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It is with great pride that 1800wheelchair announces our twelfth scholarship awardee – Mr. Anthony Gordon. Again, we broke another record. We received our largest response yet; over 400 students submitted poems. Anthony is a completing his second year of studies at West Los Angeles College. Previously, he attended Arizona State University. Anthony wrote an inspiring poem; you can read his poem here.
He's focusing his studies on the Biological Sciences with an eye toward medical school after graduation. When asked how he'll use the award money, Anthony mentioned putting the "$500 toward books and supplies." Everyone at 1800wheelchair.com wishes Anthony the best of luck.
New Scholarship Award
1800wheelchair.com also would like to take this opportunity to announce our thirteenth scholarship award. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year. Our past topics have explored mobility issues on campus and much more. To enter the scholarship students must follow these guidelines:
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
- Enrolled at the undergraduate level or your final year of high school
- Age sixteen (16) years or older
- Attending a U.S. based institution
- Carry a status of “Good Standing” - i.e. currently enrolled
- Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)
- Post marked by May 30th, 2013
- There is no formal printed application from 1800wheelchair, all the information is on this page
- There is no requirement in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome
- We do not accept fax or email applications
- Please send your application via regular mail, no express mail will be accepted
- No need to print this page, just send your written response and contact information
- Do not send any CD ROMs, letters of recommendations, tax returns, bank balances, resumes or CVs
We are going to do another poetry contest. Please write a poem, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Please include a personal statement about yourself and how the poem reflects on your personal experience. The poem and essay (combined) should run at 750 to 1,000 words, free feel to write a little more or less.
Send all materials to:
320 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Your application should include:
- Typed copy of your submission (make sure to save a digital copy, so we can publish it)
- First & last name, email address & phone number printed at the top of each page
- Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted
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