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J.E. Anderson Family College Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Oct 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 1, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
First-generation college student
Field of Study:
Special education

J.E. Anderson was a cherished mother who dedicated over forty years to serving her community as a special education teacher and counselor.

Her passion for teaching, particularly in math and reading, defined her career and her commitment to nurturing students. She firmly believed that with compassion and support, students with disabilities, whom she viewed as full of promise, could achieve remarkable success.

There are millions of students currently attending public schools, with special education teachers playing a crucial role in fostering inclusive learning environments and empowering students to reach their full potential.

This scholarship aims to honor the life of J.E. Anderson by supporting first-generation students as they set out in pursuit of their goals.

Any first-generation undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing special education may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us what inspired you to pursue special education, what obstacles you seek to overcome, and how this scholarship would help you.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published June 11, 2024
Essay Topic

Tell us what inspired you to pursue a career in special education. Additionally, discuss the obstacles you aim to overcome as a first-generation student in your community and how you plan to break barriers in the field of special education. Finally, explain how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals in special education by providing financial support.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Nov 1, 2024.