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Candi L. Oree Leadership Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Sep 15, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 15, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
3.0 or higher
Has a disability

Navigating higher education is often scary and confusing but can be particularly overwhelming for students with disabilities.

College can easily feel isolating and inaccessible to students living with disabilities, as there often aren’t adequate resources or accommodations that students need to thrive academically and socially. Uplifting students with disabilities is critical in order to level the playing field of higher education.

This scholarship aims to support students who have been affected by a disability so they have the encouragement they need to persevere and achieve their dreams.

Any undergraduate or graduate student who has at least a 3.0 GPA and a disability may apply for this scholarship, but applicants with sickle cell disease are preferred.

To apply, tell us about yourself and how your experience with disability has impacted your beliefs, relationships, and career goals.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published June 12, 2024
Essay Topic

How has your experience with disability influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations? Please include a bit about yourself and your leadership experiences.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 15, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 15, 2024.