Applications are being accepted now and through December 6, 2019, for the 2020-21 People with Disabilities Scholarship Program, launched by Wells Fargo and Scholarship America in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The program will provide awards of up to $2,500 to qualifying full-time students, renewable up to 3 years. Awards of up to $1,250 are available to qualifying part-time students and are renewable up to 7 years, or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
Students with disabilities can apply for the scholarship program online through December 6, 2019, or until 700 applications are submitted.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria, according to a media release from Wells Fargo:
- Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that affects one or more major life activities).
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
- Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll (or already is enrolled) in full‑time or part-time (at least six credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two‑year or four‑year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2020-21 academic year.
Applicants are required to complete the online application and provide a current academic transcript.
The online application is accessible for users of all abilities. A toll-free phone number and email address are also available to applicants who need additional assistance. Each applicant also is required to submit an essay on the question, “What life experiences have shaped who you are today?“
The selection criteria include academic performance, demonstrated leadership, work experience, a brief statement of career and educational goals, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will be considered.
For more information, visit Wells Fargo.
[Source(s): Wells Fargo, Business Wire]