“I've learned that no one can stop you from achieving your dreams. It's important to focus on your goal and to move forward and be the person you're meant to be." - RJ Mitte
Growing up with a disability can add unique challenges to life, but with an indomitable spirit and a strong support system, there's nothing you can't overcome.
As an actor and disability advocate with cerebral palsy, RJ Mitte, star of hit shows like Breaking Bad and Switched at Birth, knows this first hand. Today he works to lift up those around him and to ensure that those facing challenges related to a mental or physical disability have the help they need to achieve their goals and follow their dreams.
The RJ Mitte Breaking Barriers Scholarship will be awarded to a student with a mental or physical disability in need of support financing their education.
How has your experience growing up with a disability influenced your choice of field of study and your goals for the future?
The application deadline is Apr 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 14, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 14, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.