Scholarship Program - Disability Resources

DRD Scholarship Application Packet

 

  • DRD Scholarship Application & Check-off List (Look for this in Spring 2018)
    • (Online Fillable Application; requires Adobe PDF, Save, Print and Sign)
  • DRD Scholarship Descriptions (Look for this in Spring 2018)

 

DRD Scholarship Descriptions

 

DRD Scholarships - Dr. Chong and a graduating studentThe following scholarships are offered through the Disability Resources Department (DRD) at Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that the various scholarships have different academic and financial need qualifications and that some are limited to students with specific disabilities.

 

Alves Family Scholarship for Learning Disabilities (2 @ $300)

Recipient must be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or a learning disability and enrolled in nine (9) or more units at SRJC.

 

Arthur Jaseau Learning Skills Grant (1 @ $325)

Awarded to a student with an acquired brain injury, near completion of their studies at SRJC and ready for work or transfer to continue education/training by December of 2017.

 

The Brotman Family Scholarship Fund (2 @ 500)

Available to 2 students with any disability majoring in the Health Sciences or Public Safety field. 

 

Colleen Handley Memorial Scholarship (1 @ $200)

Recipient must have a physical disability, financial need and plans to transfer to a four-year college/university after graduation. Emphasis is on campus and community service involvement.

 

Dream Big Scholarships (2 @ $500)

Recipients must have an acquired brain injury or mental health disability and financial need.  Must also demonstrate personal motivation and determination toward becoming contributing members of the community through development of academic, vocational, and/or community service skills. 

 

Edith M. Amateau Memorial Scholarship (1 @ $300)

      Awarded to a student who is Deaf, has financial need and enrolled in six (6) or more SRJC units.

 

Elizabeth Carlson Memorial Scholarship (1 @ $500)

Available to a student with any disability, financial need and facing significant life challenges.  Successful candidates must demonstrate personal commitment and perseverance in overcoming obstacles to completing his/her educational goals.

 

Janakes Family Scholarship (1 @ $500)

Awarded to a student with M. S. or a physical disability who has financial need and enrolled in six (6) or more SRJC units.  Must demonstrate motivation and determination towards reaching an academic goal, as well as involvement in community service activities.

 

Julie Stone Memorial Scholarship (1 @ $550)

Available to a student with any disability, financial need and a strong interest in studying Art or Human Services Advocacy. Preference given to a candidate with work or volunteer experience providing advocacy for the elderly or individuals with disabilities.

 

Kathleen Anne Emery Memorial Scholarship (1 @ $400)

Awarded to a student who is Deaf or hard of hearing, has financial need and demonstrates personal determination and commitment to developing academic, vocational, or community service skills.

 

Margaret Rainwater Memorial Scholarship (1 @ $300)

Successful candidates have a mental health or visual disability, financial need and demonstrate personal determination and commitment to developing academic, vocational, or community service skills.

 

Megan E. Smith Scholarship for Students with Disabilities (2 @ $500)

Available to a student with any disability.  Must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average and ready for  transfer to a four-year college/university by Fall 2017.   Recipient required to submit verification of full-time enrollment at a transfer institution prior to receiving scholarship funds.

 

Milden-Mortensen/Petaluma 7-11 Lions Club Scholarship (3 @ $500)

Awarded to students with a visual impairment and financial need.  Must be enrolled in six (6) or more SRJC units. 

 

Monson Family Scholarships

Emphasis on personal motivation, determination in pursuing education and community service. Successful candidates must have verification of qualifying disability(ies) on file with DRD and enrolled  in six (6) or more SRJC units.  Additionally, recipients’ names and scholarship descriptions will be publicized.

  • 1. Transfer Scholarship(s)  ($1000): Must be ready for transfer to an accredited four-year institution by Fall 2017 with a goal of attaining a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Must have one or more of the following: learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, non-verbal learning disability and/or attention deficit disorder.  Written verification of transfer readiness is required (i.e. signed transfer agreement or college acceptance letter).
  • 2. Continuing Scholarship(s) ($500): Must be progressing towards a career/vocational certificate and/or Associate’s degree.  Must have one or more of the following: learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, non-verbal learning disability and/or attention deficit disorder.
  • 3. Continuing Scholarship(s) ($500): Must have a verified learning disability, and progressing towards a career/vocational certificate and/or Associate’s degree.

 

Sonoma County Mayors' Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (2 @ $500)

Successful candidates must be enrolled in nine (9) or more units, as well as completing their SRJC education by the end of Spring 2017 and ready to seek employment.   Recipients are also expected to attend the Sonoma County Employers Best Practices Awards Breakfast in October 2017. 

  • Scholarship 1: Awarded to a U.S. Veteran with any disability who meets the above criteria.
  • Scholarship 2: Awarded to a student with any disability who meets the above criteria.

 

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of the North Bay Scholarships (2 @ $500)

Preference given to candidates diagnosed with cerebral palsy or a developmental disability. Must be enrolled in six (6) or more SRJC units.  Must demonstrate personal motivation and determination towards becoming contributing members of their community by developing academic, vocational, and/or community service skills. Recipients will provide a recent photograph to UCP of the North Bay in order to be honored in the UCPNBS Newsletter and Website.

 

Villa Family Scholarship Honoring Laura Aspinall (1 @ $500)

Available to a student with any disability and majoring in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. 

 

The Williams Family Scholarships (4 @ $400)

Awarded to students diagnosed with a mental health disability.  Successful candidates must demonstrate commitment to their recovery, mental health and wellness. Must be enrolled in six (6) or more SRJC units, have financial need and progressing towards a stated academic or vocational goal.