Scholarships

SSD Scholarship Announcements

 

Elaine Chapin Fund Accepting Applications for 2014 Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The Elaine Chapin Fund is accepting applications for the 2014 Elaine Chapin Scholarship Fund program.

The program supports the postsecondary education of students affected by multiple sclerosis, either directly or through a patient’s family member. The fund will award a minimum of eight $1,000 scholarships for the fall 2014 semester to deserving students. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing, and the impact multiple sclerosis has had on their lives.

To be eligible, applicants must be citizens of the United States who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school in the United States. Applicants must be taking a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the Elaine Chapin Fund Web site.

PERCY-STEPHENS PRIZE

Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be awarded annually, to one or more Fresno State students selected by the Services for Students with Disabilities Office in collaboration with the Fresno State Scholarship Office. The recipients of which shall be selected using the following criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled at Fresno State on a full or part time basis;
  • Must be physically disabled as certified by the Fresno State Office of Services for Students with Disabilities;
  • Apply through the Fresno State Scholarship Office

DALE SCHOETTLER SCHOLARSHIP

The Dale Schoettler Scholarship is for visually impaired students. The Chancellor's Office has 46 scholarships of $6,500 each to award each academic year.   All applicants must provide verification of blindness from a physician, have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or greater, and submitted the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for next academic year. Apply through the Fresno State Scholarship Office

WANDA J. MEEK SCHOLARSHIP.  An annual scholarship up to the maximum amount of $800 will be awarded to a disabled graduate student in good academic standing.  The recipient will be eligible for a second year of funding by maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater.  The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Division of Graduate Studies Award/Scholarship Committee.

 C.Ray & Joyce Whitaker Scholarship (Masons of California)

The Masons of California would like to offer another $2,500 scholarship to one of our students for the 2012/2013 academic year.  This is known as the C. Ray and Joyce Whitaker Scholarship. Unfortunately, this year we didn't have any qualified applicants for this award.  However, the Mason generously extended their deadline to May 30 so that we could encourage other students to apply.
The scholarship requirements for the C. Ray and Joyce Whitaker Scholarship are:

  • Student must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Student must be currently enrolled full-time
  • Student must be returning next year as a full-time undergraduate student
  • 2.50 GPA or better
  • Must have a learning disability like dyslexia or one of the various forms like it.
  • Must have a financial need for assistance.

If you are interested I encourage you to submit your on-line scholarship application by May 30.  Please select the "check-box" question (which is on the bottom of the second page on our scholarship application) that asks if they have a learning disability.  That will help them identify you for this award.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Greg Varela, Program Coordinator, Scholarship Office,California State University, Fresno at 559-278-6572.

http://www.fresnostate.edu/scholarships/

ENTRY POINT

Entry Point is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business. To meet the challenge of the competitive global economy in the new millennium, private industry and government research agencies must expand the pool of technical talent. Entry Point www.entrypoint.org

CAPED Student Scholarship Program

California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED): Multiple scholarships are offered from a variety of resources. Click here to visit their website and learn more.



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