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1800wheelchair.com Scholarship

April 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

1800wheelchair.com

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

Please note:

  • 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:
1800wheelchair.com Scholarship
515 Canal St, Suite 1C
New York, NY 10013

 

Organizer

Kierra J. Smith
Phone:
(305) 626-3786
Email:
kierra.smith@fmuniv.edu
Website:
http://iroar.fmuniv.edu/events-scholarships/