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Robert Dole Scholarship For Disabled Students

Robert Dole Scholarship For Disabled Students

Robert Dole Scholarship For Disabled Students is open to college freshman, sophomore, juniors and seniors who are of African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American descent.

Eligible students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above. They must be either physically or mentally challenged students attending one of 38 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) member colleges or universities. All students applying must complete a 500-word essay that describes their disability.

The scholarship is named after and funded by former Senate majority leader Robert Dole who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. Dole was badly wounded by German machine gun fire during World War II. Yet he had a successful political career, including a run for President in 1996 against Bill Clinton.

The Robert Dole Scholarship for Disabled Students awards scholarships to physically and mentally challenged students and is need-based. The scholarship enables disabled students to attend one of the 38 UNCF member colleges or universities.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in SEPTEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $3,500.

For more details, visit http://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/cf800c06-b1a8-4809-8122-f3eb6b5c68b2