benefit other students with similar challenges).
- Betty Bacon Memorial Scholarship $1,000
To honor the memory of Betty Bacon, a Director of Disabled Student Services for over 25 years at San Diego State University and a consummate advocate for people with disabilities.
Awarded to a college or university student with a disability.
The Scholarship Resource Center is another great source for scholarships. The search for scholarships can be complicated and confusing, but the Scholarship Resource Center (SRC) is here to help guide you through the maze. The SRC maintains a scholarship database and library, and provides workshops and counseling. The SRC is located at 233 Covel Commons (206-2875).
The SRC also offers the U.S. National and British Merit Scholarships and workshops to provide UCLA students information about national scholarships such as the Rhodes, Churchill, and Truman Scholarship programs.
A great way to become familiar with the process is to sign up for one of the Free Scholarship Search Workshops. Check the SRC website for times and locations.