ELA Scholarships are available only to women graduate students with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States.
These scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
(1) The student must be a woman with a physical disability.
(2) The student must be currently accepted to a graduate program working towards a Masters degree or above in an accredited college or university in the United States.
(3) The student must be active in a local, state, or national disability organization - either in person or electronically - which is providing services and/or advocacy for people with disabilities.
(4) The student must be willing, as an ELA Scholar, to network with the ELA Board of Directors and previous ELA Scholarship recipients on our listserv. This will enhance the ELA Scholar's support base in professional and advocacy arenas.
(5) The student must be willing, as an ELA Scholar, to update the ELA Foundation with an annual letter on September 1st of each year on her progress in her academic and/or working career.
Students applying to the Master in Teaching program are automatically considered for a tuition scholarship up to $2000.
Whitworth Graduate Studies in Education (GSE) sponsors scholarships for students who are admitted to the university and come from an underrepresented racial or ethnic population or who have lived in a culture outside their own where they experienced being in the significantly underrepresented population for more than a year, or who have a permanent disability. To apply for this scholarship, students should submit the GSE Diversity Scholarship Application to the Graduate Studies in Education office. The scholarship covers 25% of tuition costs for courses that are charged at the standard GSE rate and may not be used in conjunction with other Whitworth-sponsored aid.
Application is made in the Graduate Studies office