Black People : Public Service Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities-Deadline: 11/15/06

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    May 15, 2006
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    Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. The Washington Center is working to help students develop leadership skills and gain valuable work experience in the public sector. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) offers technical guidance and support to the program.

    The Washington Center is able to provide a total of 50 competitive scholarship awards in the amount of $8,500 for students with disabilities interested in working in the executive, judicial or legislative branches of the federal government during the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters (scholarships are not available in the summer). Click to view additional informationAbout TWC .

    Application Requirements

    Self-identify as a person with a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).ADA defines a person with a disability as:
    a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities OR
    a person that has a record of such impairment OR
    a person that is regarded as having such impairment
    Provide a letter from your campus disability services office, a vocational rehabilitation office OR a physician treating you for your disability confirming the fact that you have a disability.
    Available only to U.S. citizens.
    Submit application by deadline for competitive placements and awards. Applications are welcome after that date, but will be processed on a space-available basis.

    Please click the url below for additional details: