Scholarship for The Arc New York Chapter Employees

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 7, 2022

About the Scholarship: Four $3,000 scholarships are presented annually to full time Chapter employees who wish to further their education with the intention of contributing to the field of intellectual or developmental disabilities. The scholarship is paid in installments of $1,500.00 per semester for any year the student is enrolled in college. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship was awarded.

About Johnathan Weingold: This scholarship honors the memory of Jonathan Weingold, son of Joseph T. Weingold, The Arc New York’s first President and Executive Director. In 1970, a tribute was paid to Jonathan stating that he was “the symbol of all the young people who inspired the establishment of this organization and its services and programs.” Following that tribute, an annual scholarship was established in his name.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Student applicant must be actively employed full time by a Chapter of The Arc New York
  • Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits hours per semester
  • 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 
  • Verification of employment from Chapter Human Resources Department

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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. 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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* 7. 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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* 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? 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

Email questions and application materials to scholarships@thearcny.org

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