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Ray Aplin Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$2,500
Application Deadline
Oct 31, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 30, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, undergraduate, trade school, or graduate student
Has a disability

People with disabilities often aren’t met with the support and consideration they need to grow and flourish.

Between the limited accessibility of public spaces, inadequate resources in school, social stigmas, and minimal accommodations in the workplace, it can be difficult for people with disabilities to navigate the world. Facing all of these challenges can make a college education feel out of reach or burdensome, dissuading many people from pursuing their goals.

This scholarship seeks to knock down barriers by making higher education more accessible to students with disabilities.

Any high school, undergraduate, trade school, or graduate student who is a Texas resident with a disability may apply for this scholarship opportunity. Students living in the Panhandle of Texas are preferred. Re-entry students are encouraged to apply.

To apply, tell us why you’re pursuing your education, how you intend to use it, and how your disability has affected your educational journey. Please also share about what independence means to you and how education will promote and sustain your ability to live independently.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published July 3, 2024
Essay Topic

Tell us why you chose this educational goal and how you intend to use your education or training. How has your disability impacted your educational journey thus far? What does independence mean to you? How will this education will promote and sustain your ability to live independently?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 31, 2024. Winners will be announced on Nov 30, 2024.