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Through the Looking Glass Scholarships for Students with Parents with Disabilities – Apply by March 17

Through the Looking Glass is offering two scholarships for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities. A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out in the fall 2014.

Through the Looking Glass logoThere are separate requirements for high school seniors and college students:

High School Seniors

To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior) by the summer of 2014, planning to attend a two-year or four-year college in the fall of 2014 in pursuit of an AA, AS, BA or BS degree, and have at least one parent with a disability.

College Students

To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in a technical or vocational school or a two-year or four-year college with continued enrollment through fall 2014 in pursuit of an AA, BA or BS degree, be 21 years of age or younger as of March 17, 2014, and have at least one parent with a disability.

Selection criteria for both scholarships include academic performance, community activities and service, letter of recommendation and an essay describing the experience of growing up with a parent with a disability. 

All application materials must be postmarked by March 17, 2014.

For more information and to download an application, visit the Through the Looking Glass website.

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