Graduating senior with a disability that is ADA accepted / defined disablity.
Any high school from the Eastern Shore of MD / VA:
Nominated by Principal, Guidance Counselor or Teacher.
GPA 2.0 or better.
Goal - major identified.
School - two ( 2 ) or four ( 4 ) year institution.
1. Write an essay, two ( 2 ) pages, double spaced and typewritten
3. Nomination form with at least two ( 2 ) letters of nomination
4. Review by DADI Executive Board
5. Interview with DADI Scholarship Committee
6. Notified of status ( Accept or Decline )
$1,000. 00 each semester for a maximum of four ( 4 ) years.
Money is sent directly to the school.
Scholarship recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA or better.
A transcript is required at the end of each semester to ensure continuation of funding.
DADI will distribute one ( 1 ) a year or if the budget allows, or other candidates
qualify, several a year. Options for awarding funds to be disbursed to each
qualified candidate may include smaller reimbursements, purchase of books or
supplies or payment of lab fees as comparable.
Counseling is available for students to provide:
At risk youth counseling
Mentoring is provided for the scholarship recipient. A volunteer from the DADI
Board indicates their commitment and remains the mentor until graduation and
successful job placement. Follow up occurs during the first year of employment.