Students should not be hindered by various obstacles in their studies. These obstacles can be financial difficulties, disabilities, just to name a few. There are scholarships for them – these are designed for specific needs that will help deserving students to complete their degree program while maintaining high standards of scholastic grades.
For instance, the Caroline Simpson Maheady Scholarship Award is a specific scholarship for nursing students with a disability. This scholarship is established by ExceptionalNurse.com and they have preference to nursing students who is an undergraduate pursuing degree program in this field and is committed to provide health care to individuals with disability and preference is also given to those of Scottish descent. The scholarship was awarded by ExceptionalNurse.com as well and this website started as a grassroots effort that will address the needs of students pursuing nursing degree programs as well as nurses with disabilities.
The amount of scholarship is set at $250 with one year duration. To become eligible for this scholarship, the applicants must be students that has documented disability and must be applied full-time to or already admitted to accredited university/college. Interested applicants can download the application packet online at ExceptionalNurse.com. Applicants must complete the application form and part of the process is to provide three recommendation letters from persons who can attest to the applicant’s academic capabilities as well as character reference. An essay of 1-2 pages, official transcript of records of the college course taken and documentation of disability (medical verification) are also part of the requirements. All of these documents must be submitted on or before June 1.