Robert and Suzi DeGennaro Scholarship for Disabled Students

$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 1, 2024
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Background:
Physical disability
Background:
Physical disability

Robert and Suzi DeGennaro both lived with physical disabilities which required them to use wheelchairs in their everyday life. Robert was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and Suzi had muscular dystrophy.

They both found great frustration when traveling was required, as those who plan the design of cars, buildings, sidewalks, and other aspects of our daily lives are typically not disabled. The physical challenges of living with a disability often aren’t considered when building spaces, traveling to those places, and planning curricula, which can make it difficult for students to succeed in college spaces that aren’t accessible.

This scholarship seeks to support students with disabilities who are pursuing their dreams of higher education.

Any high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who has a physical disability may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us about yourself, how your disability has affected your path, and how financial assistance would help you attain your college degree.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published March 8, 2024
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 1, 2024
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners