Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

Award Amount: The student will receive a $2,500 award for full-time study or a $1,250 award for half-time study

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST on November 28, 2017 

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Wells Fargo & Company is pleased to announce the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities. The scholarship is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin. The aim of the scholarship program is to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice.

Host Institution:

Wells Fargo & Company is an American international banking and financial services holding company. It is the world’s second-largest bank by market capitalization and the third largest bank in the U.S. by assets. In July 2015, Wells Fargo became the world’s largest bank by market capitalization, edging past ICBC.

 Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicants must have an identified disability (defined as someone who has or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity)
  • The applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
  • The applicants must be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who are already enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, all applicants can submit an online application by creating a new account through the given link is: https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/register.php?

Supporting Documents:

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • All applicants will submit a current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted.
  • Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • The applicants will submit a copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page.

Award Description:

The scholarship will cover the following:

The student will receive a $2,500 award for full-time study or a $1,250 award for half-time study.

Full-time student awards will renew for up to three additional years and half-time student awards will renew for up to seven years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

Detailed Information Link:

https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/

Contact Information:

If you have any questions you can call them  1-844-402-0357 or e-mail at pwdscholarship-at-scholarshipamerica.org

Open Society Foundations Disability Rights Scholarship

Award Amount: Tuition and mandatory university fees, monthly stipend

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Open Society Foundations is thrilled to announce a scholarship program termed as “The Disability Rights Scholarship”. The Scholarship Program offers awards to individuals from China, and selected countries in Africa and Latin America for a one-year Master of Laws (LLM) degree. The program’s objective is to provide disability rights advocates and lawyers with the necessary expertise to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations (CRPD).

Host Institution:

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. The Open Society Foundations fund a range of programs around the world, from public health to education to business development.

Eligibility:

To receive the scholarship, a beneficiary must:

  • Be a citizen and legal resident of China, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Mexico, or Peru at the time of application
  • Have work experience in the legal profession or advocacy focusing on human/disability rights
  • Have an excellent academic record with a bachelor of laws (LLB; in exceptional circumstances, those without a LLB but with substantial relevant experience may be considered)—a degree must be awarded by the application deadline
  • Have demonstrated leadership in the field of disability rights
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English or French and able to meet university-designated minimum scores on standardized language tests
  • Be able to participate in an intensive academic writing program in summer 2018
  • Be able to begin the graduate program in August or September 2018
  • Be able to receive and maintain visa or study permit required by host country
  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to home country to contribute to advancing the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities in their communities

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must create an account by the given link:

https://scholarshipprograms.submittable.com/submit/96217/2018-disability-rights-scholarship-program

Award Description:

The fellowship will be providing:

  • Tuition and mandatory university fees
  • Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses
  • Program-related travel
  • Accident and health insurance during the program
  • Funds for educational materials and professional development
  • All costs associated with pre-academic summer program and annual conference
  • Support for students with disabilities to obtain reasonable accommodations necessary for participating in the program of study.

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/disability-rights-scholarship-program-20150820

Mobility International USA Research Internship for Disable Students

Award Amount: Intern will work with MIUSA staff

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 15, 2017, or until the position is filled

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

Would you like to learn more about human rights, disability rights or women’s empowerment? Do you have an interest or experience in cross-cultural exchange and working with diverse populations? The Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a dynamic, disability-led organization who is seeking an intern to contribute their research and communication skills to their team. MIUSA appreciates your interest in promoting equality and opportunity for persons with disabilities worldwide. People with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply!

Host Institution:

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is an equal opportunity organization. Founded in 1981, MIUSA is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. It is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • People with disabilities, women, and minorities, are encouraged to apply.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Excellent detail-oriented, organizational and prioritizing skillsAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  2. Ability to communicate effectively via e-mail, telephone, Skype, video relay, instant messaging and other media
  3. Computer experience and skills, including using software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Photoshop, Salesforce, InDesign
  4. Experience and skills developing and updating website content, and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
  5. Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  6. English or ASL proficiency required
  7. Knowledge of one or more languages other than English a plus (especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Armenian)
  8. Experience or interest in disability issues, diversity, women’s rights, and/or human rights a plus
  9. Experience or interest in international cultural exchange a plus
  10. Experience in a non-profit, civic or governmental, educational, or international context a plus
  11. Professional or personal experience working with people with disabilities a plus

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for this internship, with the subject line: Research Internship Application, the applicants must email a cover letter and resume to Chloe Crawford, Intern and Volunteer Coordinator at ccrawford-at-miusa.org.

In your cover letter and/or resume, address the following questions:

  • What is your interest in working with Mobility International USA?
  • What strengths will you bring?
  • What is your experience with disability rights, international exchange and/or international development?

Note: Also, indicate your availability from October through December 2017, including how soon you are available, other commitments that may conflict with your MIUSA internship and number of hours per week you are available.

Position Description:

MIUSA internship positions are unpaid and interns are responsible for their own insurance, relocating, and living expenses. This is a three-month (approximate) internship at MIUSA’s office in downtown Eugene, Oregon USA. The intern will work with MIUSA staff to determine organizational needs and to assess the intern’s academic and professional goals. Interns must commit to ten hours per week. Projects may include:

  • Alumni outreach and networking. Support with an exciting project to help identify past MIUSA alumni through research using social media, communicating with active alumni, and other innovative methods. Managing and updating the alumni database and Facebook Alumni groups. The MIUSA alumni network encompasses over 2300 alumni from over 135 countries!
  • Media support. Assisting with implementation of a media strategies to promote MIUSA’s work, including drafting social media posts and press releases, highlighting alumni achievements and success stories, and disseminating information to media outlets.
  • Assisting with fundraising for future MIUSA programs.
  • Organizational Support. Assisting with office management tasks (Mail, computer tasks, file management).Specific projects related to intern goals.
  • Other timely tasks as assigned to achieve goals of the entire organization.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.miusa.org/news/2017/fallinternships