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    Scholarship for Kids with Parent with Disabilities

    Please distribute widely!

    College Scholarships for Individuals with Parents with Disabilities

    In recognition of the more than nine million parents with disabilities in the U.S. and their families, Through the Looking Glass (TLG), non-profit organization, is pleased to announce the 2005 College Scholarship Fund specifically for graduating high school seniors who have parents with disabilities.

    Scholarships funds are available to graduating high school students who:

    1. demonstrate academic and personal achievement;
    2. have grown up with at least one parent with a disability; and
    3. will be a high school graduate or graduating senior by Summer 2005.

    Up to four separate $1,000 awards will be given out in Summer 2005. (A new round of awards will be given out in 2006.) These awards are one of several projects of Through the Looking Glass' National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities. This National Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education.

    More information and application forms are available on Through the Looking Glass' website: Forms may also be requested by calling 1-800-644-2666.

    Founded in 1982, Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability. Since 1998, TLG has been funded by NIDRR as the National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities. The overall goal of this national center is: To increase knowledge regarding parenting with a disability and support more accessible and disability-appropriate resources for diverse parents with disabilities and their children. The Center's services and activities include: national toll-free information and referral; technical assistance and consultations; professional trainings, workshops and presentations; national library and resources clearinghouse; publications and training modules; a national parent-to-parent network of parents with disabilities; international newsletter; website and bulletin boards; and regional and statewide systems development.

    "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles"....C. Reeve 1998

    Every day I wake up is a good one

    Thanx CHeesecake.

    Is this open only to US residents?