Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families have expanded the eligibility requirement for its 2013 Scholarships for Students who have Parents with Disabilities. In addition to students enrolled in a two- or four-year college, students who attend an accredited technical or vocational school are also eligible to apply for these scholarships.
A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2013. There are separate eligibility requirements for high school seniors and for college students:
1. High School Seniors. To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by Summer 2013. The student must be planning to attend a two-year or four-year college in Fall 2013, or enrolled in an accredited vocational or technical school during 2013. The student must be pursuing a certificate, license, AA, AS, BA or BS degree, and have at least one parent with a disability.
2. College Students. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college in Fall 2013, or enrolled in an accredited vocational or technical school during 2013. The student must be pursuing a certificate, license, AA, AS, BA or BS degree, be 21 years of age or younger as of March 11, 2013, and have at least one parent with a disability.
All application materials must be postmarked by March 11, 2013. 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. Five of the fifteen scholarships will also consider financial hardship and academic potential in addition to the other selection criteria.
Please go to http://www.lookingglass.org for more information, including the application form, complete application directions and an FAQ page that answers many common questions as well as offers helpful suggestions.
Through the Looking Glass
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 120
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 848-2005 (TTY)