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Our Latest Award Winner...

It is with great pride that 1800wheelchair announces our fourteenth scholarship awardee - Mr. Gregory Larrick. Once Again, we received a huge response; over 200 students submitted poems. Gregory is completing his undergraduate degree at Eastern Washington University, where he is studying Biology with an emphasis on Pre-Pharmacy. Gregory wrote an inspiring poem and personal statement; you can read both here. When asked how he'll use the award money, Gregory mentioned putting the $500 award toward books and supplies. Everyone at 1800wheelchair.com wishes him the best of luck.

New Scholarship Award

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our fifteenth scholarship. Established in 2006, the 1800wheelchair scholarship fund now bestows two $500 awards 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 the guidelines below:

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
  • 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 15, 2014
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.

Scholarship Topic

For our Spring 2014 scholarship, we are going to try a new visual contest. 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.

Send all materials to:
1800wheelchair.com
320 Roebling Street
Suite 515
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 or back of each page
  • Statement or transcript of your Grade Point Average (GPA) - unofficial transcripts accepted

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View Fall 2013
Scholarship Award Winner
Greg Larrick
Greg Larrick
Eastern Washington University
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Scholarship Award Winner
Ivan Copado
Ivan Copado
UC Riverside
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Scholarship Award Winner
Anthony Gordon
Anthony Gordon
Arizona State University
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Hannah Yates
Hannah Yates
Asbury University
View Winter 2011/12
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Rachel Gomes
Rachel Gomes
University of Alabama
View Spring 2011
Scholarship Award Winner
Crista Mapes
Crista Mapes
University of Arizona