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May 16, 2013Alerts

Scholarship Opportunity for Students with Disabilities

Forwarded by the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania –

Friends –


Sponsored by
Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities

The Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities of Philadelphia works to ensure that the disability community has a voice in City Government and receives equity in City services. Other goals include the elimination of all types of barriers (attitudinal, architectural, communication and programmatic), combating prejudice, discrimination, and promoting disability awareness.  The Commission believes all people have the right to equal access to opportunity.

The Scholarship Fund for Students with Disabilities was established by the Mayor’s Commission to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing post-secondary education or training.  Students attending (or planning to attend) an undergraduate, graduate, technical, or vocational program will be considered for the scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must be a Philadelphia resident.
  2. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent degree.
  3. Applicant must have a disability, as defined by the Rehab Act/ADA.
  4. Applicant must be pursuing undergraduate, vocational, technical or graduate education.
  5. Application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from school personnel) and most recent transcript.
  6. Proof of application and/or acceptance from the post-secondary institution.The following criteria will also be used to select recipients:

    Completed application
    Academic progress/achievement
    Demonstrated commitment to disability awareness
    Priority given to full-time students

Deadline for receipt of applications is September 20, 2013
Scholarship Application (click to download)

For more information, please contact:
Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities
1401 JFK Boulevard, Rm. 900 MSB, Philadelphia, PA  19102 
215-686-2798 Voice