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By Benson Varghese

Published on: March 11th, 2020 at 7:28 PM
Last Updated: May 26th, 2020 at 2:37 PM

Overview of Down Syndrome Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: April 1, 2021
Notification Date: April 15, 2021

Each year approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome, a chromosomal condition that occurs when there is a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional gene can affect an individuals’ life, educational development, characteristics, personality, and physicality. 

The attorneys at Varghese Summersett PLLC believe in giving back to the community, especially with causes that we hold close to our hearts. Two of our criminal attorneys have children with disabilities, and in efforts to recognize and honor them, we are proud to offer our Annual Varghese Summersett PLLC Down Syndrome Scholarship. This scholarship is intended for a deserving child with Down syndrome who is in need of financial aid towards his or her educational or recreational opportunities. The award may be used towards a camp, tutoring, education, or other tools to help the student thrive, prosper, and have a fulfilling life.

Eligibility for Scholarship

To be eligible, applicants must be 15 years old or younger, be diagnosed with down syndrome, and all applications must be submitted by the deadline of April 1, 2020.

  • To apply, a parent, friend, relative, or teacher must submit a letter or video stating how the financial aid will benefit the student. 
  • Applicants must submit a photo of the student and at least one letter of recommendation. The letter should be from teachers, employers, friends or community leaders. They should attest to the applicant’s character, ability and need for financial aid for educational or recreational opportunities 
    • For example, a teacher could write a letter explaining how the student would benefit from an adaptive bicycle. 
  • Applicants must agree to allow Varghese Summersett PLLC to use the student’s name, photo, video, letter, and/or story on our website

Application Deadline and Instructions

All scholarship criteria must be submitted on or before April 1, 2021. Applications sent after the April 1st deadline will not be considered. 

Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected] with the subject line “[Applicant Name] – Down Syndrome Scholarship”.

Meet our 2020 Special Needs Scholarship Recipients

 

To check out our other scholarship opportunities, visit https://versustexas.com/scholarships/.