Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families has announced new scholarships specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities. Ten $1000 scholarships will be given out in fall 2010.
The 2010 awards have different application procedures than those in previous years, with separate scholarship awards for high school seniors and for college students. Each has its own eligibility requirements.
High School Seniors: To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by summer 2010, be planning to attend a two-year or four-year college in fall 2010 (pursuing an AA, BA or BS degree), and have at least one parent with a disability.
College Students: To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college in fall 2010 (pursuing an AA, BA or BS degree), be 21 years old or younger as of March 1, 2010, and have at least one parent with a disability.
All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2010. 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.
Go to website: http://www.lookingglass.org/scholarships for more information, including the application form, complete application directions, and a FAQ page that answers many common questions as well as offers helpful suggestions.