Scholarships available for Medina students

March 17, 2014 by  

High school seniors in Medina who hope to work with developmentally disabled persons are now eligible for scholarships.

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is offering $1,000 scholarships to those students who plan to make a career in the field.

The program is called the Donor Scholarship and to qualify, applicants must currently be seniors in high school who have already been accepted by an accredited training program. The training must be in a field that will qualify them to provide assistance to those with developmental disabilities. Among the fields that provide such assistance are physical therapy, special education, speech therapy, behavioral sciences, social work, and occupational therapy.

In addition, applicants also have to demonstrate their commitment by already being involved with developmentally disabled persons through their work with such programs as the Special Olympics, job shadowing, or volunteer work.

The Board holds a series of activities and events throughout the year in order to raise money to fund the scholarships. The closing date for applications is March 31, and interested students can find application forms on the Board’s website, or by calling the Board’s offices at 330-725-7751, ext. 273.

Board members might consider working with brochure printers to create a mailer for Medina high school students, explaining the available scholarships and the requirements to qualify for them, and encouraging them to apply.