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APSU/Kurzweil $500 bookstore scholarship

Kurzweil Educational Systems® offers award-winning assistive technology solutions that enable English Language Learners, those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disabilities to succeed. Cambium Learning Technologies will award one Austin Peay student that has been helped by using Kurzweil technology a $500 award. The recipient will be given a $500 gift certificate for the AP Bookstore.

Scholarship Requirements

  1. Must be a student enrolled at Austin Peay State University. 
  2. Must be registered with the Office of Disability Services. 
  3. Must have experience using Kurzweil technology.
  4. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good standing. 
  5. Must complete and submit the application and the required essay. 

The deadline for this scholarship is August 15, 2014.

The Cameron Ford Watts Scholarship

The Cameron Ford Watts Scholarship was established in 1993 in memory of Cameron Ford Watts. His parents, Rip Watts and Sandra Watts, both of Clarksville Tennessee, wanted to establish this endowed scholarship as a way to positively impact other individuals with disabilities. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1st, 2014.

LeRoy Parks Civitan Scholarship

The LeRoy C. Parks Scholarship was established by the Civitan Club to honor Mr. Parks service as 1999-2000 International President. Civitan's main focus is to assist individuals with disabilities. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1st each year.

Mid-Tennessee Council of the Blind
The Applicant Must: 
  1. be a resident of middle Tennessee or attend college in middle Tennessee;
  2. be legally blind/vision impaired according to standard definition (documentation from physician or school disability office required);
  3. have completed at least one semester of college or vocational instruction at a state approved school in Tennessee;
  4. have at least two semesters of education to complete;
  5. have a 2.5 GPA based on 4.0 scale (proof of grades required).

 The deadline for this scholarship varies.

  1. Must be a resident of Tennessee and registered with the institution’s disability services office.
  2. Must have completed a minimum for 40 hours of college credit at the time of application.
  3. Must be enrolled at a four-year institution during the award period for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours.
  4. Must be currently enrolled for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours.
  5. Minimum of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) collegiate GPA and be in good standing.
  6. Provide two (2) letters of recommendation with at least one (1) from a faculty member.
  7. Nomination by a TN-AHEAD member.
  8. Entire application must be completed, including certification from the Disability Services Provider as well as the required essay. You may use additional pages as needed. 

Please deliver your application to the Office of Disability Services. Deadline to apply varies.

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