AAHD Announces Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities

graduation hat and scrollThe American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) has announced their 2013-2014 scholarship program for students with disabilities. It has long been a policy of AAHD to assist those with disabilities in pursuing higher education. Last year four scholarships were awarded from a pool of over 100 qualified applicants.

The mission of AAHD is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general

population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education and advocacy at the national, state and community level.

To apply for this scholarship program, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited United States university, part time or full time if in graduate school or full time if in undergraduate school. They must have a documented disability and be able to provide documentation. They must also be a US citizen or legal resident living in the US.

The AAHD Board of Directors Scholarship Committee evaluates each of the applicants and makes a decision in December of each calendar year. The 2013 - 2014 AAHD Scholarship Award will be awarded January, 2014. Royalties from the Disability and Health Journal (DHJO) and private donations fund the AAHD Scholarship Program.

Preference is given to students who have a disability and plan to pursue undergraduate/graduate studies in the field of public health, health promotion, disability studies, to include disability policy and disability research.

"AAHD is proud of our commitment to providing scholarships to students with disabilities majoring in a disability related field," commented Roberta Carlin, AAHD Executive Director.  More information about the DHJO can be found on http://www.aahd.us/disability-and-health-journal/.

Only completed applications will be considered. Applications must be postmarked and/or received by email no later than November 15, 2013.

For more information on eligibility and application requirements, please visit http://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/.

The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to advance health promotion and wellness initiatives for children and adults with disabilities through research, policy, education and public awareness at the community, state and federal level. AAHD is located in Rockville, MD. For more information, please visit AAHD's website: http://www.aahd.us.

Washington DC (PRWEB) March 14, 2013


 

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