Applications for scholarships are currently available for the following academic year. These applications are available from Student Accessibility Services. Application packets are available in alternate format on request.
DAMON ANTHONY BETTENDORF SCHOLARSHIP
Damon was born with a congenital visual impairment of unknown origin. He never considered his low vision an obstacle, to his enjoyment of playing basketball, running track, music, and drawing. His self-taught proficiency of computers relates to recipients of this award. Damon's family established this scholarship in his memory for students studying computers as a tool for technical or artistic design.
Amount: $500 (1 Award)
Criteria: Currently enrolled FAU undergraduate student in good standing with 2.5 GPA or an accepted incoming student
Documented visual impairment (minimally legally blind after best possible correction)
Must successfully complete a minimum of 9 credits per semester
STERLING H. HUNTINGTON, M.D., AND LAURA HUNTINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
The Huntington family initiated these scholarships to support students with physical disabilities other than visual and/or hearing impairments. The scholarships reflect the area of medicine in which Sterling Huntington, M.D., worked during his life, and the continuing support of the family for the residents of Boca Raton.
Amount: $500 (3 awards)
Criteria: Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate FAU student in good standing with 2.0 GPA or an accepted incoming student
Documented physical impairment
Must successfully complete a minimum of 3 credits per semester
Must reside in the City of Boca Raton, the Greater Boca Raton area, or Palm Beach County
THEODORE R. AND VIVIAN M. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIPS
Theodore R. Johnson, a former UPS executive, established a charitable trust fund to provide scholarships to students with disabilities who are attending one of Florida’s 11 public universities. Mr. Johnson had a hearing impairment and understood the difficulties a person with a disability has to overcome; therefore, he wanted to use his money to make sure students with disabilities have the chance to be the best they can. This scholarship is competitively awarded.
The number of Awards and Amount: To Be Determined.
Criteria: Currently enrolled undergraduate FAU student in good standing with 2.0 GPA, or an accepted incoming student
Demonstrated financial need
Any documented disability.
First time Bachelor's degree only.
Successfully complete a minimum 9 credits per semester
Renewable scholarship for up to twelve (12) semesters
BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Founded under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 this congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. The Gilman Scholarship program aims to broaden the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in US study abroad and those with high financial need. For more details click here.