180 Medical Scholarships for Disabled Students
The 180 Medical Scholarship Program for disabled students is specifically for those students that have an injury in their spinal cord, spinal bifida, neurogenic bladder or transverse myelitis.
This disabilities scholarship was advanced in realization of the burdens that a lot of families go through to get their kids through college when they are faced with such medical conditions.
Because of these conditions, 180 Medical Scholarship Program was developed to make sure that young people with talent but who are facing such challenging situations do not miss out on their chance at a higher education.
The disability scholarship program is a means through which 180 Medical can give back to the community by helping those worthy students who are facing challenges to have a chance at being able to go on with their studies so that in the long run they are able to succeed in life and also to help the community around them.
Disabled scholarships for for high school seniors:
The disabled scholarship award is normally given to graduating seniors or to students who have graduated from high school already.
In the event that you have already graduated, you should have been accepted to a college in the US where you will be undertaking a 2 or 4 year program for you to be eligible for this award.
If anything you should have a plan to attend school on a full time basis in the fall semester just after you are through with graduate studies.
It is however important for you to take note of the fact that the disabled scholarship program is only available to those students who are suffering from neuromyelitis optica, an injury to the spinal cord, transverse myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis or spina bifida.
Disability scholarships for college students:
For students that are already in college, you have to show signs or a plan that you are willing to continue going to school in the fall semester. This means that the college program that you are attending needs to be in a 2 or 4 year college in the US.
Apart from that you will also need to cover at least 12 credit hours for every semester that you are enrolled in school. You will only be eligible if you suffer any of the medical conditions that have been highlighted above.
The program is designed to award students a $1000 scholarship for being disabled, which is normally presented to 5 lucky applicants. In order to be considered for the award, the applicant must show that they can persevere and have good will in all that they do.
Besides that, being a courageous student is also a good thing that can work in your favor. The reason for this is because the award is to be given to students who have shown that irrespective of their situation physically, they are able to get the most out of the little that they have and if given the chance, they can go further and do better.
Unlike other applications, these applications are normally one time so they are not necessarily annual applications. However, you can keep applying in the subsequent years when the award is available.
The disability scholarship is normally run between January and May during which interested students can go through the application procedure online and forward their applications.
You will also need to provide a statement from your physician on their diagnosis of your medical condition so that this can help your cause when the selection committee meets to award the scholarship.
In the event that you have already been accepted into any college or in the event that you are currently enrolled in one, you must also provide documentation to prove this status.
The application is not just for USA residents alone, but international students who feel they deserve it and are interested in applying for this award can also go ahead and try their luck. Students who have been successful in their application will have their names listed on the 180 Medical Facebook Page.