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Huntington County HELP scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Students pursuing degrees in fields of study that promote services to people with disabilities are eligible to apply for scholarships available through Huntington County HELP Inc. for Disabled Citizens. Applicants must be residents of Huntington County and have completed their freshman year in college to be eligible.

Five scholarships, each in the amount of up to $1500, are offered to students majoring in speech and hearing, special education, physical and occupation therapy, nursing, medicine, counseling, and mental health. Additionally, students must demonstrate a desire to work with people with disabilities. Current freshmen may apply, but will need to provide proof of completion of required credits to attain sophomore status prior to receipt of the scholarship.

An additional $1500 scholarship is available through Huntington County HELP in memory of the late John Decker, who served on the HELP board. Applicants must be residents of Huntington County and graduating seniors or enrolled in an institution of higher education.

Applicants must also have had an Individualized Educational Plan while in school and be a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Written documentation from several sources must accompany applications for the scholarship.

The Jane Nes, longtime HELP board member, scholarship will also be awarded by HELP. The $1500 will go to a Huntington County resident who is a student enrolled part time or full time in an accredited institution of higher learning and who has been accepted into the institution’s nursing program.

Applications for all listed scholarships are available at Bippus State Bank during regular business hours. Deadline for applications is February 25, 2011.