http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/rise-award/frequently-asked-questions/ or http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/ (“Scholarships” Tab and “FAQs” from the drop-down menu)
Award Amount: $2,500
Contact Info: Rise Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Attention: Awards Selection Committee, P.O. Box 422417, Atlanta, GA 30342; email: [email protected]
Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: Must be a current college-bound High School Senior, US citizen, minimum 2.5 GPA, and have a documented learning disability (be sure to read the specific details on their website).
Requirements: Signed Application; High School Transcript; Documentation of a Learning Disability (may include an IEP and/or 504 plans, a letter from a psychologist who performed the educational testing or a school counselor which details the diagnosis); Letter of Recommendation using the form provided in their Application; Proof of Registration or Letter of Acceptance from the college you will be attending; Short Essay or piece of Art such as a poem or drawing; and a Photograph of you with your full name written on the back.
Note: If you’re a student with a documented learning disability, you’re eligible to become a TRIO student! TRIO provides support services (including tutoring), resources, special programs, and opportunities for students who have physical or learning disabilities or who are a first-generation student (one or both of your parents does not have a college degree). You can even get help while you’re still in high school. So, be sure to visit the US Department of Education’s TRIO page at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp/index.html and ask your school’s Guidance Counselor about the TRIO program.