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May 11, 2010 2010 JOSHUA O'NEILL & ZESHAN TABANI ENRICHMENT FUND This fund offers financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome who want to enroll in postsecondary programs or take classes to help them with employment, independent living and life skills. To date, over thirty students have received grants from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to help cover the costs of pursuing their postsecondary education and enrichment goals. More information available: http://www.ndss.org/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 16, 2010



AUTISM SOCIETY AWARD SCHOLARSHIP

The Autism Society of America (ASA) offers various awards and scholarships. Among them is the CVS/All Kids Can Scholars Program, providing a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a qualified individual with autism to be applied toward the completion of an accredited, postsecondary educational or vocational program of study (e.g., college, trade school, etc.). For more information on eligibility, and to apply, visit: http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=asa_awards

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 15, 2010



SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2010 Violet and Cyril Frank Scholarship, which supports a graduate level project to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. For more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/franks.aspx

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: May 15, 2010.



SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LATINO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The World Institute on Disability (WID) has a five-year grant to establish the National Technical Assistance Center for Latinos with Disabilities living in the United States, through Proyecto Vision. Proyecto Vision's website has a list of scholarship opportunities for college students who are Latino and who are living with disability. Find information: http://www.proyectovision.net/english/opportunities/scholarships.html



COLLEGE FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

From DOIT,this guide to funding a college education includes a list

of disability-related scholarships and awards.

http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/financial-aid.html



FEDERAL STUDENT AID - GRANT PROGRAM

From Disability.gov, this fact sheet provides an overview of the major

federal student aid grant programs. The federal government provides

grant funds for students attending colleges, including career colleges

and universities. Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid.

To access the fact sheet in English:

http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/Grant_Programs_Fact_Sheet_04_2009.pdf

To access the fact sheet in Spanish: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/spanish/Grant_Programs_Fact_Sheet_04_2009%28es%29.pdf



DISABOOM SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY

Disaboom recently launched a scholarship directory for students with disabilities. The directory includes over 125 scholarships. The list can be found at http://www.disaboom.com/scholarships/



ONLINE COMPILATIONS OF SCHOLARSHIPS SPECIFICALLY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

From Michigan State University

http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3disable.htm



FUNDING EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL - FEDERAL STUDENT AID AT A GLANCE

A quick reference guide and Federal Student Aid Summary Chart describing various federal student aid programs, who may be eligible and how to apply. http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/2009-2010/english/glance.htm


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