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Jan. 30th, 2006 | 04:28 pm
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*Leadership Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

 

Summer Leadership Program in Tokyo

MIUSA will lead a 16-day program to Tokyo, Japan, tentatively scheduled from August 1 - 17, 2006. The program is focused on building leadership and cross-cultural skills in twelve young emerging leaders with disabilities, all between the ages of 18 – 24. People with disabilities who are interested in a cross-cultural and disability rights learning experience are encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due March 15, 2006

To learn more follow this link http://www.miusa.org/exchange/japan2006/

 

Monster Diversity Leadership Program

The Monster Diversity Leadership Program is the largest national leadership program for students with diverse backgrounds.  The DLP is a highly-selective leadership program designed to help college students develop fundamental career skills, network with top companies and discover their passion. Selected participants will spend a summer weekend with 300 other student leaders in 1 of 10 major U.S. cities.

Apply now applications are taking on a rolling basis till May 19, 2006.

www.MonsterDLP.com

 

Sixth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion and Disability Conference

The conference is seeking undergraduate and graduate research; performance, writing or visual art. Applied and community service projects for a poster session and reception on Monday, April 17, 2006. 

Poster proposals are due March 22, 2006

To learn more follow this link http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2006postercompetition.htm

 

Be Published or Awarded $1000

A chance to be published or awarded $1000 to present your best practices at a national conference!  The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) wants to know what campuses of all sizes across the nation are successfully doing to serve students with non-apparent disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, psychiatric conditions, health-related disabilities, etc.) who are participating in greater numbers in education abroad. 

Deadline is March 14, 2006

To learn more follow this link

http://www.miusa.org/ncde/campuscollaborations/index_html

 

*An Opportunity to CONNECT!

 

CONNECT Retreat

March 24-26 will be the first statewide networking opportunity for campus leaders of organizations for students with disabilities.  The CONNECT retreat will be held at the Leaven Retreat Center www.leaven.org/ in Lyons, Michigan.  Students will have the opportunity to network with one another, share ideas, talk about past and present accomplishments, and learn by connecting with other leaders like themselves.  The retreat will cover a variety of topics including:

*How to network with other students and agencies in the state of Michigan to make a greater impact on the disability rights movement.

*How to recruit and maintain membership

*How to keep the sustainability of your group when members graduate

*How to hold campus wide events, including recruitment of speakers

*and much, much more

All topics were selected and chosen by conversations held with student disability organizations, and will be led by student leaders. 

This retreat is free to participants, including food, lodging and all events; a small stipend will be provided to cover transportation costs.

If you have not received a registration packet and are interested in this event, please contact Theresa Squires at tsquires@match.org or toll free at 800-760- 4600 ext. 26.

 

 

*Scholarships Available for Students with Disabilities

 

Study Abroad Scholarship

http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman/apply/application.html

Over 700 scholarships are available to undergraduates participating in study abroad programs.  The program aims to support students who are traditionally underrepresented including community college students, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.  To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of the application. 

Deadline for fall study abroad April 4th

 

Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association

http://www.chasa.org/scholarship.htm

Available to students who have hemiplegia or are infant or childhood stroke survivors.

Applications are due March 1

 

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

http://www.ulmanfund.org/Services/Scholarship/tabid/73/Default.aspx

Several scholarships available to students 15-40 years of age who have had or are living with cancer.

Applications due April 1

 

The Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship

http://www.blindcitizens.org/abc_scholarship.htm

Available to students who are legally blind.

Applications are due April 15

 

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

http://www.agbell.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?p=College_Scholarship_Awards

Several scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students diagnosed with a moderate to profound hearing loss prior to acquiring spoken language. 

Applications are due April 15 

 

The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship

http://www.ahfinfo.com/ahfinfo/bc_mem_scholarship.html

Available to students with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder. 

Applications are due April 15

 

Factor Support Network Pharmacy

www.FactorSupport.com

Available to students with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease (vWD) or be an immediate family member of someone with Hemophilia or vWD. 

Applications are due April 30

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