Dependents in the Household
| Adults with dependents
These are adults who have dependents in their household (self not included). These adults may be first-time college students or returning students (those with previous college experience). The family unit may include relatives or other persons who may live inside or outside the applicant's household, but for whom the Internal Revenue Service has determined there is a financially dependent relationship.
| College-age youth and adults with physical disabilities
A physical disability for the purposes of this scholarship program is one that limits or impairs a person's ability to access or to be fully mobile on campus or creates a special challenge for classroom instruction, tutoring, student support services, participation in campus offerings, and other academic and extracurricular activities. This includes disabilities that substantially limit major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, writing, and working. These disabilities may be results of, but are not limited to, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, speech impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, loss of limbs, and severe orthopedic injuries. Applicants are to provide official documentation of their physical disability from a medical or health care provider.
Adults, ages 18-25, who have experienced foster care or have been disconnected from their parents or primary caregiver and are responsible for their own financial support.
Examples of eligibility include:
- Youth who experienced foster care
- Youth who never entered the formal child welfare system but were shuffled into informal kinship care situations
- Youth disconnected from their homes/parents who became functionally homeless and survived through the generosity of friends by "couch surfing"
- Youth who experienced significant time in the system, but were ultimately returned to marginally capable parents
- Youth, who after a period of time in foster care, were adopted legally by marginally capable family members ill equipped to support a child socially or financially
Note: These criteria are in addition to an applicant attesting to citizenship, residency, and income eligibility requirements stated on the application form.
Application Deadline: March 1