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Society’s Assets Scholarship Award Application 2024

Society’s Assets: a resource for people with disabilities.

Who should apply?

  1. The applicant must have, have a record of, or be regarded as having a permanent and significant (as opposed to a minor) disability that affects daily living. A physician verification form must be completed and submitted by a physician or health professional.
  2. Graduating high school seniors, continuing students, or adults returning to school who already have, or plan to, enroll in an accredited college, university, or technical school on a full-time basis to seek a degree are eligible.
  3. The applicant must be a resident of the Society’s Assets service area which includes Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties.
  4. Society’s Assets Board members, staff, or individuals related to or associated with Board members or staff are not eligible.
  5. Prior successful applicants can reapply, but they cannot win more than twice.

What criteria will be used for judging?

Judges will rate the applicants using the following criteria and weighting.

  1. Academic Record 30%
  2. Extracurricular Activities 15%
  3. Personal Essay 25%
  4. Recommendations (3) 10%
  5. Disability Assessment 20%

How many awards will be given?

The number and amount of awards will be determined by a panel of judges.

When is scholarship money received?

Scholarship awards will be presented at a reception sponsored by Society’s Assets in June 2024. Recipients will be notified by letter in May and invited to attend the reception. Funds will be co-paid to the school and the recipient. All scholarships must be used within a two-year period. Recipient photos may be used in press releases, agency materials, and on the web site.

What are the application procedures?

Complete and submit the attached application. Submit the personal essay, following the required format. Ask others to complete three recommendations and one physician verification form, following the guidelines noted. All materials must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2024.

Is additional information available?

For more information contact Donna Menarek, 5200 Washington Avenue, Suite 225, Racine, Wisconsin 53406.
Phone: 262-637-9128   Fax: 262-637-8646

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