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It is with great pride that 1800wheelchair announces our thirteenth scholarship awardee – Mr. Ivan Copado. Again, we broke another record. We received our largest response yet; over 450 students submitted poems. Ivan is completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Riverside. Ivan wrote an inspiring poem and personal statement; you can read his poem here.
Ivan was recently accepted into the UCR honors program and plans to pursue graduate degree in education. When asked how he'll use the award money, Ivan mentioned putting the $500 award toward books and supplies. Everyone at 1800wheelchair.com wishes Ivan the best of luck.
New Scholarship Award
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our fourteenth scholarship award. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship now awards two $500 scholarships each year. In the past, we've asked applicants to explore mobility issues on campus, overcoming personal challenges, 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
- 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 January 5, 2014
- 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; 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 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.
Our Winter 2014 scholarship, 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 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 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, in the event that we decide to 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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