James F. Chelius, Jr. Scholarship for Disabled Students Nomination

The James F. Chelius, Jr. Scholarship for Disabled Students for $1,000 is intended to help further a disabled student’s education for one term (semester, quarter, or comparable term). The amount may be for tuition or books.  The nominee should have financial need, the desire and potential to succeed in school and possess positive character traits.  The disability can be, but is not limited to, dyslexia, hearing, sight, physical, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and others.  Student must maintain a B average.  This scholarship is not age or career specific.

Please email as attachments (to scholarships@uncommonfriends.org) the following items after you submit the form (include your name, the scholarship being applied for, and the nominee’s name in the subject line):

  1. Letter on organization’s letterhead explaining how the nominee meets the criteria.
  2. Nominee’s 400 – 500 word essay explaining need, future goals, how they emulate the characteristics of the five “Uncommon Friends” and how they demonstrate ethical behavior in their day to day living in interaction with others.
  3. Letter from additional individual or sponsoring organization.
  4. Digital color photograph of the nominee will be requested upon acceptance of the scholarship.