Scholarships for students with disabilities available from Society’s Assets

societys-assets-logoSociety’s Assets has made applications for the 2017 Scholarship Awards program available.

Area high schools and colleges have received application packets and the public may also inquire with the office listed below. Students with physical and/or sensory disabilities could be eligible for up to $25,000 in scholarships, with the number of awards to be determined.

Applicants must reside in the Society’s Assets service area, which includes Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. Graduating high school seniors, continuing students, or adults returning to school on a full-time basis to seek a post-secondary degree in the fall of 2017 are eligible. Judging will be based on academic record, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and recommendations. All application materials must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2017.

For an application packet, or more information, contact the Community Relations Coordinator at the Racine office of Society’s Assets, (262) 637-9128, ext. 3605.

Proceeds from the annual Society’s Assets Open Golf Outing are used to fund the Society’s Assets Scholarship Awards. The 2017 Scholarship Awards will be presented at the Society’s Assets Open on June 19. Golfers and sponsors are welcome.

Society’s Assets is a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. The agency assists seniors and people with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their homes in the community of their choice.

Offices located in Racine, Kenosha, and Elkhorn provide independent living skills training; information and referral; peer support; advocacy; supportive home care services; adaptive equipment and home modifications; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services; financial and medical benefits consultation; bill paying and representative payee services; housing, employment, and transportation information; and Veterans’ services.

Society’s Assets, which originated from the grass roots efforts of people with disabilities, has assisted people in leading more independent lives since 1974.



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