Eric P. Alexander Memorial Scholarship
The University of Houston Center for Students with DisABILITIES is proud to offer the Eric P. Alexander Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in loving memory of a young man who had a learning disability.
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage UH students who have learning, psychological, or neurological disabilities to pursue their educational and career objectives. The successful applicant will be awarded up to $1000 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Scholarship applicant must be a UH student who is registered with CSD and has a documented learning or psychological disability as dictated in the Center's guidelines. Possible diagnoses could include, but not be limited to: ADD; ADHD; depression; Bipolar Disorder; Anxiety Disorders; OCD; Schizophrenia; Asperger's; Autism; and neurological deficits resulting from a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
- Scholarship applicant must be eligible for Financial Aid through the University of Houston for the academic year he/she applies for the scholarship.
- Scholarship applicant must be full-time, or full-time equivalent, degree-seeking student.
- Scholarship applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better, with preference given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
The Eric P. Alexander Selection Committee will select the scholarship recipient(s), based on merit and financial need. Recipient selection will be based upon information received from the UH Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, transcripts, evaluation forms/letters of recommendation, and the applicant's essay. All decisions of the Committee are final.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING APPLICATION
- Applicant must provide completed Personal Information Form .docx
- Applicant must provide (unofficial) college transcripts.
- Applicant must present a minimum of two completed Recommendation Forms and letters of recommendation on official letterhead (one from a current or previous instructor from major field of study, and one from another college professor, high school teacher or workplace supervisor).
- Application will include an essay which will address the following:
- What is your present academic degree plan?
- What are your career objectives?
- How would this scholarship assist you in achieving your career objectives?
- Discuss strategies you have used to compensate for your disability in academic and vocational settings.
- Applicant must submit a complete original application packet plus six (6) copies to CSD on or before June 28, 2013.
Awards become effective in the fall semester of the academic year in an amount not to exceed $1000 per recipient. Funds will be automatically deposited in recipients account, to be applied toward tuition, room, board, books and other academic-related expenses. This is a single year award but all students are eligible to re-apply in subsequent years. Awards are typically split between the fall and spring semesters.
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