AAHD Disability Scholarship Program 2018 - 2019

Deadline: November 15, 2018. AAHD Disability Scholarship Program
Edulantern.com - The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education and advocacy at the national, state and community level.

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving  student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.

AAHD Scholarship Program for Students with Disability 2018 - 2019

AAHD Disability Scholarship Program 2018 - 2019
AAHD Disability Scholarship Program 2018 - 2019
Funds are limited to under $1,000.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicant must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student and must have completed one full year of college or more. In other words, the applicant must have sophomore or greater status in a program at a college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree; or enrolled part time or full time in a graduate school, pursuing a post graduate degree.

2. Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered. High school students entering college in the fall of 2018 are NOT eligible to apply. The only exception would be for high school students who have achieved sophomore status via high school AP course credits.

3. Applicant must have a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act, and must provide documentation to verify this.

4. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.

5. Preference will be given to students with a history of community service and/or volunteer activities.

6. Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the United States and enrolled in an accredited United States university.

7. Applicant must agree to allow AAHD to use his/her name, photo and/or story in future scholarship materials.

Required Documents:
1. A Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages, double spaced), including brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. This statement must be written solely by the applicant.

2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (One must be from a teacher or academic advisor). Letters may be sent by U. S. mail or by email attachment and should include the signature of the teacher or advisor, and the name of student should appear in the subject line of the email.

3. An official copy of college transcript, which should be mailed to AAHD in a sealed envelope.

4. A documented disability and provide documentation of their disability from a specialist (physician, educator, et. al).

Note: Please use MS Word or PDF for your personal statement and PDF for all other documents that are emailed as attachments.

How to Apply:
To apply AAHD Disability Scholarship Program, applicant must attach application, supporting materials, etc. and email it to scholarship@aahd.us. Type “2018-19 Scholarship” in subject line.

If this is not possible, please mail your documents to:
Scholarship Committee
American Association on Health and Disability
110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J
Rockville, MD 20850

Only completed applications will be considered and must be postmarked and/or received by email no later than closing date.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

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