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April 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows one or two $500 awards each year. Please submit a ‘visual poem’, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Limit your ‘visual poem’ to an 8.5in x 11in piece of paper. You can choose to represent words, images, or both. It can abstract or representational. Please include a personal statement that gives us an idea of who you are and how your poem relates to a challenge you’ve faced. The poem and essay (combined) should be between 500 and 1,000 words, but feel free to write a little more or less. Note: We will not be able to return any submissions.
Please check out the last winner’s personal statement, poem and art work here.
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.
- Enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or your final year of high school
- Aged sixteen (16) years or older
- Carry a status of “good standing” (i.e. currently enrolled)
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
- Postmarked by May 30, 2020
- There is no formal printed application from 1800wheelchair, all necessary information is on this page
- There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome.
- We do not accept fax or email applications
- Please send your application via traditional mail; express mail will not be accepted
- No need to print this page; just send your written response and contact information
- Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendation, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs
- Please keep a digital copy in Word or Google Docs. We’ll need a copy to put up on our site.
Your application should include:
- Typed copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it, in the event that we decide to publish it.)
- First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top or back of each page
- Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) – unofficial transcripts accepted
- Students submitting their work should sign-up for our scholarship email list below
Send all materials to:
515 Canal St, Suite 1C
New York, NY 10013