Application for the AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability in USA – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) in USA.
The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness for people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. Funds are limited to under $1,000. The AAHD Board of Directors Scholarship Committee will evaluate each of the applicants and make a decision in December of each calendar year.
In order to be considered applicant must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student and completed one full year of college, and is currently in their 2nd year of study in a program at a college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree; or enrolled part-time or full time in a graduate school, pursuing a post-graduate degree.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
AAHD SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the United States.
- The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.
- Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have completed one full year of college or more. In other words, the applicant must have sophomore or greater status in a program at a college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree; or enrolled part-time or full time in a graduate school, pursuing a post-graduate degree.
- Important: applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered. High school students entering college in the fall of 2019 are not eligible to apply. The only exception would be for high school students who have achieved sophomore status via high school AP course credits.
- Applicant must have a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act and must provide documentation to verify this.
- Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health.
- Preference will be given to students with a history of community service and/or volunteer activities.
- Applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident living in the United States and enrolled in an accredited United States university.
AAHD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
If you prefer, you may download and complete this application form: PDF, and mail it along with all of your supporting materials, in one envelope, to:
American Association on Health and Disability
110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J
Rockville, MD 20850
Application must include:
- Applicant must provide a Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages, double spaced), including brief personal history, educational/career goals, extra-curricular activities, and reasons why they should be selected by the AAHD Scholarship Committee. This statement must be written solely by the applicant.
- Applicant must provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation (One must be from a teacher or academic advisor). Letters may be sent by U. S. mail or by email attachment and should include the signature of the teacher or advisor, and the name of the student should appear in the subject line of the email.
- Applicant must provide an official copy of college transcript, which should be mailed to AAHD in a sealed envelope.
- Applicant must have a documented disability and provide documentation of their disability from a specialist (physician, educator, et. al).
- Applicant must agree to allow AAHD to use his/her name, photo and/or story in future scholarship materials.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before November 16, 2019 will be considered.
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