Courage Center to Award Scholarships to Students with Disabilities and to Students...

Courage Center to Award Scholarships to Students with Disabilities and to Students of Color



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Minneapolis, MN–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–May 4, 2005–Courage Center is seeking applicants for two annual scholarships. Both the Scholarship for People with Disabilities and the EMPOWER scholarship are funded through generous donations and administered by Courage Center.

The Scholarship for People with Disabilities, funded by Melvin and Sally Mooty, assists students with a sensory impairment or physical disability who want to pursue educational goals or gain technical expertise beyond high school. The goal of the scholarship is to increase career options and enrich people’s lives through education and training. Scholarships are based on individual need and do not exceed $1,000. Applicants need to identify how they will use this financial resource in their preparation for independence. Selection emphasis is placed on the applicants’ intentions and achievements rather than solely on their graduation ranking. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen, Minnesota resident or have received Courage Center services.

The deadline for this year’s Scholarship for People with Disabilities is Tuesday, May 31, 2005.

To download an application visit http://www.courage.org. For more information on the Scholarship for People with Disabilities, contact Nancy Robinow, Vocational Services, 763-520-0553.

A second scholarship – EMPOWER (Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations With Emphasis on Rehabilitation) – was established in 1995. It is designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding two students of color $1,500 each year, to be used at the college or university of their choice.

The EMPOWER Scholarship Award is administered by Courage Center, with funds made possible through the David M. Hersey Endowment Fund.

To be considered for the EMPOWER Scholarship Award, applicants must be an ethnically diverse student accepted at or enrolled in a higher learning institution; demonstrate a career interest in the medical/rehabilitation field by completing at least 200 hours of career-related volunteer service; and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Selection is based on an applicant’s career intentions and achievements rather than graduation rank.

The deadline for this year’s EMPOWER Scholarship Award application is Monday, May 16, 2005.

To download an application, visit http://www.courage.org. For more information about the 2005 EMPOWER Scholarship Award, contact Sue Perkey at 763-520-0214 or suep@courage.org.

About Courage Center

Courage Center is a nationally-known, not-for-profit rehabilitation and resource center for people with physical disabilities, brain injuries, speech or vision impairments, or hearing loss. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Courage offers comprehensive, life-long services to people of all ages. Courage’s wide ranging services are designed to empower people with disabilities to reach their full potential in every aspect of life. Courage Center is a United Way agency. For more information, visit http://www.courage.org.

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Courage Center, Minneapolis

Sue Warner, 763-520-0263

Courage Center to Award Scholarships to Students with Disabilities and to Students of Color