Disabled students have a great opportunity to get money for college
Google is targeting disabled students with an interest in science and technology that want to go to college with the Google Lime Scholarship
If you are a student will disabilities your future might seem uncertain. All your classmates are probably making plans about which colleges to attend and what subjects to study, dreaming about future jobs and career opportunities, while you are left wondering – what will my life be like after I graduate high school?
Luckily, online universities provide a safe learning environment for atypical students like yourself. Enrolling with a degree at an online school might be a good idea for you, since you won’t have to leave the house every day to go to class. On top of that, if you can demonstrate you are student with disabilities you are eligible to receive financial help.
Big companies like Google, Microsoft or Coca Cola are looking to support the educational efforts of students in need who want to attend a traditional or online school. But Google also offers a scholarship dedicated to those who have a disability.
Programs at online universities might not come for free, but Google’s scholarship will make it easier to pay for school. The search giant has partnered up with Lime Connect to offer the Google Lime Scholarship to students who are suffering for a physical or mental ailment.
Select applicants will receive a scholarship worth $10,000 for a school year. Winners of the grant will also be invited to spend some time at the Google Scholars’ Retreat.
In order to be eligible to apply, students need to have a visible or invisible disability that can be demonstrable through medical documents. They also need to be enrolled in an undergrad or graduate program with an online university or at least plan to enroll with a degree in the following school year.
However, note that not all students with disability are eligible to receive the Google scholarship. The Mountain View-based company has an interest in students who plan to pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a field closely related to the technical field.
Last but not least, applicants need to demonstrate they were capable of maintain a steady academic performance, as well as exemplify leadership.
The application has to include your general background info, resume, academic transcripts, two letters of recommendations from a professor or instructor and the answers to three essay questions.
Once you are done gathering all these documents, you can submit your forms to Google and hope for the best.
To be realistic, there’s going to be a lot of people applying for this $10,000 scholarship, but if you give it your best shot you might have a chance of actually become the beneficiary of the grant.
Before you embark on this journey – be warned. The application process will take a lot of time to complete, so if you don’t feel you have enough time to devote to it you shouldn’t start in the first place. It will be just a waste of time on your part. If you decide to go through with it, however, you stand a good chance to be rewarded for your efforts.