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 2019 – 2020 academic year.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
- 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.
- Be eligible for Financial Aid for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Eligible students have applied for and qualify to receive a grant and/or student loan.
- Be a full-time or full-time equivalent, degree-seeking student. Full time is defined as registered for a minimum of 12 hours (undergrad), 9 hours (graduate), or eligible for a reduced course load.
- 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 Center for Students with DisABILITIES Scholarship Selection Committee will select the scholarship recipients based on merit and financial need. Recipient selection will be based upon information received from the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office, transcripts, recommendation forms, and the applicant's essay. All decisions of the Committee are final.
Instructions for Completing Application
Applicants need to submit all of the following in order to be considered for a scholarship no later than (July 26, 2019):
- Completed Personal Information Form
- Copy of current course schedule and college transcripts (unofficial is acceptable).
- A minimum of two (2) completed Recommendation Forms. One form should be from a current or previous university instructor from student's major field of study. One form can be from another university professor, high school teacher or a workplace supervisor.
- An essay including the following:
- Your major and academic goals
- Your career objectives
- How this scholarship would assist you in achieving your academic goals.
- Discuss strategies you have used to compensate for your disability in academic and/or vocational settings.
- Proof of financial aid eligibility.
- Submit a complete original application packet to the CSD on or before July 26, 2019.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for the scholarship.
Awards will become effective in the Fall 2019 semester, in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per recipient. Funds will be automatically deposited in the recipient's account, to be applied toward tuition, room, board, books and other academic-related expenses. Students are eligible to reapply in subsequent years.
Students will be notified of the status of their application by email.
Please contact CSD at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. All correspondence must be in writing through e-mail.