Scholarship for Full Time College Students in a Program Related to the Field of Intellectual or Other Developmental Disabilities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 7, 2022

About the Scholarship: Two $3,000 scholarships are presented annually. The scholarship is paid in installments of $1,500.00 per semester for any year the student is enrolled in college. The scholarship is presented to an individual who intends to pursue a career related to the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration and management or psychology. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship was awarded.

About James F. Reville: This scholarship honors James F. Reville, in recognition of his dedication to bettering the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Mr. Reville was one of The Arc New York’s most respected Presidents, serving the Association from 1965 to 1969.  He served as President of the Welfare League Chapter of The Arc New York, from 1963 to 1964, was a member of the Association’s Board of Directors for many years, and served as the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the national association, The Arc.  

In 1970, NYS Governor Nelson Rockefeller appointed Mr. Reville to the Advisory Council on Mental Retardation Facilities and to the Developmental Disabilities Council.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Student must be enrolled full-time in any year of their college education
  • Student’s training must be in a field related to intellectual or other developmental disabilities
  • Student must be a New York State resident
  • Students currently receiving a scholarship through The Arc New York are not eligible to receive simultaneous scholarships

Application Requirements:
  • Completed application
  • One signed letter of recommendation from an Academic Instructor 

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Have you previously applied for this scholarship?

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* 3. Are you currently receiving a scholarship through The Arc New York?

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* 4. If so, in what year was it awarded?

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* 5. Please describe your education plans. How will your continued education positively impact your involvement in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities?

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* 6. Describe your experiences with people who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Please include both volunteer and employment or academic experiences.

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* 7. Please provide a brief statement indicating how you became interested in becoming a professional in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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* 8. Describe your most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your field of study and future goals.

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* 9. What do you feel is the most important issue facing the I/DD field today? If you had the power to impact this issue in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

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* 10. Upload Letter of Recommendation

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* 11. Digital Signature - Please type your full name and the date into the field below as your electronic signature (ex. Jane Doe, 8/25/2021)

ALL fields must be completed for the application to be considered.

Please send any additional documentation to The Arc New York State Office via email, mail or fax.

Scholarship and Awards Committee
The Arc New York
29 British American Blvd, 2nd Floor
Latham, NY 12110 

Fax (518) 439-1893

Phone (518) 439-8311

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