Scholarship Opportunity – Disability Scholarship Program

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program and Application

The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its first annual 2014 Disability Scholarship intended for a student with a disability. The Michigan law firm represents victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, nursing home neglect cases, dog bite injuries, and all other personal injury accident matters.  Located in Southfield, Michigan, the law firm represents clients throughout the entire State. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to helping victims of a disability or injury who are in need of financial assistance for their education.

The Disability Scholarship is $1,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.  We encourage all students to apply even if they are unsure if their specific disability qualifies for the scholarship.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
  • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university.

Scholarship Opportunity

One $1,000.00 college scholarship will be awarded to one student.  The winner of the 2014 Disability Scholarship Program will be notified via phone by December 1, 2014.  All other applicants will be notified via mail by December 1, 2014.

The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Scholarship Program is to be used exclusively for college and university tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000.00 will be made payable to the recipient’s college or university to cover these expenses and he or she is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.  

Requirements

In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before November 1, 2014:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form. Download an accessible 2014 Disability Scholarship Application Form (PDF).
  • One-page typed essay describing how you overcame a personal challenge or adversity in your life and what you learned from the experience.
  • A certified copy of accredited college or university transcript including your most recent semester.
  • Diagnosis Documentation of disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis

How to Apply

Application materials should be mailed to:

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Attn: Disability Scholarship
25800 Northwestern Hwy, Ste. 890
Southfield, MI 48075

Please note: We do not accept fax or email applications. All required items should be mailed together in one package.

Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2014.  No exceptions.

Source: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2014 Disability Scholarship Program and Application

Brain Injury Support Group – May 27, 2014

Download an accessible version of this flyer (PDF)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Please join our Brain Injury Support Group. Our goal is to help survivors of brain injury, family, and friends. We will be discussing a wide variety of topics including living with brain injury, difficulties that people face, and other related news. Hope to see you there!

Meeting Location!

Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers
Conference Room
521 E 86th Avenue
Suite Z
Merrillville, IN 46410

RSVP to Cindy or Jenny Johnson at 219.308.4579 by Thursday, May 22, 2014.   nwibraininjurysupportgroup@hotmail.com

AccessComputing

AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. Once again, AccessComputing has funding for students with disabilities to participate in summer internships. Students participate in both research internships as well as non-research internships.  As we all know, internship experience is important as students move on to the next steps of their careers.

Students with disabilities who are interested in summer internships are encouraged to fill out the form.  Through applying for an internship, students will have the opportunity become AccessComputing student team members.  Student team members engage in online mentoring and are eligible to request funding for internships, travel to conferences, and tutoring. 

Learn more about AccessComputing by checking the latest Opportunities! newsletter that helps students with disabilities learn about careers in computing, locate resources, and learn about opportunities for students with disabilities. 

For more information or help with the application, contact Brianna Blaser of the University of Washington.  

Are You a Legally Blind College Student? Need a Scholarship?

Download the Confirmation of Legal Blindness Form (PDF)

ARE YOU A LEGALLY BLIND COLLEGE STUDENT?
Go to: NFB.org

 
30 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS SPECIFICALLY FOR Blind High School Seniors through Grad School Students

The
$12,000 Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship
          and
1 Scholarship for   $10,000
2 Scholarships for   $7,000 each
4 Scholarships for   $5,000 each 
22 Scholarships for $3,000 each
PLUS additional gifts to our 30 scholarship winners!
 
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
2014 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
www.nfb.org/scholarships
 
2014 Deadline: MARCH 31 MIDNIGHT, Eastern Time
 
To apply:
  During the five-month’s open period, read the rules and the Submission Checklist. If you are eligible, complete the official 2014 Scholarship Application Form (online or in print), supply all required documents, and request and complete one interview by an NFB affiliate president. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information on each requirement and useful tips for any applicant.

For an accessible version of the Confirmation of Legal Blindness Form please follow the link above.