For the 26th year, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation will grant two student scholarships, valued at up to $2,000 each, to graduating high school seniors from the Livingston-Wyoming County area. In addition to those scholarships, the Foundation will award a $2,000 Continuing Education Scholarship to a working teacher to assist with his or her certification, licensure, or specialization in the field of special education.
Student scholarships are for high school seniors specifically pursuing careers serving persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Examples include teacher of special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech pathology, art therapy, music therapy, and training in the direct care field. The Continuing Education Scholarship is for a currently employed teacher who is furthering their career in the field of special education.
Student scholarships are payable in annual installments of $500; the Continuing Education Scholarship is awarded in a single lump sum.
Completed and signed applications should be submitted to Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Public Relations Director Jeff Thomas, 18 Main St, Mt Morris, NY 14510 by Friday, March 22nd. Scholarship winners will be notified by Monday, April 1st.
The Arc Foundation is the fundraising arm of The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, the two-county region’s largest private, not-for-profit agency providing programs and services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The Foundation raises money through special events and other ventures, and then distributes funds to support services that maintain and enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.